About Jim Corbett National Park
JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
Settled down in the foothills of Himalayas is a beauty of a national park, a place that is refer to as the ‘Jim Corbett National Park’. Ideally located in Nainital district of Uttrakhand, the Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park of Asia. The place is full of rich cultural heritage that substantiates the story behind its name at different points in time. Being called as ‘Hailey National Park’ during its early days, came from Sir Malcolm Hailey, the Governor of United Provinces. Later, during the years 1954-55, its changed to ‘Ramganga National Park’ owing to the prominence of Ramganga River in its vicinity.
Soon after, the park was named ‘Jim Corbett National Park’ in context to Edward James Jim Corbett, the man behind the establishment of the park in 1957. The place was given the honor of a national park in 1936 and witnessed conservation of the land in 1868. It is also being honored as the place where Project Tiger was first launched in 1973. This unique tiger territory is best known as the father who gave birth of the Project Tiger in India to protect the most endangered species and the Royal of India called Tigers.
Jim Corbett is a home to densest population of tiger in the world that promises the sight of the big striped cat in its premises. The park boasts of an area of 521 sq. km and together with adjacent Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest areas, constitutes the Corbett Tiger Reserve. The park is filled with a plethora of options in Jim Corbett resorts and packages that will leave you spellbound. Jim Corbett National Park is marked by a beautiful habitats ranging from wet and dry, plain and mountainous, plain and rugged, forests and grasslands resulting in the growth of countless species of flora and fauna. The Royal Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant remain the pride of the park till date in addition to over 550 distinct species of fauna.
The park is every nature lover’s beloved spot as it is filled with Sal, Amla, Peepal and Mango trees. In fact, over 70 percent area of the park is covered with lush green expanse of the forests. Jim Corbett National Park is endured with main type of Safaris, the Jeep Safari.

To facilitate tourism in and around the Jim Corbett National Park, the entire region is divided into 5 prominent zones.

  • The Tourist Zones: In order to promote tourism in the region Corbett National Park has been divided into five different zones. These are the marked buffer or core area of the park where visitors can be part of wildlife safari and can enjoy the intriguing behavior of the animals with bare eyes at proximity.
  • Bijrani Safari Zone: Bijrani Zone is very popular tourist's hub because of its abundant natural beauty and open grasslands. The entry gate of the zone is located at only 01 Km from Ramnagar city.
  • Jhirna Safari Zone: Jhirna is another important tourist zone in the Jim Corbett National park that is open for tourist round the year. Jhirna Gate is located at 16 km from Ramnagar city.
  • Dhela Safari Zone: Dhela is a new eco tourism zone in Corbett National Park included in tiger reserve zone in November 2014. This is the only area in the reserve's buffer zone open to tourists in CTR. The zone is retaining the attention of large number of tourist because of its wealthy flora and fauna, open throughout the year, located at an approximate distance of 13 Km from Ramnagar City.
  • Dhikala Zone: Being the largest and most varied zone in Corbett, Dhikala is famous for its abundant natural beauty as well as offering the best sight for exotic fauna. The entry gate is 18 km away from Ramnagar city. Night stay inside the Dhikala Tourism Zone is highly recommended for the hard core wildlife enthusiasts.
  • Durga Devi Zone: Located on the north-eastern boundary of the Jim Corbett National Park, Durga Devi zone is the heaven on planet earth for those who are fond of bird watching. Entry gate is located at an approximate distance of 36 km from Ramnagar city.
  • Sitabani Buffer Zone: Sitabani Zone doesn't fall under the Corbett Tiger Reserve area. If you are fond of serene ambiance of the natural beauty, must visit Sitabani area.

How to Reach Corbett

Ramnagar is perhaps the best approach to the Corbett National Park which forms the headquarters of CTR. This small city is well connected by road and rail network with major cities of India like Delhi, Moradabad, Nainital and Bareilly. Once you reach Ramnagar, then it takes only half an hour to reach Corbett National Park. The park is around 15 Kms from Ramnagar railway station.

  • By Road: Ramnagar has a very good network of road that connects the different cities. The Corbett National Park is situated at an approximate surface distance of 260 Kilometer from India's national capital Delhi. The state government of Uttarakhand plies buses at a short interval of time from Delhi, Moradabad, Haldawani, and Nainital that reaches Corbett directly.
  • By Rail: The railway station in Ramnagar receives trains from different major cities of India like Delhi, Moradabad and Bareilly. A direct train to Ramnagar runs from Delhi. You can check out for Ranikhet Express, Corbett Link Express and Kathgodam Express that takes you directly to Ramnagar.

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