Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest National Park in India established in 1936. Jim Corbett National Park is named after the world renowned tiger hunter turned conservationist, author on wildlife books and wildlife photographer; Jim Corbett.
Jim Corbett National Park is spread over an area of 520 square kilometers in the Naiital district of Utterakhand or Uttaranchal as it was known earlier. It is the first park under ‘Project Tiger’ scheme implemented by the government to save endangered tiger population of India.
Indian Wild Life Sanctuaries, Jim Corbett Park is home to many wild animals and extinct animals, which includes Indian endangered species, “The endangered Bengal tiger” (an Indian tiger and India’s National Animal). Asian endangered species of animals and birds, which includes endangered species in India is given here. To avoid disturbing the Indian endangered species, tourism related activities are restricted to selected areas in the park.
Jim Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in flora and Fauna. 488 species of different plants are found in the Corbett park. Jim National Park is considered as one of the best bird parks in the world. Around 600 species and subspecies of birds are found in this park alone out of the 2,060 found in Indian sub continent. Similar is the story with raptors. 49/69 species can be found in Jim Corbett National Park.
Many wild animals including endangered species of animals and birds and some Himalayan animal species are found in Jim Corbett National Park. Tiger, leopards, wild cats, jungle cats are among those found in this park. Around 50 mammals and 2 reptile species are found in Jim Corbett National Park.
During winter months, Jim Corbett National Park turns into a bird watchers paradise. The Corbett National Park is also a paradise for the adventurous and wildlife explorers.
How Do I Go to Jim Corbett Park?
Ramnagar is the nearest railway station to Corbett National Park at 25 kilometers away.
New Delhi, The capital city of India, is the nearest major International Airport at 300 kilometers away with connectivity to all parts of India. Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport at Lucknow in Utter Pradesh state is another airport at 430 kilometers away.
What is the Ideal Time to Visit Jim Corbett Park?
Mid November to Mid-June is the best season to visit the Jim Corbett park.
Is There Any Good Resorts in Jim Corbett National Park?
Corbett view resort in Dhela village, in the southern periphery of the Jim Corbett national park, is surrounded by electrified fencing and is good resort in Jim Corbett Park. They offer rooms at 3000 – 6000 INR plus taxes. Rates are subject to change and please check the current rates, before you book rooms. They also have 3 days / 2 nights package at a higher amount. Resorts like this one offers the ultimate wildlife experience.