Top 10 things to do in Corbett with family
Family - Oct 16, 2018

Top 10 Things To Do In Corbett With Family

Named after legendary hunter Jim Corbett, Corbett National Park is the oldest of its kind in India. It is situated near Nainital, Uttarakhand, and is home to over 488 plants species and diverse wildlife, most notably the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Spread across the foothills of the Himalayas, the park is covered by dense deciduous forest and is the perfect getaway for a family vacation, especially if it includes wildlife lovers.

While a leisurely vacation can be enjoyed here, the true charm of the jungle lies in more adventurous activities.

Here are the top 10 things to do in Corbett with your family:

Sr No

Things To Do In Corbett

Visiting Hours

Fees

1

Jungle Safari

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (winter); 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM (summer)

Rs 1500 - 4500 (Indians) and Rs 3000 - 6000 (foreigners)

2

Corbett Waterfall

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Free

3

River Rafting

Depends on organiser 

Approximately Rs 2000

4

Elephant Rides

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (winter); 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM (summer)

Rs 3500 per elephant

5

Corbett Museum

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM throughout the week

Rs 10 (Indians); Rs 50 (foreigners); Rs 3 (students with ID)

6

Garija Temple

6 AM - 12 PM and 4 PM - 8 PM (Monday to Friday)

Free

7

Dhikala

6:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Rs 500 - 7000, depending on the package

8

Jhirna

Not applicable

Varies by package or organiser

9

Birjani

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (winter); 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM (summer)

Rs 1500 - 4500 (Indians); Rs 3000 - 6000 (foreigners)

10

Fishing/angling 

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Depends on organiser

1. Corbett Jungle Safari

Tourists who want to enjoy the wildlife in all its splendour shouldn’t miss the famous Corbett Safari. Open jeeps take you deep into the forest where wildlife can be easily spotted. With some luck you can even see tigers, bears, elephants, jackals, and wild boars in their natural habitat. What’s more, there are five safari zones spread across the park – Dhikala, Dhela, Durgadevi, Jhirna, and Bijrani – and a Corbett Safari for each zone is conducted separately.

Timings: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (winter); 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM (summer)

Entry Fee: Rs 1500 - 4500 (Indians) and Rs 3000 - 6000 (foreigners)

2. Corbett Waterfall

In the dense forests of Corbett is a waterfall offering a serene view to tourists. It is 66 feet high and is a magnificent sight, especially on moonlit nights, attracting campers and tourists looking for a momentary respite from adventure activities in Corbett.

Timings: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: Free

3. River Rafting In Corbett

One of the best adventure activities in Corbett during the monsoon season is river rafting, organised on the Kosi River bordering the forest. The river swells up between July and September, serving as a perfect backdrop for a memorable rafting experience. River rafting is one of the best thing to do in Corbett with family

Timings: Depends on organiser

Entry Fee: Rs 2000 per head

4. Elephant Rides In Corbett

Denser regions of the park that lack motorable roads for jeeps can be accessed on an elephant. These gentle creatures take you deep inside the forest, allowing you to take a close look at the wildlife within. Each elephant is commandeered by an experienced mahout, and can carry up to four adults and two children. It is one of the best thing to do in Corbett for kids.

Timings: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (winter); 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM (summer)

Entry Fee: Rs 3500 per elephant

5. Corbett Museum

Kaladhungi, the bungalow previously owned by Jim Corbett, has been transformed into the Corbett Museum. It houses Jim Corbett’s memoirs, personal belongings, and correspondence. It also displays antiquities, hunting trophies, and guns collected by Corbett and other donors. It is a must-visit for tourists interested in the life and times of Jim Corbett.

Timings: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM throughout the week

Entry Fee: Rs 10 (Indians); Rs 50 (foreigners); Rs 3 (students with ID)

6. Garija Temple in Corbett

Located atop a hill and near the Kosi River, Garija Temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. To reach the inner sanctum, which also houses idols of Bhairon, Shiva, Ganesh, and Saraswati, tourists have to climb a steep flight of stairs from the bottom of the hill. The temple is famous for the grand fair conducted on its premises during Karthik Poornima.

Timings: 6 AM - 12 PM and 4 PM - 8 PM (Monday to Friday)

Entry Fee: Free

7. Dhikala in Corbett In Corbett

The Dhikala Chaur of Corbett Park remains India’s largest grassland and houses the famous Dhikala Lodge, established by the British more than a hundred years ago. This historic structure, reminiscent of colonial architecture, offers a panoramic view of the valley. Wild animals often wander close to it. It is the primary attraction of the region and many safaris halt there. Tourists can choose to stay at the lodge by booking in advance and getting a permit from the park authorities.

Timings: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Entry Fee: Rs 500 - 7000, depending on the package

8. Jhirna In Corbett

Jhirna is located in the greener, southern belt of the park and is a farming village-turned-resort. Tourists come here to enjoy the authentic lifestyle of the tribesmen that call the forest their home. Staying at Jhirna is permitted from November 15 to June 15. It remains closed for the rest of the year.

Timings: Not applicable

Entry Fee: Varies by package or organiser

9. Birjani In Corbett

With open terrain and diverse vegetation, Birjani served as a popular spot for shikaar (hunt) during the colonial period. Regular safaris are conducted here and tourists are regaled with tales of hunting as they enjoy the sight of machaans and traps set by hunters of yore.

Timings: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (winter); 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM (summer)

Entry Fee: Rs 1500 - 4500 (Indians); Rs 3000 - 6000 (foreigners)

10. Fishing/angling In Corbett

With multiple tributaries of the Ramganga River running through the forest, the water bodies in the park are host to 43 species of fish. Rare fish include Indian Trout, Golden Mahseer, Goonch, and Kalabasu. During the months of June and October, tourists are permitted to take part in leisurely fishing activity in locations such as Betalghat and Chhara.

Timings: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: Depends on organiser

Club Mahindra Corbett Resort is strategically located by the banks of the Kosi River and can turn your family vacation to Corbett into a memorable experience. With so many adventure options before you, why risk missing even a single one? A Club Mahindra Membership will allow you to experience all the excitements of Corbett.

With modern amenities brought to you right in the middle of the jungle, you can enjoy a spa, bonfire, variety entertainment, fishing, and nature walks. Also look forward to bingeing on an array of local delicacies of Uttarakhand at the in-house restaurant.

Still in two minds? Check the Club Mahindra reviews online today to see what others have said about Corbett National Park and Club Mahindra Corbett Resort!

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