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JIm Corbett National Park

Location: Nainital, Uttarakhand

Main Wildlife Attractions: Royal Bengal Tigers, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Goral, Elephant, Leopard, Hyena

Coverage Area: 520 sq. km

Established: 1936

Best Time to Visit:Mid-November and Mid-June

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Famous for Royal Bengal Tigers, Jim Corbett National Park situated in the Nainital, Uttarakhand. It is one of the oldest national parks in India and the best place for enjoying jungle safari, Tiger safari, & elephant safari. The awe-inspiring landscapes and diverse wildlife of this tiger reserve manage to attract a large number of tourists from all over the country.

How to reach Jim Corbett National Park

By Air

The nearest airport to the Jim Corbett National Park is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. It is situated at a distance of 147.3 km from the park.

By Rail

Ramnagar Railway Station is the best option to reach Jim Corbett National Park by rail. The distance between the station and the park is 12 km.

By Road

A road trip from Ramnagar is an ideal way to reach Corbett National Park. It takes 6 min from Ramnagar to reach Jim Corbett by road. The distance between the two is 1.2 km.

Note: The national park will be opened for tourists from October 15, 2020. Online booking for a safari in the national park will start from September 10, 2020. It is mandatory to carry a COVID-19 negative test report. The tourists will have to get the RT-PCR test done, 96 hours before their visit.

Jim Corbett National Park is a best place for planning a wildlife tour to India. Famed for its Royal Bengal Tigers, The best time to visit Jim Corbett national Park is 15 October till 15 June where your enjoying jungle safari, Tiger safari, elephant safari & Canter Safari. The park is adorned with riverine belts, hills, grasslands, marshy depressions and a scenic lake. Housing 50 species of mammals, 110 species of trees, 25 reptile species and 580 bird species, the park is the first and largest national park in India. 

Interestingly, Jim Corbett National Park was the venue for the commencement of the ‘Save the tigers’ project in India launched in 1973. The legend associated with the naming of the park is as intriguing as the park itself. The journey from Hailey National Park to Ramnagar National Park and finally to the Jim Corbett National Park is really interesting. The tiger reserve remains thronged with scores of wildlife enthusiasts every year. But, winter is the ideal time to plan a Jim Corbett Packages. The reasons for exploring this must-visit destination in India are countless and each one is inviting in its own way.

Types of Safaris in Corbett

Many nature and animal lovers head towards the Jim Corbett National Park to enjoy wildlife safaris. Due to this, the following types of Safaris are offered at Jim Corbett National Park.

Canter Safari in Jim Corbett:

Canter Safari in Jim Corbett is operated and conducted only by the forest officials. Enjoyed with family, friends or a large group, the Canters gives a closer view of wildlife in the park. The vehicles are open and offer a matchless experience of the wildlife safari in Jim Corbett National Park.

  • Canter Safari Summer Timings: 5:30 am – 12:30 pm and 12:20 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Canter Safari Winter Timings: 6:00 am – 11:00 am and 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Elephant Safari in Jim Corbett

Elephant Safari cast a spell on the visitors. A joyride on these huge creatures is the safest mode and enthralling way to delight in the wilderness. Nothing matches the unique feeling of sighting a wild carnivore from an Elephant’s back. Gaze at the different views of the jungle, its landscapes and not to forget the wildlife to make your jungle safari in Jim Corbett memorable.

  • Elephant Safari Summer Timings: 6:00 am – 8:00 am and 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Elephant Safari Winter Timings: 6:00 am – 8:00 am and 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett Jeep Safari is another popular activity in the Jim Corbett National Park. Embark on a 4X4 Jeep and get ready to traverse the tough terrain of the forest. The fastest means of exploring the flora and fauna is the most popular one. Due to the small size, the jeeps can even take you to the core areas which otherwise remain inaccessible via canters.

  • Jeep Safari Summer Timings: 6:00 am – 9:00 am and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Jeep Safari Winter Timings: 7:00 am – 10:00 am and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Jim Corbett Safari Timing

Entry Time : 06:30 Am to 05:30 Pm
Safaris Timinig : 06:30 Am to 09:30 Am and 01:30 PM to 05:30 Pm

Best time to visit in Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett National Park has pleasant weather throughout the year so one can visit here anytime. This place is a treasure trove of nature and a remarkable place where one can spot various endangered species of flora and fauna. The best time to visit Jim Corbett is during the winter season between November and March. During the day, the temperature of the national park becomes balmy and warm, due to this winter is the best time to enjoy the jungle safari and to spot the animals in their natural habitat in the open zone. The weather during this season is comfortable and enjoyable for the tourists as well. Jim Corbett National Park is one of the best places for the family vacation and explores the natural wonders. During this pleasant one can enjoy the Jim Corbett safari here.

How to Reach Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most prominent national parks in the country. This wildlife sanctuary is situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Even though a large number of tourists visit this national park every year still the widely asked question by the travelers is how to reach Jim Corbett? This place doesn’t have its airport so Dehradun Airport is the nearest airport which is 123 km from here.

One can easily get a cab or taxi from here. The other way to reach here is train but three major railheads nearby the national park are Ramnagar, Gaushala and Kotdwar are almost at a distance of 86 km, 69 km, and 110 km respectively. The last and the best way to reach Corbett National Park are by road. One can easily get the cab, taxi, and buses from the nearby major cities such as Delhi, Dehradun. All types of buses including government buses, luxury buses, sleeper buses, and private buses ply down from the nearby cities for the Jim Corbett National Park.

Types of Flora and Fauna

Spotting the exotic flora and fauna in Jim Corbett mentioned below is one of the best things to do in the Jim Corbett National Park.

Fauna- Bengal Tiger, jungle cat, fishing cat, leopard, buffalo, elephant and Himalayan Black Bear, 586 avifauna species etc.

Flora- Lichens, ferns, mosses, exotic orchids, dodder, scarlet red flowers and several others

Buffer Zones in Jim Corbett National Park

  • Jhirna – The newly introduced zone is home to bears.
  • Dhikala – Housing abundance of wildlife species, Dhikala zone is the largest in the park.
  • Durga Devi – Head towards this zone for spotting avifauna species.
  • Birjani – Paradise for nature lovers.

Places to Stay in Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is a traveler’s paradise and a heaven for nature enthusiasts. It is nestled in the lap of the Himalayas amidst the lush greenery. This wildlife sanctuary is one of the best destinations for a family holiday. It is home to critically endangered species of flora and fauna. This wildlife sanctuary can be best explored during winters. There are many resorts and camps in the park which are an ideal means of accommodation. Corbett Ramganga Resort, The Gateway Resort Corbett, Jungle Brook Camp Resort, Corbett county resorts , tiger camp resort are some of the popular ones.

Elephant safari in Jim Corbett can be your best experience of life. A visit to the national park is incomplete with a jungle safari so make sure that you will have this in Jim Corbett packages. The hotels in the national park are different and unique in their ways. This place is a dream destination and houses one of the best resorts in Jim Corbett. The wildlife sanctuary has a wide variety of accommodation option from the luxury 4, 5-star resorts in Jim Corbett to pocket-friendly hotels. The resorts and hotels are well equipped with all the modern amenities and luxuries. 

Things to do in Jim Corbett

  • Jungle Safari
  • Camping
  • Exploring nearby attractions
  • Bird watching
  • River Rafting
  • Photography
  • Angling
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain Biking

Do and Don't Do In Jim Corbett National Park

  • Take care of nature and natural wonders
  • Do not litter
  • Follow the instructions
  • Do not harm the wildlife
  • Carry a disposable bag
  • Non-vegetarian food and alcohol and are strictly not allowed
  • Wear green or khaki clothes
  • Drive slowly
  • Avoid visiting after sunset