Jim Corbett National Park is a Project Tiger Reserve of the larger part of Corbett Tiger Reserve which is situated in Nainital, Uttarakhand. Established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. Its the oldest & famous National Park of India. The first Project Tiger was first launched here in the year 1973. More than 650 endangered species of birds and other animals, elephants, Tigers, Jackal, and four to five species of deer make home in this National Park.
Total Corbett Tiger Reserve Area is 1318 Square kilometers out of that Jim Corbett National Park is spreads in about 520 square kilometers, comprising of hills, marshy land, large lake, revering belts and grasslands. Corbett National Park allows overnight stays to its visitors. To move around within the National Park for watching nature and wildlife, take on a Jeep Safari or Canter Safari. (No More Elephant Safari is available in Corbett due to new rule of Government).
Dikhala area situated at the border of Patli Dun valley, having abundance of wildlife, you will find varied species of Birds & animals and more than 50 species of raptors (birds of prey like hawks, eagles, kites, vultures etc.). As a result, it is considered as the healthy biodiversity of the area.
Jim Corbett National Park is also enriched with flora. More than 75% of the total area of the park is covered with Sal Forest. It has 600 species of plants including grass, ferns, climbers, herbs, shrubs, trees and bamboos.
Sal, Khair, Sissoo and the only conifer called Chir Pine are found in Corbett. Male Bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus) can be seen in abundance. Flowering plants like Kachnar (Bauhinia Variegata), Semal (Bombax ceiba), Dhak, Madaar or Indian Coral (Erythrinia indica) and Amaltas (Cassia fistula) along with artificially planted trees likeTeak (Tectona grandis), Silver Oak (Gravillea robusta), Eucalyptus, Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosaefolia) and Bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis), and can be seen in and around the forest area of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Shrubs like Ber (Zizyphus), Maror Phali (Helicteres isora) and Jhau are also found in Corbett.
The Fauna of Corbett National Park includes a wide list of animals besides Royal Bengal Tigers and Asiatic elephant, Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Walking Deer, Hog Deer, Sambar, Yellow-throated Marten, Otters and Ghariyal along with aqua fauna such as Golden Oriole, Pallas Fish Eagle, Indian Pitta, Tawny Fish Owl, Scarlet Minivet and species of birds like the Great Pied or hornbill, Orange Breasted Green Pigeon, Hodgson's Bushchat, White-Backed Vulture, and reptile like Ghariyal or Aligator, Mugger or Crocodiles and the King Cobra.
Corbett National Park offers unmatched options like jeep safari and canter safari for the tourists to begin their adventure into the forest.
1. Jeep Safari :
Discover the wilderness various species of Corbett National Park through jeep safari. It is the fast and comfortable mode to explore this area. The charge of jeep safari for Indians is INR 4500 /Jeep and for Foreigner’s, it is INR 7000 / Jeep. Only 6 persons are allowed in a single Jeep. You Can Enjoy zones like Bijrani, Sitabani and Jhirna. For Durgadevi the charge differs it is INR 5500 /8000/ Jeep respectively for Indian & Foreigner’s. There 02 Schedules of Jeep safari, 1st at 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM in the morning and 2nd at 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the evening.
3. Canter Safari :
To explore Dhikala forest or staying in a resort, canter safari is the only option. There are two canter safari services in a day- one is from 0600 Hrs (sunrise time) and the other at 1200 Hrs (afternoon). The 05 Hrs extensive ride, though canter safari will give immense pleasure.
The charge of canter safari for Indian is INR 1500 / Person and for Foreigner it is INR 3000 / Person. The canter has 16 seats and covers Dhikala.
Climate of Corbett National Park
The weather remains moderate here with a varying temperature of 5°C to 30°C during the winter and rise up to 40°C during summer. Winter mornings are foggy. Monsoons receive heavy rainfall in Corbett.
Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett : The best time to visit Corbett National Park is from Mid-November to Mid-June.
Ramnagar is a small city, near the Corbett National Park which can be easily accessed through road and rail network from all the major cities of India such as Delhi, Nainital, Moradabad and Bareilly. You can reach the National Park in only half an hour as it is situated at a distance of 15 km from Ramnagar railway station.
By Surface : Ramnagar connects the major cities of India with its amazing road network. As Corbett National Park is situated at a distance of 260 Kilometer from the capital of India, Delhi that is why several buses are operated by the state government of Uttarakhand to connect Delhi, Nainital, Haldawani and Moradabad.
By Train : Ramnagar Railway Station has access to trains from various cities of India like Delhi, Bareilly and Moradabad. There are direct trains from Delhi to Ramnagar which includes Corbett Link Express, Ranikhet Express and Kathgodam Express.
Distance between the Major Cities and Corbett National Park
* Delhi - Ramnagar (275 Km)
* Nainital- Ramnagar (62 Km)
* Lucknow- Ramnagar (445 Km)
* Dehradun- Ramnagar (240 Km)
* Noida – Ramnagar – (265- Km)
* Ghaziabad (250Km)
* Chandigarh – Ramnagar (522 Km)
Have luxurious stay during your wildlife tour to Corbett. Below mentioned are some of the popular resorts and places of retreat
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