Weekend Trip to Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
4 °C to 42 °C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Delhi: 254 kilometers / 4 h ,35 m
Best Time To Visit
Corbett National Park, established in 1936 with the core area of 308 sq km, is one of the best wildlife resource in India and a worthy weekend getaway from New Delhi. The national park provides shelter to exotic flora and fauna. In the year 1974, the national park was the first Indian national park to inaugurate ‘Project Tiger’, a program initiated with the motive to save the royal predators ‘tiger’. The park was formerly known as ‘Hailey National Park’ and later in 1955 it was renamed as ‘Corbett National Park’ to commemorate the diligent efforts of Jim Corbett (popular author and wildlife conservationist). The rich flora of the park expands to an area of 521 sq km, dominated by Sal forest. There also are about 488 species of flora recorded in the park. Additionally, the wildlife directory features 586 species of birds, 33 species of reptiles, 36 species of dragonflies, 7 species of amphibians and 50 species of mammals. To spot some of the amazing wildlife species in the park, there are three types of safaris, namely Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, and Canter Safari, are available.
How to Reach Corbett National Park
Ramnagar located at a distance of 10.6 km is the nearest railway station. From the railhead, there are private cabs and shared taxis available to reach the national park.
Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) located at a distance of 157 km is the nearest airport. From the airport, there are taxis and cabs available to drive visitors to the park.
There is road connectivity available from Delhi to reach the park. The route is about 253.5 km via Gajraula, Moradabad, and Kashipur.