Named after the famed British hunter, Jim Corbett who put the Kumaon region on the map after the publication of his book on tigers, ‘The Man Eater’s of Kumaon’ (an excellent and topical read if travelling to these parts). Opening in 1936 Corbett National Park was the very first in India. Our pick of the best places to stay in Corbett National Park are immersed in the surrounding nature and wildlife, whilst still providing a comfortable stay.
Today the ‘man-eaters’ are more difficult to spot and their numbers have been slower to recover than in other parts of the country, numbering around just 220.
Even if you don’t spot a tiger you will not go home disappointed. There's a few hundred wild elephants stomping their way through the sal forest; sloth bears, leopard, monkeys, wild boars, peacock and deer can also be spotted and if you’re lucky, crocodile in the Ramganga river. The Ramganga Reservoir attracts a variety of migratory birds and is teeming with colourful birdlife between December and March.
Whilst there, why not visit the house of the gentleman who gave the park its name? Now a museum, Jim Corbett’s former house documents his journey from poacher to conservationist.
For the best wildlife sightings visit during April – June when the forest coverage is less, however for the best weather between October and March is advised.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Corbett National Park are ideal for discovering the region’s wildlife in style.
Still not sure which to book? From quiet hideaway to family friendly resort, browse though our list of the best places to stay in Corbett National Park to start to plan your trip. Alternatively widen the net and check out all our Uttarakhand recommendations, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
Nestled on the banks of the Ramganga River surrounded by mountains and forests, this spa resort offers a well-heeled, tranquil, and rural haven. Find modern and light colour-schemed rooms, two restaurants and many nature-based activities. It's got it all: luxury, wildlife, adventure and style.
Luxurious, spacious rooms are set amidst gardens, a pool and waterfalls. Four restaurants to choose from. Close to Jim Corbett National Park a range of nature filled activities are at your fingertips. Whether it is the great outdoors or a relaxed break, The Corbett Hideaway is the perfect place.
Relax in 22 acres of riverside calm, in the foothills of the famous Himalayas. The exterior mimics a English village and the rooms showcase high ceilings that mirror the great outdoors. Between the pool, the riverside sun deck and the pagoda you can feast on multi cuisines. A fantastic spot.
This eco-friendly haven rests amidst the forest with plenty opportunities to see India's vast range of animals. Both the detached villas and suites boast all the mod-cons of a 5 star resort, with the charm of an intimate getaway. Outdoor lovers, city dwellers and children will all find peace in here
This spa and fitness resort in the heart of Jim Corbett goes above and beyond for business facilities. Bedrooms are modern, light and spacious. The multi-cuisine restaurant is highly recommended, as are the activities and the proximity to the famous national park. Come to combine work with pleasure.
Corbett National Park's top luxury eco escape. From solar energy and recycled water to organic veggies and their Mahavan Project, Jim's Jungle Retreat is committed to sustainable tourism. Private cottages feature four posters and private terraces. There is a pool, spa and delicious al fresco dining.
Sankar, Merchula,, Uttarakhand
Contemporary yet no less authentic wilderness retreat (the lack of internet access take care of that). Smart rooms with mod cons enjoy jungle views. There is a large outdoor pool and restaurant serving regional cuisine. A comfortable stay in an off the beaten track location.
Comfortable, chic, contemporary accommodation on the outskirts of Corbett National Park. Great for families there are plenty of on site activities and a large outdoor pool - even the dog is welcome! Multinational cuisine is served plus there is a relaxing spa. Everything you'd want!