Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park Highlights

  • Jungle safari: Elephant safari, Jeep Safari and centre Safari are one of the most preferred activities to do in the Corbett National park for which tourists come here every year. The Jeep rides offered here spot wild animals like elephants, leopards, langurs, crocodiles etc. 
  • Rafting: One can also do rafting if you are visiting Jim Corbett in the monsoons for grade 1 and 2 rapids in the ferocious waters of RamGanga river.
  • Fishing: There are licensed fishing camps set up at Ramganga river to catch mahseer fishes.
  • Wildlife photography: If you are a photographer and wildlife enthusiast, Jim Corbett National park is the ideal place for you to capture your perfect wildlife shots. 
  • Bird watching: Some of the major birds that are spotted in Corbett are Cinereous vulture, Great Slaty Woodpecker, wallcreeper, fish eagle, bright headed cisticola Rosy, white-tailed rubythroat, Rosy Minivet. You can enjoy birding here.

CONTACT US

Jim Corbett National Park Overview​

LOCATION

Jim Corbett National park was established in 1936, also known by the name of Hailey National park is one of the oldest National parks in India situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand spread around an area of 521 square kilometres. It is a place meant for adventure freaks, animal lovers and bird watchers. It is situated at the foothills of the Himalayan belt offering the best of the landscapes.


WHAT MAKES IT A PERFECT TOURIST SPOT?

There are various species of flora and fauna in Corbett National park. It has about 488 different species of plants and 600 different species of birds. Its wildlife variety is very wide which includes elephants, nilgai, King cobra, wild boar tigers, Indian pangolin etc. Corbett National park attracts thousands of visitors and foreign as every year due to its good management. It also protects one of the critically endangered Bengal tigers of India. 

It has four entrances which are Dhangarhi gate, Khara gate, Durga Devi gate and Amdanda gate. There are forest rest houses present in this park which are also open.


WHY SHOULD YOU VISIT CORBETT?

Corbett National park not only provides day visit but it also gives night stay facilities at places like Dhikala, Khinnauli, Sarpdauli, Gairal, Bijrani, Lohachaud, Pakhro, Kalagad and Ratwadab gates. You can visit these gates by the use of gipsies or you can book online for a Safari permit. 

Sonanadi is a place with 550 species of birds and it is majorly famous for its wildlife beauty. Then comes the buffer forest of Phato which mostly comprises plantation forests. This National park is also famous for bird watching and fishing for large species of fish which is known as ‘Mahseer’. Not only that, but this forest also attracts leopards and tigers at Ramganga river. The other places to visit here are our kalagarh tiger reserve, Kyari camp, Palani river and the Mandal river.


HISTORY

Jim Corbett was a private property of a princely state named Tehri Garhwal. The king of Tehri donated some portion of the region to The East India company in return to remove Gurkhas. Originally it was inhabited by the Boksas tribe from Terai to grow crops but they were expelled by the British. The park was well maintained initially till 1930. But during the Second World war, it suffered major destruction due to excessive poaching and timber cutting. It was named Corbett National park in the name of a well-known author and wildlife conservationist Jim Corbett.


ACTIVITIES TO DO TO IN CORBETT

Jungle safari: Elephant safari, Jeep Safari and centre Safari are one of the most preferred activities to do in the Corbett National park for which tourists come here every year. The Jeep rides offered here spot wild animals like elephants, leopards, langurs, crocodiles etc. 

Rafting: One can also do rafting if you are visiting Jim Corbett in the monsoons for grade 1 and 2 rapids in the ferocious waters of RamGanga river.

Fishing: There are licensed fishing camps set up at Ramganga river to catch mahseer fishes.

Wildlife photography: If you are a photographer and wildlife enthusiast, Jim Corbett National park is the ideal place for you to capture your perfect wildlife shots. 

Bird watching: Some of the major birds that are spotted in Corbett are Cinereous vulture, Great Slaty Woodpecker, wallcreeper, fish eagle, bright headed cisticola Rosy, white-tailed rubythroat, Rosy Minivet. You can enjoy birding here.


ITINERARY 

If you’re travelling by road then the shortest route will take you about 6 hours to drive 245 km.

To reach Corbett start your journey from Delhi to hit the NH24 to cross Gajrola, Moradabad, Kashipur and Ramnagar.

Once you reach Ramnagar you can directly enter the Corbett park or visit your hotel or resort. 

If you are travelling by train then the nearest railway station is Ramnagar station from Corbett which is around 12 km away.

It is a directly connected railway station from Delhi. Take Ranikhet express which runs from Delhi to Ramnagar.

Once you reach Ramnagar take a taxi which will take you around three to four hours to reach Corbett.


WHAT IS IT FAMOUS FOR?

Jim Corbett National park is famous for its wildlife conservation project that was launched in the year 1973 named ‘Project Tiger’ during Indira Gandhi’s tenure.

It is also famous for its Gariya Devi Temple. It is believed that Goddess Garjiya is the incarnation of the supreme goddess Shakti. It is also known for river rafting at Kosi river to experience grade 2 and grade 3 currents. It is also famous for the Corbett museum which was the former home to Jim Corbett for which you have to book advance tickets. There is a waterfall nearby named the Corbett waterfall and if you are good with your timings then you can surely visit this waterfall. It is a recommended destination for corporates, couples, family and kids to experience jungle safari, bird watching and spending leisure time.

Contact Us