- Posted on 25 Mar 2013 10:59 am
Jim Corbett National Park has been attaining so much of admiration from the wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers since long time. Being the former and legendary national park for rich bio-diversity and tiger reserve project, Corbett was initially dubbed by the name of Hailey national park. However, in 1956 was changed into the name of Jim Corbett, a hunter- turned –environmentalist, paid great contributions in its establishment.Nestled amidst the Himalayan and Shivalik ranges in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, the park remains the natter of the town round the year. Sightseeing options are allowed in chosen areas of the park so that folks thronging this place from all across the country get to scout its magnificent setting and beautiful nature.
Spread over an area of 1288.32 sq km, encompassing 520.82 sq km of core area and 767.50 Sq km of buffer area, the core area includes Corbett national park while buffer area encloses Sonanda Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest. Strolling through the emerald green jungle and vast grasslands will encounter one pleasant bloom of nature and huge array of wildlife species wandering on the premises of the park. Moreover, it is considered to be the prominent place for bird watching experience, with more than 580 distinct species of birds having been found in the park.
The park is not only about wildlife, other than this has oodles of surprises packed in a box for both nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts including nature’s beauty, adventure activities and a lot more.
Flora- “Whimsical assortment of Corbett “
It is true that flowers make the environment colorful, beautiful and sweet-smelling and so these words have done fairness with Corbett national park. A sum of 488 distinct variety of vegetation has been witnessed in the park. Around 74% of park is laminated in trees including Bakli, Ber, Dhak, Semal, Khingan, Pula, Sal, Chbilla, Khingam and a few more, while the 10% is covered in vast grasslands. Some of the species that compliments the forest and artificially planted here are:
– Silver oak
Fauna – “Deepening the appearance of Corbett”
The fauna of Corbett is purely notable and worth scouting. Dwelling of more than 37 varieties of dragonflies, 33 sorts of reptiles and 586 collections of migratory as well as native birds, the main attraction that makes the visitors plan a trip to this beautiful land is a great population of Bengal tigers.
Elephant, Sambar(Cervus Unicolor),Barking Deer(Muntiacus Muntjak), Jackal, Wild Pig(Sus Scrofa), Wild Pig, Spotted Deer(Axis Axis), Languor(Presbutis Entellus) and Rhesus Monkey(Macaque Mulatto).
Troude, Mahaseer, Chilwa, , Galimuchi, Goonch etc.
King Cobra, Russels Viper, Indian Crocodile, Python, Monitor Lizard, King Cobra etc.
There is a big list of birds which ornithologists and birds lovers can explore within the area of park including Serpent Eagle, Junglefowl, Redwattles Lapwing, Lesser Pied Kingfisher, Indian Pied Hornbill, Whitebreasted Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Broadbilled Roller, Hoopoe, Rufous, Black Rock Pigeon, Spurwinged Lapwing, Kaleej Pheasant and many, many more.
Taking on pleasant and charismatic weather of Corbett
The weather in Corbett remains clement round the year judged against the other areas of India. The temperature differs from 41oc to 86o f in the winters, while not more than 104o f in the summers. On the other contrary, June to September is the time when heavy rainfall occurs, but a few zones of Corbett are found opened.
Stimulating “rides” or “safaris”
A wildlife safari trip should be a must on every wildlife lover’s itinerary coming to Corbett from far-off destinations. Tendering a wonderful opportunity to have a ride of the famous safaris, leading one though verdant vegetation and potholed tracks, it is once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the magical journey along with capturing beautiful pictures of distinctive wildlife species and nature in the camera. This is the best option for those who yearn to know about the reserve closely. Some of the much relished safaris by the wildlife aficionados and adventure freaks are:
– Elephant Safari
– Jeep Safari
– Canter Safari
Legendary allures of Corbett
Apart from the acute beauty and rich wildlife, there are many more things that travelers could discover on their tour such as Corbett Waterfall, Garjia Temple and Corbett Museum, housing a few of the articles, weapons and books.
Accommodation at Corbett is unlike any other place, staying with a royal treatment amid the luxuriant foliage, waking up to the sweet voice of the birds, all these can only be experienced at the renowned retreats of Corbett.
– Corbett Hideaway
– Dhikala Forest Lodge
– Corbett Machaan Resort
– Infinity Resort
– Corbett Leela Vilas
Best time to visit:
Mid November to mid June is the perfect time to visit the national park.
How to make it to Corbett:
The nearest railway station to arrive at Corbett national park is situated at Ramnagar, connected to all the main cities of India.
A domestic airport, Pantanagar is nestled at a distance of 20 miles from Jim Corbett National Park. Travelers thronging from foreign countries can get down at international airport of New Delhi and from there they will be just 110 miles away.
Jim Corbett national park is well connected with all the chief cities of India. Bus service is available at ISBT Anand Vihar, New Delhi. Moreover, one can also hire taxi to get to Corbett.