Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife Safari in Jim Corbett National Park India

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Rated amongst the finest national parks of India, Jim Corbett National Park has privilege of being first national park of country, concept developed and nurtured by Late Jim Corbett in the year 1936 and first national park of India to be covered under famous Project Tiger (Project Tiger was lunched to protect the diminishing tiger population in India in 1973). Jim Corbett National Park is located in state of Uttrakhand and spread over distt of Pauri-Garhwal and Nainital, with entry gates from Ramnagar and Kotdwara 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, Leopards, Jungle Cats, Elephant, Gharial and Bears. Dhikala is best zone for safari in Jim Corbett National Park- tigers, elephants, hog deer, chital, reptiles and many grassland birds. Dhikala region is home to species like elephants, crocodile, tigers, chitals, jungle fowl, Dover, sea gull, laughing thrush, cormorant, and woodpecker.

​In an interview with National Geographic Dr. Michael Hutchins said there are example of wildlife conservation through responsible wildlife safaris and tourism. Wildlife tourism can provide a strong economic incentive for wildlife conservation by being a major long-term source of jobs and income for local people. In developing countries, such as those in East and Southern Africa- wildlife tourism is primary reason that significant wildlife populations still exist. People who travel to these countries inject needed foreign currency into their economies, create jobs, and buy local arts and crafts and other products that contribute to human well-being and cultural survival (Hawkins, D.E. and Kahn, M.M. 1998. Ecotourism opportunities for developing countries.

Dr. Michael Hutchins served as national coordinator for the American Bird Conservancy’s Bird-Smart Wind Energy Campaign (2013), executive director/CEO of Wildlife Society (2005-2012), director for Association of Zoos and Aquariums (1990-2005), coordinator of research at Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo (1985-1990) and having taught undergraduate and graduate courses in animal behavior at University of Washington, Seattle (1979-1985). Besides his wealth of knowledge concerning wildlife management and conservation, Dr. Hutchins also has degree in anthropology and a particular insight into the public perception and social aspects of conservation practices. In addition, Dr. Hutchins is founding partner and director of conservation and science for World Safaris and director of conservation and science for Safari Professionals. Both are considered to be two of America’s most responsible wildlife tourism companies.

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 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 more tha 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-antelope. Jim Corbett 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 variety of reptile population. Jim Corbett Park provides an ideal habitat for both Gharial (Fish-eating Crocodile) and Muggar (Marsh Crocodile). Among important reptiles found in 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 best way of exploring Jim Corbett National Park. In fact, jungle safari tours have added excitement and fun to Jim Corbett Journey. There are number of ways to cover Jim Corbett National Park. Jim Corbett National Park endorses Jeep Safari, Horse Safari, Bird Safari, Camel Safari, Elephant Safari, Fishing safari and the Nature walk.

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

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

BOOKING PROCEDURE for Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett: Safari Permits are booked by Forest Department & it is completely at discretion of forest department. However there are restriction and cap 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 and Tiger Safari Tour Packages in Jim Corbett National Park for wildlife enthusiasts Birding & Photographic Tours for those who wishes to experience Jungle Stay-during photography workshops one can also learn lessons with them. Yoga & Meditation Camps in Corbett for Adults & Kids, which are conducted by Yogic Teachers. Do write to us on corbettpark@gmail.com or Call on +91 9719251197 for Programs & Costs. The lodge also organise Programs on Detox & Stress Management for Corporate. Vanya River Lodge is Ideal venue in Jim Corbett of Corporate Training in Team Building, Leadership & Communication. There is enough indoor and outdoor spaces to conduct Seminar, Conference, Meetings, Weddings and events in Jim Corbett National Park.

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