Jim Corbett National Park is one of the best locations on earth to receive tiger-spotting. In
fact it is the first wildlife reserve to get declared as tiger reserve. The park has been
named after Jim Corbett, a legendary hunter-turned environmentalist. With the passage of
time the park has seen drastic changes in its area, volume of tourists and names. As far as
names are concerned, Jim Corbett was initially named as Hailey National Park. Later it
was named as Ramanganga. However, Jim Corbett turned out to be most catchy name as
the park saw significant surge in popularity across the world after its final name. Today
Jim Corbett stands as the most famous park in the South Asia.
The reason to choose this area as tiger reserve is the good population of the creature here.
There was a time when entire Kumaon region lived with fear of man eating tigers. It was
then that hunters were brought to kill them. But killing of tigers became rampant and
many innocent wild creatures paid price for it. The local administration took a serious
note of it. And in order to prevent poaching and smuggling, the national park was set up.
Later the area was also increased in order to benefit the animals and local inhabitants.
Gradually the local people were also sensitized about the harms of poaching and why
tigers are important for mankind. The change was pretty evident when number of tigers
increased in the region and cases of poaching dipped. Today tigers are best safe here than
any other location in the country.
Corbett is not less than a heaven for the wildlife lovers and enthusiasts who do not mind
exploring remotest corner of nature in search of something new. To spot the elusive
animals, this park is the best. To add on, the park is endowed with other beauties such as
rich grasslands, wide gamut of avian populace and creatures which make this the most
excellent bio hot spot. And the panoramic scenery of foothills of Himalayas along the
mesmerizing river Ramanganga is simply awesome!
Corbett can also be described as the most tourist friendly park in India. Facilitated with
loads of quality accommodation facility, inclusive of forest lodges In Corbett to luxury
resorts, transportation facility and amazing tours such jeep safari and elephant safari,
Corbett is simply great. Corbett tour mainly comprises of Jeep Safari In Jim Corbett,
Elephant Safari and Canter Safari. People also come here for bird watching, fishing and
angling and so on.
Corbett in A Nutshell
Corbett National Park is located in Ramnagar in Uttaranchal.
Area: 1218 Sq. km (Tiger Reserve Area: 512 Sq. Km)
Route: Ramnagar town is the headquarters of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Overnight train is
available from New Delhi to Ramnagar and Varanasi to Ramnagar via Lucknow. After
arriving at Ramnagar, you can book a taxi to reach the park.
Ramngar is connected via road to cities such as Lucknow, Nainital, Ranikhet, Haridwar,
Dehradun and New Delhi. You can also drive from Delhi (280 km) via Gajraula,
Moradabad, Kashipur to reach Ramnagar.
Good time to visit: Mid-November to Mid-June.