|Here, you’ll find the sloth and the Himalayan black bear, jackals, Himalayan civet cats, mongoose, otters, porcupines, different species of deer and elephants, as well. The park is home to different species of reptiles.
These include pythons, King Cobra, vipers and cobras. You’ll also find two variants of the Indian crocodile in the rivers, the mugger and the gharial. The skies are full of birds and you will find all types of resident and migratory birds in the park. The rivers are teeming with the Mahaseer and other types of fish. In order to enjoy the different landscapes, trees and wildlife, the best option is to go on a safari in Corbett National Park. There are different forms of safari in the park such as 4x4 jeep safari, Corbett elephant safari, and horse safari besides two special types of safari. These special safaris are the fishing safari and birding safari.
A safari in Corbett brings you closer to the towering and ancient trees. You can listen to the chirping of birds in the quiet o jungle. You can hear gurgling rivers and see herds of chital deer prancing away. You can go on a jeep safari in the morning or the afternoon from one of the wildlife properties. These are The Corbett Hideaway, The River View Retreat and The Hideaway River Lodge. These properties are all geared for your experience of a safari in Corbett and you’ll be given full assistance so that you can enjoy the experience.
The Corbett elephant safari is an experience never to be forgotten. When you sit in the howdah on the back of the elephant you’re in dreamland. The only smell you’ll get is the fragrance of the jungle and its trees. The sounds that you’ll hear will be the jungle sounds and the shuffle of your ride or the creaking of the howdah. The elevated position will give you the advantage of viewing long distances and your guide will point out interesting features related to wildlife such as the droppings of a tiger or a fresh kill.
The Corbett elephant safari will take you through thick forests and deep valleys, dry river beds and rugged trails. Your trail will take you through places with quaint names such as Dhikala and Kanda. Your stay will be in basic but comfortable accommodation and there will be a support team of six persons that’ll include a naturalist and a chef besides the driver to look after all the arrangements. Your food will have a choice between Continental and Indian cuisines with the additional option of Kumaoni fare as well. It’ll be an affair you’ll never forget.