Tourist Places to See Around The Corbett Park
Corbett Placess / Sightseeing
Jim Corbett Park is mostly visited by Couple, Family, wildlife lovers and Tourist Groups consistently yet the best time is mid November to mid June. Sightseeing in Corbett can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all touring places, travellers need to stay in Corbett for 2 days to 3 days. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers.
These are some most popular and beautiful sightseeing places around the Corbett:
Corbett Jungle Museum (Corbett Home):
Lotacted at Kaladhungi, Corbett Museum is the spot where nature lover, innovative author and skilledhunter Jim Corbett used to stay during winters. Housed in a legacy home of Jim Corbett, the museum hall conveys to the bleeding edge the memory, the life and exercises of the prominent identity. You can see his books like Man Eating Tiger, Man Eating Tiger of Kumaon and so forth with his own things like, firearm, angling net, top, sack and some of his uncommon photos with tigers. The entry ticket of the museum is Rs. 5 for adult and Rs. 1 for student.
Dhikala Tourism Zone
Dikhala is the main administrative centre and the most popular wildlife lovers destination at the Jim Corbett National Park. From the watchtower located at the site, tourists can avail views of the valley and the Kanda Ridge. Dhikalachaur is one of the largest remaining grasslands of the park and is located in front of the Tourist Complex. Near this grassland also lies Phulaichaur. While driving through the expanse of the chaur, tourists can view wild elephants, chital, hog deer, raptors and numerous grassland bird species. Built over a 100 year ago, the old rest house at the site is a historic structure. Ramganga flows here in many channels and the awsum view of the valley is great. Stay here in Dhikala Forest Lodge within forest and get the real experience of jungle.
The Museum is situated at the main entry gate. Here you will watch the complete details about faunas and floras of Corbett National Park with trophies of naturally dead animals i.e. Tiger, Leopard, Tusker, Deer, Sambhar and Crocodile etc.
Garjia Devi Temple
Garjia Temple (also called Girija) is located nearGarjia village 14 kilometres away from Ramnagar city in Uttarakhand. Established at the point where a huge rock sits in the midst of Kosi River, the temple has been named Garjia Devi after the deity. Goddess Parvati is also known as Garjia Devi. Built over a small hill, the temple is situated at a short distance from Ramnagar. From in front of the temple, Kosi River flows.
Devotees visiting the temple offer coconut, vermilion, incense, lamp and red Chunnerie to the goddess. Considered to be the daughter of Himalayas, Goddess Parvati is also known by the name of Garjia at this place. When Goddess Parvati’s idol on the mountains was discovered at the village, the inhabitants constructed Garjia Devi’s temple here.
In the temple are housed various idols, including those of Goddess Parvati, Baba Bhairon, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Saraswati. A popular pilgrimage site, the temple allures devotees of both Garjia Devi and Baba Bhairon, who are its prominent deities. Once their wishes are fulfilled, devotees dedicate umbrellas and bells to Garjia Devi at the temple.The temple holds great importance amongst the thousands of devotees from across the world. Almost every couple coming to Corbett must take the blessings of GarjiaMaa.
The view of the surrounding jungle that the temple offers is eerie yet serene.
Kosi River in Corbett
The River Kosi does not enter Corbett National Park boundary but it flows along the Park forming eastern boundary of the Corbett Park. It commences from Mohan, goes through Dhikuli and finally reaches Ramnagar (a small town in Nainital).Tigers and wild animals come to the kosi river banks for drinking water mostly during cirtical season. when the tributaries of Ramganga (a major source of drinking water for animals living in Jim Corbett National Park) get dry.
The river Kosiis habitat of Masheer(a variety of fish also found in the Ramganga River) and numerous species of migratory birds. Bed of the river is strewn with boulders, due to which its flow is erratic and often changes course. Damaging torrents during monsoon have given the river the status of being notorious. The area is best for bird watchers and photographer. Sitting and Walking at the banks of Kosi river refreshes visitors from city tension. Apart from exploring the wildlife and enjoying bird watching, adventure enthusiasts can opt for river rafting, with prior permission from the park authorities.
The Jim Corbett National Park gives ample opportunities for both nature and wildlife photography. The river, along with its surroundings, makes for a nice backdrop for snapshots.
Corbett Waterfall/ Corbett Falls in Corbett
Located 25 km away from Ramnagar, the popular attraction Corbett Waterfall within the Jim Corbett National Park can be reached by travelling on Kaladhungi - Ramnagar highway road that is lined with thick tall trees and hints of wildlife. The spot is peaceful except for the gush of fall and chirping of birds. The area in the periphery of the fall is flat, making it an ideal place to camp overnight, fish or indulge in some bird watching.
The waterfall lies nestled amidst green foliage and cascades down into a small lagoon-like pool. After falling into the pool, water flows ahead making its passage from amongst the rocks and under a fallen tree trunk that spans the entire breadth of the stream.Appearing almost suddenly in the wild, water falling from over 60 feet with the lush green forest in the backdrop gives stunning view of waterfall.
At the waterfall, tourists can enjoy swimming and nature walk as it is popular as a camping and picnic site.
Entry Fee is Rs. 5 for Indians and Rs. 10 for Foreigners.
Picturesque views of the waterfall and its surroundings are worth capturing in your camera. The cascade serves as a perfect backdrop for amazing snapshots with friends and family.
Located in the Jim Corbett National Park, the Kalagarh or Ramganga Dam is a water barrage situated within the territory of the Corbett National Park. Started in 1961, the construction of this dam continued till 1974, after which it commenced its operations.
The dam and its reservoir are flocked by several avian species, which make the region an apt sight for birdwatching. Many wildlife enthusiasts are known to come to this part of the sanctuary for spotting the waterfowl, which migrates here only in winter season.
Kalagadh Dam, set amidst scenic surroundings of the Corbett National Park, is an apt location for clicking some amazing photographs. Birdwatchers can capture activities of avian species inhabiting the region
Sitabani Forest Reserve
Sitabani forest zone is only forest in Corbett where tourists can walk inside, it is known for a temple and river. At the site, tourists can take rest at the river bank and see the reptiles. Its association with the Ramayana, a Hindu epic, is corroborated by legends that state that Sita, the protagonist of Ramayana, spent her days stranded in exile during the agnipariksha episode.
Managed by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India), the site is a birdwatchers’ paradise and has an ashram tucked away in the jungle. When the tourist season is at its peak in Corbett National Park, panthers and other wildlife move to Sitabani. The forest is home to tigers, elephants and other wildlife.
It is believed that at the ancient Valmiki temple located within the forest, Sita was supposedly absorbed by the earth. The forest is visited by tourists for enjoying Jeep or elephant safari, for which Sitabani forest department issues the permit.
Bijrani Tourism Zone
Bijrani area was famous during British Rule for game hunting among hunters. Now Bijrani is the precious zone considering the highest numbers of wildlife and wonderfull flora and fauna. There is topmost possibility of tigers spotting during Jeep Safari.
This is a highest peak in Corbett at Bhuwankhal Village ( KathkiNao). Travellers can see both the rivers Kosi and Ramganga from the peak at a time.
Just inside the southern boundary of the Park Jhirna Rest house lies on the road from Ramnagar to Kalagarh which is in east-west direction road through the Park. Jhirna was a farming village before 1994 and was successfully relocated under Project Tiger. The farmland is gradually reverting to a grassland habitat of animals. The nearby terrain consists of numerous sots and narrow gorges running through typically Shiwalik landscape. The hills to the north of Jhirna are covered with dense patches of bamboo. Not only Tigers but other interesting mammals like sloth bear, leopard and deer. Visitors can watch variety of birds also here.
Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary
Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary covers a total area of about 301 sq. km. Situated at the edge of the Corbett Tiger Reserve, the sanctuary lies in Nainital District of Uttaranchal. Famous for Asiatic elephants and tigers, the sanctuary has been named after the Sonanadi River. An example of the Northern Indian tropical forests, it is home to tree species of Sal, sheesham, semal, bakli and many other trees.
Flora that forms the vegetation of the sanctuary also includes aonla, jamun, kanthber, figs and bamboo along with medicinal plants and some endangered species of herbs and shrubs. About 600 species of resident and migratory birds, which form approximately 6% of the total bird species in the world, reside in the sanctuary. A haven for birdwatchers, the sanctuary is home to pheasants, flycatchers and many other birds. . Himalayan pied kingfisher, Himalayan bearded vulture, Shaheen falcon, brown and towny fish owls also reside in the sanctuary.
Situated in the neighbourhood of Corbett National Park, it is home to reptiles like python, monitor lizard, king cobra and different species of turtles. At the sanctuary, tourists can also view elephants, tigers and many other animals.
Camp Kyari is situated on the foothills of the NainitalKunjkharak part, which shields it on the east and north-east. Arranged in the Kyari Village, which is set in the Kumaon foothills, the camp is planned on eco-improvement standards. At the town, vacationers can get a vibe of an average Himalayan town life. To encounter the town life, travelers can gather crisp vegetables and have a go at furrowing the homestead with a couple of bullocks.
Guests to the park can enjoy mountain biking, trekking, river crossing, cave explorations, bird watching and wildlife safaris. Arranged at a height of 2,800, the camp overlooks the Corbett scene locale spread out beneath. The camp lies in an organic farm on the hill inclines of a little river.