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  • Established in 1936, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India with the highest number of tigers. The park has an abundance of flora and fauna, which makes it perfect for safaris. In the park, you can catch sight of animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, Deer, Indian Hog Deer, Sambar Deer, Otter, Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear and more.

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    The park is covered with Sal trees and 600 species of distinct plants. Also, there are hundreds of various species of birds which include rare birds like Hornbill and White-backed Vulture. Moreover, the Ramganga river that flows inside the park houses diverse marine life encircled around Golden Oriole, Pallas Fish Eagle, Indian Pitta and reptiles like Alligator, Crocodiles and King Cobra.

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    With all these gifts from nature, the park is also a hub of adventurous activities like river rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, fishing, angling and more. So, keep two days in your calendar so that you can cover all the fun this park has to offer you.

  • Types of Safaris in Corbett

  • 01Elephant Safari

    Elephant Safari
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    Spotting some of the deadly predators along with other playful dwellers of the park has its own charm and cannot be missed at any cost! But again, if this exciting activity can be done while sitting on the back of a giant yet gentle mammal of the park, the fun and excitement will surely become double!

    Elephant safari in Jim Corbett is one of the most exciting and fun frolic things to do. One of the most sought after safari options in the park, elephant safari not only allows you the closest encounter with the fascinating charm and the inhabitants of the jungles, but also takes you to some of the core areas that are almost impossible to access with jeeps or open canters.

    In addition, these safaris ensures a perfect eco-tour within the park which in turn contributes to the conservation steps of the park. Conducted under the guidance of well-trained and expert mahouts, elephant safaris also ensures maximum safety, fun and excitement to the visitors.

    Timings:
      Elephant safaris are conducted twice in a day; 06:00 - 08:00 in the morning and 03:00 - 05:00 in the evening; timing is applicable for both summer and winter.

    Zones:  
    The popular zones for elephant safari are Bijrani and Dhikala.

    NOTE:
    The safaris are conducted on the first come first serve basis and needs no prior booking.
  • 02Canter Safari

    Canter Safari
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    Conducted and operated only by the forest officials, canter safaris are yet another exciting way to delve deep into the wilderness of Jim Corbett Park! Operated twice in a day, usually open-roof canters with a seating capacity of 16-18 members are used for this purpose.

    For a larger group of visitors, canter safaris are the most ideal ways to enjoy wildlife safaris. Also, as the vehicles assures maximum safety to the passengers, visitors of almost all age groups can enjoy these rides; however, minors must be accompanied with an adult during the safaris.

    The safaris usually lasts for around 5 hours and takes the passengers to some of the most popular sites for wildlife spotting and as the vehicles are open, they promises you the most fascinating experience of the wild! Also, since only 4 canters are allowed at a time, it is advisable to book the safari well in advance.

    Timings:

    Summer: As summers offer much clear views, the first batch of safari starts at around 05:30 in the morning and continues till 12:30 in the noon. Post this, the second batch starts at around 12:20 in the noon and winds up by 06:30 in the evening.

    Winters: Safaris during the winters start by around 06:00 in the morning and closes down by around 11:00. The last batch of canter is allowed into the forests between 11:00AM to 04:00PM only.

    Zones: Among all the four buffer zones, only Dhikala Zone is open for canter safaris.

    NOTE: Since the safaris are carried out in eco-friendly zone, visitors should carry a disposable bag to carry back their leftovers and leave no trace within the park. Also, alcohol and non-vegetarian foods are strictly not allowed during the safaris.

  • 03Jeep Safari

    Jeep Safari
    Among all the safari options in Jim Corbett Park, jeep safaris are the most popular. Conducted twice in a day, these safaris are allowed throughout all the buffer zones of the park and allotted in a group of 25-30 jeeps at a time; depending on the zone. Compared to the canters, as these vehicles are smaller in size, they takes you some of the core areas that are inaccessible by the canters. Though smaller in size, they promise you an extremely enthralling and exciting jungle or wildlife safari within the park.

    With the jeep safaris, you can also embark on exciting sightseeing tours around the park. Sitabani Buffer Zone that do not come under the recommended buffer zones of the park, is also one of the most popular sites for jeep safaris. Owing to its tranquil and serene ambience, visitors can make it this zone and spend some of the pleasant and blissful moments with the Mother Nature in Sitabani.

    Timings:

    Summers: Like the canter safaris, jeep safaris during the summer starts at around 06:00 in the morning and continues till 09:00 in the morning. The next batch of jeeps are allowed into the jungles between 03:00 - 06:00PM.

    Winters: Keeping in mind about the visibility constraint during the winters, the first batch of jeeps are allowed between 07:00 to 10:00 in the morning. Following this, the second batch starts at around 02:00PM and continues till 05:00 in the evening.

    Zones:  
    Jeep safaris are allowed to all the four different zones of the park. However, the number of jeeps allowed might vary according to the Forest Permit.

    NOTE:
     Since the number of jeeps permitted varies according to the zones, it is advisable to book the safaris well in advance; 30 days is the suggested time frame.
  • Types of Flora and Fauna in Jim Corbett

  • 04Flora

    Flora
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    Fringed with the gurgling Ramganga River, numerous ridges and plateaus, the park serves as an ideal abode to a kaleidoscopic range of flora and fauna. While the abundance of water bodies and the favourable climatic conditions supports the growth and nurture of different types of flora species, it finally results in all the required conditions for the significant wildlife population of the park.

    The list of flora within the park starts from non-flowering plants like ferns, lichens, mosses and continues with different types of flowering plants including the exotic orchids, dodder, scarlet red flowers and several others. The park also has a significant number of woody climbers like melletia auriculata, crypotepris buchanani, porana paniculata and others. Among the types of grass and herbs, you can find kansi, baib, tiger grass, khus khus, cyanthia, drymaria diandra, bhilmora, euphorbia hirta, clover and others alike.

    Different types of shrubs and bamboo plants can also be found in large number within the park. On the other hand, chir pine, date palm, kanju, jamun, aamla, banj oak, semal, maddar, kanchnaar and dhak are some of the commonly found tree species within the park.

  • 05Fauna

    Fauna
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    Talking about the fauna of the Jim Corbett National Park, predators like the Bengal Tiger, leopard, jungle cat, fishing cat and leopard cat mainly comprises the list. Other dominant inhabitants of the park include Indian Elephant, buffalo and Himalayan Black Bear. Among the other types of mammal, you can find a large population of barking deer, sambar deer, hog deer, chital, sloth, Indian grey mongoose, otters, yellow throat martens, Himalayan gorals and others.

    The park also has a significant population of avifauna. Till now, a total of 586 different species has been recorded within the park. This includes birds like parakeet, crested serpent eagle, bee-eaters, tawny fish owl, red jungle fowl and several other migratory and local birds.

    A large number of Indian python, crocodile and gharial along with wide range of reptiles, amphibians and fishes can also be found within the park.

  • Buffer Zones in Jim Corbett National Park

  • 06Dhikala Zone

    Dhikala Zone
    Largest of all the buffer zones, Dhikala Zone is the hub for the visitors to the park. With the Dhangadi Gate as the entry point, it is known for its abundance of wildlife species like Bengal Tigers, Asian Elephants, deer, chital, crocodile, reptiles like cobra, and birds like vulture, dove and several others. November (mid) to June (mid) is the best time to visit this buffer zone of the park.
  • 07Jhirna Zone

    Jhirna Zone
    Only 16km from the heart of the Ramnagar, this buffer zone is one of the newly introduced among all the other zones. Well connected with the city limits, it can easily reached by buses, taxis and other means of communication.

    In addition to the stunning beauty of this zone, it is also known as one of the ideal spots to have an encounter with the fascinating bears. While Jhirna Gate serves as the entry point to this zone, it is best visited during the months of October to the end of June.
  • 08Bijrani Zone

    Bijrani Zone
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    For the nature lovers who crave to witness the different flora species of the park, Bijrani Zone is the most ideal place to be! Located only 1km from the limits of Ramnagar, it is also popular among the wildlife lovers. With the Amdanda Gate as its entry point, it serves as a perfect place to spot wildlife species like elephant, tiger, deer, chital, and monkeys along with an array of bird species. October (mid) to June (end) is the best time to visit the Bijrani Zone.
  • 09Durga Devi Zone

    Durga Devi Zone

    Upon entering through the Durga Devi Gate of the park, you will be at the Durga Devi Zone that is known for a significant number of avifauna species. A paradise for the bird watchers, it shelters a large number of grey headed eagle, marron orile, crested laughing thrushor, black chinned yuhina and others. For a much exciting and fun frolic experience, you must visit this zone during the months of November (mid) to June (end).

    In addition to these four main zones, the park also has some of the secondary sightseeing areas that are equally popular among the visitors. These are:

  • 10Dhela Safari Zone

    Dhela Safari Zone
    Incorporated within the tiger reserve zone in 2014, it is one of the famed eco-tourism zones within the park. Around 13km from Ramnagar, it remains open throughout the year and attracts a large number of tourists who yearns to enjoy the undulated views of the nature and wildlife of Jim Corbett Park.
  • 11Sitabani Buffer Zone

    Sitabani Buffer Zone
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    Though this one does not come under the limits of the main park, it still attracts a significant number of nature enthusiasts. Its tranquil ambience, scenic beauty and openness serves as the main attraction among the tourists.
  • Things to do in Jim Corbett

  • 12Camping

    Camping
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    If you are among the camping enthusiasts, you must visit the Corbett National Park! Guarded by captivating hillocks, adorned by several rivers and fringed with lush greeneries, it is the only park in the entire country that allows overnight camping to the visitors.  Among all the activities you can enjoy within the limits of the park, camping always ensure you maximum exposure to the untouched beauty of the park.

    In addition to this, it also allows you to stay close to the wilderness of the forests along with many different activities and things to do. The park has a large number of private as well as government camps that promises exciting camping options to the visitors.
  • 13Jungle Safari

    Jungle Safari
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    Jungle safaris are in fact the most popular activities within the fascinating settings of the park. A gateway to the lush and magical beauty of the park, these safaris are conducted across various corners or the buffer zones throughout the day. Taking you through the natural habitats of the jungle dwellers, these safaris not only allows you to witness and spot the grandiosity of the jungles, but also offers you numerous chances of spotting the mighty predators of the jungles.

    Conducted through jeeps and open canters, these safaris allow you to opt for the most convenient and exciting ways to delve deep into the dense thickets and have a glimpse of their wilderness. While the jeep safaris are more suitable for a smaller group, the open canter safaris are preferable for larger groups and alike.

    Also, for those who want to explore and enjoy the magical beauty of Corbett's fascinating range of wildlife in a steady pace, they can opt for the elephant safaris and step into the wilderness of the park. Mostly conducted during the early mornings, these safaris also prove to be exciting ways to witness and enjoy the appealing charm of the park.

  • 14Wildlife Spotting

    Wildlife Spotting

    A visit to Jim Corbett National Park without wildlife spotting is never complete! As tourist movements are allowed in certain parts of the park, one can avail the jungle safaris conducted daily and make their way into the buffer zones for an enthralling wildlife spotting experience.

    Most of the wildlife spotting safaris make their way through the Dhangadi Gate and takes the wildlife lovers to the Dhikala Zone which is known for its abundance of wildlife. Conducted for a considerable amount of time, these safaris allow you to witness and spot the dwellers of the jungles in their natural habitats and also from a close hand.

    Bijrani and Jhirna zones are also known for their amazing range of wildlife population. While the Jhirna Zone serves as a befitting destination to spot the bears, Bijrani Zone allows you to have an encounter with species like elephant, tiger, crocodile, and chital along with a myriad list of avifauna.

  • 15Bird Watching

    Bird Watching
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    Talking about the fun frolic nature activities in the Jim Corbett Park, bird watching also attracts a large number of nature lovers to the park. Among all the popular spots for this exciting activity, the Durga Devi Zone sounds to the most wonderful location.

    The lush green settings around this zone and the availability of foods attract a large number of local as well as migratory birds to this locale. Winter is the best time or bird watching in this zone as during this period of the year, it attracts a large number of migratory birds to this region.
  • 16Nature Photography

    Nature Photography
    When it comes to the immaculate beauty of the Mother Nature, Corbett National Park outshines most of the national parks in the entire nation. An ideal home to a fascinating range of flora and fauna, its enchanting beauty proves to be a true delight for the shutterbugs. Be it nature or wildlife photography, the bucolic settings and the exotic range of the park's wildlife entices photographers from almost all the corners of the world.
  • 17River Rafting

    River Rafting
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    Kosi river in Jim Corbett National Park is perfect for a good river rafting experience. The river is settled amidst dense teak forests with flourishing wildlife surrounding it. Having lots of twists and turns, the river is excellent for a fun filled experience of river rafting.

    However, you should know that river rafting in the Kosi river is possible only in the months of monsoon from July to September.
  • 18Angling

    Angling

    When it comes to angling or game fishing, Corbett National Park can be called as one of the most promising destinations in the country. Among all the spots or destinations for angling, the Ramganga River host the most wonderful spots and camps for angling. And among all the fishing spots in the vicinity, Matwasha nd Rikawasi are the two renowned destinations for golden mahseer fishing.

    The Kosi River flowing through the thickets of Corbett also offers several exciting spots for game fishing. However, fishing in Kori River is permitted only during October to June.

  • 19Mountain Biking

    Mountain Biking
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    Mountain Biking is one of the thrilling adventurous activities where you get to explore the surroundings on a bicycle at a slow pace and you can explore any spot of the park as long as your tyres can go there.

    Jim Corbett National Park is perfect for mountain biking as it has varied uneven terrains where you can ride your bicycle while looking for a glimpse of the rich wildlife the park is famous for.

  • 20Rock Climbing and Rappelling

    Rock Climbing and Rappelling
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    Rock Climbing and Rappelling are one of the most difficult adventurous activities which test your strength against nature. Climbing rocks freehand and then rappelling back from them requires a lot of strength in your arms and legs and good vertical rocks to do it. Jim Corbett National Park has an abundance of uneven vertical rock formation which would prove to be best for both these activities.
  • 21Nature Treks

    Nature Treks
    Nature treks require an abundance of dense woods, flushing waterfalls, wildlife, free birds, rich flora and distinct fauna. Jim Corbett National Park has it all where you can commence a good nature trek. It takes you through rocky trails edging water sources amidst teak forest and bounty of wildlife.

    It is very much suitable for families and friends. Kids will enjoy this light trek a lot as tedious treks could make them uneasy. While walking you can also pass by the Corbett Falls where you can set up a small picnic camp.
  • 22River Crossing

    River Crossing
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    Owing to the several gurgling rivers; especially the Kosi and Ramganga Rivers, Corbett also hosts an array of spots for river crossing. During the activity, the participants are harnessed to a rope whose other end is tied to the opposite side of the river, and thy have to cross the river with the help of the rope. The activity not only makes it for an enthralling experience, but also introduces the thrill seekers to the various types of terrains, gorges and boulder strewn paths within the park.
  • Places to Stay in Jim Corbett

  • 23Le Roi Resort

    Le Roi Resort
    A resort that goes friendly with your wallet, Le Roi is also among the must visit resorts in Jim Corbett. Overlooking the lush and dense thickets of the Himalayas, this retreat has around 24 rooms that are authentically designed to offer a pleasant and comforting stay to the guests. In addition to this, wooden flooring, elegant furniture, glass windows and other facilities within the rooms will add an extra charm to your stay.

    Along with a luxurious stay, the resort also promises delicious foods to its visitors. Expert chefs and cooks within the Le Roi Resort knows the art of pampering your taste buds and make you crave for more! Other facilities and amenities of the resort includes coffee shops, swimming pool, fitness centre, in-built bar, intercom facility and lot more.
  • 24Ramganga Resort

    Ramganga Resort

    Located around 20km from Dhikala Zone and 29km from Durga Devi Gate of the park, Ramganga Resort is one of the most sought after retreats in Ramnagar. Nestled amidst lush greeneries and guarded by fascinating hillocks, it is known for its luxurious offerings and offers a blissful stay amidst the wilderness of the jungles.

    Irrespective of when and with whom you are visiting, it promises a warm hospitality and range of dedicated service to its patrons. Well-equipped and spacious rooms, modern amenities and facilities, separate swimming pool for adults and kids, indoor and outdoor game options, and a library within the resort will surely make your stay memorable.

  • 25Corbett Riverside Resort

    Corbett Riverside Resort
    Seated on the banks of the Kosi River and around 7km from the Bijrani Gate of the park, this holiday home is also among the best places to stay in Jim Corbett. Offering you the best of the wildlife experience, the resort boasts of its aesthetically designed rooms and the bucolic surroundings.  A perfect place to wind up and soak in the wilderness of the jungles, glass rooms in Corbett Riverside Resort is a true delight for the visitors.

    These rooms not only keeps you close to the nature, but also offers panoramic views of the surroundings. Among the other amenities and facilities of the resort, there is swimming pool, health centre, multi-cuisine restaurant and lot more in this resort.
  • 26Maya The Forest & Spa Resort

    Maya The Forest & Spa Resort
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    An ode to luxury and comfort amidst the lush settings of Jim Corbett, Maya Resort promises a pleasant stay to the visitors who crave for a perfect holiday in Jim Corbett. With an in-house spa, the resort also assures a relaxed and rejuvenating experience to its patrons. In addition to this, the array of activities conducted within the resort, adds an extra amount of fun and delight to your holiday.

    With a total of 24 well-furnished rooms, colourful lawns, and a range of modern amenities, this holiday retreat makes it for a wonderful experience in and around the park. Its facilities like modern bathrooms, LCD TV, power backup, swimming pool, gym, and several others cater to all the needs and requirements of the patrons.

  • 27Wood Castle Resort

    Wood Castle Resort
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    Located around 10km from the heart of Ramnagar, Wood Castle Resort is an ultimate retreat to surrender oneself into the hands of nature! Seated at the foothills of the Shivalik Ranges, it keeps its visitors enchanted with all its delightful services and offerings.  Rooms here offers astounding views of the surroundings and are decked with almost all the modern amenities and facilities.

    Serving a range of delicacies from Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine, it promises a flavoursome stay to the visitors. Also, indoor and outdoor game options, spa and ayurvedic treatments, and all the other facilities provided by Wood Castle will surely make your holiday much more exciting.
  • 28The Den Corbett

    The Den Corbett
    A resort that perfectly camouflages with the lush jungles and forests, The Den Corbett is yet another ideal retreats in Jim Corbett! Whether you are travelling with your family; including kids, friends or colleagues, this holiday home around the park will promise you pleasant and memorable moments.

    With an array of facilities like swimming pool, activity rooms, entertainment centres and others, it makes you feel comfortable while enjoying the bucolic settings of the evergreen forests. Rooms within the resort are laced up with elegantly designed furniture and makes you feel like a home at any point of your stay.
  • Other Places to Visit near Jim Corbett

  • 29Garjia Temple (16 km from Jim Corbett)

    Garjia Temple (16 km from Jim Corbett)
    Located around 14km from the limits of Ramnagar; along the way to Ranikhet, this sacred temple is seated amidst the gurgling water of the Kosi River. Originally a large monolith, it has the Goddess Garjia Devi as the main deity and is one of the most pious temples among the locals.

    Newly wed couples throng this temple after climbing a series of stairs to seek the blessings of the goddess. In addition to the religious importance, it also serves as an ideal spot for the hikers and nature lovers.
  • 30Sitabani Forest Reserve (26 km from Jim Corbett)

    Sitabani Forest Reserve (26 km from Jim Corbett)
    Sitabani Forest Reserve is not a part of Jim Corbett National Park but still, a good number of tourists are attracted towards this reserve. It is said to be a paradise for bird lovers as you can watch an abundance of birds chirping in the trees.

    Moreover, you might even spot some wild animals like tigers, leopards, elephants and many more endangered species. You can not enter the park on your own so plan an elephant safari or a jeep safari before you reach there. You should have pre-bookings to avoid a last minute rush.
  • 31Corbett Water Falls (29 km from Jim Corbett)

    Corbett Water Falls (29 km from Jim Corbett)
    Flowing amidst dense teak woods, Corbett Falls is a mesmerising sight to catch. It is a wide stream of water falling into a refreshing pool from 20 meters of height. The water of the pool is clear and silvery and unspoilt by tourism which makes an excellent spot for a picnic with your friends and family.

    Moreover, the place is ideal for adventure activities like trekking, camping, bird watching and nature walks as the park has an abundance of flora and fauna. Lastly, you should watch the picturesque scene of the sun setting behind the waterfall.
  • 32Dhangari Museum (20 km from Jim Corbett)

    Dhangari Museum (20 km from Jim Corbett)
    Situated near the Dhangari Gate, this museum features the life journey of Corbett National Park. It is as old as the era of man-eating tigers and till now standing erect on the grounds of the park. You will get to see hunted wild animals in the museum along with the heads of tigers and elephants in glass boxes. It is a very good way to get exposure to the history of wildlife.

    You can get the chance to know more about it by purchasing wildlife generals, books and autobiography on Corbett and wildlife safaris held in the park from a memento shop in the museum. If you are not interested in the books then you can take some fine pieces of art home.
  • 33Kosi River (35 km from Jim Corbett)

    Kosi River (35 km from Jim Corbett)
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    Although it doesn’t flow inside the park definitely forms the eastern limit of it. Tourists visiting the park often doesn’t leave without visiting the river Kosi. It is a picture-perfect view which looks like a painted landscape where people come for fishing and angling.

    While monsoon brings more current in the river, adventure seekers visit here to enjoy a good ride of river rafting. And with this change in the season, it attracts migratory birds around the world which brings bird watchers to the place.
  • 34Corbett Museum (40 km from Jim Corbett)

    Corbett Museum (40 km from Jim Corbett)
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    Now renowned as Corbett Museum was once the home of the great legendary hunter Jim Corbett. The museum holds the utmost importance in the world of history and wildlife as the museum holds personal belongings of Jim which depicts the importance of fauna we have in the Corbett Park.

    You can witness caps, guns, fishing nets, letters and several other personal belongings of Jim which will definitely provoke the love for wildlife in you. Moreover, you should be knowing that the museum remains open from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm for all the days of the week.
  • 35Nainital (65 km from Jim Corbett)

    Nainital (65 km from Jim Corbett)
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    Historically a British Hill Station, Nainital is set on a pear-shaped valley at a height of 2,084m above the sea level. In the present time, the city is famous for its several temples located on the cliffs of the mighty mountains and the kidney-shaped lake.

    You can enjoy watersports, adventure sports, leisure, recreational and sightseeing trips at the lake. Do not return from the city without boating in the Naini lake amidst the mighty Himalayas standing straight with an abundance of nature.
  • 36Ranikhet (88 km from Jim Corbett)

    Ranikhet (88 km from Jim Corbett)
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    Also known as 'Queen's Meadow', Ranikhet attracts tourists towards its exotic range of flora and fauna, orchards of fruits, farms of crops, dense woods, rich wildlife and more. People also love to visit Jhula Devi Temple where you will find a cluster of bells hanging from the roof.

    Ranikhet is now under the control of the Indian Army because it serves as a Cantonment town for some of the regiments of the Indian Army. Besides this, there are some more temples which are also set amidst beautiful valleys.
  • 37Bhimtal (81 km from Jim Corbett)

    Bhimtal (81 km from Jim Corbett)
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    Named after Bheema from Mahabharata, Bhimtal is renowned as the lake city near Nainital. Not only this, the place also has a small island inside the lake which is a hotel turned into aquarium. Bhimtal is gaining popularity due to its closeness to Nainital and having cheaper resorts than the later while still giving glimpse of the Himalayan Beauty.

    The pros doesn’t end here, it is also a hub for adventure seekers as you can experience boating, horse riding, mountain biking and hand gliding here.
  • Other Information about Jim Corbett

  • 38How to Reach Jim Corbett National Park

    How to Reach Jim Corbett National Park
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    By Train: 

    If you are coming from Delhi, you can board any trains between Delhi and Ramnagar; headquarter of Jim Corbett Park. From Ramnagar, you can easily reach the park by hiring a taxi. Trains to Ramnagar are also available from other cities like Lucknow, Varanasi and Allahabad; all these trains travel through Kanpur.

     By Road: 

    Ramnagar is well connected by roads to cities like Delhi, Haridwar, Bareily, Nainital, Ranikhet, and Dehradun, via the route to Gajraula, Moradabad and Kashipur. You can also visit Ramnagar from other places like Haldwani, Kashipur and Kathgodam.

     By Air: 

    If you are travelling by flight, Phoolbagh in Patnanagar will serve as the nearest airport to Jim Corbett.

  • 39Essential Info about Jim Corbett National Park

    1. Entry permits are mandatory for the visitors.

    2. Carry valid ID proofs during your visit to Jim Corbett National Park.

    3. Visitors should carry a litter bag and bring back any non-biodegradable left overs like plastic bottle, metal foils, tin cans and other similar.

    4. In order to avoid any kind of mishaps within the park, make sure you always appoint a government approved tour guide.

    5. Do not disturb the dwellers of the jungle in any form.

    6. Do not carry non-vegetarian foods during the jungle safaris.

    7. Avoid playing loud music or any unwanted noise during the jungle safaris.

    8. Avoid using headphones or earphones during the safaris.

    9. Wear khaki or olive green clothes during the jungle safaris as they gets easily camouflaged with the nature.

    10. Drive slowly while within the jungles and avoid using horns as much as possible.

    11. Pay heed and attention to the tour guides and instructors.

    12. Consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other forms of intoxicants are strictly prohibited within the limits of the park.

    13. Do not enter into the jungles post sunset.

    14. Carrying guns or arms of any type into the park is a punishable offence and might lead to serious punishment.

    15. Do not indulge in feeding the animals in any form; it is strictly prohibited and might be considered as a cruelty towards them.

    16. Visitors’ vehicles are not allowed within the park; always board the government approved vehicles for jungle safaris and wildlife spotting.

  • 40Distance from Major Cities

    1. Delhi: 260km

    2. Jaipur: 499km

    3. Rishikesh: 142km

    4. Haridwar: 118km

    5. Nainital: 142km

    6. Mussoorie: 201km

    7. Manali: 639km

    8. Chandigarh: 347km

    9. Dehradun: 171km

    10. Ranikhet: 182km

Wildlife in Corbett

Jeep safari in Corbett

Attractions

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Corbett Waterfall

It is a 66 ft high waterfall that is one of the must-visit places to visit in Jim Corbett. You need to hike a bit to reach this lovely location. Furthermore, on full-moon nights, it becomes a sight to witness that leaves many mesmerized. Lush forests encompass the falls and create quite a peaceful environment.

Thus, you can cam, or plan a picnic near the beautiful Corbett Waterfall to unwind after investing time in a jungle safari. You will no doubt have one of the best feelings in this famous area of National Park.

Location: Ramnagar District, Uttarakhand

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Garjia Temple

Garjia Devi Temple is actually a large rock placed amidst river Kosi, that's named after the deity of the same name. You can reach here by climbing a few flights of stairs. This temple is amongst the famous places to visit in Jim Corbett for devotees of the deity from all over the world. Many couples also prefer to seek the blessings of Garjia Devi here.

Also, in case you are visiting Jim Corbett Park during the occasion of Karthik Poornima that holds in November every year, you even get the chance to attend the fair here. 

Location: Ramnagar Range, Garjiya, Uttarakhand

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Corbett Museum

Corbett Museum in Kaladhungi is actually the heritage bungalow of the hunter turned conservationist - Jim Corbett. This museum is chosen as amongst the must-visit tourist places in Jim Corbett by visitors to behold the achievements and activities of the conservationist.

The collection includes his personal belongings and letters. Additionally, there is a display in the Corbett Museum that features many photographs and antiques. This museum is a good choice to know yourself and let your kids also get the knowledge about the person on whom this whole National Park is being named.

Location: Inside Dhangari Gate

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Birjani

Bijrani is a lovely place appreciated for its thick wood, huge grasslands, wild drains, and wildlife. It is a dry zone of the park with diverse vegetation. Since the British period, Birjani was known for the quality of the hunting game.

It is amongst the popular as a day visit tourist places in Jim Corbett. So, book a jeep safari or Elephant safari and get ready to get into the wilds to have some brave encounters.

Location: Bijrani, Ramnagar

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Jhirna

This zone of Jim Corbett is situated in the Southern area of the park and is notable for easy wildlife spotting in its thick forest. It's one of the prominent places to visit in Jim Corbett as in this area of the park you will be lucky to see animals like nilgai, sambhar, cheetal, in their natural habitat. Further, here, you can also locate a good population of wild elephants and sloth bears. 

For more thrill, one can book a stay at Forest Rest House FRH Jhirna to see tigers as they usually visit at this location at night.

Location: Southern zone of Jim Corbett National Park

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Kosi River

Kosi River flows alongside the Corbett National Park, creating the eastern border of the Park. Many adventure lovers flock this river to indulge in river rafting activity. While here, you can take part in the grade II as well as grade III of the white water rafting.

It is always exciting to ride on the storming rapids of streaming water. River rafting is the next favorite activity that visitors like to do here, after their trip to Jim Corbett National Park. Additionally, this river pulls in several species of migratory birds. So, it's amongst the notable places to visit in Jim Corbett for bird watchers to catch some vibrant photographs. 

Location: Ranikhet Road, Jim Corbett National Park

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Durga Mandir Temple

It is an ancient temple which is amongst the famous tourist places in Jim Corbett for devotees to Goddess Durga. The temple is also prominent for its architecture work showcasing legends of other Hindu deities.

Numerous tourists visit the temple to admire its intricate design. The temple is a spot nestled in the dense woods of the National Park. The Kosi river flowing nearby this temple increases the charm of this area. Thus, it is a treat for the soul due to its peaceful environment!

Location: Ramnagar, Jim Corbett National Park

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Sitabani Temple

Sitabani temple is dedicated to Sita, which is an ideal spot for those looking for some religious tourist places in Jim Corbett. According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, the protagonist Sita of Ramayana spent some days stranded in a fugitive while in the Agnipariksha phase.

Besides, this area is also known for a nearby flowing river that attracts many tourists. The serene riverbank is a lovely spot to take rest for a while after a tiring safari tour. 

Location: Mailani Range, Uttarakhand

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Dhikala Zone

Ever wondered of a staycation inside the forest house? Dhikala is the one for you if this plan gives you a chill! Get ready to have another level of feeling for a vacay among the wild. While staying here, envision listening to the birds chirping and tiger's roar, along with the wind blowing in the calm night. It is one of those adventurous tourist places in Jim Corbett that you can't give a miss.

Further, wildlife lovers can head to tour Dhikala zone which is home to various species of reptiles as well as mammals. You could be fortunate enough to catch a sight of the Royal Bengal Tigers, Chitals, and Elephants, for which Jim Corbett is famous.

Location: Forest Compound, Ramnagar

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Kyari Camp

Kyari Camp sets deep within the Kotabagh valley with the surrounding dense forest landscape, making it one of the fun places to visit in Jim Corbett. This complex is a complete village styled home, so if you want to get a taste of a rural setting, this is a place to be. It is a no electricity location to provide visitors with a complete village experience.

At night, kerosene or solar lanterns lit the entire place. And in the morning, you can perform various recreational activities like vegetable sowing in farms, rock climbing, nature trails, diving in the river pool, and rappelling across the waterfall. Thus, forget a city lifestyle for a while and immerse yourself in the village experience.

Location: Syat, Uttarakhand

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Sitabani Forest Reserve

Sitabani Forest Reserve is a naturally enclosed site found on the opposite side of the famous National Park. The foothills of the mighty Himalayas surround this reserve. It's one of those tourist places in Jim Corbett that is home to diverse wildlife such as tigers, leopards, elephants, spotted deer, sambhar, wild boar, and much more in its thick Sal forests.

Thus, one more perfect spot for a Jeep safari to meet the animals up close and personal. Further, this place is also famed for its rich flora like Sheesham, Sal, Dhak, Kanju, Haldu, Mangos, Pipal, and Rohini trees.

Location: District Nainital, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand

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Kalagarh Dam

This dam is encompassed by the picturesque landscape of the Corbett National Park and thus, it is an Insta-worthy location. Also known as Ramganga Dam, this water barrage's construction started in 1961 and completed in 1974.

The birdwatching lovers get to experience a lot of avian species flocking the area. A lot of wildlife lovers also reach this region of the sanctuary for locating the waterfowl that migrates at this dam in the winter season. So, if you have some extra time during your expedition to the National Park, add this location in your list of places to visit in Jim Corbett.

Location: Pauri Garhwal District, Uttarakhand

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  • Q. What is the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park?

    The best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park is in the winter months between November and February when all the zones are open, and all the wild animals could be spotted easily. However, if we consider the climate, then it could be visited at any time of the year as it has a moderate temperature throughout the year.

  • Q. Which river flows through Jim Corbett National Park?

    Ramganga River flows through Jim Corbett National Park. It is a tributary of the holy river Ganga. The river is the primary source of water as well as water activities like river rafting, fishing, angling and more in the Corbett Park.

  • Q. Which is the best zone in Jim Corbett?

    The best zone in Jim Corbett National Park is Bijrani and Dhikala, although the whole park is excellent. However, you should know that after all, it depends upon your luck and the time of day and year you are visiting the park if you get the chance to see a tiger or not.

  • Q. Why is Jim Corbett National Park famous?

    Jim Corbett National Park is famous for tigers living in their natural habitat. People from around the country and world come here to witness one glimpse of the tigers in their natural habitat. Established in 1936, it is the oldest national park in the country.

    The reason for its establishment was to save the endangered Bengal tigers and the park succeeded by having the most substantial numbers of tigers in India.

  • Q. How many days are enough for Jim Corbett?

    Ideally, 2 days are enough for covering all the zones of Jim Corbett National Park. However, you some time to complete the safari in all the five zones of Jim Corbett National Park namely Dhikala zone, Bijarani zone, Jhirna Zone, Dhela zone and Durga Devi. Moreover, there are plenty of adventurous activities in the park which should not be missed by you so you shall consider exceeding your trip to 3-5 days.

  • Q. How can I plan for Jim Corbett?

    It is effortless to plan a trip to Jim Corbett. You just need to start booking your conveyance to the place which is very much accessible with good connectivity of the park to the epicentre. Moreover, you can book resorts for your stay among various great options around the park.

    After that, you need to choose the zones you would cover and the type of safari as there are elephant and jeep safaris. You can add some additional activities like fishing, river rafting, rock climbing or more.

  • Q. Are there Tigers in Jim Corbett?

    Yes, there are plenty of tigers in the Jim Corbett National Park. The reason for establishing this national park was to save the endangered Bengal tigers from becoming extinct. So, the park was maintained to give them a natural and clean habitat where they can survive and hopefully reproduce too.

    Happily, the park has succeeded in the mission by having the most significant number of tigers in the country.

  • Q. Are private vehicles allowed in Jim Corbett?

    No, there are no private vehicles allowed in Jim Corbett National Park. But you can book elephant and jeep safaris to roam inside the park. Upon doing so, you will get an experienced guide who will know where and when to go along with tackling any kind of situation you may face.

  • Q. How far is Nainital from Jim Corbett Park?

    Jim Corbett National Park is 64.4 KM from Nainital which would take around 2 hours to cover. So, it is ideal for planning a trip to both the places in one time. Moreover, both the places have good connectivity via roads and you can easily use public transport to commute.

    Keep two days spare to cover Jim Corbett National Park as it has five zones and offers a lot of adventurous activities which you might like to include.

  • Q. Can we stay inside Jim Corbett?

    Unfortunately, you can not stay inside the Jim Corbett National Park. You will have to book a hotel near the national park. Adding to that you must be aware that even private vehicles are not allowed in the national park, so it is suggested to pre-book your safari.