Located in the Ramnagar, mountainous district of Nainital, Jim Corbett National Park that is a part of the larger Corbett Tiger reserve is home to a large number of tigers. If you’re lucky, you may spot a white tiger also.
It is one among the most famous wildlife destinations in India, visited by many wildlife enthusiasts who wish to catch the wonderful sights of the Indian tigers.
The Total area of Corbett nation park is 1318.54 square kilometres. Jim Corbett has tiger populations of 160, that makes this park the most significant bastion of this species in India. It is home to around 110 tree species, 50 mammals’ species, 580 bird species, and 25 reptilian species that are found each in the lower and higher regions of the park.
The geographical location of this place that encloses streams, rivers, and ridges crisscrossing the piece of land, makes Jim Corbett national park an ideal environment for various plant and animal species. the most known of Corbett’s wild residents are the Bengal tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Leopards, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Mongoose, and crocodilian reptile.
During its origination, the name of the park was Hailey national park, that was christened later on in the honour of the great environmentalist and naturalist Jim Corbett, who hunted down tigers that had turned man-eaters in Kumaon, Uttarakhand, between 1907 to 1939.
Jim Corbett believed in the conservation of the ecosystem and wildlife, particularly tigers and that is why Jim Corbett national park was chosen as the venue for the inauguration of ‘Save the tigers’ project in India.
Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park
Drive around the park to catch a glance of the wildlife, try angling at Kosi river, enjoy the Corbett falls
How to reach: Delhi to Jim Corbett (Ramnagar) distance 5 hrs drive.
Species to see: Tigers, spotted deer, Elephants, Golden jackal, Sambar deer, Birds
Jim Corbett National Park best time to visit
Opening & Closing times: Best to go to the park is from mid-November to mid-June. The Park is open from early morning 6 am to 10 am and then from 2 pm to 6 pm. The Park charges are 200/- INR for domestic and 1000/- INR for a foreigner.