Some of the smaller residents of the park are Himalayan Palm Civet,
Indian Gray Mongoose, Common Otter, Blacknaped Hare and Porcupine. Elephants feature among one of the main attractions of Jim Corbett
Park. Along the Ramganga River shores, one can spot the long-snouted, fish-eating Gharial Crocodile and the ‘Mugger’ Crocodile.
Also seen on the rocky hillsides is the Ghoral or Goat Antelopes. The Langur and Rhesus Monkeys are well distributed through out
the park and warn the whole Jungle with alarm calls when they see either a Tiger or Leopard from tree-top perches.
Wildlife Viewing - Chital, Sambar, and various other Deer species find shelter in the Savannah grasslands known
as the Maidan, behind the campsite to the south, and Tigers are occasionally drawn in looking for prey. Two-hour elephant rides,
explore this sea of grass, rarely penetrating far into the deep jungles beyond; try to convince your Mahout or Elephant driver
to venture in, as they can be quite magical. Come at dusk or dawn; in the heat of the day you probably won’t come across much
more than deer among the tall grass. Tiger-sightings are few and far between, but you may be rewarded with fresh pugmarks.
Jeep Safari in Corbett - Jeep Safaris, are the best way to travel within Corbett National
Park, and can be rented for the park trips from Ramnagar, from the KMVN Tourist Lodge and other travel agencies. One bus each day goes
to Dikhala from Ramnagar, stopping at the Forest Rest houses en route.
Flora - Corbett National Park is thriving in vegetation, with different kinds of trees and shrubs.
The lower ranges of the Park, where the land is flat as compared to the upper reaches, consists of tall and slender Sal trees,
Shisham and Khair trees found in the middle reaches, while the upper reaches of the mountains are full of Bakli, Chir, Gurail
and bamboo trees. The Park is dotted with lantana shrubs, a species that is a great cause for concern. Imported years ago from America,
the lantana shrub ensures that nothing else grows near it. In the Park are found 110 species of trees, 51 species of shrubs,
and over 33 species of bamboo and grass that are mostly found in chowds, or meadows.
Ramnagar - Situated in the rich farm belt of Terai, on the southeastern periphery of the great
forests, the busy market town of Ramnagar is the main administrative centre for Corbett National Park and Project Tiger. Ramnagar makes
a fishing base camp. However, permits to have a go must be sought from the Project Tiger office in Ramnagar.