A 2 hours and 75 Kms drive takes us to Corbett National park, the magical place that could turn a famous hunter into conservationist.
Corbett national park, named after famous hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett is one of the most unique and beautiful ladscapes to visit in the country. Corbett National Park is often referred by photographers as a park where your camera never stops. Full of life, these woods and river beds are home to tigers, elephants, leopards, bears, four species of deers including Hog deer, which is found only in grassland habitats, many species of reptiles including endangered gharials and over 500 species of birds including resident and migratory species. Corbett national park also gets its popularity from the books on Man eating tigers and leopards written by Jim Corbett. Corbett national park is also known to have one of the highest density of tigers in the wild. This park also is one the the very few places which provides the opportunity of the staying inside the forest rest houses built in core zones of national park. The experience of staying inside the forest presents unique opportunity to feel the soul of forests.
During our stay at Corbett national park, for the first night we stay in a luxury resort on the periphery of national park and the other two nights we stay at Dhikala forest rest house inside core zone of corbett national park. The accommodation inside Dhikala zone might be basic but the location and opportunites to spot wildlife are extra ordinary. All mornings and evenings during our stay would be utilised for four wheel drives inside the national park. Meals during stay at Dhikala forest rest house would be vegetarian. During our stay at Corbett national park, we shall also visit gujjar dera. Gujjars are the community that stays on the periphery of national park and depends on cattles for their livelyhood. It would be a great opportunity to understand their circle of life.