Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. The park—named for the hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment—was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. Corbett National Park lies in two districts – Nainital and Pauri – in the hill state of Uttarakhand in northern India. It covers an area of 521 sq. km and together with the neighboring Sona Nadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest areas, forms the Corbett Tiger Reserve over 1288 sq. km. It is spread in an altitude of 385-1100 m above mean sea level and receives annual rainfall of 1400-2800 mm. The temperature ranges 4°C in winter to 42°C during summer.
The Ramganga reservoir which came into being in 1974 stretches over an area of around 82 sq. km. with one half each in Corbett National Park and Sona Nadi Wildlife Sanctuary.
Jim Corbett National Park is a perfect holiday destination. Mainly known for its successful tiger conservation project, Corbett is home of great variety of wildlife creatures. Bird watching, elephant safari, canter safari and many more activities can be enjoyed at this exquisite wildlife conserve.
Places of Interest around Corbett National Park:
Dhikala: This well-known destination in Corbett is situated at the fringes of Patli Dun valley. There is a rest house here which was built hundred of years ago. Kanda ridge forms the backdrop, and from Dhikala, one can enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the valley.
Kalagarh Dam: This dam is located in the south west direction of the Jim Corbett wildlife sanctuary. This is one of the best places for the bird watching tour. Lots of migratory waterfowl comes here in the winters.
Garjia Temple: The Garjia temple is a huge rock in the midst of river Kosi and is located 14 Km from Ramnagar. It falls on your way to Ranikhet. A huge fair is held here on every year in this temple in the month of Kartik Poornima.
Bijrani: The area in and around Bijrani was once the shooting ground for shikaris. The terrain at Bijrani is dry and has diverse vegetation.
Jhirna: Jhirna rest house lies inside the southern premises of Corbett National Park. The landscape around this rest house is dry and the vegetation consist mostly scrubs. In addition to this the hills to the north of Jhirna are covered with dense patches of bamboo further enhancing the beauty of the region.
Corbett Museum: Corbett Museum at Dhangarhi is a place where you will find the belongings of Mr. Jim Corbett. Many interesting historical facts about this legend can be found in this museum.
How to Reach Corbett National Park?
The town of Ramnagar is the gateway of Corbett National Park. There are overnight trains available from Delhi to Ramnagar. Also, there are trains from Varanasi via Lucknow to Ramnagar. Reaching Ramnagar, one can hire a taxi to reach the park and Dhikala.
Jim Corbett National Park can be easily planned for a weekend trip from cities like Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. It is an ideal destination for family travel. It takes around 6 hours to reach from Delhi and road condition is also good.
Day1: Leave Delhi by 5:00 AM by AC Tempo Traveller/Bus with push back seats. Do breakfast enroute and reach Corbett by 11:00 AM. Have lunch, enjoy the evening roaming local surroundings and swimming pool. Evening snacks with bonfire, buffet dinner and night stay at resort. Enjoy the day in activities and swimming pool.
Day2: After breakfast, leave for Jungle Safari in Jeeps. Return by 11:30 AM. Leave for Delhi by 12:00 PM. Reach 6:00 PM.
- Stay in deluxe/super deluxe rooms (twin/triple/quad sharing) in a luxury resort
- Welcome drink on arrival (Non-Alcoholic)
- Morning Tea & Evening Tea
- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner (Buffet with both veg and non veg items)
- Free use of swimming pool (In Summers)
- Free use of recreational activities (Table Tennis/Carom/Chess/Ludo/Badmin
- Tea/Coffee Maker in Room
- LCD in every Room
- Safari in Corbett National Park in jeeps / canter (optional)
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