Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park - At the Himalayan foothills
National Park covered by World Wildlife Fund
Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India which was established in the year 1936. It is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India, and was named after the famous conservationist, Sir Jim Corbett, who also played a key role in its establishment.
Jim Corbett Park is spread over an area of 528 sq. kms and has a large variety of flora and fauna. It is considered as one of the thirteen protected areas, which is covered by World Wildlife Fund under the Terai Arc Landscape Program, which aims to protect three of the top five terrestrial flagship varieties, the tiger, the Asian elephant and the one-horned Rhinoceros.
The park has a wide range of plant and animal species ranging from tigers, Himalayan Black bears, leopards, Elephants, Indian Grey Mongoose, Crocodiles, deer, etc. It also has more than 600 species of trees, herbs, shrubs, bamboos etc. which makes this wildlife heritage a must visit. Jim Corbett National Park is believed to attract more than 70,000 visitors per season. The visitors can explore the beauty of the park by taking on elephant safari, jeep safari or contour safari.
Best Time to visit Jim Corbett National Park
The best season to visit Jim Corbett National Park is from mid-November to mid-June.
How to reach Jim Corbett National Park
The nearest railway station is Ramnagar, which is 12 kms from the Jim Corbett Park. The nearest airport is the Phoolbagh airport in Pantnagar, which is 50 kms away from the Corbett Park.
To see other famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, check out: Famous National Parks in India.