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District : Nainital District in Uttaranchal
Location : 300 kms from Delhi
Famous For : Royal Bengal Tigers
Most Famous Activity : Safaris

Tiger Cubs in Jim Corbett
The Next Generation of the Famous Bengal Tigers in Jim Corbett Park

Established in : 1936.
Known As : Oldest National Park of India.
To See  : 575 Species of Birds, 25 Species of Reptiles, 50 Species of Mammals and 7 Species of Amphibians.
Best Time To Visit  : November 15 to June 15. Closed From June to October, Due to Heavy Monsoons.
Interesting Fact : This is the First Tiger Reserve in India.
Safari Options : Elephant Safari, Jeep Safari.
Safari Timings : Winter Timings – Morning Safari: 0730 hrs to 1030 hrs.
Evening Safari: 1500 hrs to 1700 hrs.
Summer Timings – Morning Safari: 0630 hrs to 0930 hrs.
Evening Safari: 1600 hrs to 1800 hrs.
Other Attractions : Birding, Flora.
Staying Options : Corbett Hideaway, Corbett Riverside Resort, Tiger Tops Corbett Lodge.
Getting Around : Ramnagar – 30 kms, Pantnagar – 133 kms, Corbett Waterfall – 3 kms.
Important Distances : Delhi – 300 kms, Lucknow – 503 kms, Ranikhet – 114 kms.
Getting There : Air – Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a Distance of 50-kms is the Nearest Airport. Delhi at a Distance of 300-kms is and has the Nearest International Airport.
Rail – Ramnagar is the Nearest Railhead and is well Connected with Regular Trains.
Road – The Route from Delhi Spans Hapur-Murababad-Ramnagar. The Route from Lucknow is Bareilly–Kichha–Rudrapur–Doraha–Kashipur. Regular Buses Ply Between the Stations.
Inside Tip : Maintain Silence while Exploring the Park and make use of Binoculars to have a Clearer View of the Animals. Follow the Environmental Guidelines.

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Jim Corbett National Park – The First of Its Kind in India

Come to the heartland of wildlife, at Jim Corbett National park in Uttaranchal. Established in the year 1936, as the Hailey National Park, it was rechristened as Jim Corbett National Park after the great hunter and naturalist, who made an immense contribution in the establishment of this oldest park in the country. This is also the first tiger reserve of India. Rifting away from many of such 'firsts', Jim Corbett park is all about wild fun. All the wildlife lovers who want lay eyes on the extinct Bengal tiger, this wildlife park is the place to be. Exploring the forest through the jeep safari is the best way to site the ferocious beings. Uttaranchal tourism promotes its most important attraction – Jim Corbett National Park that entices tourists to take up wildlife tours of the state, time and again.

Jim Corbett National Park – Where The Tiger Roars

The most ferocious yet the most protected beings of the jungles are indeed the royal Bengal tigers. Having a large concentration of their predators in form of four kinds of Deer, Wild Boar and some lesser-known animals, there are quite a number of tigers in the park that can be sighted quiet commonly. Their kin, leopards also home the tigers. Among the endless flora attraction of Sal and other 457 species of tress, a large accumulation of migratory birds, 585 species in number, with their chirping add the magic to the almost quiet ambiance of the jungle. All those who have always been perturbed by those crawling beings, should definitely give their spine some chill in the Jim Corbett tiger reserve, which has some 25 Species of reptiles. Being an eco tourism destination, this is the park that is the example of being one of the best managed national sanctuaries in the world.

Jeep safari in Jim Corbett
Famous Jeep Safari Inside JIm Corbett National PArk

Take up Safaris to Enjoy the Freaking Activities in Jim Corbett

If you are in Jim Corbett Park, then you can do anything but stay calm and poised. A tours of Jim Corbett National Park is action packed and there are various activities that will be a delight for your memories. Though you might get tempted to go swimming in the Ramganga river, but beware of the crocodiles that are always hungry for humans flesh. The abhorrence of the park, that further adds to its charm is the fact that you are not allowed to go inside the park alone or on foot.
The best way to feel the intense jungle and spot the most important animal – tigers, is by indulging elephant safari or jeep safaris. The two options serve different purposes and are also delightful in their own fashion. A lively and jungle ripping wildlife safari can be enjoy on jeep safari that will take you to the deep interiors of the forest. For all those who want to experience the roar of tigers from proximity, then the best option is elephant safari. A laid back ride on an elephant is the perfect way to spend some idyllic time in the park. Whichever be the mode, but safari is indeed the best way to enjoy the magical jungle moments in the famous Jim Corbett national park.

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Time and Way to Get Close to the Wildlife World of Jim Corbett

Plan your trip to Uttaranchal during the time when this popular wildlife park is open for the tourists, that is during November 15 to June 15. Rest of the year the park is closes due to heavy monsoons. The fame that is associated with sanctuary, makes it very easily accessible from any part of the country. The nearest airport, well connected with regular flights is at Phoolbagh, just 50 kms from the park. Delhi which is just 300 kms away has the nearest international airport. Though having limited trains, the nearest Railhead is Ramnagar.
All those who prefer by coming from Delhi via road should take up Hapur-Muradabad-Ramnagar route. Buses also connect the major cities as well as towns of Uttaranchal to Jim Corbett national park.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Jim Corbett

Deer in Corbett Wildlife Park

First Tiger Reserve of India
Come to the National park that has the sobriquet of being the first of its kinds. This is the first national park of India, Jim Corbett wildlife park is also the first tiger reserve in the country. A large concentration of flora makes it an important junction for eco tourism as well.

The Royalty of Bengal Tigers in Uttaranchal
If you though that you could find Bengal tigers only in Bengal than you were living in a myth. Having a considerable number of tiger, Jim Corbett national park is truly their dominion. The list of other wild animals include leopards, four species of deers, wild boars and lesser familiar animals.

Birds Play Their Own Music in Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett is also considered to be a birder's delight. Having 585 species of native as well as migratory birds, this wildlife sanctuary is brightened by their own rhythmic chirping. The red, blue, yellow and white of water fowl, 17 types of woodpecker, kites, peafowl, the rare chir pheasant, the red jungle fowl, drongos and barbets, create a contrast against the greens of the jungle.

Rule the Jungle Through Safaris in Jim Corbett
Explore the sea of greens on an elephant or rush through the deciduous Sal forest in order to camera hunt the tigers, Safaris in Jim Corbett national park is once in a lifetime experience. As the tourists are not allowed to go into the famous sanctuary on foot, safari is the only option for seeing the animals in their natural habitat.

Get Eco Friendly This Holiday
Take up wildlife tours of Jim Corbett national park, and indulge in some eco tourism in Uttaranchal. Although a relatively new concept in the park, the Indian government organises workshops to promote it. Get one on one with nature by taking up Jim Corbett tours.

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