Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park, which is a part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve, a Project Tiger Reserve lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The magical landscape of Corbett is well known and fabled for its tiger richness. Established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park, Corbett has the glory of being India’s oldest and most prestigious National Park. It is also being honored as the place where Project Tiger was first launched in 1973. This unique tiger territory is best known as the father who gave birth of the Project Tiger in India to protect the most endangered species and the Royal of India called Tigers.
Corbett is an exhilarating wildlife destination. Beautifully occupied by lush green hills, reverie belts, waterholes and grasslands, Corbett makes an ultimate animal kingdom and a picture perfect habitat for wild animals. Nonetheless, you can get a chance to see the star attraction of the park, the magnetic Royal Bengal Tiger. As you make your way in the depths of the forest during your jungle safari, you can also see some beautiful mammals like Rhesus Macaque, Langur, Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Asian Elephants, Jackal and Leopard.
Best Time to visit Jim Corbett National Park is during winter season or a period of November to February, you will find this park a true abode of beautiful and unseen birds. Besides birds, you can get a sight of majestic Bengal tiger roaming around the park in the winter season.
Jim Corbett National Park remains open from the mid of November to the mid of June months. However, there is a Jhirna zone in the park that remains open for whole year long. The famous Birjani zone of this park welcomes the visitors from mid of October to mid of June months and Dhikala zone allows visitors to visit inside from November 15 to mid of June. During monsoon period, the road of Dhikala and Birjani zones get completely washed away. Moreover, after the sunset, the gates of the park get closed and no drive out is allowed that time.
Flight: The closest international airport to Corbett National Park is Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and domestic airport is Pantnagar Airport in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. From Pantnagar, you can easily avail pre-paid taxis to get to the national park.
Rail: Ramnagar is the only nearest railway station to Jim Corbett National Park. A direct train to Ramnagar runs from Delhi. Alternatively, one can reach up to Haldwani/Kashipur/Kathgodam and come to Ramnagar by road. Taxis are easily available from these stations.
Road: The small city Ramnagar has a very good road network that connects the different cities of India. Uttarakhand state government buses ply at a short interval of time from Delhi, Moradabad, Haldwani that reaches directly Ramnagar. Corbett is only 15 Kms from Ramnagar town. The surface drive from Delhi to Corbett takes approximate five and half hours. The best route from Delhi is:
Delhi-Gajraula-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar: (240 km).
Corbett Water Fall