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CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
over 520 sq km in the foothills of the Himalayas along the banks
of Ramganga river and running through Nainital and Pauri Garhwal
districts, the wildlife sanctuary is home for large mammals.
The park was
carved out in 1936 by the then Governor Sir Malcom Hailey and named
after him. Later it was renamed Ramganga park.In 1957 it was again
renamed as Corbett national park, after wildlife enthusiast and
author Jim Corbett. Its lake and the river attract anglers.
During the monsoon period from
June to October, the park is closed. The tiger is the main draw.
How to reach: The nearest airport is
in Pantnagar, 130 km away. The nearest railhead is in Ramnagar,
50 km from Dhikala. By road Dhikala is connected to Dhangarhi and
from here is bus service to other towns. The distance from Dhikala
to Delhi is 290 km, to Lucknow 503 km, Ranikhet 103 km and Nainital
128 km. Dhikala is the nearest transport centre.
A statue of Jim Corbett,
the legendary hunter, after whom India's first national
park is named
Climate: The maximum
temperature during summer is 46 deg C and the minimum 19 deg C.
During winter the max. tempt. is 25 deg C and the min. 4 deg C.
Season: The tourist
season is from Nov 15 to Jun 15.
Other sanctuaries in the state
(Uttar Pradesh) are: Kedarnath sanctuary, Valley of Flowers national
park, Rajaji national park, Nanda Devi national park. Govind wildlife
sanctuary, Hastinapur sanctuary, National Chambal sanctuary, Kishanpur
sanctuary, Nawabganj bird sanctuary, Mahavir Swami sanctuary, Ranipur
sanctuary, Dhuhwa national park, Katarniaghat sanctuary, Chandra
Prabha sanctuary, Kaimoor sanctuary.
Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
in South India,
Uttar Pradesh, Himachal
Pradesh in North India, Assam,
in East India
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