As a wildlife destination, Jim Corbett is truly an adventurous place. Dense meadows amidst lush green hills, hilly rivers and a herd of sambars sunbathing on their banks offer a different world view.
Since the establishment of Jim Corbett National Park in the year 1936, this region of Uttarakhand has been a favorite destination of wildlife and nature lovers. The diversity of fauna and flora of these wild areas, full of lush green trees, is astonishing, but what makes this national reserve special, spread over an area of about 520 square kilometers, is the Royal Bengal Tiger. The Corbett Tiger Reserve area with an area of 1318 square kilometers is the first tiger reserve in India, in which apart from tigers, sambar, barking deer, deer, nilgai, Asian elephant, monkey, jackal, cobra, python, Russell’s viper, crocodile etc. We do.
Joy in the woods
There are many resorts inside and outside the Corbett National Park, where you can enjoy the weekend with ease. Apart from this, every zone of the park has forest lodges and luxury arrangements for accommodation. Here you can do river rafting, angling, rock climbing, bridge slithering and rappelling apart from jungle safari. Those who want to do religious tourism can visit Garjiya Temple. There is also Corbett Waterfall and Museum nearby, where tourists like to go. The best time to visit here is from October to March, but in summer there are a lot of tourists during April-May as well. The park is closed in monsoon. Only Dhela and Jhirna zones are open throughout the year.
Explore the Dhikala Range
You enter the Dhikala range from the Dhangari Gate. Here one can have a view of the entire park from Gharial Pool, Champion Road and High Bank. Apart from this, Dhikala Chaur (meadow) offers an opportunity to see a variety of animals and birds. There is an overnight stay at the Forest Lodge here. From this one can enjoy elephant safari the next day.
when to go
The best time to visit Corbett is from November to February. All the zones here remain open in winter. Then you can get to see many types of wildlife here. In summer, there is a high possibility of wildlife sighting along the river banks or water bodies.
How to reach?
Corbett National Park is connected to many major cities of the country by road and rail. There are regular Uttarakhand State Transport buses from Ramnagar to cities like Delhi, Moradabad, Haldwani. Corbett is about 15 kms from Ramnagar city. If you are going by your own car then there are two routes to reach Ramnagar. From Delhi, one can reach Gajraula-Moradabad-Kashipur or reach Ramnagar via Bareilly-Kicha-Haldwani.