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Weekend Trip to Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

Famous for

  • Wildlife
  • Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rivers
  • Falls

Weather

4 °C to 42 °C

Distance / Traveling Time

From Delhi: 254 kilometers / 4 h ,35 m

Best Time To Visit

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Overview

Jim Corbett National Park, established in 1936 with the core area of 308 sq km, is one of the best wildlife resource in India and a worthy weekend getaway from New Delhi. The national park provides shelter to exotic flora and fauna. In the year 1974, Jim Corbett national park was the first Indian national park to inaugurate ‘Project Tiger’, a program initiated with the motive to save the royal predators ‘tiger’. Winter is the best time to visit Jim Corbett.The park was formerly known as ‘Hailey National Park’ and later in 1955 it was renamed as ‘Corbett National Park’ to commemorate the diligent efforts of Jim Corbett (popular author and wildlife conservationist). The rich flora of the park expands to an area of 521 sq km, dominated by Sal forest. There also are about 488 species of flora recorded in the park. Additionally, the wildlife directory features 586 species of birds, 33 species of reptiles, 36 species of dragonflies, 7 species of amphibians and 50 species of mammals. To spot some of the amazing wildlife species in the park, there are three types of safaris, namely Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, and Canter Safari, are available.


How to Reach Jim Corbett National Park

By Train

Ramnagar located at a distance of 10.6 km is the nearest railway station. From the railhead, there are private cabs and shared taxis available to reach the national park.

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) located at a distance of 157 km is the nearest airport. From the airport, there are taxis and cabs available to drive visitors to the park.

By Road

There is road connectivity available from Delhi to reach the park. The route is about 253.5 km via Gajraula, Moradabad, and Kashipur. It is one of the best ways to reach Jim Corbett National Park, as one can get a cab, taxi, or bus from the nearby places to reach here.


Attractions in Corbett National Park

Dhikuli

Dhikuli is praiseworthy for providing some of the amazing views of the national park. The ancient rest house (built around 100 years ago) and picturesque valley are the attracting features of the place.

Corbett Falls

Visit to the Corbett Falls complements the nature trail in Corbett National Park. This attraction is a must visit to enjoy ultimate peaceful experience.

Important Information

  • Area: 1,319 sq km (509 sq miles)
  • Altitude: 385-1100m above Mean Sea Level
  • Geographical Coordinates: 78°44' to 79°07'E Longitude and 29°25' to 29°39'N Latitude
  • Rainfall: 1400 mm - 2800 mm
  • Temperature: 4 °C to 42 °C
  • Flora: Sal, Sissoo, Semal, Bamboo, Bel, Rohini, Kuthber, Kharpat, Dhak, Pula, Chbilla, Bakli, Ber, Khingan, Khair, etc.
  • Mammals: Tiger, Elephant, Rhesus Monkey, Cheetal, Wild Boar Langoor, Sambar, Leopard, Barking Deer, Hog Deer, etc.
  • Birds: Peacock, Crow, Drongo,  Teals, Ducks, Vulture, Seagulls, Cormorants, Partridges, Kaleej, Orioles, King Fishers,  Woodpeckers, Laughing Thrush, Storks, Parakeets, Doves, Jungle Fowl, etc.
  • Reptile: Indian Marsh Crocodiles (Mugger), King Cobra, Gharials, Monitor Lizard, Python, Common Krait, Cobra, Russel, etc.
  • Pisces: Kalabasu, Kalimuchi, Mahaseer, Chilwa, Goonch, etc.
  • Opening Hours: 0630 hours to 1730 hours.

Packages for Jim Corbett National Park


Hotels in Jim Corbett National Park

4*
Manu Maharani Corbett

Village Dhikuli, Ram nagar

3*
The Corbett Hideaway

Zero Garjia Dhikuli Ramnagar Distt. Garjia

3*
Tiger Camp Resort

P.o. Dhikuli, Ramnagar, Distt. Nainital

3*
Tree Tops Riverview Corbett

Jim Corbett National Park, Merchula