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 the Dhikala complex is rewarding for big cat sightings and many avians from among the five hundred that make the Himalayan Foothills their home. The blue waters of River Ranganga are 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 hog deer, sambar deer, black bears, wild elephants, leopards,s, and goral a goat antelope. 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 checklist here will be a never-ending exercise believe me.