Situated along the Ramganga river, at the foot of the Kumaon hills, the Corbett National Park is one of India’s best known and oldest wildlife sanctuaries. The park is situated in the Nainital and Pauri Districts of Uttarakhand. Spread over an area of 10 acres, Jim Corbett national park is one of the most preserved wildlife sanctuaries in India. It is named after Jim Corbett, the famous naturalist and the legendary hunter of the man-eaters of Kumaon.
The Park is situated in the surroundings of thick forests, mango grove, reserve, beautiful rivers, widespread grasslands and wonderful flora and fauna. Corbett National Park, primarily, is known for Corbett Tiger reserve. The park boasts of a wide range of plant and animal species. Ranging from leopards, tigers, Himalayan Black bears Indian Grey Mongoose, Crocodiles, sloth etc. Also it has more than 600 species of trees, herbs, shrubs, bamboos etc. which makes this wildlife heritage a must visit. The Bengal Tiger and Asiatic Elephant are the center of attraction here. Elephant safari, Jeep Safari and Canter safari are provided to tour the national. The Park is home to varied vegetation that ranges from dense Mixed, Sal and Sheesham forests. Some of the commonly found trees are rohini, karipak, ber, dhak, simal, grewia, bael, kurha, jhingan, marorphali, khair, bakli, tendu, pula, sain etc.
Jim Corbett National Park is a complete package of fun, knowledge and adventure. People from around the world come and visit this place attracted by its breathtaking beauty. The best time to visit the park is 15 Nov. to 15 June.
Altitude: 385-1100 m above mean sea level
Annual rainfall: 1400-2800 mm.
Temperature : 4°C in winter to 42°C during summer.
Best time to visit Corbett: Mid-November to Mid-June.
Transport: Tourist can drive their own cars inside Corbett or they can hire private jeeps.
How to reach
By Air : The closest airport is 50 km away from the park at Phoolbagh, Pantnagar.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is located at Ramnagar. Ramnagar is well connected with the all major cities across the country.
By Road: Jim Corbett National Park is connected to major cities of India via a good motorable roads.