Jim Corbett National Park

About Park

Ones wish to explore heaven will be surely fulfilled after a visit to Jim Corbett National Park. Paradise for the wildlife lovers and adventure seekers ; Corbett National Park is India's first national park honoring Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The park is sprawling over 520.8 square km area of hills, riverinebelts, marshy depressions, grass landsand large lake.

Corbett national park is named after the hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett, which was earlier, named as Hailey National Park in 1936. The park is popular worldwide for safe guarding the endangered Bengal tiger of India. The Project Tiger, which is an Indian wildlife protection initiative, is the main objective to protect the animal onthe verge of extinction.

Fauna

There are over 585 species of resident and migratory birds in the Jim Corbett National Park that include the crested serpent eagle, blossom-headed parakeet and the red jungle fowl. The other variety of fauna recorded in the park are 33 species of reptiles, seven species of amphibians, five species of fish and 37 species of dragonflies.

Mammals

The main attraction of this National Park is the Royal Bengal Tiger. Additionally, wildlife lovers also get a chance to have a glimpse of Leopard, Asian Elephant, Chital, Sambar, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Langur, Wild Pig, Rhesus Monkey and Jackal.

Birds

Bird watchers are highly delighted in the park as they come across various species such as Woodpecker, Jungle Fowl, Teal, Stork, Peacock, Crow, Seagull, Vulture, Parakeet, Laughing Thrush, Kingfisher, Kaleej Pheasant, Oriole, Partridge, Drongo, Dove, etc.

Amphibians and Reptiles

Indian Marsh Crocodile, Gharial, King Cobra or Russels Viper, Python and Monitor Lizard can be easily seen in the Corbett National Park.

Fishes

Five species of fish include Mahaseer, Kalimuchi, Kalabasu, Chilwa and Goonch, which are found in Corbett National Park.

Flora

Jim Corbett National Park is house for around 488 different variety species of plants. Areas of Sal Forests have the highest tree density inside the reserve while it is lowest in the Anogeissus-Acacia catechu forests. Other different types of habitat are chaurs,khair-sissoo forests, and rivers have their own gathering of plants. And other species apart from trees that are identified in the park are shrubs, herbs, bamboos, grasses, climbers and ferns.

Safari Timing

Best times to visit Jim Corbett for different activities are:


Winter Season (October - February):

  • Best time for birds watching
  • To have a glimpse of Tiger
  • To enjoy cold nights and full jungle adventure

Summer (March to June):

  • Best time for wildlife viewing.

Monsoon Season (July - September):

  • Ideal time for the ones who desire to avoid crowd
  • Best months for trekking
  • Best time to observe flora in Corbett

Tourists attractions in Corbett


Fishing and Angling activities

Fishing and angling lovers can accomplish their wish on the banks of the Ramganga River, Spots like Machula Bridge, Vanghat pools and also several other beats in Jim Corbett give many opportunities to the people.

Adventurous activities in national park

Rafting on the Kosi River
River Kosi lends an excellent opportunity to the adventurers who wish to relish thrill in the luscious surroundings of Corbett national park.

Bridge Slithering on Kosi river
You can relish this team activity by slithering down and jumping into the water. You don't have to worry about the safety as there are support staffs or experts who will instantly lift you from the water. Amidst professional instructors you will have an enjoyable time as they guide you through the entire process.

River crossing on Kosi River
Accomplish your mission of crossing the River Kosi with the help of the ropes that are tied at both the ends of the river and you are attached to this rope with specialised equipment. You will feel the thrill by walking from one side to the other on a small string with the support of a rope and also under the assistance of expert instructors.

Travel Information

Climate

The atmosphere of Jim Corbett National Park is temperate in comparison to other protected areas of India. The temperature may differ from 5 C to 30 C at the time of winter and fog is also seen during the mornings. Summer temperature normally is not more than above 40 C. Light to heavy rainfall is observed during the monsoons.

How to Reach

By Air : Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 50 km is the nearest airport to the park. Delhi at a distance of 300 km is the nearest international airport from the park .

By Train : : Ramnagar is the nearest station for corbett national park, It is on the broad gauge track from where the road transport options have to be availed to reach the park. For faster trains and connections to other parts of India change at Moradabad.

By Road : Corbett Park is around 300 km from Delhi, 145 km from Lucknow and 51 km from Ramnagar. Ramnagar is served by frequent buses to and from Nainital and Ranikhet, 112 km north. Buses are available after every half hour or so. Delhi Transport Corporation also runs semi deluxe services.