Corbett National Park (Uttaranchal)
About the Park
This was the first wildlife reserve in India and was designed by Major Jim Corbett, the master shikari himself, way back in the mid 30's, when hunting tigers was in vogue.
Located just 300 Km northeast of Delhi and cradled in the Himalayan foothills Corbett National Park is the birth place of the highly successfull Project Tiger which managed to control the rapidly declining population of the tiger. The best season for game watching is winter, when the birds are also in abundance.
Tiger, Leopard, Smaller Cats, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Wild Dogs, Jackal, Elephants, Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Boar and Monkeys.
There are over 500 species of birds in the park. A visit to Corbett in the winter can be a life long memory for the best travelled bird watchers.