“Jim Corbett National Park” is the oldest national park in India, it was established in ‘1936’ as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It is situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, was named after “Jim Corbett” who playe a key role in its establishment. The park was the first to come under the “Project Tiger initiative”.
The park has sub Himalayan belt geographical and ecological characteristic. An ecotourism destination, it contain 488 dissimilar species of plant, a diverse varieties of fauna. The increase in tourists activities, amongst other problems, continues to present a serious challenge to the park’s ecological balance.
The Tourist Zones
In order to encourage tourisms in the region “Corbett National Park” has been separated into five dissimilar zones. These are the noticeable buffer or core region of the park where visitor can be part of wildlife safari, can enjoys the intriguing behavior of the animals with bare eyes at proximity.
Bijrani Safari Zone
“Bijrani Zone” is very famous tourist’s center because of its plentiful natural beauty and open grassland. The entrance gate of the zone is located at only 01 Km from “Ramnagar city”.
Dhela Safari Zone
“Dhela” is a new eco tourisms area in “Corbett National Park” included in tiger reserve region in November 2014. This is the only area in the reserve’s buffer region open to tourist in CTR. The region is retaining the attention of large number of tourist because of its prosperous flora and fauna, open throughout the year, situated at an around distance of 13 Km from “Ramnagar City”.
Durga Devi Zone
Situated on the north eastern border of the “Jim Corbett National Park”, “Durga Devi zone” is the paradise on planet earth for those who are loving of bird watching. Entrance gate is sitauted at an around distance of 36 km from “Ramnagar city”.
FACTS & FIGURES
Area: 600 sq km (core area of 322 km)
- Altitude: 400 – 1200 meter above the sea level
- Languages: English, Hindi
- Best Time to Visit: February to May
- Annual rainfall: 1400-2800 mm.
Rules and Regulations for Visitors
Obliviously, you are not explore the forest to be a prey to carnivores, So major parts of the forest are just not perfect model to step out of the Jeep or Canter. Anyways being in the wild and encountering one it is advisable not to yell at them and tease them and don’t try to domesticate them by feeding them. Well the park is really an ecosphere so don’t make it a dustbin and lastly “SMOKERS” are only allowed to inhale the natural and refreshing air.
Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett National Park
“Jim Corbett National Park” best time to visit Corbett is start from ‘November 15’ and end to ‘June 15’. Corbett remain closed between “June 16 and November 14”, when the monsoon flood the river beds and cut the fragile.
How to reach Jim Corbett National Park
BY AIR :“Phoolbagh, Pantnagar” at a distance of 50 km is the closest airport. Delhi at a distance of “300 km” is the nearest international airport.
BY RAIL : “Ramnagar” is on the wide gauge track from where the road transport option have to be availed to reach the park.
BY ROAD : Dhikala is 300 km away from Delhi, 100 km away from Nainital, 62 away kms from Ranikhet, 220 kms away from Rishikesh and 51 km away from Ramnagar. The route from Delhi spans “HapurMurababad-Ramnagar”.