Trip To Corbett National Park

Ever since I had read Jim Corbett’s Man Eaters of Kumaoun as a 12 year old, I have been fascinated by tigers and the Indian jungle. His vivid description of the jungle , and its sights and sounds have left in me an enduring yearning to go back to the jungle at the first opportunity. Corbett National Park is the one place that brings to life the visual imagery woven by Corbett in the masterful narration of his experiences.

An opportunity presented itself when my team in office decided to take a one day trip to Corbett to bid farewell to one of the most respected team members. Needless to say, I grabbed the opportunity with glee. And what an experience it was! I did not get to see a tiger. Yet, I have come back with my soul nourished and a song in my heart. Shared below are some of the visual delights that Mother Nature served us while we were there.

Dew drenched grasslands of Corbett

Dew drenched grasslands of Corbett

 

Vehicle tracks on the jungle trails in Corbett National Park

Vehicle tracks on the jungle trails in Corbett National Park

 

Thick grasslands, lush forests and the blue sky. Heaven!

Thick grasslands, lush forests and the blue sky. Heaven!

 

More grassland beauty!

More grassland beauty!

 

Sunlight filtering through the forest canopy to light up the forest floor in distinct bands

Sunlight filtering through the forest canopy to light up the forest floor in distinct bands

 

Crystal clear waters of the Kosi river that forms the eastern boundary of the Corbett National Park

Crystal clear waters of the Kosi river that forms the eastern boundary of the Corbett National Park

 

River valley in the Corbett Tiger Reserve

River valley in the Corbett Tiger Reserve

 

Tiger pugmarks! They veered off the trail and disappeared in a nallah

Tiger pugmarks! They veered off the trail and disappeared in a nallah

 

That's the mark you get when a python decides to cross the trail!

That’s the mark you get when a python decides to cross the trail!

 

This curious couple refused to vacate the trail!

This curious couple refused to vacate the trail!

 

That's a monitor lizard! Albeit, a dead one

That’s a monitor lizard! Albeit, a dead one

 

Isn't that beautiful? Pure and serene , yet full of life

Isn’t that beautiful? Pure and serene , yet full of life

 

Look at those antlers!

Look at those antlers!

 

The ancestor of all poultry - Jungle Fowl

The ancestor of all poultry – Jungle Fowl

Kingfisher perched atop an electric transmission line just outside Corbett!

Kingfisher perched atop an electric transmission line just outside Corbett!

 

Of mums and babies - The common macaque

Of mums and babies – The common macaque

 

Kosi River panorama at Garjiya (Drag mouse to rotate image)

2 comments to Trip To Corbett National Park

  • Esha  says:

    Nice.. Waiting for your next blog on second Corbett trip .. 😉

    • Abhigya  says:

      Sure. will try and post when possible.

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