From ennui to exhilaration...that is what a drive to Corbett from the crowded metro gives in to. After a maddening conglomeration encountered all along the drive, Ramnagar is a pleasing sight. Yes the lofty snow scarred barren mountains and the gleaming waters of Kosi are a sight to behold.
On the way further to the pristine forests elation overtakes. The rush is past and the desire to search for the magnificent winged creatures is overpowering. Corbett is no disappointment, be it for bird watching or tigers. Both are around you in the pristine Sal forests and the shores of lucid Ramganga.
A day at Dhikala complex is rewarding for big cat sightings and many avian from among the five hundred that make the Himalayan Foothills their home. The blue waters of River Ranganga is a fascinating spectacle in addition to watching hundreds of avian species and the big cats. It is here that you are most likely to encounter a tiger on a thrilling chase to bring down its prey.
The reserve is home to the hog deer, sambar deer, black bear, wild elephants, leopard and goral a goat antelopes. The destination is much preferred by birders keen on animal watching as well.
On many safaris and walks you can see the wren warbler, long billed thrush, little forktail, chestnut headed tesia, green billed malkhoha, Great hornbill, ashy bulbul, Rufus woodpecker, Palas Eagle, dollar bird, stork billed kingfisher, white bellied nuthatch, grey faced woodpecker, Rufus gorgeted flycatcher, little pied flycatcher, crimson sunbird, green tailed sunbird, chestnut bellied thrush, Large niltava....the species you check list here will be a never ending exercise believe me.