The Project Tiger which was established with an initiative of the Government of india under the leadership of the then Prime Minister Late Mrs. indira Gandhi in the year 1972.The first national park that was declared in 1973 in Uttrakhand as a part of the Project Tiger was the JiM CORBETT NATiONAL PARK named in honor of the legendary hunter turned conversationalist, author and photographer, Lt Col Jim Corbett who spent most his life in the area and helped in setting up the park. The idea was to save the alarmingly dwindling population of Panther Tigris or the tiger by establishing special reserves that offer a large enough natural habitat for the tiger and other wild life animals.
The main objectives of the ambitious project tiger were to create and maintain natural habitats that can effectively help to rehabilitate and conserve wildlife in india and to maintain a viable tiger population for scientific, ecological aesthetic and cultural values. And the JiM COBBETT NATiONAL PARK under this initiative has shown a remarkable increase in the dwindling population of the wild cats(latest stats reveal 148 Tiger's inhabiting the jungle spread in over 550 sq.km approx).Not just Tiger's the CORBETT has a remarkable population of other endangered species such as ELEPHANT'S , BEAR , GHARiYAL , WiLD BORE , DiFFERENT VERiTiES OF DEER'S AND MUCH MUCH MORE…
There are three distinct seasons: Cold (November to February), Hot (March to mid-June) and Rainy (mid-June to October).
Mean monthly max. temperatures range from 26*C in January to 44*C in June, and min. temperatures from 2*C in January to 21*C in August. Annual rainfall varies from 140cm in the outer hills to 280cm in the upper hills, with 150-160cm in the main Ramganga Valley.
in order to enjoy your stay at ATTR, it is important that you pack and plan accordingly. There are three distinct seasons: Cold (November to February), Hot (March to mid-June) and Rainy (mid-June to October), and each demands different clothing.
if visiting in the Cold season it is important that you pack woolens, and have one wind breaker. Mornings and evenings, especially during game drives and elephant rides can be very cold.
in the Hot season, loose cotton clothes are advisable, while on nature walks wear long trousers so that the thorny undergrowth does not scratch you. Sensible walking shoes are the order of the day in all seasons. if visiting the retreat in the rainy season, a proper raincoat is far more useful than an umbrella. Always pack a spare pair of shoes to plan for unexpected rain.
it is always advisable to carry a reliable flashlight/torch with you. in case you have a particular medical condition it is essential that you pack your medicines. Ramnagar does have chemist shops but specialist medicines are not always available. Mosquito repellant is a must, especially in the rainy season.
And don't forget to pack you camera!