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Corbett National Park: Home of Tigers
If you want to experience tranquillity as well as thrill at the same time, then Jim Corbett National Park, with its family of tigers and other beasts, is calling you to experience the wildlife.
Jim Corbett National Park is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, which is a perfect destination for nature lovers as well as wildlife enthusiasts. The park is spread over 520 square kilometers. It is divided into 4 different zones Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna and Durgadevi zones.
During the peak season, every year, around 70 thousand tourists come from not only across the country but from all over the world.
One of the largest tiger reserves in the world.
Corbett National Park is one of the first wildlife reserve parks in the country which was established in 1936. Earlier it was named Ramganga National Park, but later the park was named Jim Corbett National Park after the famous hunter-turned-patron Jim Corbett.
Project Tiger originated with Jim Corbett is one of the 9 Tiger reserves in the country. Apart from the tiger, there are many animals such as elephant, chital, sambar, nilgai, gharial, king cobra, wild boar, thorny wild rat, flying fox and Indian chameleon. Besides, there are over 600 species of sparrows present in Jim Corbett.
Excited to go now? Let us check out when is the best time
The best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park is between November and June as the park is open to tourists during this period, but as soon as the monsoon season arrives, Jim Corbett Park shuts down as the track in the park gets washed away with rainwater. Post the end of the monsoon, the administration begins the repair work to open the gates in November.
How to reach Corbett National Park?
The Jim Corbett National Park is about 260 km from Delhi. Ramnagar is the nearest town located near Corbett which is just 15 km away. The state capital Dehradun is 230 km. It is connected by road to various cities of Uttarakhand as well as other cities of the country like Moradabad, Bareilly and Delhi.
Ramnagar is also the nearest railway station to Jim Corbett. There is also a direct train from Delhi to Ramnagar.
If you are planning to visit the deserted forests of Corbett National Park, do visit Dhikala which is situated on the banks of Patli Doon Valley.
Trekking with experienced guides is a popular activity that you can enjoy here. Kalagarh Dam is another place which is located in the southwest of the park. This place provides an excellent opportunity for bird watching. Migratory birds, mainly Murgabis, can be seen here generally during the cold season.
You can also enjoy the Corbett Waterfalls which is situated at a height of about 60 feet. It is an ideal place for a picnic or camp in the park.
Jungle safari, including jeep safari, offers unlimited enjoyment for the tourists. You can enjoy fishing in the catchment area of ??the Kosi River. There are many resorts which make necessary arrangements for fishing. The Corbett Museum in Kaladhungi is also a place to visit.
Take a stop at Kyari Camp situated in the foothills of Kumaon. Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary provides an opportunity to see Asian elephants and tigers in the forest. The Ramganga River, the Mandal River and the Sonanadi River are gold to the ecology of the National Park.
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