Tourist Attraction in Jim Corbett National Park
- Ramnagar : Situated in the rich farm belt of Terai, on
the southeastern fringes of the great forests, the busy market town
of Ramnagar is the main administrative centre for Corbett National
Park and Project Tiger. Ramnagar makes a fishing base camp. At
Lohachaur, 15 kms north along the River Kosi, good anglers are in
with a chance of landing the legendary Mahseer, a redoubtable
battling River Carp. Permits to have a go must be sought from the
Project Tiger office in Ramnagar; most resorts also arrange all
inclusive fishing trips.
- Wildlife Viewing : Chital, Sambar, and various other Deer
species find refuge in the Savannah grasslands known as the Maidan,
behind the campsite to the south, and Tigers are occasionally drawn
in looking for prey. Two hour elephant rides, explore this sea of
grass, rarely penetrating far into the deep jungles beyond; try to
convince your Mahout or Elephant driver to venture in, as they can
be quite magical. Come at dusk or dawn; in the heat of the day you
probably won't come across much more than deer among the tall grass.
Tiger-sightings are few and far between, but you may be rewarded
with fresh pug marks.
- Jeep Safari in Corbett : Jeeps Safari, is the most convenient way to travel within Corbett national park, and can be rented for the park trips from Ramnagar, from the KMVN Tourist Lodge and other travel agencies . One bus each day goes to Dikhala from Ramnagar, stopping at the Forest Rest houses en route.
- By Air : Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 50-kms is
the nearest airport. Delhi at a distance of 300-kms is the nearest
- By Train : Ramnagar is on the broad gauge track from
where the road transport options have to be availed to reach the
park. For faster trains and connections to other parts change at
- By Road : Dhikala is 300-kms from Delhi, 145-kms from Lucknow and 51-kms from Ramnagar. The route from Delhi spans Hapur-Murababad-Ramnagar. The turn off is some 7-kms beyond Muradabad to the left, marked by a small board. The route from Lucknow spans Bareilly-Kichha-Rudrapur-Doraha-Kashipur. Ramnagar is served by frequent buses to and from Nainital and Ranikhet, 112-kms north. Buses arrive every half hour or so after the eight hour trip from Delhi; Delhi Transport corporation run a semi deluxe service, and most of the alternatives are pretty basic.