Corbett National Park Opens The New Zone, Dhela For Tourists
Corbett National Park opened a new zone for tourists on Monday. Covering an area of 521 sq km, Dhela is the sixth zone in the park and is known to house the endangered tigers, bears, elephants and leopards. This zone is different from others in a way that it has two natural trails, giving tourists an opportunity to stroll around three to four km in the wild. Click here to read more about Jim Corbett Park.
The director of Corbett National Park, Sameer Sinha said “Dhela sprawls over 1,173 hectares and the length of road safari is around 47 km.” He added “From the next year forth, tourists will be able to opt for a walk through trails that are three to four km in length.” According to him, exotic birds will be the major highlight of this zone. Check out Safari timings here.
A huge area of mixed forests makes Dhela an ideal place for sighting different bird species. Every day, close to 180 tourists will be given the permission to explore Dhela – 90 in the morning and 90 in the evening.
If reports are to be believed, authorities are planning to create the new zone into a rescue-cum-tiger safari centre for rescued and injured tigers. A consideration proposal in this regard has been sent to the Central Zoo Authority and the National Tiger Conservation Authority.
One of the most famous national parks in India, Corbett provides shelter to around 580 species of birds, 50 species of mammals and 25 reptile species. Its diverse wildlife and a range of flora draw more than one lakh tourists every year.