Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park—named after the hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment—is the oldest national park in India.The park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. Situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time. Tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife. In recent years the number of people coming here has increased dramatically. Presently, every season more than 70,000 visitors come to the park from India and other countries.
The Jim Corbett National Park is a heaven for the adventure seeker and wildlife adventure lovers. Corbett National Park is India's first national park which comprises 520.8 km2. area of hills, riverine belts, marshy depressions, grass lands and large lake. The elevation ranges from 1,300 feet to 4,000 feet. Winter nights in Corbett national park are cold but the days are bright and sunny. It rains from July to September. Dense moist deciduous forest mainly consists of sal, haldu, pipal, rohini and mango trees, and these trees cover almost 73 per cent of the park. The 10 per cent of the area consists of grasslands.It houses around 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species. The endangered Bengal tiger of India resides here. The sanctuary was the first to come under Project Tiger initiative.
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Facts & Figures
Area: 600 sq km (core area of 322 km)
Altitude: 400 - 1200 meter above the sea level
Languages: English, Hindi
Best Time to Visit: February to May
Annual rainfall: 1400-2800 mm.
Temperature range: 4°C in winter to 42°C during summer.
- Corbett Park is open 365 days a year. The Jhirna Zone remains open for tourists’ right through the year.
- Jeep Safari package includes 01 bottle complimentary mineral water per person, tea/coffee & cookies
- There is no entrance fee for kids up to 5 years in Corbett National Park
- Bijrani, Jhirna, Sitabani & Durgadevi are a Half Day Game View Drive. Timings are: 0630 Hrs – 0930 Hrs and 1430 Hrs – 1730 Hrs.
- Full Day game view drives are from 06:30 Hrs – 1700 Hrs in Bijrani Zone
- Dhikala is 6 Hrs Game View Drive (Inclusive of Entrance Fee) - 0600 Hrs - 1200 Hrs & 1130 Hrs – 1730 Hrs
- *The above rate is valid for Indian Nationals. For Foreign Nationals, the rate is Rs 2000.
- Bijrani is open every year from October to 30th June. Dhikala from 15th November to 15th June.
HOW TO REACH
- BY AIR - Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 50 km is the nearest airport. Delhi at a distance of 300 km is the nearest international airport.
- BY RAIL - Ramnagar is on the broad gauge track from where the road transport options have to be availed to reach the park.
- BY ROAD - Dhikala is 300 km from Delhi, 100 km from Nainital, 62 kms from Ranikhet,220 kms from Rishikesh and 51 km from Ramnagar. The route from Delhi spans Hapur-Murababad-Ramnagar.
The best visiting season of Corbett is from November 15 to June 15. Corbett remains closed between June 16 and November 14, when the monsoons flood the river beds and cut the fragile road links.