Jim Corbett National Park is located amidst the beautiful hills of Uttarakhand, and is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in India. Travellers rate sightseeing in Corbett as a fantastic experience and swear it’s one of the best places in the country to observe a variety of flora and fauna.
Although Corbett receives a fair share of attention from local and foreign tourists, there are numerous tourist spots in the vicinity of Corbett that are just as attention-grabbing. After your regular Corbett sightseeing, do spare a little time and visit these other locations with your family.
Here’s a list of places to visit near Corbett National Park that you must definitely visit during your family vacation.
Places Near Corbett
Distance from Corbett National Park
1. Sattal Near Corbett
A town with an abundance of natural beauty, Sattal should be on every family’s itinerary. The extraordinary exquisiteness of seven interconnected lakes will take your breath away. The forests thickly populated with pine trees form the perfect backdrop. What’s more, being in the vicinity of a lake makes it the perfect habitat for migratory birds, butterflies, and insects – which makes it a haven for bird lovers, photographers, and nature enthusiasts. There’s also diverse flora ranging from medicinal plants and herbs to orchids and unique climbing plants. Being quite isolated, Sattal is perfect for sighting wildlife and for camping.
Distance from Corbett National Park: About 123 km; takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes
2. Rishikesh Near Corbett
Rishikesh is a town that quietly basks in the soft light of the Ganges. This temple town goes by many descriptive names, such as Yoga Capital of the World, Adventure Capital of India, and even Gateway to the Garhwal Mountains. It has a rich cultural past that blends effortlessly with its recent modernity. This town has something for every traveller – temples, options for adventure sports, eateries, and quiet places to seek solitude.
Distance from Corbett National Park: About 142 km; takes nearly 4 hours
3. Nainital Near Corbett
Encircled by lofty hills, rolling clouds, alpine trees, and lush meadows, Nainital is a hill station that needs no introduction. It is an ideal getaway from the city, especially during summer, thanks to its near-perfect weather. Its beautiful pear-shaped lake is a perfect lure for tourists, especially photography enthusiasts. There’s plenty to do in Nainital that will keep you on your toes. Go shopping in markets bustling with local sellers who tempt you with exquisite handicrafts and delicious food. All told, Nainital is a hill station that offers both action and serenity, making it best place to visit near Corbett for a family vacation.
Distance from Corbett National Park: About 151 km; takes nearly 4 hours
4. Mukteshwar Near Corbett
Mukteshwar’s natural beauty will make you fall in love with it instantly! Perched high above a ridge and sporting a view of the majestic Himalayas, this ‘chocolate box’ town overflows with lush greenery and orchards. It’s known as ‘apple country’ for obvious reasons, but other fruits such as apricots, peaches, pears, and plums grow in abundance too. This hamlet has vistas of snowy peaks and some stunning views of the Himalayas. People also visit this town for its architecture and religious vibe. Take a stroll through the quaint pathways in Mukteshwar and you’re sure to come across buildings with hitherto unseen architectural designs.
Distance from Corbett National Park: About 197 km; takes about 5 hours and 30 minutes
5. Ranikhet Near Corbett
A pretty town nestled in the Himalayas, Ranikhet offers panoramic views of the mountains. It is home to one of the best nine-hole golf courses in India. Salubrious weather, colonial charm, unparalleled natural beauty, and untouched serenity make this ‘Queen of Meadows’ just the place for a perfect getaway. Other than simply relaxing, there are also plenty of activities that you can indulge in, such as trekking, camping, rappelling, and mountain climbing. Children can benefit from a visit to the military museum.
Distance from Corbett National Park: About 180 km; takes nearly 5 hours
6. Bhimtal Near Corbett
Yet another jewel in Uttarakhand’s crown is Bhimtal – a crowd-pleaser with uninterrupted blue skies, a gleaming lake, and perfect seclusion. It has endless scenic views that are a delight to the eyes. Basking in nature’s bounty is among the top things to do here. If you’re seeking an escape from the hubbub of the city, this is the perfect place. Being surrounding by greenery is sure to calm one’s nerves. Enjoy the beautiful lakes, the aquarium, the museum of folk culture, and the beautiful Victorian dam. Rest assured your family vacation to Bhimtal will be memorable.
Distance from Corbett National Park: About 165km; takes nearly 4 hours
7. Binsar Near Corbett
Binsar offers something for everyone. There are shrines and temples for the religiously inclined, and Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect haven for nature lovers. Since Binsar is a hill station, it is the perfect place to seek solitude amidst the Himalayas. Binsar allows visitors to unwind in the lap of nature but adrenaline junkies can get their fix in the form of challenging treks. The verdant mountains that surround Binsar, along with the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas in the distance, offer a great backdrop for visitors. This is not only an ideal place for a summer retreat, but also boasts of some truly idyllic winters.
Distance from Corbett National Park: About 208 km; takes nearly 4 hours
8. Naukuchiatal Near Corbett
With its scenic beauty, Naukuchiatal never fails to enrapture visitors. Surrounded by hills, this hill town is home to a nine-cornered lake that is a popular attraction. The lake offers activities such as boating, paddling, rowing, birding etc. The ‘Escape Festival’ held around the lake in May is a must-visit. The splendid climate and the greenery make this an ideal family vacation spot.
Distance from Corbett National Park: About 170 km; takes around 4 hours and 20 minutes
While in Corbett, stay at the Club Mahindra Corbett Resort. Opt for a family holiday amidst the wilderness in this easily accessible property. Enjoy a comfortable stay with modern amenities right in the heart of the jungle.
What’s more, you can feast on a variety of local food at the in-house restaurant. Spend your spare time by the pool, indulge in a massage, or take part in a number of activities. Rest assured, your family vacation with Club Mahindra at Naukuchiatal resort will be a memorable one! Club Mahindra reviews will help you with all the assurance you need regarding your stay here while you finalise your Corbett travel plans!