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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Corbett
Corbett is the oldest wildlife sanctuary in the country and is one of the most concentrated areas when it comes to animal and plant varieties. Over 500 varieties of both animal and plant types are present in this forest itself. Exploration of this vast forest is a challenge by itself to the tourists. Some of the best things to do in Corbett are –
Take a jeep/cantor safari around the forest to spot animals
Take an elephant safari in the forest
Bird watching in Dhikala
Trekking in the Almora ranges
Rock Climbing and other activities in Corbett Adventure Resort
Fishing and Angling in the Kosi or Ramganga river
Corbett has the scope of many adventure activities in and around it for tourists. The rocky terrains and the freshwater rivers in and around it provide a scope for many activities that can be done by the tourists while visiting Corbett. Some of the best adventure activities to do here are -
An elephant back safari is one of the unique things that you can do in Corbett. The tourists ride on the back of elephants steered by experienced mahouts, which is the peak of ecotourism. It is a special treat where one can roam on the back of these majestic animals while exploring the stunning forests and other plant and animal varieties. The elephants follow a designated route only.
The elephant rides are permitted only in Bijrani and Dhikala tourism zones, and it can be done throughout the year.
Jeep safaris are another popular mode of exploring the forest in Corbett. Trying to spot a tiger or an elephant while viewing the picturesque sights of the Almora ranges, the dense forests and lovely display of wildlife is truly an exciting experience that one can have. Corbett is one of the rare few areas in the country with a huge concentration of animals in it and the only way to get to discover as many of them are by a jeep or canter safari.
The jeep seats a maximum of 6 people per jeep and costs INR 4500 per jeep for Indians and INR 8000 per jeep for foreigners. The jeeps run in two time slots, one from 5:45 AM to 9:15 AM and another from 3:00 PM to 6:15 PM.
The presence of rough terrains and hills in and around Corbett makes it a trekking option for the tourists as well. The trek-loving crowd loves to explore Corbett and its surrounding areas on foot. The routes around here are through dense forests, hidden lakes and ancient temples. These treks around Corbett are short and simple, not very long, which makes it a warm experience.
Adventurous treks around Corbett are -
KunjKharak – A 4-day trek exploring Corbett and a vast variety of terrain and jungle in the Lower Himalayas
Sitabani Temple – The short trek to Sitabani temple passes through the dense forests around Corbett and the scenic route hence is popular with the tourists.
Fishing and angling are two of the most favourite leisure time activities to do for the visiting tourists. Searching for the Mahaseer fish and the big Catfish in the river is also an enjoyable experience for the tourists. The Mahaseer is a big fish found only in the freshwater areas of the Himalayas having varieties like Golden Mahaseer, Silver Mahaseer etc. Fishing in Corbett is done in the Kosi and Ramganga rivers. One needs to take permission from forest officials beforehand in order to be able to fish in those two places. The Corbett visiting season of mid-November to mid-June is also the best time for fishing here.
River rafting is another adventure sport that one can engage themselves in while visiting the Corbett National Park, although it can only be done during the monsoon season. River rafting near Corbett is done in the Kosi river. It is not as challenging as the Ganges but one can experience a Class II or a Class III rapid and that is quite enjoyable for rafting. The charges for rafting depends on the resorts and can be around INR 2000.
The vast stretch of Corbett also covers hills and rough terrains of the Himalayas which provide excellent spots for the popular adventure sport of rock climbing. Using safety gears and trained instructors, tourists come here for experiencing some thrill in the form of rock climbing. Other than inside the park, rock climbing can also be done in Corbett Adventure Resort in Ramnagar. Rock Climbing in Corbett is very safe, as it uses top quality safety equipment and trainers.
Dhikala is the most well-known tourist centres in Corbett. The very popular Canter safari begins from Dhikala, which is a popular way to explore the National Park. Canter Safaris can only be done in the Dhikala Zone and is a magnificent way to discover the parts of the forest with the most concentration of wildlife and plants. It maximises one’s chance of spotting a tiger or an Asian elephant.
A canter safari costs INR 1500 for Indians and INR 3000 for Foreigners. A canter seats 16 tourists, accompanied by an expert naturalist and forest gunman.
Mountain Biking is not just about biking, it's also about exploring the nature and its beauty. A mountain biking expedition near Corbett means one gets to witness the spellbinding beauty of the Himalayas, the snow-capped peaks, the lush valleys and relaxing lakes and rivers. Mountain biking has become a very popular activity in India. A 7-day biking tour from Kathgodam to Jim Corbett National Park is very popular and is the only biking route covering over 300 km. It is one of the best things to experience for an adventure lover.
Traveller Tales From Corbett
23 March 2017
nice view property. it was my family trip , everyone are very satisfied with this resorts and location. the main important things food quality is very Good. well decorated room with modern toiletries. all staff are in well dress helpful. I suggest to every one to stay here.
13 March 2017
Lovely experience. Everyone should do it already once.
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