Jim Corbett National Park India
"Jim Corbett National Park" is OLDEST & FIRST NATIONAL PARK of INDIA, is part of larger Corbett Tiger Reserve and situated across Ramganga & Kosi river, was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect endangered Bengal tiger and renamed as Jim Corbett National Park(1957) in memory of Sir Jim Corbett after his death. Jim Corbett is spread in an area of around 1,200 sq km, located at appx distance of 266 km from Delhi and Ramnagar-244715 is nearest City with Railway & Bus Station to Jim Corbett and Nainital as distt headquater in the state of Uttarakhand in India. Formation of Jim Corbett National Park has brought great economic difference to areas around Jim Corbett in Uttarakhand state and has opened many new business & jobs opportunities in Jim Corbett national park for local youth to look forward too instead just looking for uttarakhand government jobs or sarkari naukari in Indian Army- for which uttarakhand state made nation proud or just sitting and waiting for state or central government job results. Reaching Corbett is not difficult as Ramnagar is well connected by Uttarakhand State Government Bus Service. Best Resorts in Jim Corbett National Park to experience Elephant Safari, Night Jeep, Advnture Activities for school-college groups study tours and educational trips, corporate groups, gap year programs and volunteering work in jim corbett national park is Vanya Corbett Resort lies enroute three among five safari zones in Jim Corbett National Park. All Jeep Safaris inluding Jhirna, Dhela, Durgadevi, bijrani zone safari starts and ends at Vanya-Jim Corbett Resort Best among top 25 Resorts in Jim Corbett. La Tigre Resort, Aahana Resort, Corbett Leela Vilas Resort, Jim's Jungle Retreat, Namah Resort, Wood Castle Spa & Resort, Corbett The Baagh Spa & Resort, Corbett River Creek Resort and Spa, Solluna Resort, Corbett Viw, Tiger Camp and le Roi are new addition. Compare and book best safari holiday in july, august & september in Jim Corbett national park, when most tiger national parks are closed in India while dhikala zone is rated best forest rest house to stay inside core zone of Jim Corbett National Park between November till June. Weekend Jeep Safari Cost in Jim Corbett is INR 4600 includes entry fee, jeep safari duration is 3:30 Hours and jeep safari timing is morning & evening. It is advised to book Jim Corbett Safari in advance, booking for Jim Corbett Safari now starts 46 days in advance from official Jim Corbett jeep safari bookings website of Corbett National Park. If you are unable to make booking at dhikala forest rest house, you can book your night stay at Jim Corbett Vanya River Resort - one of most visited resort in Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand with jeep safari to Bijrani or Dhikala Canter Safari enroute from Bijrani to Dhikala zone.
Jim Corbett Tourist Information:
Ideal Trip Duration to Corbett National Park: 02 Nights- 03 Days ( Two Night-Three Days)
Safari Gates Opening & Closure Time : Dhikala & Durgadevi : OPEN 15NOV ; CLOSE: 15 JUNE
Zone & Gates in Jim Corbet : Bijrani : OPEN 01-15OCT; CLOSE: 15-30 JUNE
Jhirna & Dhela Safari Zone booking can be done provisionaly during July, August & September.
Nearest Bus & Train Station to Jim Corbett: Ramnagar (8 Kms)
Nearest Airport to Jim Corbett: Rudrapur (70 Kms),Dehradun (232 Kms), Delhi City (261 Kms)
Nearest Cities to Corbett Park: Moradabad (90 Kms), Nainital (96 Kms), Ranikhet (90 Kms)
Best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park for Tourists: October to June
Peak Season of Jim Corbett National Park: April, May, June & November to February
Low Season of Corbett National Park: July to September
State: Uttarakhand with Capital in Dehradun| District: Nainital
Jim Corbett Temperature & Weather:
Summer (May, June): Maximum - 40°C and Minimum - 24°C
Winter (November, December, January, February): Maximum - 25°C and Minimum - 4 °C
Monsoon (July & August): Maximum - 40°C and Minimum - 20°C
Pleasant Weather (September, February, March & April): Maximum- 25°C and Minimum -15°C
Jim Corbett Safari Timings
Jim Corbett Safari Timings vary in summer and winters; park gates normally opens for safari at 0600 hrs morning safari trip and for afternoon trip at 1430; duration of Jim Corbett Safari trip is for 3:00 Hours. Safari timings can be checked from online safari booking government website or from Jim Corbett National Park government office at Ramnagar at time of safari booking. Jim Corbett National Park opening dates for 2019 be on 15th October for Bijrani and 15th November for Dhikala Gate- depending upon monsoon and road conditions inside Jim Corbett Park. Planning Jim Corbett visit during July, August or September 2019, don't loose heart, now Jim Corbett National Park administration also giving provisional booking for Jhirna, Dhela Zone Gates. Feel free to write on firstname.lastname@example.org or Call on +91 9719251197 .
Flora & Fauna in Jim Corbett
Jim Corbett National Park is not only oldest national park in India but also on tops the 110 national parks list in India as best managed & most visited National Park in India with highest number of tigers, hence Jim Corbett rich in not only wildlife but also in history. Explore Corbett national park with stay at Vanya River Resort- an amazing wildlife resort situated along the boundary of Bijrani zone of Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve..Jim Corbett National Park is protected areas where hunting, poaching, tree cutting, wandering etc. is strictly banned and punishable. Animals found in Corbett National Park are Tiger, leopard, elephant, spotted deer, langur and rhesus monkey and main trees and vegetation found in Jim Corbett National Park are Sal, khair, rohini, bakli, pula and bamboo. More than 600 species and subspecies of birds are found in Jim Corbett Park, some common found bird list of Jim Corbett are Peacock, pheasant, pigeon, owl, hornbill, barbet, lark, myna etc . Jim Corbett National Park is no less when it comes to aqua fauna and reptiles, most found reptiles in Jim Corbett Park are Indian marsh crocodile or mugger, gharial, king cobra, common krait, cobra, Russels viper, python and monitor lizard and fishes found in Jim Corbett are golden mahsheer fish and Goonch Catfish other than many more found.
Jim Corbett Do's & Don't list
Walking or trekking inside national parks is strictly prohibited. Avoid perfumes and bright clothes, wear clothes of color which merge with natural surroundings. Carry a litter bag while entering Tiger Reserve and bring back non-biodegradable litter. Don't make noise/talk loudly or shout inside forest. Don't smoke in forest. Don't collect plants or pluck flowers. While taking photograph or shooting video, don't disturb wild animals( eg use of flash guns). Teasing, chasing or attempt to feed animal is prohibited. Respect local tradition, custom and religion.
Top things to do in Jim Corbett National Park and Uttarakhand
Garjiya Devi Temple is a Hilltop Hindu Mandir near Jim Corbett of Goddess Durga is best thing to do in Jim Corbett National Park with tiger sighting Jeep & Elephant safari to Sitabani Wildlife Reserve, Lohachaur Tourism Zone of Corbett National Park through Bhandarpani, Durga Devi Gate and Bijrani Zone Corbett National Park. Jim Corbett also has Gurudwara, Mosques and Churches and other religions to worship. Other Point of interest in Uttarakhand are Binsar & Nanda Devi Wildlife Sanctuary and Rajaji National Park, Naini Peak & lakes of Nainital, Lakshman & Ram Jhula in Rishikesh, GB Pant High Altitude Zoo, Tiffin Top, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath Temple, Ganges & Alaknanda River,Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Parmarth Nikitan Ashram, Mayadevi Temple, Shri Mata Mansadevi Mandir, Chandidevi Temple & Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar, Ananda in Himalaya, Tapkeshwar Temple, Nag Tibba, Forest Research Institute, Kankhal, Tiger Fall Chakrata, Kempty fall, Sahasradhara, Mussoorie Lake, Tungnath, Roopkund, Snow View, Valley of Flower and Hemkund Sahib. Jim Corbett Resort offers best wildlife viewing option that includes Jeep Safari & Elephant Safari, Camel Safari ( Adventure Activity Base, Camel and Elephant Safari Mounts are just outside Vanya River Resort Gate- Dhikuli) and Dhikala Canter Safari for tourists visiting Jim Corbett on their wildlife trip to experience adventure of corbett forest.
Jim Corbett National Park Information-Latest Updates:
- There are estimated 340 tigers in Uttarakhand including Tigers in Jim Corbett National Park, as per 2014 census. Uttrakhand has three tiger reserves- Jim Corbett entry point is from Ramnagar & Kotdwar), Rajaji Tiger Reserve (Haridwar) and Kalagarh Tiger Reserve.
- Dhikala-Durgadevi Zone of Corbett National Park is schedule to reopen on 15th Nov 2019- Booking started.
- Amdanda Gate- enry gate to Bijrani and Malani Zone is reopen in 15th October 2019.
- International (Global) Tiger Day 2019- July 29 was celebrated in Jim Corbett National Park- Ramnagar- 244715 as Global Tiger Day to raise awareness about endangered big cats. It was created when 13 countries came together in 2009 and pledged to double world’s Tiger population by 2022.
- Jim Corbett Safari Booking open till 18 August 2019- Visitors can book their Jeep safari till 18 August now.
- Man Vs Wild: Jim Corbett earned Rs 1.26 lakh from ‘Man vs Wild’ episode featuring PM Modi walks in jungles of Jim Corbett with Bear Grylls, talks about conserving nature and surviving in Jungles.
- Tigers have been found to be killing elephants in Jim Corbett National Park- signals worrying trend in wildlife as tigers usually don't eat elephants, wildlife experts says.
- Jim Corbett National Park has unique ecosystem as there are 225 Tigers and around 1,100 wild Elephants, whereas other national parks like Bandhavgarh, Ranthambore and Kanha mainly have Tigers.
- The Supreme Court of India Friday (June 21-2019) stayed, construction of a road passing through corridor between Rajaji and Corbett Tiger Reserves in Uttarakhand, noting that there were "numerous" violations of forest conservation act.
- Jim Corbett National Park tops rank in Asia’s Top 6 Must Visit Wildlife Destinations for 2019-20 by Ryan Miller of Business Traveller.