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Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is a widely-known wildlife sanctuary and one of India’s oldest wildlife parks, established in 1936 in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Nature is abundant in Jim Corbett, which is home to a different variety of wildlife. Known for its Royal Bengal Tigers, it’s the most popular national park across the world. 

The park covers an area of around 1.318 kilometres & is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India. It’s divided into seven different zones with entry gates. These zones are Dhikala, Garjia, Durgadevi, Bijrani, Jhirna, Sonanadi, and Dhela.

Also, it’s home to other endangered animals that can be found roving in the park. These mammals include leopards, mammoths, deer, wild boars, and langurs. The park is also a haven for birdwatchers, with over 600 species recorded in the park.

Corbett National Park offers mesmerising landscapes with hills, rivers, and waterfalls. The Ramganga River flows through the park, and visitors can enjoy scenic views of the river and the surrounding hills.

Jim Corbett National Park is a beautiful destination with a rich diversity of wildlife, scenic beauty, adventure activities, and artistic significance.

Each zone offers a stimulating experience for visitors, with different geographies and wildlife to discover. A must-visit place for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers from far and wide. It’s one of the most well-known national parks in India and is honoured for its significant part in tiger conservation. 

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

  • A visitor can visit the park from November to June, however, to get the best experience, it’s best to visit between
    February and May. You’re more likely to see wildlife at this time since the rainfall is pleasant, and the wildlife is more
    probably to be around roving.
  • Likewise, this is also a great time for you to go birdwatching, as well as go for nature walks during the winter
    season from December to February. There’s no mistrustfulness that tigers and other wildlife thrive in the winter heat, and they’re frequently seen reposing around in the open to enjoy the warm rainfall.
  • In summary, the best time for you to visit Jim Corbett National Park is from February to June, as the rainfall is pleasant, and wildlife sightings are high. 

 

HOW TO REACH FROM MAJOR CITIES

Here is how you can reach Jim Corbett National Park from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru. 
You can choose from different modes of transportation according to your convenience- 

  • Visitors can reach via air, rail, and road as Pantnagar Airport and Ramnagar railway station are the nearest transportation capitals. 
  • The Pantnagar Airport is the nearest field to Jim Corbett National Park and is located around 85 kilometres away. You can take a taxi or a bus from the airport to reach Ramnagar, and also take a private taxi or participated jeep to reach the park. 
  • The nearest railway station is Ramnagar railway station, which is located roughly 14 kilometres away. Ramnagar railway station is well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, and Varanasi, and several trains operate daily at this station. 
  • You can also reach the park by taxi or bus from neighboring cities, or by using your vehicle. 
  • You can take direct flights from cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata to Pantnagar or take a train to Ramnagar railway station. 
    And from a megacity like Bengaluru, you can take a direct flight from Bangalore to Delhi or Mumbai and then take a connecting flight or a train to reach Jim Corbett, National Park. 

THINGS TO DO

  • Wildlife Safari: You can take a jeep & canter safari to explore the park and spot its different wildlife, including the Bengal tiger, elephant, leopard, deer, and many species of birds.

 

  • Birdwatching: Jim Corbett National Park is home to over 600 species of birds, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. You can embark on guided birdwatching tours to spot several species of birds, including the Himalayan griffon, the crested serpent eagle, and the red junglefowl.

 

  • Nature Walks: The park has several walking trails and trekking routes that offer you the chance to explore the park from the bottom, enjoy scenic beauty, and observe wildlife.

 

  • River Rafting: You can enjoy river rafting on the Kosi River (only during the monsoon), which flows through the park. The river rapids give an exciting and audacious experience.

 

 

NEARBY PLACES TO EXPLORE

Some nearby places that you may be interested in visiting include, nearby places that you may be interested in visiting include:
 
Nainital – A beautiful hill station 40 miles from Jim Corbett National Park.  Picturesque views and charming atmosphere. 

Ranikhet – A quiet charming hill station 72km from Jim Corbett National Park. Famous for its ancient temples and colonial architecture. 

Bhimtal – Located 50 km from Corbett National Park, this idyllic lakeside town is known for its tranquil and picturesque atmosphere. You can also enjoy adventure activities such as paragliding, trekking, and camping at Bhimtal.

AlmoraIt is a beautiful hill station located 100km from Jim Corbett National Park. Almora is known for its beautiful scenery and rich art Heritage and old-world charm.

 
Kausani – It is a picturesque hill station 120 km from Jim Corbett National Park, known for its Himalayan panoramas. The scenery, scenic beauty and peaceful atmosphere. 

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FAQ Regarding JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

Jim Corbett National Park is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Nearest town is Ramnagar which is about 282 kms from New Delhi via Ghaziabad, Moradabad & Kashipur.

Jim Corbett National Park has the highest number of tigers population. It is home to 280-320 tigers as per the latest tiger counting in 2022.

Visitors can visit the official website of Corbett Tiger Reserve to obtain permits & book a gypsy however it is advised to book it through reputed travel agency if you want pleasant experience without going through all the complexity & hassle.

Jim Corbett is a very popular & tourist friendly destination therefore visitors can find wide range of resorts from 5 Star luxury resorts to home stays. Also, if you are planning trip well in advance then we would highly recommend staying in one of forest rest houses such as Dhikala, Jhirna & Bijrani FRH. These FRHs are located deep inside the forest and have very basic amenities.

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