Considered as the first tiger conservation zone and the oldest national park of India, Corbett National Park has its own key charms inside the dense woods that spread about 520 square kilometers of Nainital District in Uttarakhand.
Let us now tell you about Corbett local sightseeing in a nutshell:
Located at Kaladhungi, the house of Jim Corbett, the amazing British hunter who hunted down a large number of man-eating leopards and tigers around the Kumaon region, the author who later wrote about his thrilling hunting experiences and a great nature buff who had spend a large period of his life amidst this mystic wilderness, has now turned into Corbett Jungle Museum for the tourists. Every corner of this museum hall as if conveys the memories of Jim Corbett in forms of his now preserved personal belongings like the cap, gun, fishing nets, photographs, letter etc.
This museum, located at the main entrance of the park, keeps every detail about the rich floral and faunal species that you are going to encounter inside.
Being the primary administrative center, in Dhikala tourism zone you will find a watchtower to catch the most beautiful sight of the verdant valleys and the Kanda Ridge. While driving through this tourist zone you can witness the wild elephants, hog deer, numerous chirping birds and other beautiful species around.
This spiritual site inside the forest adds an extra flavor to your adventure. Located at a distance of nearly 14 kilometers from Ramnagar, Girija Devi Temple lies at point midst the Kosi River. While taking the blessing of Girija Devi, you can soak into the sparkling beauty of river Kosi as well.
This magical waterfall, dotted with tall thick trees and thriving wildlife, is located just 25 kilometers away from Ramnagar. The sound of the water that is cascading down from 60 feet amidst the lush greenery will soothe your body and mind with divine pleasure.
Located on River Ramganga, Kalagarh Dam is another key charm of Jim Corbett National Park. This is the best place for bird watching during the migrating season.
Sitabani forest reserve is famous for its mesmerizing walking trails amidst the thick woods for the travelers. Also, this place has some mythological significance as it is believed that the ancient Valmiki temple is located somewhere within this forest area. You can enjoy jeep or elephant safari as well.
Do not forget to witness the magical sunrise from this highest peak at Bhuwankhal village in Corbett National Park where you also see the first rays of the Sun reflecting from both the Kosi and Ramganga River together.
Spreading over 301 square kilometers, Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary acts a connecting zone between Corbett National Park and Corbett Tiger Reserve.
The waterfall lies nestled amidst green foliage and cascades down into a small lagoon-like pool. After falling into the pool, water flows ahead making its passage from amongst the rocks and under a fallen tree trunk that spans the entire breadth of the stream.Appearing almost suddenly in the wild, water falling from over 60 feet with the lush green forest in the backdrop gives stunning view of waterfall.
Apart from experiencing these spending tourist destinations, you can also enjoy some adventure activities like mountain biking, river rafting, cave explorations, bird watching, wildlife safaris, and trekking as well.