Jim Corbett National Park lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is well known for its tiger richness. The national park was Established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park. Jim Corbett has the glory of being India’s oldest and most prestigious National Park.
It is also honored as the place where Project Tiger was first launched in 1973. It is the oldest national park in India which attracts lots of visitors from India and other countries. Tea gardens were evolved in the town in the reign of Britishers in Uttarakhand.
The Jim Corbett National Park gets its name from the hunter turned author, Edward James Jim Corbett who played a major role in the construction of this Park. Biodiversity of this park is highly distinguished for its intensively dense forested lands, green vegetation and unique wildlife. Apart from spotting numbers of endangered species tourist also love to explore the rich charms of the place. The ambiance of this national park is quite lovely and makes tourists feel relaxed.
To visit corbett proceed for sightseeing tour of Haridwar covering the Mansa Devi Temple, Daksha Mahadev Mandir and MahaMrutyunjay Shiv Mandir at Kankhal. In the afternoon drive to Corbett, the last leg of your itinerary. You can enjoy a jungle safari at Corbett National Park.
The main wildlife animals found in the Corbett National Park include the tiger, elephant, chital, sambar, nilgai, gharial, King Cobra, muntjac, wild boar, hedgehog, common musk shrew, flying fox, Indian Pangolin. And nearly 600 species of birds. The park is a natural habitat of the rare species of Tigers that are facing extinction. It is a heaven for bird watchers, wild life enthusiasts, environmentalists and nature lovers.
At Corbett National Park more than 600 species and subspecies of birds are found, the major birds are Peacock, pheasant, pigeon, owl, hornbill, barbet, lark, myna, magpie, minivet, patridge, thrush, tit, nuthatch, wagtail, sunbird, bunting, oriole, kingfisher, drongo, dove, woodpecker, duck, teal, eagle, stork, cormorant, falcon, bulbul and flycatcher.
Nainital is close to Corbett National Park that you can visit. Nainital is one of the most popular hill stations in north India and many tourists visit Nainital during summer. One can also explore Ramnagar, which is a beautiful town near Jim Corbett National Park.
Jim Corbett National park is well connected by roads from all major neighboring locations:
Ramnagar Railway junction, at a distance of 12 km to the National park, is the closest railways station.
The nearest airport from Jim Corbett National Park is Delhi airport at a distance of 295 km.