Jim Corbett National Park or Corbett National Park is located in the flourishing Himalayan foothills. The indigenous nature that comes with the Himalayan landscape allows a spectrum of flora to flourish in this region. Jim Corbett is India’s first national park, inaugurated in 1936. Today, it is a famous tiger reserve and an important tourist destination too.
Jim Corbett is home to 600 and more plant species spread in 500 square kilometer area coving lakes, hills, grasslands, riverine belts, streams, and marshlands. The landscape has both alpine and freshwater flora. Do you know that the Sal forest covers about 75% of the part area? Apart from this, the bamboo forests take dominance. The rest of the region is filled with flowering plants, grasslands, ferns, climbers, and others. This thick forest cover is the main reason to why the park has a very populated and diverse wildlife with large mammals and small reptiles in the right balance.
The park is split into six zones. The ‘Tourist Zone’ is for cliche safari experiences. The Bijrani Zone is for exploring lush flora. The Jhirna Safari Zone is one of the famous zones which are open throughout the year for safari. The Dhela Safari Zone is a buffer region to explore. Dhikala Zone is another biodiverse zone for exploration or accommodation. Choose one of the five zones of Jim Corbett to explore the land on a jeep safari to spot animals like royal Bengal tiger, Ghariyal, elephant, Asiatic black bear, barking deer, sloth bear, hog deer, and others.
When it comes to birdwatching, the place holds more than 600 bird species like Hodgson’s bushchat, white-backed vulture, great pied hornbill, pallas fish eagle, fish owl, and others. If you wish to enjoy birdwatching, the best zone to choose is Durga Devi Zone. If you love nature and photography, this is the best place to explore.