Jim Corbett National Park is a Project Tiger Reserve situated in the Nainital, Uttarakhand. It was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. It is the oldest National Park of India. It is also famous as the first Project Tiger was first launched here in the year 1973. This National Park is a home to more than 650 endangered species of birds and other animals, elephants and four to five species of deer.
It covers an area of about 520 square kilometers, comprising of hills, marshy land, large lake, riverine belts and grasslands. Corbett National Park allows overnight stays to its visitors. To move around within the National Park for watching nature and wildlife, take on a Jeep Safari or an elephant Safari.
In Dikhala (situated at the border of Patli Dun valley, in Corbett having abundance of wildlife) you will find varied species of Birds & animals and more than 50 species of raptors (birds of prey like hawks, eagles, kites, vultures etc.). As a result, it is considered as the healthy biodiversity of the area.
Flora of Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park is also enriched with flora. Sal forests cover more than 75% of the total area of the park. It has 600 species of plants including grass, ferns, climbers, herbs, shrubs, trees and bamboos.
Sal, Khair, Sissoo and the only conifer called Chir Pine are found in Corbett. Male Bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus) can be seen in abundance. Flowering plants like Kachnar (Bauhinia Variegata), Semal (Bombax ceiba), Dhak, Madaar or Indian Coral (Erythrinia indica) and Amaltas (Cassia fistula) along with artificially planted trees likeTeak (Tectona grandis), Silver Oak (Gravillea robusta), Eucalyptus, Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosaefolia) and Bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis), and can be seen in and around the forest area of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Shrubs like Ber (Zizyphus), Maror Phali (Helicteres isora) and Jhau are also found in Corbett.
Fauna of Corbett National Park
The Fauna of Corbett National Park includes a huge list of animals besides Royal Bengal Tigers and Asiatic elephant, which are Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Walking Deer, Hog Deer, Sambar, Yellow-throated Marten, Otters and Ghariyal along with aqua fauna such as Golden Oriole, Pallas Fish Eagle, Indian Pitta, Tawny Fish Owl, Scarlet Minivet and species of birds like the Great Pied or hornbill, Orange Breasted Green Pigeon, Hodgson's Bushchat, White-Backed Vulture, and reptile like Ghariyal or Aligator, Mugger or Crocodiles and the King Cobra.
Wildlife Safari In Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park offers unmatched options like jeep safari, elephant safari and canter safari for the tourists to begin their adventure wildlife trip into the forest.
1. Elephant Safari :
Having a trip on an elephant’s back is fashionable and of great fun. The elephant safari starts at Durgadevi gate (north-eastern border) of the reserve and completes at Halduparao (north-western boundary). The charge of elephant safari for Indian is INR 500 / Person and for Foreigner it is INR 1500 / Person. One elephant is allowed to carry only 4 Persons at a time. It covers the Bijrani area. You can take an elephant ride from 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM in the Morning and from 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Evening.
Suggested Tour Package : 9 Days - Elephant Safari Wildlife Tour India
2. Jeep Safari :
Discover the wilderness and varied species of flora & fauna of Corbett National Park through jeep safari. It is the fast and comfortable mode to explore this area. The charge of jeep safari for Indian is INR 3600 / Jeep and for Foreigner, it is INR 7000 / Jeep. Only 6 persons are allowed in a single Jeep. It covers zones like Bijrani, Sitabani and Jhirna. For Durgadevi the charge differs it is INR 4000 / Jeep. Jeep safari can be enjoyed from 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM in the morning and 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the evening.
3. Canter Safari :
If you want to explore Dhikala forest or staying in a resort, center safari is the only option. There are two canter safari services in a day- one is from 0600 Hrs (sunrise time) and the other at 1200 Hrs (afternoon). The 05 Hrs extensive ride through canter safari will give immense pleasure.
The charge of canter safari for Indian is INR 1500 / Person and for Foreigner it is INR 3000 / Person. The canter has 16 seats and covers Dhikala. Canter safari can be enjoyed from 6:00 AM - 11:30 AM in the morning and from 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM in the Evening.
Park Entry :
06:30 hours to 17:30 hours
06:30 hours to 09:30 hours and 13:30 hours to 17:30 hours
Climate of Corbett National Park
Best Time to Visit Corbett National Park
The weather remains moderate here with a varying temperature of 5°C to 30°C during the winter and rise up to 40°C during summer. Winter mornings are foggy. Monsoons receive heavy rainfall in Corbett.
Climate : The weather remains moderate here with a varying temperature of 5°C to 30°C during the winter and rise up to 40°C during summer. Winter mornings are foggy. Monsoons receive heavy rainfall in Corbett.
Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett : The best time to visit Corbett National Park is from Mid-November to Mid-June.
How to Reach Corbett National Park
Ramnagar is a small city, near the Corbett National Park which can be easily accessed through road and rail network from all the major cities of India such as Delhi, Nainital, Moradabad and Bareilly. You can reach the National Park in only half an hour as it is situated at a distance of 15 km from Ramnagar railway station.
Roadways Ramnagar connects the major cities of India with its amazing road network. As Corbett National Park is situated at a distance of 260 Kilometer from the capital of India, Delhi that is why several buses are operated by the state government of Uttarakhand to connect Delhi, Nainital, Haldawani and Moradabad.
Railways : Ramnagar Railway Station has access to trains from various cities of India like Delhi, Bareilly and Moradabad. There are direct trains from Delhi to Ramnagar which includes Corbett Link Express, Ranikhet Express and Kathgodam Express.
Distance between the Major Cities and Corbett National Park
- Delhi - Ramnagar (260 Km)
- Nainital- Ramnagar (62 Km)
- Lucknow- Ramnagar (436 Km)
- Dehradun- Ramnagar (232 Km)
Best Places to Stay in Corbett National Park
Have luxurious stay during your wildlife tour to Corbett. Below mentioned are some of the popular resorts and places of retreat :
- Corbett Roop Resort
- Corbetts Call Of The Wild
- Camp Forktail Creek
- Tree Tops Riverview Corbett
- Corbett County
- Infinity Resort Jungle Lodge
- Corbett Treff Hotel
- Tiger Camp Resort
- Vanghat River Lodge
- The Corbett Hideaway
- The Wild Crest
- Manu Maharani Corbett
- Solluna Resort In Corbett
- Corbett Riverside Resort
- Corbett Ramganga Resort
- Corbett Riverview Retreat