Ramnagar - Gateway to Corbett

Ramnagar is a small town situated in the ‘Kumaon’ region of Uttarakhand and is located in the district of Nainital (Uttarakhand). It is also the main administrative center for Jim Corbett National Park and Project Tiger

Ramnagar is not only the commencement point of Kumaon hills but it is also one of the gateways of renowned Jim Corbett National Park.

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Ramnagar with the varied number of attractions it offers has been able to draw the attention of many tourists and adventure lovers and have lured them. 

It comes under the Terai region of Uttarakhand yet captures a distinctive hilly surrounding. The most famous and alluring part of Ramnagar is that it is the gateway to one of the most celebrated and famous national parks: Jim Corbett and has close proximity to the beautiful hill station Nainital

Ramnagar renders a unique and amalgamated experience of Kumaon culture, adventure, serenity, and poised surroundings. It not only is an attraction for adventure lovers but also for nature lovers and those who would want a unique cultural experience. 

Why Visit Ramnagar? 

A unique and interrelated experience from an adventurous to a spiritual one to further traveling and exploration, Ramnagar as a place is worth a visit to escape the mundane daily life. Ramnagar has a rich cultural heritage and one should definitely visit the place for a lifetime experience of scenic beauty, simplicity, and adventure.

  • As a place, Ramnagar is a small town exhibiting Kumauni culture and traditions. The market there does not have much to offer in terms of fancy things but it definitely is worth a visit to explore the simplicity and uniqueness of the place and people. 
  • There are a number of small eating outlets and few big ones which are all worth a visit. The architectural structuring of Ramnagar is very unique and distinct which can be attracted to many photographers for its simple and unique style of market architecture. 
  • There are also a number of small villages (i.e. Kyari) near the locality of Ramnagar and one can definitely grasp a view of them while taking a local ride.
  • If one plans for a long vacation in Ramnagar, then a number of other nearby places can also be visited: Ranikhet, Sattal, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Nainital, Bhowali and others to enjoy the mystic and enchanting experience of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.   

Activities in Ramnagar

Jungle Safari in CorbettRamnagar is a getaway to Corbett National Park and a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Tourists are offered jeep rides traversing through the jungle where they could spot wild animals like tiger, elephants, deer, langurs, leopards, crocodiles.   

Fishing: The catchment area offers Kosi River offers various opportunities for catching fishes or angling. Quite a few licensed fishing camps are set up on the banks of the river for angling especially catching Mahseer fishes.

River RaftingFor adventurous souls, rafting in the rapid and turbulent waters of Kosi River is quite a thrilling experience. Some adventure water sports are also organized on the river.

Ramnagar Travel Tips

  • The best time to visit the place is in summers and winters and monsoon time should generally be avoided.   
  • Tourists visiting to Jim Corbett should fill up their fuel tanks and get any money needed from the ATM at Ramnagar as there are no ATM facilities or fuel stations beyond Ramnagar.

Staying in Ramnagar

Synonym with the Jim Corbett Park, Ramnagar is a popular destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Being near Jim Corbett, there are plenty of accommodations options available for tourists. One can find deluxe hotels and resorts with best facilities as well as budget guesthouses with limited amenities at Ramnagar. Tent accommodation and government guesthouses (KMVN) are also available.

Ramnagar Food Guide

One can find plenty of roadside eating joints and a few restaurants which serve delicious meals. However, the best option for food can be tasted at the hotels and resorts in Ramnagar. One can choose a variety of cuisines from Chinese, Indian, and Mughlai to Kumaoni and local cuisines. One should keep in mind that non-vegetarian food and alcohol are strictly prohibited inside the Jim Corbett Park.

History of Ramnagar

The minion town of Ramnagar was established by H. Ramsay, an English Commissioner in the midst of 1856-1884. Ramsay made settlements for his fellow English men in the town of Ramnagar during the British rule and tea gardens were also made in the nearby villages of Uttarakhand. 

Mythology about Ramnagar

The historical underpinnings of the place are very interesting and dates back to the times of the Mahabharata.  As per the local legends, Ramnagar was hailed by the name of 'Ahichhatra’ which was the ancient capital of the Northern Panchala Kingdom during the period of Mahabharata.

Things To Do in Ramnagar

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. Explore wildlife and enjoy bird watching in Ramnagar. You can do fishing in the Kosi River or do jungle safari in Corbett national park. Ramnagar is also famous for Litchi cultivation. The best time to visit Ramnagar is from mid-November to mid-June.

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Corbett National Park near Ramnagar
Fields and resorts on the outskirts of Ramnagar
Sambar deer at Ramnagar, Uttarakhand
Garjiya Temple near Ramnagar (Corbett)
Famous Garjiya Devi Temple located in Ramanagar, Nainital. This Temple is located over a large rock in the Koshi river.
Hanuman Dham in Ramnagar
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