Ramnagar is the gateway of the famous Jim Corbett National Park named after Jim Corbett and thus it is capable of drawing attention towards tourists and adventure lovers. Ramnagar town was established in 1856 by Commissioner H.Ramsay. Ramnagar is situated in the Nainital district of Kumaon region. Ramnagar is set in the foothills of Himalayan range and is also the commencement point of the hills of Uttarakhand. Ramnagar is connected with motorable roads as well as railway networks. Its proximity with Corbett national park and Nainital makes it even more popular destination. Ramnagar is situated at an altitude of 345mts on the banks of Kosi River and it is also famous for Litchi farming. Ramnagar is the ideal spot for fishing camp and the place offers as an administrative centre for Corbett national park. Ramnagar is home of some of the best and popular hotels of Uttarakhand.
Location of Ramnagar
Ramnagar is situated in the Nainital district of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state. It is situated in the foothills of Uttarakhand hills on the banks of Kosi River at an elevation of 345mts. Ramnagar is not only the commencement point of Kumaon hills but it is also one of the gateway of Jim Corbett National Park.
Places to see in Ramnagar
Jim Cornett National Park: It is the oldest national park of India named after Jim Corbett a British hunter who gave up hunting. Corbett national park was founded in 1936 as Hailey national park in the Nainital district of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The park covers an area of 521sqkms. There are 488 different types of plants and over 585 types of birds and many species of animals. But the most important reason why tourists visit this place is tigers and herds of elephants.
Nainital: Nainital is an emerald lake set amidst seven lofty peaks with dense forests on some sides, exotic hotels and colorful market on other. Nainital is one of the most frequently visited hill station of India. Nainital is a must watch place with several short and easy trekking excursions. Nainital is situated at an elevation of 6,358mts above sea level around 304kms from Delhi.
Corbett Museum: Corbett Museum is the place where Jim Corbett stayed during winters and the museum has his books like Man Eating Tiger, Man Eating Tiger of Kumaon etc. The museum also offers his personal items like, gun, fishing net, cap, bag and some of his photographs with tigers. The entry ticket of the museum is Rs. 5 for adult and Rs. 1 for student.
Garjia Maa Temple: Garjia Maa Temple is situated in the mid of Kosi River near Ramnagar. The temple holds great importance amongst the locals. Almost every couple who visits Corbett national park or Ramnagar visits this temple of Garjia Maa to take their blessings.
What to do in Ramnagar
Spend your time exploring different kinds of birds by doing bird watching. You can do fishing in the Kosi River or do jungle safari in Corbett national park.
Accomodations Hotels in Ramnagar
Ramnagar provides good and varied accommodation facilities with some of the best hotels in Kumaon region. Wild Crest Resort, Infinity Corbett Wilderness, Corbett Riverview Retreat, Jim’s Jungle Retreat, Claridges Corbett hideaway, Hotel Govind are some of the best options for you to stay at Ramnagar while a visit to Jim Corbett National Park or Nainital. Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) also has rest houses at Ramnagar.
Best time to visit Ramnagar
Tourists visit this place throughout the year but the peak season is from Mid November to Mid June.
How to reach Ramnagar
By Road: Ramnagar is well connected with the major cities like Delhi and Lucknow. Ramnagar is situated 238kms from Delhi and 430kms from Lucknow.
By Rail: Ramnagar is directly connected with railway networks of India with major cities of India.
By Air: The nearest airport is in Pant Nagar situated 80km from Ramnagar.