How To Reach
Corbett National Park is located at the foothills of the Himalayas in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand. To cater to the ever rising tourist inflow, transportation to Corbett has improved immensely. Tourists can now avail of many modes of transport to reach Corbett.
The National Park does not have its own airstrip or helipad. The nearest international airport is in Delhi which is 300 kilometers from Dhikala. For domestic tourists, the nearest airport is Phoolbagh (Pantnagar), which lies at a distance of 50 km from the park. Tourist arriving at Lucknow airport can also access Corbett by road.
Jim Corbett National Park is connected to major cities of India via a good network of roads. Road access to Corbett is as good an option as rail and air travel. The road journeys can actually be more enjoyable as one can enjoy the landscape and make the occasional stopovers.
Dhikala is 300 kilometers from Delhi, while Lukhnow and Ramnagar are at a distance of 145 and 51 kilometers respectively. The route from Delhi passes through Hapur , Moradabad, and Ramnagar.
Dhangarhi on the Ramngar Ranikhet road is the main entrance to the Park. Dhangarhi is 19 kilometers away from Ramnagar. Dhikala is 35 kilometers from Dhangarhi. Another approach is from Kalagarh which can be accessed from Moradabad. Amdanda is another entrance to the park , six kilometers from Ramnagar.
There are regular buses which ply from important cities like Delhi, Lucknow and Ramnagar. For reaching Jim Corbett National Park from New Delhi, the Hapur - Muradabad - Ramnagar route is quite suitable. Private taxis can also be hired to reach the Park.
TIP: Please note that uptill Moradabad bypass, though the roads are new and good, but the traffic situation is pretty bad. One may stuck in traffic jams for 4 - 5 hours. Garh Mukteshwar is one area that gets flooded by people during Hindu festivals and it could prove to be a nightmare if you are travelling around that time. Unfortunately, all the alternate routes are as bad. It is recommended early morning travel, leaving Delhi at about 5-6 a.m. in the morning OR leave late in the night. Also please do not travel in the night during the Kaavar period. Those guys are nasty and occupy the road more than the tyres.
To reach the Corbett National Park, the nearest railway station is located at Ramnagar, 14 km away for the park. Moradabad is the nearest junction from where tourists can find trains to all parts of India.
The most convenient rail connection to jim corbett national park is:
Delhi – Ramnagar: 5013 Ranikhet Express DEP Old Delhi Railway Station 2245 hrs; ARR Ramnagar Railway Station 0500 hrs.
Ramnagar – Delhi: 5014 Ranikhet Express DEP Ramnagar Railway Station 2115 hrs; ARR Old Delhi Railway Station 0500 hrs. The II AC compartment of this train is very comfortable.