- Jim Corbett – Located in Uttarkhand state in Ramnagar district, Jim Corbett National park is known for its Tigers. Only Park which is named after famous Hunter – Jim Corbett who later on worked a lot to save tigers from killing and hunting. This national park is known for its tigers, Cheetals, Sloth beer, Pythons, deer, Leopards and several other animals. Spread in an area of 520 sq kilometres, Jim Corbett national park is one of the most visited national parks in India. It is about 200 kms from Delhi, nearest Rail head is Haridwar.
Jim Corbett national park is set up in an area of about 1300 Sq Kilometers in the foot hills of Himalayas. The river Ramganga is the life line of the park. The Major animals apart from Tigers are Wild elephants, Monkeys, deers, Chitals, Sambars, Hog deer, and barking deer etc. There are also crocodiles, Gharials, wild boars, Monitor Lizards and Jackals. The best time to Visit Jim Corbett National park is from Oct to June.
Named after legendary British Hunter – Jim Corbett, this was the first Tiger reserve set up by the British government in 1936. Jim Corbett was a known hunter, and often British Government sent him to kill Man-eaters of Kumaoun Region. He put “Kumaoun” – an unnoticed region of Uttarakhand on the world map. His encounters with the wild are mentioned in famous book “Man-eaters of Kumaoun”.
Main zones of Jim Corbett National Park :
The Main eco tourism Zones of the Jim Corbett National park are – Dhikala, Jhirna, Bijrani, dhela and Durga devi. The Zone of Dhikala is very popular in tourists due to its varied flora and Fauna. The Other Zones like Dhela and Bijrani are also very famous, since there are chances of Tiger sightings.
How to Book Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett National Park ?
Permits can be normally obtained at Dhangarhi Gate or at Amdanda Gate. Only Jeeps of Resident guests at Dhikala are allowed to enter the park. Canters are available at Bijrani gate for tourists. Best thing is to book your Jeep ride in advance, so that you can plan nearby hotel accordingly.