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Jim Corbett National Park

Ramnagar, Uttarakhand


Jim Corbett National Park is considered as the main wildlife attraction of Uttarakhand. It’s located between the two main regions of this state – Kumaon, and Garhwal. It’s named after the legendary tiger-hunter Jim Corbett (1875 – 1955). He has contributed to putting Kumaon on the map via his book, The Man-Eaters of Kumaon. The park is spread over 1318 sq km, containing a variety of wildlife, birdlife in its grassland, Sal forests, riverine belts and amazing scenic location of the Himalayan foothills.
Jim Corbett National Park is the ultimate place for a tourist who are interested in watching tigers. In India, this place has the highest number of tigers in its amazingly widespread flora and fauna.


The original recognition of Jim Corbett National Park dates back to 1936. It is one of the oldest and prestigious parks in Asia. Initially, it was known as the Hailey National Park but was renamed as an honor to the great conservationist and hunter Sir James Edward Corbett (or Jim Corbett). The noted hunter and naturalist had hunted down several man-eaters during the period of 1907-1939 in the Kumaon area of Uttarakhand. He strongly advocated the conservation of wildlife and ecosystems, especially tigers. That is why the Indian Government started the “Project Tiger” and launched it in 1971.
The Jim Corbett Park is spread over a dimension of 520 sq kilometers.
Situated across the Nainital and Pauri Districts, the total forest area combined with another Reserve Forest Sonanadi would account for 1288 sq km. The landscape is not even and can be divided into hills, grasslands, marshy depressions, river belts and lakes. Nature watch is amazing here, both during day and night.

Wildlife Attractions

Corbett Park is a vast area and provides shelter to nearly 650 species of migratory birds, 25 species of reptiles, 110 species of trees and 50 species of mammals. These wild species are spread across the park, covering both lower and higher regions. This place is a perfect natural hub for several endangered plants and animals.
Greatly known animal species at Jim Corbett Park are Asiatic Elephants, Bengal Tigers, Leopards, Wild Boars, Sloth Bears, Sambar Deer, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Jackals, Mongoose, Crocodiles, Gharials, Monitor Lizards, etc. Main flora of this park is Sal, Khair, Sheesham, Bel, Dhak, Semal, Rohini, Bakli, Chhabila etc.


Corbett National Park can be toured with the best using different kinds of safaris. There are mainly three types Safari options for any visitor: Jeep Safari, Canter Safari and Elephant Safari. Each of these is unique and can be enjoyed with distinct experience both as individuals and in groups. You can book online safari for all safari zones.

Jeep Safari

Welcome to Jeep Safari Booking in Jim Corbett National Park. Visitors can book online Jeep Safari for different zones of Corbett National park namely Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhikala, Dhela, Durgadevi and Corbett Landscape. All the procedures of Jeep Safari Booking at Corbett are managed by the forest officials as per the guidelines of India’s forest department. Please note that we cannot influence the safari zone, safari driver and the naturalist guide as it is not in our hand. It is solely decided by the forest officials. Though all the zones have healthy population of tigers and wildlife sightings are reported more or less same. These all aspects are managed by the automated computerized system to ensure the equal distribution of safari vehicles in respective zones.

Elephant Safari

Welcome to Elephant Safari Booking to Corbett National Park. Visitors can book online Elephant Safari for Reserve Zone of Corbett National park. Corbett National Park visit without elephant safari means your tour is not complete. Elephant safari in Corbett is the only way to see the wild animals closely and spend more time with them. Along with elephant and expert Mahout you can go deep into mysterious forest, rugged trek, scenic valley vast grassland and river.

Canter Safari

Dhikala is the finest and greatest safari zone in Jim Corbett National Park, and the entrance to this safari zone is called Dhangari gate. Dhikala safari zone is a faultless spot, where tourists can freely unwind their heart, mind, body, and soul to nature. Dhikala offers tourists a verdant spot with a phenomenal view of the entire wildlife getting into its true wild form. Dhikala is that tourist zone lying in Jim Corbett National Park where you would just hear the sweet chirping of birds, smell the rich and natural aroma of the flora and speak of the divine ambiance.
A canter drive through the abundant trails across Chaurs is contented with the unearthing of wild elephants, Chital, hog deer and several plush grassland bird species and, of course, the Raptors. Dhikala’s old rest house at Dhikala is a historic structure that was built over a hundred years ago. Dhikala, like the other zones of the sanctuary, gives a fabulous glimpse of flora and fauna to get through.

Best Time to Visit

As mentioned above, there are different zones in Corbett National Park that remain open at the different time of the year. Zones like Jhirna and Sonanadi remain open throughout the year whereas the other zones are open from mid-October to June.

Summer (March to June)

The summer season prevails from the month of March till mid June. The temperature during this time becomes very scorching. The day time can get very hot, up to 40 degree C mark. The inhabitants and animals suffer the wrath of the rising heat of the sun during this time. This is the best time for sighting of animals. Mostly a hot wind blows throughout the day time during summers. And a thick cloud of dust covers up the region, penetrated by occasional thunderstorms. This season is considered as the best time form river rafting. River rafting enthusiast can opt for this time period to visit.

Monsoon (July - September)

It is the best time for those who want to avoid crowd. The flow of the crowd declines due to the monsoon season. It is the best for some great experience for trekking lovers. The monsoon prevails from mid June to October. The temperature drops during this time and the weather is sustains a pleasant aura. The rainy season is the mating time of the animals and the park remains closed for tourists keeping that in mind. Also the risks of soil erosion and land slides can prove to be harmful. This is the best time to enjoy flora in Corbett national Park. The place becomes magnificent with greenery and vegetation.

Winter (October - February)

It is the best time for Bird watching. Bird lovers are advised to visit during the winter season to get glimpses of varieties of birds. It is also the preferred season for the sighting of tiger. The chances of natural sight of tiger are high during this time of the year. During this season the 5 degree C. but the day time are pleasant and balmy. The night can get pretty cold. Thus it is the best time to enjoy cold nights. Animals are easily spotted during this period as they come out to laze around in the sun.

Flora & Fauna

The Jim Corbett National Park is blessed with the natural bounty in the form of distinct flora which comprises of fresh water flora and alpine flora. Extent over an area of more than 521 square kilometers the Corbett has diverse floral count that is absolutely astonishing. The various habitat types of Corbett is occupied by Sal forests, Khair-Sisso forests, Mountains, Chaur, and rivers and streams that owes their distinct assemblage of plants. According to botanical survey of India Corbett has 600 species of plants - trees, shrubs, ferns, grass, climbers, herbs and bamboos. These many distinct varieties of plant kingdom makes the national park sought after wildlife destination for those who wish to relax from hectic schedule of working throughout the year.
Corbett National Park is home for many wonderful as well as endangered species of animals. The natural bounty and vast landscapes provide perfect habitat for wildlife here. The park plays a dutiful shelter in preserving a variety of flora count.The park is an ideal home for many majestic animals like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant and many other wild animals. Due to healthy population of wild today, Corbett is one of best preserved parks with 164 numbers of tigers and over 600 elephants. As per the recent survey Corbett reveals the highest density of population of tigers in the country at 20/100 square kilometers. Apart from Royal Bengal Tiger Corbett is also a home to a sizeable population of the endangered Asiatic elephant and other critically endangered species including the Ghariyal. Some of the other known mammal species reside in Corbett include Asiatic Black Bear, Hog Deer, Walking Deer, Sambar, Sloth Beer, Yellow-throated marten, Otters and many more to list.

How to Reach

By Air :

The closest domestic airport to Corbett National Park is 58 kms away from Corbett National Park at Phoolbagh-Pantnagar & nearest International Airport is 295 Km away from Corbett National Park is Delhi .

By Rail :

The railway station in Ramnagar receives trains from different major cities of India like Delhi, Moradabad and Bareilly. A direct train to Ramnagar runs from Delhi. You can check out for Ranikhet Express, Corbett Link Express and Kathgodam Express that takes you directly to Ramnagar.

By Road :

Ramnagar has a very good network of road that connects the different cities. The Corbett National Park is situated at an approximate surface distance of 260 Kilometer from India's national capital Delhi. The state government of Uttarakhand plies buses at a short interval of time from Delhi, Moradabad, Haldawani, and Nainital that reaches Corbett directly.

Hotels & Resorts at Kanha

The other category of Jim Corbett Resorts are the resorts located on the banks of Kosi/Ramganga river. Many of our guests prefer staying in resorts located near the above mentioned rivers. Dhikuli village is one place where most of the resorts are located on the bank of Ramganga River .
There are few jim corbett national park resorts which are located in the buffer forest. Buffer forests are extension of the Jim Corbett National Park only. The two are connected and there is a lot of animal movement in buffer zones too. One can easily spot deers and elephants sometimes near the resorts located in the buffer forest. The facilities here are as good as any other Jim Corbett Resorts, being inside the forest doesn't means that the guest have to give up on any comforts which are there in the resorts located outside.
All Jim Corbett Resorts are located near or inside forest area, except few which are located in Ramnagar city. These are mostly guest houses and home stays in Jim Corbett which are away from forests. Jim Corbett has a huge area and many resorts are on the periphery of the Jim Corbett National Park.

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Sabyasachi Souguny

Muradabad, UP, India

Beautiful place to experience your wild side. Beautiful and dense jungles are there. Jeep Safari is available for you to experience the jungle in open Jeep. You'll see deers, elephants, tigers, leopards, a vast variety of birds, and many other animals. Museum is also made there by forest department. Forest guest house are also available inside the jungle to experience more but you have to book that early before going. Must visit place. One of India's first National park.

Sarvesh Tiwari

Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Perfect place 2 with the serenity and peace of nature. It were we from our bikes to break it, coming from Ramnagar to Nainital Road. In route we saw deer crossing, elephants. We stayed in Kumaun Mandal Vikas Nigam heritage stay and headed back to our destinations after that.

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