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Corbett National Park

Corbett has aptly been described as the land of the Roar, Trumpet and Song. It represents a scene of remarkable beauty.

Corbett had the proud distinction of being the chosen venue for the inauguration of Project Tiger in India. The rich bio-diversity of the Reserve is partly attributed to the variety of habitat found here. Due to the location of the Reserve in the foothills of the Central Himalayas, both Himalayan and peninsular flora and fauna is found in the Reserve.

The grasslands, locally known as Chaurs, are limited. The largest grasslamnd is the Dhikala Chaur. Some of the best grasslands including the famous Buxor Chaur and the Beri Chaur were submerged in the Ramganga reservoir in 1974. The areas made available as a result of the relocation of the villages, Dhara, Jhirna and Kothirau in 1994 are being developed into grasslands through habitat management.

The Ramganga reservoir, which came into being in 1974, stretches over an area of around 82 with one half each in Corbett National Park and Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary respectively. The Ramganga riger is the lifeline of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Its principal tributaries are the Mandal, Palain and Sonanadi. Numerous mountainous streams locally called Sots flow into these rivers. The nallas and ravines are thickly covered with evergreen glades along them, which provide undisturbed cover and water for tiger. Part of the catchment of the Kosi river falls within the Reserve though the river is outside the Reserve.

Corbett is very rich in avifauna. Zoological Survey of India has recorded over 585 species of resident and migratory birds here. Corbett falls in the newly constituted state of Uttaranchal, curved out of former Utter Pradesh State in 2000.

Forest Types
• Northern Moist Deciduous
• Moist Shiwalik Sal
• Moist Bhabar Dun Sal
• Western Gangetic Moist Mixed Deciduous
• Alluvial Savannah Woodland
• Northern Tropical Dry Deciduous
• Dry Shiwalik Sal
• Northern Dry Mixed Deciduous
• Khair Sissoo
• Himalayan Subtropical Pine Forests
• Lower shiwalik Chir Pine

General Information :
Best Time to Visit : November- May.
Nearest Town : Ramnagar (51 Km)

How to Get Here :
By Air : Pantnagar (110 Km)
By Rail : Ramnagar (51 km).

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