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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Corbett National Park (Project Tiger) : Wildlife in Uttaranchal - 3

Guys, have you visited Corbett National Park here before? It is located at Uttaranchal. Before moving towards it. You must read this information.

Corbett National Park (Project Tiger):

The Corbett National Park is located in the Terai region of the State of Uttaranchal, straddling the undulating Shivalik foothills of the Himalayas. Located around 300 kms. away from New Delhi, it is India's first ever national park.

Leopards as well as lesser cats such as the leopard cat, jungle cat, fishing cat are also found here. The sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, dhole, jackal, yellow throated marten. Himalayan palm civet. Indian grey mongoose, common otter, porcupine and clacktaped hare are the other attraction of this area. It is possible tosee elephants all over the park.

When to visit:

The best season to visit Corbett National Park is between February and May. It is closed from mid-June to mid-November.

Where to stay:

Forest rest houses are available at Khinnauli, Sarapduli, Bijrani and Ghairal. In the Dhikala forest rest houses, log-huts tourist huts and tented camps are available.

How to get there:

The nearest town and rail link is at Ramnagar, 51 kms. away. New Delhi is a six-hour drive.

Contact:

Field Director, Project Tiger, Corbett National Park, P.O. Ramnagar, District Nainital, Uttaranchal - 244715. Telephone (05942) 51489 (Please check the local directory for the confirmation of telephone numbers)

Related Links :

01. Nature and WildLife of India : WildLife Protection Act 1972 - 1
02. Wildlife in Jammu and Kashmir - 2
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