General Information About Jim Corbett
Jim Corbett National Park is located in the foothills of Himalayas. Jim Corbett National Park is named after Sir James Edward Corbett. He was a hunter turned conservationist. Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most beautiful Tiger Reserves of India due to it's location and vegetation. Clicking a tiger in Jim Corbett National Park is every photographer's dream. Jim Corbett National Park was established in the year 1936, it's first name was Hailey National Park, which was later changed to Ramganga National Park and finally it was named Jim Corbett National Park. It is also the launch soil of Project Tiger in India.
Spread over an area of 520 sq kms the park boasts of a healthy population of the most sought after big cat in the world 'The Royal Bengal Tiger' There are approximately more then 240 tigers in Jim Corbett National Park. It is also home to many other rare and unique species like Leopards, Elephants, Crocodiles, Yellow throated martens, four different types of deers etc.Jim Corbett is also home to over 600 different types of birds. Jim Corbett is one of the rare places in India where you can stay inside the forest away from the hustle bustle of the city. One can stay at Dhikala which is several kilometers inside the thick forest of Jim Corbett. Dhikala is known for it's beautiful landscapes, variety of vegetation and healthy population of many species. Kindly do enquire about Dhikala while booking your Jim Corbett Package.
There are five safari zones in Jim Corbett namely Dhikala, Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhela and Durgadevi. One can only go to Dhikala for day visit in canter, rest other zones are accessible by gypsies. Other then these five zone you can also go for safari in sitavani zone in the buffer. Sitavani is a plush green part of the buffer with good population of all the species found in Jim Corbett National Park area.
How to Reach Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park is well connected by a road network. It is approximately 250 kms from Delhi. The nearest town to Jim Corbett National Park is Ramnagar. There are many buses plying from different cities to Ramnagar. Majority of buses run from Delhi to Ramnagar. It takes around 5 hours to reach Ramnagar from Delhi and from there one can get buses and autos to go to different resorts in Jim Corbett National Park.
Route from Delhi:
Ramnagar is the nearest railway station to Jim Corbett National Park. There are two trains running from Delhi to Jim Corbett National park. One in the afternoon and one in the evening. Alternatively one can take a train for Haldwani,Kathgodam or Moradabad, from where taxis are easily available. Many resorts in Jim Corbett National Park also provide pick and drop facility.
The nearest domestic airport to Jim Corbett National Park is Pantnagar, which is approximately 50 kms from Jim Corbett national Park. The nearest international airport is Delhi.
Jim Corbett Nightlife
Jim Corbett is as alive at night as it is during day time. Although venturing out is not recommended but there are many other things to be done. Silence is the best music they say, and it becomes more heavenly if combined with some jungle sounds. If you go to Jim Corbett National Park and you don't enjoy the music of the night then you will seriously miss out on a lot of fun.It's great to spot animals during tiger safari at Jim Corbett National Park, but to feel their presence at night gives you an entirely different feeling. Imagine sitting by your bonfire or in your balcony and listening to distant alarm calls of deers, and what if the calls are from a nearby area??? Enjoy the eerie silence broken by nocturnal birds at regular intervals while gazing at the stars in the night sky accompanied by the clatter of kosi river flowing by. There is never a dull moment in the jungle they say, come and experience it yourself they say :)