About Corbett NP
Corbett, located in Uttaranchal state is India’s first and oldest national park and one of its finest. It was also the site for the launching of Project Tiger, a massive conservation effort.
Established in 1936 as the Hailey National Park, India’s first, it was later renamed in honour of Jim Corbett, a legendary hunter-turned-conservationist, famed initially for his hunting of tiger and leopard and later for chronicling his adventures in bestselling books. Noted not only for its rich wildlife and birdlife, it is also renown for its scenic charm and magnificent mountain and river views. The park comprises the broad valley of Ramganga River backing onto the forest-covered slopes of the Himalayan foothills. The immensely rich flora – 110 species of trees, 51 species of shrubs, 33 species of bamboos and 27 species of climbers provides awesome cover for wildlife.
The fauna is as rich as the flora. The park has always been noted for its tigers, which are seen from time to time. Indeed, Corbett was the first designated Project Tiger Reserve in 1973. There are leopards too but they are seldom seen. In all there are over 50 species of mammal including jackal, wild boar, spotted chital, barking deer, sambar, rhesus and common langur. Elephant can also be seen in some sections of the park. Corbett is a bird-watcher’s paradise. Birdlife ranges from kingfisher to birds of prey including the Himalayan grey headed fishing eagle.
The park is open from 15 November – 15 June.
Corbett NP Tours
Here are some popular itineraries for a trip to Corbett NP
Corbett NP Hotels
If you are planning a Corbett NP holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Claridge's Corbett Hideaway Corbett NP
Set in 13 acres of lush mango grove, with bamboo, guava trees, hibiscus schrubs and the sound of the Kosi River in the background, the Hideaway is a relaxing lodge.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Corbett NP Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Corbett NP.