Rudyard Kipling once referred to this land as primal jungle and Jim Corbett loved to visit the space and breadth of the land fearlessly. This really is Corbett National Park (CNP), a marvelous place supporting a huge reservoir of wildlife. This park has got the honor of first national park of the nation. It had been so declared in 1936 as Hailey National Park & later re-named within the honor of legendary hunter-switched animal lover Jim Corbett.It is found in the foothills of western Himalayas within the districts of Nainital and Pauri Garhwal within the recently created out condition of Uttaranchal which wildlife paradise is restricted to adventure loving and hard people.

We showed up at Rampur,about 7-8 hrs from National capital Delhi, within the mid-day filled with prospects. The permit to go to and remain in CNP are released here.We’ve got our bookings for Dhikala relaxation house that is situated centrally and it is in reality houses the forests department. Close to the access point, we required our lunch and joined the CNP through Amdanda gate. Our relaxation house at Dhikala was roughly 30 kms in the gate along a narrow metalled road. The landscape from the park was mesmerising which place exuded the charm of ancient primitive era. We had a couple of automobiles parked around the kucha road close to the primary road. I leaped readily of seeing something wild and saw several tigers easily eating grass of size comparable to their levels.It was my first encounter using the Indian titans.They appeared indifferent to the presence. This apparent callousness of tigers about homo sapiens doesn’t augur well of these titans because this made poachers work super easy. By a quote, their human population is 300 around the block area.

We removed ahead and saw a signboard about Indian gharial and saw a couple of gharials taking sun-bath around the banks of river Ramganga. Ramganga and it is streams vivisect the land into numerous ridge and ravines.This landscape is ideal habitat for that growth and survival of tiger, leopard, bear et al. I was searching for the large cat “tiger”. About 90 (according to 1984 estimate) large felines inhabit el born area and therefore are very reserved animals.Only lucky people may have a peek at this magnificent creature.

Next morning, i was prepared to begin to see the virtual rawness and sweetness of the mysterious land covering a place of 1319sq. kms.We stumbled upon a herd of spotted deer, chital, which went in front of our jeep.I saw a single woofing deer, jackal, otters running for seafood within the waters of Ramganga. Because it was morning hours along with a light drizzle had just finished, there is quality, scent and coolness in mid-air which was time of hectic activity.Our guide requested to prevent the jeep as there is a “call”.We anxiously waited in anticipation for 30 minutes but nothing happened. You will find recorded cases of tigers killing and eating an adult leopard. On muddy trail, we had fresh pugmarks of the tiger and scanned the entire position for its presence.Chance and luck plays the function just in case of tiger sighting within the wild as tigers here avoid humans unlike Ranthambore where tigers show indifference towards humans.

CNP has immense number of wild existence. About 50 types of animals viz tiger, leopards, leopard felines, jungle cat, fishing cat, jackal, Indian wild dog dhole, porcupine, civet, otter, mangoose, woofing deer, ghoral etc., 580 wild birds species viz king vulture, eagles, kingfishers, etc. & 25 types of reptiles including crocodile gharial, crocodile, cobra, krait etc inhabit the park.It sustains a really significant ecosystem and it is thus ecologically, socially and eco essential.

Near Sarpduli, we stumbled upon a herd of female tigers, a lonely apparently pregnant jackal and huge number of wild birds inhabiting shrubbery. I haven’t seen this type of huge number of small wild birds in a anchorman and it has surpassed even Wild birds paradise Bhartpur in Rajasthan, in the amount of avian species. Very couple of people know about this fact and also the entire focus is definitely around the large animals like tiger et al. For next 2 days, we scanned every part from the park to obtain a peek at tiger despite the fact that saw a number of animals, reptiles and wild birds including rare king vulture, large felines continued to be elusive.

It’s a privilege to go to this primal jungle and taste its raw beauty. This park remains closed from June 15 to November 15 for public. A lot of relaxation houses can be found in the region namely Dhikala, Khinnanauli, Sarpduli, etc.

Corbett National Park – Indian Hunting Ground
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