Jim Corbett National Park is one of the premier wildlife reserves of the
country, located in the foothills of the Himalayas.With the help of
the World Wildlife Fund, Project Tiger was launched in Corbett National Park
in 1973 and this park was one of the first tiger reserves in the country.
The entire 1,200-sq-kms park is a home to a wide variety of mixed deciduous
and giant Sal forests offering impenetrable cover for famous for wild
population of tigers, leopards and elephants. Location
It is based in Ramnagar,
250-km northeast of Delhi and 63-km southwest of Nainital. Corbett national
park was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park.
Corbett Tiger Reserve
Corbett is most famous for its large cats, specially the tiger, the first
designated Project Tiger Reserve. This project was aimed at saving the
Indian Tiger (Panthera Tigris) from extinction. The incredible variety of
mammals, birds and vegetation at Corbett reveals one of the healthiest 'food
chains' this side of the world. In the Jim Corbett National Park there are
about 110 tree species, 50 mammals species, 580 bird species and 25 reptile
Widlife Attractions At Jim Corbett National Park India
The protective environment of Jim Corbett Tiger reserve hosts some exotic endangered
species of the world like, the hog deer which has been virtually saved from
extinction. The park also has elephants, the Himalayan black bear, sloth
bear, varieties of lesser cats, dhole -the wild dog and an entire spectrum
of colorful birds like: water birds, pheasants, jungle fowl and the Indian
hornbill. Some of the smaller residents of the park are Himalayan Palm
Civet, Indian Gray Mongoose, Common Otter, Blacknaped Hare and Porcupine.
One can also find the Ghoral or Goat Antelopes on the rocky hillsides and
Langur and Rhesus monkeys, throughout the park. The exquisite jeep safaris
offer an adventurous experience while trying to spot some of these rare
animals, reptiles and birds
Best Time to Visit
The best visiting season for Jim Corbett national park tours is from November 15 to June 15. Corbett
remains closed between June 16 and November 14, when the monsoons flood the
river beds and cut the fragile road links.
How to Get there
The nearest airport Phoolbagh, Pantnagar is at a distance of
50-kms. The nearest international airport at Delhi is 300-kms.
Ramnagar is on the broad gauge track and from there buses or
taxis can be taken to reach the park.
Dhikala is 300-kms from Delhi, 145-kms from Lucknow and 51-kms
from Ramnagar. Ramnagar is served by frequent buses to and from Nainital and
Ranikhet, 112-kms north.