Jim Corbett National Park
The park is located in the state of Uttaranchal and is loved by wildlife aficionados. Corbett National Park is an amazing blend of high hills, swamps, riverine belts and green meadows covering an area of total 522 kilometers at the foot hills of the great Himalayas. Here you can indulge in various activities including rock climbing, rappelling, elephant safaris, fishing and angling and bird watching is available for visitors. But, the best thing about this park has to be the open jeep safari.
And now the most interesting topic - what are the animals that can be seen in the park? Tigers, for sure, are the prime attraction of the park, but there is no certainty that tourists will get to see the beautiful creature. However, the park has many more attractions to see. These include The Asian Elephant, Deer, Leopard, Rhesus Macaque, Wild boar, Himalayan Goral and Asiatic Jackal. The avian world of Corbett is made up of numerous varieties of Pelicans, Darters, Storks, Flamingo, Egrets, Hawks, eagles, Falcons, cranes, pigeons, doves, cuckoo, owl, Kingfishers, woodpeckers, skylarks, flycatcher and many more.
Jim Corbett National Park is not only a paradise for wildlife lovers. It is equally interesting for those who adore nature and her beauty.
Mountains, Sal forest, chaurs, khair-sissoo forests, and rivers lend Corbett a beauty that is unparalleled. Flowering trees add color to the pristine beauty of the park. The heartwarming white and pink beauty of Kachnaar, the brilliant red of semal, glowing orange of Dhak and bright yellow of Amaltas offer a treat for visual senses of tourists.
The tiger reserve, for the sake of better tourist management, has been segregated into five tourism zones, each of which has an entrance gate of its own. The five zones are
Bijrani Safari Zone:
This is most popular tourist hub it is full of natural beauty and open grasslands it is located at only 01 Km from Ramnagar city.
Jhirna Safari Zone:
Located at a distance of 16 km from Ramnagar city, Jhirna is another important tourist zone in the Jim Corbett park.
Dhela Safari Zone:
Dhela is eco tourism zone enriched with flora and fauna, it is open throughout the year, and located at an approximate distance of 13 Km from Ramnagar City.
Dhikala Zone :
Located only at a distance of 18 km from Ramnagar city, Dhikala is the largest and most varied zone in Corbett, enriched with natural beauty as well as it offers the best sight of exotic fauna.
Durga Devi Zone :
Entry gate is located at an approximate distance of 36 km from Ramnagar city. Durga Devi Zone offers an exciting experience for nature lovers and bird watchers.
Sitabani Buffer Zone :
Sitabani Zone doesn't fall under the Corbett Tiger Reserve area. If you are fond of serene ambiance of the natural beauty, must visit Sitabani area.
Things to do:
A visit to Corbett national Park opens up a wide variety of opportunity to explore and spend some of the best time in the dense forests, locating some of the rare species of animals and exotic varieties of birds as well as insects. There are many things to do here, including:
One of the most popular things to do in Corbett, the elephant safari is entertaining as well as exhilarating ride atop an elephant.
More apt for those who want to explore the forests a little deeper and are ready for some adventure. Jeep Safaris take you through the course made in the forests, and if luck is on your side, you can spot a tiger perhaps.
The museum, which is dedicated to the founder and the eminent figure of the Kumaon hills, Jim Corbett, houses some of the man's weapons, old maps, books and other articles. The museum, well preserved, is an enriching experience in itself.