Ramnagar - Gateway to Corbett

Ramnagar is situated in the Nainital district of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state on the banks of Kosi River at an elevation of 345 mts above sea level.

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

Ramnagar has successfully lured tourists and adventure lovers and it is capable of drawing attention. Ramnagar town was established in 1856 by Commissioner H.Ramsay. Ramnagar is situated in the rich farm belt of Terai, on the southeastern fringes of the great forests.

Why Visit Ramnagar?

The busy market town of Ramnagar is the main administrative centre for Corbett National Park and Project Tiger. 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.

Activities in Ramnagar

Jungle Safari in Corbett: Ramnagar is 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 Rafting: For 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

  • 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.

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.

One can find plenty of roadside eating joints and 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 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.

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. 

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.

Ramnagar Photo Gallery

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.
Riding through dense forests around Corbett National Park suddenly you find God throwing his light for a perfect pose. 
(at Sitabani, Ramnagar)
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