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About Corbett

One of the most celebrated and treasured wildlife  reserve in India is none other than  the oldest  national park in the nation. Jim Corbett National  park has the credit of being  the only wildlife park  that played a crucial role in expanding wildlife  conservation  initiatives in India. Being recognized  as a popular eco tourism destination in the Asian  Continent, Corbett National park has gained name  and fame for its unique features  and wildlife  heritage. The people of India were made to  understand the need to protect  the extra ordinary  wealth of wildlife after the establishment of the Jim Corbett National  park.

Location of Corbett national park

 The Jim Corbett national park is proudly located at an expanse of about 520 kilometer stretch at the foot of the great Himalayan Mountains. The Himalayan topography is a huge attraction in itself. It is a very rare bio reserve situated in Uttarakhand in the beautiful district of Nainital. It is designated as a blend of the Kumaon and Garhwal regions.

History of Corbett National Park 

The most beautiful wildlife reserve of the country, Jim Corbett National park was established in the year 1936 By Jim Corbett. It is after the name of this British hunter and conservationist that the park is named. Jim Corbett is believed to be a person who hunted a lot of tigers to protect the people of the surrounding areas of Kumaon and Garhwal. He stressed on the need for wildlife protection and extermination in India of which the Corbett national park is the first of its kind. Fondly called as the “home of vanishing species", Jim Corbett national Park marks the beginning of wildlife conservation in India.

Geography and climatic conditions of Corbett National park

Paradise on earth for wildlife watchers and lovers, the Jim Corbett national park has a wide rage of river, hills, plateaus, savanna grasslands, huge lakes and numerous river belts. It is believed that the elevation of the region has ranges between 13400 feet to about 4000 feet. The climatic conditions are to be noted with attention in this gorgeous wildlife reserve. The summer seasons have warm days and cold nights. Winters are very cold during the night but bright and sunny during the day. Rains are expected usually from the month of July till September.

Corbett National Park Wildlife

The Jim Corbett National Park is home to a huge  population of flora and fauna. It is believed that  more than 488 species of plants are present in the  Park. The bio reserve house wide varieties of birds  ranging to about 580 species of which  woodpeckers, pea fowls, kites, red jungle fowl,  drongos, barbets and minivets are popular.. It  boasts of more than 25 reptile species and more  than 50 mammals. Popular for tigers, it also  houses elephants, jackals, cobras, pythons, black  bears, crocodiles, boars, fox, rhesus, langurs, wild  dogs and sloth bears.

By confining tourism activities to certain areas of the national park, the rich wildlife is protected to a great extent. There is maximum attention given to the aspect of maintaining a serene and safe habitat for the inhabitants of the park. An apt location and a favorite destination for lovers of nature, this National wildlife reserve has gained immense popularity from the time of its origin.

Place to visit

  • Garjiya Mata Temple
  • Sitawani Forest
  • Corbett Fall
  • Suspension bridge
  • Corbett Meseum

The oldest of its kind, the Jim Corbett National park is appreciated worldwide for its abundant wildlife bubbling with a wide variety of flora and fauna. The outburst of visitors clearly depicts the popularity of the bio reserve. The Corbett national Park has spell binding attractions in the form of water falls, rives, grasslands, valleys, mountain peaks and dense forests. Adventure enthusiasts and researchers have named Corbett National park as a haven for exploration for all. Touring this marvelous location with a little bit of knowledge on the place can be a great experience to be cherished forever.

Jim Corbett sightseeing is pure excitement for all those who visit the extra ordinary wildlife park. By holidaying in the heart of the Corbett Park, one can experience maximum exhilaration and excitement every second of the trip. Experiencing nature at its best can never be better than in the National park at Corbett. It is worth the hard earned money if a day

Some of the most popular attractions in the Jim Corbett Park vicinity are the Sitavani Ashram. This is a museum well within the forest area where the memorabilia of Jim Corbett is housed. The Garjia temple is another attraction which is situated in the Kumaoni jungle surrounded by the River Kosi. The river has to be crossed by using a wooden bridge which brings excitement to the travelers. Public wildlife sightseeing in the three major zones of the park namely the Jhirna range, Bijrani range and the Dhikala range is known to be a crowd puller.

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The Dhangari Museum which has important details of a wide species of animals is popular owing to its wealth of educational matter for researchers. Details of the wildlife can be obtained from this museum. You can also get to have a glimpse of the trophies of animals like tiger, leopard, tusker, crocodile, deer, sambar and many others that naturally died. Acting as a backdrop to the greenish and lush wildlife is the Corbett waterfalls which is a sure attraction. The Kyari camp, Sitavani temple and reserve, the sunrise point and the Kalagarh dam are places that have to be visited when touring the Jim Corbett National park. Ramnagara can be visited when planning to spend some time in the Corbett national park surrounding.

With the assistance of travel agents and getting hold of the best tour packages, all the attractions in and around Corbett park can be explored with ease. An experience to relish will be guaranteed when an individual visits the Jim Corbett National park in India.
 

By Road :

Ramnagar is the closest town to Corbett National Park; Corbett is popular wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand, India. Ramnagar is well connected via road to Lucknow, Nainital, Ranikhet, Haridawar, Dehradun and New Delhi.Ramnagar is the closest town to Corbett National Park; Corbett is popular wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand, India. Ramnagar is well connected via road to Lucknow, Nainital, Ranikhet, Haridawar, Dehradun and New Delhi.

Delhi(take NH 24 via Hapur Bypass and Gajraula) -> Moradabad (take Moradabad Bypass) -> Kashipur -> Ramnagar – Jim Corbett National Park
Important Road Distance from Jim Corbett National Park

Delhi - 260 kms
Lucknow - 145 kms
Nanital - 66 kms
Ranikhet - 112 kms

How to Reach By Train

Ramnagar railhead is the nearest railway station to Jim Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary. This railway station is connected to major cities of India, the nearest being New Delhi railway station. Ranikhet Express is one of the trains that operate from New Delhi railway station to Kathgodam railway station. This train runs daily between the two places. Bus or taxi are easily available that will take you to Jim Corbett. Also, trains are available from Moradabad railway station.

Ranikhet Express – The train leaves Delhi at 22:45 hrs and reaches Kathgodam in the morning. As the train reaches the station quite early it is advisable you ask the hotel for pick up facility. Alternatively, Ranikhet Express starts from Delhi to Kathgodam, comes back to Moradabad and via Kashipur reaches Ramnagar next day morning, i.e 2 days required. To save time getting down at Kathgodam is feasible and from there take a cab to National Park.

  •     Corbett Link Express – Leaves Old Delhi at 2245 hrs and reaches Ramnagar at 05:30 hrs
  •     Kathgodam Express – leaves Old Delhi at 2245 hrs and reaches Kathgodam at 07:15 hrs


How to Reach By Air

Jim Corbett National Park doesn’t have an airport. If one wants to go by air, Phoolbagh in Pantnagar is the nearest airport. It is located 50 km away from Jim Corbett. Pantnagar airport is well connected with major cities in India, so one can easily reach there. Delhi which is 300 km away is the nearest international airport for the people travelling from abroad. Flights from Lucknow and New Delhi travel to Pantnagar twice a week, so one can arrange accordingly. One can easily find taxi from Pantnagar to Jim Corbett.

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