Tiger walking in Corbett National Park

Safari to Corbett National Park

About Corbett National Park

Named after Jim Corbett, a British-Indian hunter turned conservationist and author who played a key role in establishing the park, the Corbett National Park is the oldest of its kind in India. Originally named the Hailey National Park in 1936, it was renamed in honour of this famous, man-eating tiger slayer, and later photographer, in 1957. The park is part of the much larger Corbett Tiger Reserve and is divided up in to five zones, each with its own distinct features and topography. With so much natural on beauty on offer here it is little wonder that the park is getting increasingly popular by the year.

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The Corbett National Park is home to a huge range of different animals but its main drawcard is the vast number of tigers that dwell within its boundaries. Launched in 1973, the park was the first in the country to adopt the Project Tiger programme, a scheme designed to protect the dwindling number of wild tigers in India. These stunning animals can regularly be seen as guests partake in jeep safaris through the park.

Along with the famed tigers of Corbett National Park, visitors to this lush expanse of wildlife may well also get the chance to observe some of the region's other indigenous creatures, which include elephants, deer, chitals, cobras and foxes. Naturally, the park's flora is just as impressive as its fauna. Pines and palms battle for space in the dense swathes of forest and jungle that make up the landscape of this reserve, while brightly coloured flowers blossom intermittently, adding just a splash of colour to the omnipresent green.

Corbett National Park Tours

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Corbett National Park Hotels

If you are planning a Corbett National Park 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 National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

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 the perfect jungle retreat for anyone seeking a breath of fresh air away from the chaos of the cities. The rooms are quaintly furnished and afford all modern comforts including air conditioning and easy access to the outdoor pool. The lodge is 300 km from Delhi; 5 km from the Corbett National Park and 3 km from Ramnagar railway station.

Corbett Ramganga Corbett National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, on the banks of the Ramganga River, the Ramganga spreads out over 20 acres of hill terrain speckled with ravines and forest. Covered in moss, the htoel itself looks like a fairytale cottage. The rooms withing are airy and decorated in calming whites and creams. The hotel also has a restaurant serving local and foreign cuisine and a pool. The hotel is 1.5 km from the nearest railway station at Ramnagar and is in a prime location for exploring the Corbett National Park.

The Wild Crest Corbett National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Situated on the edge of the famous Corbett National Park, the Wild Crest lodge is surrounded by jungle, with the Himalayas as a backdrop. The accommodation is made up of spacious rooms that have been exquisitely decorated and that overlook the shimmering water of the outdoor swimming pool. The lodge is only 6km from Bijrani Gate, the main entrance of Corbett National Park, 6 hours drive from Delhi and the nearest Railway station is Ramnagar (7km).

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