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Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife Safari in Jim Corbett National Park India

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Rated amongst the finest national parks of India, the Jim Corbett National Park has the privilege of being the first national park of the country, developed and nurtured by Late Jim Corbett in the year 1936. The Jim Corbett National Park also enjoys the privilege of being the first national park of India to be covered under the famous Project Tiger (Project Tiger was lunched to protect the diminishing tiger population in India in 1973). Located in the picturesque surroundings of lush green forests and a series of ridges running parallel to the valley, the park covers an area of 520.8 sq. km and is famous for its individualistic scenic beauty. The wildlife in Jim Corbett National Park is quite rich and varied, difficult to be found in any other national parks of India.

As per finding of survey conducted by a team of wildlife specialists, wildlife in Jim Corbett National Park comprises of about 50 mammal species, 580 bird species, 25 reptile species and 110 tree species. The varied wildlife in Jim Corbett National Park ranges from large mammals- like jungle cat, bear, elephants to lesser ones, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fishes, insects, mollusks, crustaceans and more.Jim Corbett National Park is best known for ferocious yet handsome Royal Bengal Tigers, Jungle Cats, Elephant, Gharial and Bears. Jim Corbett Park offers congenial environmental conditions for growth and survival of Royal Bengal Tigers and its prey such as 4 kinds of Deer, Wild Boar and other lesser animals.

Mammals and Animals in Jim Corbett:

In this category fall Monkeys, Predators, Elephants, Antelopes, Deer and Wild Pig. Apart from Royal Bengal Tiger or Indian Tiger, other notable mammals in Jim Corbett National Park are Rhesus Macaques, Langurs, Leopards, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Fishing Cat, Dhole (Wild dog), Jackals, Red Fox, Sloth Bear and Black Bear. The small mammals in the park constitute of Marten, Otters, Indian Civet, Mongoose, Black-napped Hare (Khargosh), Palm Squirrel, Indian Porcupine and the Long-eared Hedgehog Musk-rat. In addition, about 8 kinds of bats have also been identified, which include the Flying Fox and the Indian Pangolin. Jim Corbett National Park also shelters a significant population of wild elephants, numbering about 200-300.

Jim Corbett National Park also has significant population of antelopes and deers. Four species of deer found in park include Chital (the well-known Spotted Deer), Para (hog deer), Sambar (the largest Asiatic deer) and Muntjac (barking deer), also called kakkar. The antelopes found in Jim Corbett National Park include the Nilgai and Goat-antelopes. The park also shelters a significant population of omnivorous Wild Pigs and Wild Boars.

Birds in Jim Corbett:

Jim Corbett Park is home to about 600 species of birds, one of richest in India. Some of most prominent birds found in Jim Corbett Park are Cormorants, Darter, Grey Heron, Egrets, Cattle Egret, White-necked and Black-necked Storks, Spotbill, Large Pied Wagtail, White-capped Redstart, Great Crested Grebe, Graylag Geese, White Storks, Black Storks, Sandpipers, Snipe, Great Black-headed Gull, Ducks, Green Pigeons, Parakeets, Cuckoos, Hornbills, Barbets, Woodpeckers, Orioles, Drongos, Pies, Babblers and Thrushes, Mynas, Bulbuls, Warblers, Tailor Bird, Robins, Chats, Redstarts, Bayas, Finches, Indian Alpine Swift, Crested Swifts, Dusky Crag Martin, Striated (or Red-rumpled) Swallows, Indian Cliff Shallow and Wire-tailed Swallow.

Reptiles in Jim Corbett:

Ramganga River and lake inside the Jim Corbett National Park support a variety of reptile population. Jim Corbett Park provides an ideal habitat for both the Gharial (Fish-eating Crocodile) and the Muggar (Marsh Crocodile). Among important reptiles found in the Jim Corbett National Park are the Indian Python, Viper, King Cobra, Krait, Cat Snake, Wolf Snake, Common Monitors, Lizards, Tortoises, Turtles to name a few.

Wildlife Safaris in Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife, Jeep and elephant Safaris are the ideal way of exploring the Indian land. In fact, jungle safari tours have added excitement and fun to the journey. There are number of ways to cover the Jim Corbett National Park. Jim Corbett National Park endorses Jeep Safari, Horse Safari, Bird Safari, Elephant Safari, Fishing safari and the Nature walk.

SAFARI TIMING: The park normally opens at 0600 hrs in the morning and during afternoon the park timings usually are from 1430 to 1730. The duration of the Safari in normaly 3:00 Hours. However depending on the season the timings change locally which the forest authorities of Jim Corbett National Park notify.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: One can visit Jim Corbett National Park and do the wildlife day safari anytime round the year, depending upon his convenience and purpose of visit. However the beat time to come to Jim Corbett National Park is between October to June End.

BOOKING PROCEDURE for Jeep Safari: All the Safariís are booked by the Forest Department & it is completely at the discretion of the forest department. However there are restriction of number of vehicles which can enter in each zone and it is strictly followed. The vehicle restrictions are

Zones Morning Afternoon Duration Safari Timings
Bijrani 30 30 3:00 Hours 6:00am to 9:00am / 1:30 pm to 4:30PM
Jhirna 30 30 3:00 Hours 6:00am to 9:00am / 1:30 pm to 4:30PM
Dhela 08 08 3:00 Hours 6:00am to 9:00am / 1:30 pm to 4:30PM
Durgadevi 11 11 3:00 Hours 6:00am to 9:00am / 1:30 pm to 4:30PM
Dhikala Canter Safari Canter Safari 4:00 Hours 6:00am to 11:00am / 11:00 am to 4:00PM
Sitavani 50 50 3:00 Hours 6:00am to 9:00am / 1:30 pm to 4:30PM

 

ADVANCE BOOKING of Jeep Safari : can be made on first apply and get basis and a non refundable advance need to deposit with details mentioned below in table. We request you to send the details well in advance for avoiding the hassle of visit into the park as there is a limitation of number of vehicles permitted. You have to bring & carry the given id at the time of safari. For advance booking a Photo Id for Indian Nationals and Passport Details for Foreign Nationals is mandatory. Advance booking of Safari can be done 90 Days prior for foreigner national and 45 days for Indian Nationals. Email

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

We also arrange Angling Tours in Corbett with Tiger Safari Tour Packages in Jim Corbett National Park with some of best naturalist of Corbett Park and for wildlife enthusiasts BIRDING Tours who wishes to experience the Jungle Stay-during PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS one can also learn lessons with them. YOGA & MEDITATION which are conducted at the lodge by Yogic Teachers, and and SUMMER CAMPS 4 KIDS. The lodge also offers WORKSHOPS on RELATIONSHIP, DETOX & STRESS MANAGEMENT for the Individual, Corporate, other than Package for SOLO Travelers and FIX Departure TOURS to Corbett. The Lodge is Ideal venue in Corbett of Corporate TRAINING on Team Building, Leadership, Communications and also conduct seminars, conferences TEAM ACTIVITIES and EXCURSIONS. Write on corbettpark@gmail.com or Call on +91 9719251197 for Costs.

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