Exploring the Natural Paradise: Jim Corbett National Park

Posted On : 14-2-2018
Jim Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park situated in the Ram Nagar area of the Indian state Uttarakhand. It is approx. 250 km from Delhi and is one of India’s prime wildlife reserves. Established in 1936 by Jim Corbet as Hailey National Park, the park was renamed in his honor later on. It is one of Himalayan India’s vast expanses of wilderness. Jungle Safaris are allowed only in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people can enjoy its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife living here. Spread over an extent of approx. 520 sq km, its total area comprises of hills, grasslands, and a large lake... It is among the few tiger reserves in India that allow overnight stays at the core area of National Park. Enjoy Jungle Safari in the Jim Corbett national park is possible through an open four-wheeler Jeep, Canter and on elephant back. The Corbett National Park is famous the world over as the Land of the trumpet, roar, and song. Here in Jim Corbett Tiger reserve, apart from tigers some of the other cats which can be spotted are leopards, jungle cats, and leopard cats. Large herds of elephant are also found near Ramganga.

If you are an ornithologist you could come across 580 species of birds including waterfowl, 17 types of woodpecker, peafowl, raptors like the Pallas fishing eagle, harries and kites, minivets, cuckoos, drongos, red jungle fowl, shrikes, and barbets. You also get to see a fine reservoir on the river formed with the building of a dam at Kalagarh, which now attracts diverse species of water birds - both local and migratory.

In recent years Corbett has the highest density of the population of Tigers. The number of tourists coming here has increased dramatically from a few years. It has become an ideal weekend getaway from Delhi, carry your binoculars and your sense of adventure, and you just might glimpse the elusive animal.

How to reach Jim Corbett National Park

By Road: Ramnagar is well connected by road with all the cities of North India. Uttarakhand govt. plies buses at a regular interval from Delhi, Haldwani, Nainital, and Moradabad that reaches Corbett directly.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is in Ramnagar receives trains from Delhi, Moradabad, and Bareilly. Direct trains are available from Delhi to Ramnagar like Ranikhet Express, Corbett Link Express, and Kathgodam Express.

By Air: The nearest airport is situated at Pant Nagar, 80-km southeast.

Accommodation Options In Jim Corbett National Park

There is a number of boutique hotels and resorts available in Jim Corbett national park. Apart from these resorts and hotels option of jungle lodges are available in different zones of Corbett national park.

Jim Corbett Safari Booking

Explore different zones of Corbett in an open jeep, canter, or elephant ride. It is advisable to book your safari in advance to avoid last-minute hassles. You can book Corbett safari at their Official Website of Corbett National Park

Best Time to Enjoy Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park

Although the park remains open 365 days a year the core area opens from 1st November to the end of May. This is the best time to visit Corbett Park.