Corbett National Park is named after Jim Corbett, the famous naturalist and photographer. Corbett National Park is India’s first national park and beyond any doubt, the most attractive Wildlife Park in India. The Park is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the midst of lush greenery and uneven mountains with varying heights, ranging from about 1300 feet to nearly 4000 feet.
The main attraction of tourists and wildlife enthusiasts to this Park is that the majestic view of Tiger with all its wildness in this Park.
This park is a natural habitat of the rare species of Tigers that are facing extinction and wealthy flora and fauna with variety of wild animals, birds which makes it a heaven for bird watchers and people enthusiastic about camping at Corbett. It is a place that draws huge tourist inflow and offers excellent sightseeing.
But the iconic national park isn’t the only treat in the region. Best Places to visit when you visit Corbett National Park are –
Sattal is a small town near Corbett National Park, it has seven interconnected freshwater lakes (hence the name Sattal). The Town is centered around a thick woodland and is a haven for migratory birds, which makes it one of the best places near Jim Corbett to visit for bird lovers.
The cantonment town of Lansdowne is a laid-back scenic spot and one of most beautiful places to visit near Jim Corbett National Park. It was named after the then viceroy of India. The town still offers colonial glimpses in the local structures, there are a handful – spectacular sights with some interesting activities.
GARJIYA DEVI TEMPLE
Garjiya Devi Temple is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site that is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and also houses idols of Devi Saraswati, Lord Ganesha and Batuk Bhairava. Garjiya Devi Temple is located on the outskirts of Corbett National Park in Garjiya village near Ramnagar. This must visit temple is built on a rock in the middle of Kosi River and it is simply a worth visiting attraction.
JIM CORBETT MUSEUM
Jim Corbett Museum is a heritage museum, the museum beholds many attractive belongings of Jim Corbett including personal articles, paintings, sketches, manuscripts and last hunt of its own. The whole museum has glorifying attractions that catch the attention of all the tourists. It is the place where animal lovers can also make some good purchase of handmade rural items and handicraft items that reflect the images of tiger and other wild animals.
Corbett Falls is a scenic waterfall located at 25 kms from Ramnagar. Developed as a picnic spot for tourists, Corbett Waterfalls is surrounded by dense teak wood forest which extends its natural beauty. Sound of the waterfall makes a perfect melody with chippings of the birds.
MUKTESHWAR (52 KM AWAY)
Named after the mighty Lord Shiva, Mukteshwar is a small quaint town in the Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand. The town has a chilly average altitude of 2700m above sea level and is filled with heartwarming sights to see and enjoy.
NAINITAL (32 KM AWAY)
Nainital is known as the ‘Lake district of India’ as it houses some of the most beautiful lakes in the country. Nainital is an offbeat destination in the state of Uttarakhand. This city is famed to be one of the pristine hill stations and has been a getaway spot since the colonial days it also houses Jim Corbett’s old house – The Gunner House.
CHOPTA (105 KM AWAY)
Chopta is a small settlement and valley that is located in Uttarakhand. The entire region is a haven of beauty, specially for the ones who are looking for a good place to relax, without the hustle and bustle of a typical tourist hotspot. One can visit Chopta valley and gaze in awe at the many peaks located a short distance away from the valley.
Ranikhet, a serene hill station in Uttarakhand, literally means ‘Queen’s Garden’, and just like a queen stands poised above the others and showers those who seek her with riches, Ranikhet does the same. The air here is crisp and unpolluted with amazing views all around.
Ranikhet houses a lot of treasures and seeing them all makes a person rich with experience.
Binsar is one of the most scenic spots in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand. At Binsar, you will keep discovering new walking trails up the mountains and down the valleys, new lookout points for another spectacular sunset. The rolling hills and hilltops can become a cozy home and here one can spot Tiger’s cousin – The leopard, making it a perfect follow up to Jim Corbett.