Nesting in the foothills of the Himalaya, this tiger reserve was the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger in 1973. The combination of hills and woods is intoxicating and covers terrain from chir and pine forests to sal and sheesham trees, the ubiquitous lantana bush and grassy pastures known as chaurs – ideal grazing land for wild elephants.
Most people come to Corbett NP for the tigers. There’s no guarantee that you’ll see one, but the best time of year for trying is April to mid-June. Mid-December to end-March is when the migratory birds appear. Though the year you find deer, elephants, crocodiles, wild boars, otters and more.