INFORMATION & TRIPS TO THE JIM CORBETT TIGER RESERVE
Corbett Tiger Reserve is India‟s first and one of her finest Tiger Safari Reserves. It supports a strong historical background, which can be traced to the early 1800‟s when its forests were private property of the rulers of the princely state of Tehri Garhwal.
Three rivers feed Corbett Tiger Reserve – Ramganga, which flows in from the northeast and meanders through the Park to form the reservoir at Dhikala. It is then dammed at Kalagarh, in the southwest; Sonanadi, a tributary of Ramganga River flows in from the northwest; Palain, another tributary of Ramganga flows in from the north., Nestling in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Corbett Tiger Reserve lies mainly in the hilly districts of Nainital, Almora and Pauri Garhwal. At present the Tiger Reserve covers an area of 1318.54 sq km and includes within it Corbett National Park (520.82 sq km) Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary(301.18 sq km) and Reserve Forest (496.54 sq km) Corbett Tiger Reserve has three distinct topographic zones within it…the Shivaliks in the north -the Bhabar tract of the Patlidun valley and -the swampy Terai in the south The reserve has an elevation ranging from 400m to 1200m, thus having a rich diversity of flora, fauna and habitats., Besides these, Mandal River flows in through the northeast, forming a portion of the northeastern boundary and merging with the Ramganga River at Domunda. The Kosi River forms the eastern boundary of the reserve but does not enter the park at any point.