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Location: Rauri Garhwal and Nainital districts   Map

Open: Nov- Jun

Area: 521 km2 (201 sq mi)

For bookings and permits contact tourist center in Ramnagar Tel. (05947) 251 225

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park






Jim Corbett National Park is a nature reserve situated in Rauri Garhwal and Nainital districts in India. Jim Corbett National Park covers an area of 521 km2 (201 sq mi). Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as the Hanley National Park to protect the endangered [Bengal tiger]. It is located near Ramnagar Nagar in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett who played an important role in its establishment. It was the first park to come under the [Tiger Project] initiative. It is a glorious animal sanctuary. It is situated in the Patalidun Valley of Ramganga covering 1318.56 sq km under which the [Jim Corbett Vyghr Protected Area] of 621.7 sq km also comes.

The park has geographical and ecological features of the [Terai region | Sub-Himalayan belt]. It is also an ecotourism destination and has 488 [species] of plants and a diversity of fauna. Increased tourism activities and other problems are posing a serious challenge to the ecological balance of the park.

Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time. Tourism activity is allowed only in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get a chance to see its spectacular landscape and diverse wildlife. The number of people visiting here has increased dramatically in recent years. Currently, more than 60,000 visitors visit the park every season.

Corbett National Park consists of 520.7 sq km (201.1 sq mi) of hills, river belts, swamp pits, grasslands and a large lake. Elevation ranges from 1,300 to 4,000 feet (400 to 1,220 m). Winter nights here are cold but the days are sunny and hot. It rains from July to September.

The dense moist deciduous forest mainly consists of [Sal (tree) | Sal], Haldu, Peepal, Rohini and Mango trees. The forests cover about 73% of the park, with 10% of the grasslands in this area. There are 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 540 bird species and 25 reptile species.




The distance of Corbett National Park from Delhi to Moradabad - Kashipur - Ramnagar is 290 km. Tourist time in Corbett National Park is from November to May. Travel agencies in this season arrange to roam the tourists in Corbett National Park. The Kumaon Development Corporation also organizes conducted tours every Friday to carry tourists from Delhi to Corbett National Park. The buses of the Kumaon Development Corporation have experienced guides who keep talking about the animals and their habits.

'Wildlife' is found here in large numbers here like lion, elephant, bear, tiger, pig, deer, chital, sambhar, panda, kakad, nilgai, ghural and cheetah. Similarly, python and many types of snakes also live in this forest. Nearly 400 species of colorful birds are seen in this park, where many types of terrifying animals are found in this wildlife sanctuary. This country is a sanctuary in which there are many species of wild animals along with birds. Today, there is no corner of the world where tourists do not come to see this park.

The British were also fond of protecting wild animals. In 1935, this zone of Ramganga was protected for the protection of wild animals. The park was named 'Heli National Park' after the then Governor Malkam Haley. After independence, the park was renamed as Ramganga National Park. After independence, the name Jim Corbett spread to the world as a famous hunter. While Jim Corbett was the ultimate shooter, he was also a favorite companion of wild animals. He killed hundreds of man-eating lions of Kumaon and saved hundreds of lives. Thousands were freed from fear. A man-eating lion also killed many people in Garhwal. That man-eater was also killed by Jim Corbett. He had killed many people around Rudra Prayag in Adamkhor Garhwal. Jim Corbett wrote books called 'The Man Eater of Rudra Prayag'.

When the Government of India understood the popularity of Jim Corbett and realized that his field of work was also the same zone, in 1958, this park was named 'Jim Corbett National Park' and tourists going to Jim Corbett National Park would go through this route. Are. Tourists coming from Nainital proceed by seeing this museum.

Jim Corbett
Jim Corbett's full name was James Edward Corbett. He was born on 25 July 185 AD. Jim Corbett was a very hardworking and fearless person since childhood. He did many things. He also worked in Driver, Station Mastery and Army and eventually became a Transport Officer, but his love of wild animals continued to attract him. Whenever he got time, he used to go out in the forests of Kumaon. Loves wild animals very much. They used to kill the wild animal which would become enemy of man.

Jim Corbett's father was a partner in a company called 'Matthew and Sons'. In the summer, Jim Corbett's family lived in 'Gurney House' in Ayerpata. They stayed in that house till 1975. Corbett families used to come to their houses in the cold. Jim Corbett moved to Kenya with his sister in 1949. They settled there. He died in Kenya at the age of eighty.

Today's Jim Corbett Park
Today this park is so rich that it has a system of accommodating 200 guests in its guest house. Beautiful guest houses, cabins and tents are available here today. There is also a good arrangement of food. There is every kind of facility in Dhikal, then there is adequate arrangement in the guest house of the main gate.

At the distance of 12 km from the railway station of Ramnagar is the gate of 'Corbett National Park'. The park can be reached from Ramnagar railway station by small trains, taxis and buses.

Bus services are also available. Bus from Delhi to Dhikala can come. Ramnagar Kalagarh routes can also be used to reach here. Dhikala is 299 km from Delhi. The route from Delhi to Dhikala via Ghaziabad-Hapur-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar. The motor road is very beautiful.




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