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How To Reach Corbett National Park
The Jim Corbett National Park, now located in Nainital region of the state of Uttarakhand, is one of the most frequented parks in the sub-continent. Owing to its popularity, access to the park has become more sophisticated and easy. Tourism is limited to 5 zones and the park sees up to 70,000 visitors during the peak seasons. Ramnagar, a tiny town in the region is the centre of the Corbett Tiger Reserve and also serves as a base to get to Corbett. Ramnagar is located at about 266 km from the national capital of Delhi and is accessible by road and rail while travelling by air is also an option. The best way to reach Jim Corbett National Park would be by train that comes all the way to Ramnagar.
While Ramnagar itself does not have an airport, one can always fly to Pantnagar which is about 81 km from the town. With flights from major cities like Delhi, Dehradun, Amritsar, Vijayawada, Cochin and Bengaluru, the Pantnagar airport is very well connected to different parts of the sub-continent. While the bus station is rather far from the airport, passengers can take taxis to the station. There are bus services to major cities and popular destinations across the state of Uttarakhand. Visitors can also take trains from the Pantnagar railway station (at about 5 km from the airport) which is again connected to most major destinations in the region. The closest International airport though lies in New Delhi.
The closest railway line to the national park is located in Ramnagar, at a distance of about 12 km. The Ramnagar rail line has trains plying from major cities like Delhi, Jaisalmer, Mumbai, Agra, Moradabad, Haridwar and Chandigarh. There are 2 trains from Delhi that ply to and from Ramnagar on a daily basis. There are taxi services from the railway station that can take you to the national park. Most resorts and accommodations have private taxis that will pick up guests from the station. Although at a distance of about 145 km, visitors can also use the Kathgodam railway station located in Haldwani to reach the park.
A lot of tourists and visitors prefer to take the road routes to the national park. The roads to the national park are quite decent and can make for a wonderful experience. The park is connected to the national capital, Delhi via NH9 and is at a distance of about 270 km. The park is also well connected to other popular destinations in the region like Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital and so on. The Uttarakhand state transport corporation provides bus services to Ramnagar, the closest bus station to the Corbett National Park. There are buses plying every day from places like Delhi, Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Ranikhet, etc. Visitors can find taxis and auto-rickshaws to get around from the bus station.
Travelling inside the park is usually not so easy if one doesn’t own a vehicle. But, almost all accommodations provide taxi services to their guests while also providing Jeep safari services. There are also plenty of agencies that offer safari rides in the region.