River Rafting in Corbett
The Other Side of The Tiger Reserve
Named after the hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett, this national park is situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Established in 1936, it serves as a protected area for the critically endangered Bengal tiger of India. It is a home to about 488 species of plants and hundreds of species of animals. With extreme ecological characterstics, the park is known for its sub-Himalayan belt.
Apart from exotic wildlife, the park is known for several adventure sports as well. The forst and the foremost thrilling activity at Corbett is White Water Rafting.
River Kosi is a favourite destination among rafters. White Water Rafting at Corbett can be enjoyed most during the monsoon season. It is the season when the park is officially closed for visitors. The Kosi River, although with high water level in monsoon, is a safe zone for rafting. One can find various resorts near the river that provide facilities and proper arrangements for the sports.
Apart from white water rafting, Jim Corbett (Kosi Rover) is an ideal destination for activities like river crossing, rock climbing and rappelling (roping down) as well.
It is advised to carry dry bags to keep personal belongings while rafting. People can carry their inhalers, insulin or medicines, sunscreen lotions and sunglasses also. One should wear comfortable full cotton clothes and good rubber-soled shoes. Personal Photo Identity is compulsory while rafting in Corbett.
How To Reach
Phoolbagh, Pantnagar (50 km) is the closest airport. The nearest International Airport is at Delhi.
Ramnagar (12 km) is the nearest railhead.
Ramnagar is the town closest to Corbett National Park and is well connected via road to Lucknow (145 km), Nainital (105 km), Ranikhet (112 km), Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi (260 km).