Corbett Tiger Reserve
Nestled between the Himalayan foothills to the north and the ancient Shivalik Hills to the south, Corbett Tiger Reserve extends over 1,300 square kilometres of scrub, grassland, sal forests, rivers and a lake, varying between 400-1210 metres above sea level.
Established in 1936, and once the favoured hunting ground of the aristocracy, the sanctuary protects over 50 mammals, including the Royal Bengal Tiger, the Asiatic Elephant and the shy sloth bear, along with nearly 600 hundred domestic and transitory birds, and remarkably rare reptiles.
Through the year, the riverbed and the surrounding forests host herds of grazing deer, root-digging wild boar, noisy jackals and the occasional tiger or leopard. During their seasonal migration, elephant herds trumpet their arrival and are sighted often on jungle walks.
Safaris are guided by qualified naturalists, and include elephant and jeep rides through the same jungles the legendary Jim Corbett roamed. Forest interpretation walks and mountain-bike safaris have provided tiger and elephant sightings on more than one occasion.