Bijrani is one of the most famous forest ranges, known for tiger viewing. This range is surrounded by sal trees in the upper region and has a vast network of jungle roads. It is located along the eastern boundary of the park and is carved out from an earlier shooting block.
Biking in the beautiful landscape of the national park is one of the most popular adventure sports. Visitors can go deep into the forests and innermost villages by bikes. Professional instructors are available to assist bikers in exploring the park. Visitors interested in mountain biking can either use their own bicycles or hire them.
Camp Kyari is situated in the Kyari Village on the foothills of Kumaon. At this ecotourism camp, tourists can experience the classic village life of the Himalayan region. This camp is located at an elevation of 2800 m above sea level and overlooks the Corbett National Park.
The camp is situated in an organic farm on a hill slope along a stream called Baur. There are mud huts, featuring mats and sleeping bags. Hammocks, swings, driftwood and campfire tools can be hired by interested visitors. Solar lanterns are used in the camp for energy conservation.
Chandrashila is a captivating tourist spot nestled at an elevation of 4000 m above sea level. Situated in the Himalayan ranges of Garhwal, this place offers enchanting views of the nearby lakes, meadows, Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba peaks.
According to legends,it was in this place where Lord Rama meditated after conquering Ravana, the King of Demons. It is also believed that the moon-God, Lord Chandra performed penance here. Tourists can take up scaling, skiing and trekking activities in this region.
The Chandrashila trek is one of the most popular trekking routes among visitors. This trek route starts in Chopta and leads to Tungnath covering a distance of 5 km. Continuous steep climbing makes the trekking rigorous. However, as the route remains closed during winters, trekkers can reach the destination by an alternative route - Deoria Tal-Duggalbitta-Tungnath-Chandrashila.
Corbett Museum is an important tourist attraction located in Kaladhungi. It is a heritage bungalow of the famous British hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett. This museum contains personal belongings of the distinguished personality, his letters, antiques as well as rare and old photographs. A small entrance fee is charged from visitors.
The Corbett Waterfall flows from a height of 60 ft and is located at a distance of 86 km from Ramnagar. It is an ideal site for camping, picnicking and bird watching. The forest department provides everything required by picnickers.
The region is a part of the Ramnagar Forest Division and is located 110 km far from Kaladhungi. The lush greenery, sound of the fall, bird's chirping and tranquil ambience ensure that the tourists enjoy a beautiful tryst with nature. A nominal entrance fee of INR 5 is charged from domestic tourists, while foreigners pay INR 10 for visiting the waterfall.
Tourists can click pictures here for free and can also take a bath in the fall. Besides, tourists exploring this scenic site can also visit the nearby Nature Walk Museum.
Deoria Tal is a crystal clear lake, which is situated at an altitude of 2438 m above sea level, at a distance of 3 km from Sari. This is the same lake where a Yaksha put forth questions to the Pandavas, as per the legend. The village of Sari is the last bus terminal of the Chopta-Ukhimath road.
Deoria Tal can be reached after trekking for 2 km from this place.The lake is surrounded by thick forests comprising trees like rhododendrons and a Mahal tree. One can also find beautiful flowers in proximity to the lake. The lake offers the majestic views of the Himalayan Peaks, the reflection of which can be seen in the water. Many of the travellers also visit this place for fishing and birdwatching.
Dhikala is a popular tourist site situated in the Patli Dun Valley of the Corbett National Park. This place has over a 100-year old rest house, where visitors can unwind themselves. Tourists can enjoy beautiful views of the valley, with the Kanda Ridge in the backdrop.
The Ramganga River flows with various channels through the valley. The backdrop of the Dhikala Tourist Complex is dominated by the Dhikala Chaur and Phulai Chaur, the grasslands.
The Dhikala Chaur is regarded as the largest grassland of the national park, which has numerous trails. Safaris through theses trails offer tourists an opportunity to observe wild elephant, chital, hog deer, raptors and various birds.
Elephant Ride in the Corbett National Park is a lifetime experience. The ride takes visitors to the core and buffer zones of the national park, where they can observe wild fauna. Tamed elephants, guided by skilled professionals who know every nook and corner of the national park, are used for safaris.
Safaris are available in the Bijrani and Dhikala regions of the national park at reasonable prices. Besides, safaris can also be enjoyed in the buffer zone (Kumeria and Ringoda) of the national park.
Fishing is a popular activity among tourists visiting the Corbett National Park. The rivers Kosi and Ramganga are the ideal spots to enjoy Mahseer fishing in the park. Besides, special Mahseer fishing tours are organised at the Ramganga River. Visitors can enjoy fly-fishing and spinning in the rivers.
In the national park, fishing is also allowed at various places, like Ramgarh, Pancheshwar and Binsar. However, visitors must take special permission from the forest officials for fishing. Tourists interested in fishing in the park, must bring rucksack, straw hats, sunglasses, keds, waders, antiseptic creams, insect repellents, windcheaters, gloves and suntan with them.
As mentioned by Jim Corbett in his book, the ‘Man-Eaters of Kumaon’, the great British hunter went for Mahseer fishing in the rivers of the national park. Tourists need to seek permission for fishing in the Ramganga, Kosi, Mandal and Kothri rivers. They can hire a fishing rod, which is available at INR 500 per day.
Garjia Temple is an important religious site, located on a huge rock. It is located at a distance of 14 km from Ramnagar and can be visited on the way to Ranikhet. An annual fair is organised here in the month of Kartik Poornima.
Indrasani Mansa Devi Temple is a famous religious site located in the Kandali Patti village. According to mythology, this is an ancient temple built during the age of Adi Shankaracharya. The Indrasani Mansa Devi Temple is dedicated to the Goddess of Serpents, Mansa Devi.
Situated at a distance of 6 km from the Rudraprayag town, this temple exhibits a unique architectural style. According to the Skandpurana, Devibhagvata and Kedarkhand epics, Indrasani Devi is regarded as a Mansi Kanya of Kashyapa. She is also known as Vaishnavi, Shavi and Vishari and a folklore reveals that the Goddess can cure persons bitten by snakes.
Jakholi is an important tourist site located in the Rudraprayag District. This small village offers the opportunity of trekking to visitors as it is surrounded by the beautiful mountain ranges. The Chamunda Devi Temple and the Rudranath Temple are the worth visiting shrines located near this place. Tilwarathe, another tourist hotspot is located in the close vicinity of the place.
Jhirna is a grassland located in the Corbett National Park. This grassland offers excellent bird watching opportunities to visitors. It is also inhabited by hornbill, sloth bear, elephant and tiger. Besides, nilgai, cheetal, sambar and boar can be seen by tourists here.
Jungle Safari is a popular tourist attraction of the Corbett National Park. Tourists can choose from elephant safari, jeep safari and horse safari. Safaris are the best for exploring the wilderness of the national park.
Jeep safaris and elephant safaris are popular for observing wild tiger, elephant, deer, sambar, nilgai, hog deer, barking deer, sloth bear, wild boar, ghural, langur and rhesus monkey in the park. Various resorts offer these safaris at reasonable prices.