Jim Corbett National Park

One magical wonderland Jim Corbett National Park has anything and everything to offer to its visitors. From marshy lands to rivers to hills and plateaus, the geography of the 520 square kilometer park contains all inside it.  The Park is surrounded with exotic wildlife and natural opulence, river beds and swamps.

About Jim Corbett National Park

Earlier known with the name of Hailey National Park, Jim Corbett got is name changed to Jim Corbett National Park in the honour of wildlife conservationist Sir Edward Jim Corbett in the year 1956. Ever since and the hunting was prohibited in the National Park and it became India’s first Tiger Reserve in the year 1973 by launching the mission of protecting tigers in India. Therefore, the national park is the hub of majestic Bengal Tigers, Leopards and other big cats. Well, it is a rare scenario to spot Tigers in the jungle unless you stay longer in the jungle.

Not only that, Jim Corbett is extremely rich in magnetic flora species. There is nothing you won’t love about Jim Corbett National Park.

Rich Flora of Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is filled with rich flora like Sal trees which covers almost 75% of the total area of the park. With 600 species of plants, shrubs, a fern, herbs, trees and bamboos, the park is naturally rich. 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.

Exotic Wildlife of Jim Corbett

Well, flora is something to really appreciative about but the thing that attracts thousands of people every year to this destination is its exotic wildlife. Since, it is a Tiger Reserve; the population of Bengal Tigers is fair in the Park. Besides, other exotic animals include elephants, leopards, deers, 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.

Well, all this could best be enjoyed on different safari options that you get in Jim Corbett. Choose from different Safaris and explore the best of Jim Corbett.

Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett

Amidst the lanes of tall Sal trees and withering beauty, let the silence make you deaf and your soul happy. This is what a serene jeep safari makes you feel here inside the Park. You can book your rides in advance and get going on the trail early morning at 5:30 am or 6:30 am according to the time given to you by your safari guide.  It covers zones like Bijrani, Sitabani and Jhirna.

Canter Safari in jim Corbett

Well, one of the most exotic zones of safari, Dhikala does not entertain Jeep Safari and so Canter safari is the only option that can take you there. 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 rides through canter safari will give you immense insight and enjoyment.

Well, that’s not enough for the day. Apart from Jim Corbett National Park, there are many other places to visit around Jim Corbett National Park.

By Road :

Ramnagar is the closest town to Corbett National Park; Corbett is popular wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand, India. Ramnagar is well connected via road to Lucknow, Nainital, Ranikhet, Haridawar, Dehradun and New Delhi.Ramnagar is the closest town to Corbett National Park; Corbett is popular wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakhand, India. Ramnagar is well connected via road to Lucknow, Nainital, Ranikhet, Haridawar, Dehradun and New Delhi.

Delhi(take NH 24 via Hapur Bypass and Gajraula) -> Moradabad (take Moradabad Bypass) -> Kashipur -> Ramnagar – Jim Corbett National Park

Important Road Distance from Jim Corbett National Park

  1. Delhi - 260 kms
  2. Lucknow - 145 kms
  3. Nanital - 66 kms
  4. Ranikhet - 112 kms
How to Reach By Train

Ramnagar railhead is the nearest railway station to Jim Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary. This railway station is connected to major cities of India, the nearest being New Delhi railway station. Ranikhet Express is one of the trains that operate from New Delhi railway station to Kathgodam railway station. This train runs daily between the two places. Bus or taxi are easily available that will take you to Jim Corbett. Also, trains are available from Moradabad railway station.

Ranikhet Express – The train leaves Delhi at 22:45 hrs and reaches Kathgodam in the morning. As the train reaches the station quite early it is advisable you ask the hotel for pick up facility. Alternatively, Ranikhet Express starts from Delhi to Kathgodam, comes back to Moradabad and via Kashipur reaches Ramnagar next day morning, i.e 2 days required. To save time getting down at Kathgodam is feasible and from there take a cab to National Park.

  1. Corbett Link Express – Leaves Old Delhi at 2245 hrs and reaches Ramnagar at 05:30 hrs
  2. Kathgodam Express – leaves Old Delhi at 2245 hrs and reaches Kathgodam at 07:15 hrs
How to Reach By Air

Jim Corbett National Park doesn’t have an airport. If one wants to go by air, Phoolbagh in Pantnagar is the nearest airport. It is located 50 km away from Jim Corbett. Pantnagar airport is well connected with major cities in India, so one can easily reach there. Delhi which is 300 km away is the nearest international airport for the people travelling from abroad. Flights from Lucknow and New Delhi travel to Pantnagar twice a week, so one can arrange accordingly. One can easily find taxi from Pantnagar to Jim Corbett.