Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Corbett National Park: A Haven For Bengal Tigers

Uttarakhand, one of the northern states of India, is home to many fascinating places that are visited by tourists coming from distant regions of the world every year. Among them is Corbett National Park, which is located at the foothills of Himalayan mountains in the Nainital district. This wildlife reserve is spread over a vast area of over 1,300 square kilometres. Beautiful valleys, rolling grasslands and hilly ridges are among the rich natural features of the region. A wildlife safari Corbett tourists enjoy while holidaying in this part of the world, gives them the opportunity to witness various species of wild animals, trees, plants and birds.
Bengal Tigers in Corbett

This national park was primarily established to protect the dwindling species of Bengal tiger. An amazing biodiversity of Corbett is a delight for many nature lovers and bird enthusiasts. About 600 species of birds have been identified in this region, making it one of the best bird-watching areas in the country. Many species of plants and trees exist in the national park and their density is higher in Sal forests. There are 33 species of reptiles and several kinds of fish, amphibians and dragonflies in Corbett according to the records. The best time to visit Corbett is during the period between mid-November and mid-June, as all the tourist zones of the reserve are available for visitors and they can tour the entire region of the national park.

Owing to the excellent camouflage in Corbett National Park, its Bengal tigers are not easily spotted by the tourists. Surroundings of Ramganga River provide plenty of prey for these tigers. During the wildlife tours, visitors can spot a variety of wild animals, including Himalayan Black Bears, Hog Deer, and Indian Grey Mongoose, besides the Bengal Tigers. The resorts in Corbett provide well-furnished rooms and suites for tourists that are equipped with all the modern facilities.