Corbett National Park- Best Wildlife Holiday Destination

Making 136 years of continuous glory, the Jim Corbett National Park is in a perfect sense, a true natural paradise. By inaugurating the ideal venue for the Project Tiger in India in Himalayan foothills, this park is the perfect destination for celebrating wildlife holidays. Hailey National Park, Ramganga National Park and finally Jim Corbett National Park; the name may have changed by multiple times but the glory of this destination has remained unchanged since ages. The reason is; its lush and dense greenery, scintillating landscape and the most demanding the variant wild species including the royal Bengal tigers.

Corbett Tiger Reserve has a great variety of fauna on account of habitat diversity and boasts of 110 tree species, 50 mammals’ species, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species. The park has always gathered a lot of fames for their resident tigers and for its name holder, Jim Corbett- the hunter turned conservationist who had a great role in establishing this park and created much awareness among the locals for the wildlife conservation.

Tiger at Corbett National Park

Photo: Saurabh

Jim Corbett National Park is the 1st and the oldest National Park of India and was one of the nine Tiger Reserves established at the launch of the Project Tiger in 1973. A trip to Corbett Reserve is a fantastic way to explore the wilderness, natural beauty and serenity.

A wildlife enthusiast and a photography freak can find this destination most salubrious and helpful. Since this is the only land in India which is stuffed with any kind of natural attractions and wilderness, whether in terms of area, climate, wild inhabitants and flourishing sights; the Corbett Reserve can be the preferable choice for a safari tour as well as for wildlife photography. It is the land where you can peacefully observe every detailed activity of the jungle beings.

The land which is filled with every kind of surprises like Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat and Fishing Cat, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Dole or Wild Dog, Himalayan Palm Civet, Indian Gray Mongoose, Common Otter, Blacknaped Hare and Porcupine. Across Ramganga River shores, one can spot the long-snouted, fish-eating crocodile, alligator and Ghoral or Goat Antelopes on the rocky hillsides.

The best part of this reserve is its four well maintained and managed entry gates namely- Dhikala, Bijrani, Jhirna, Domunda and Sonanadi. These gates are easy access to the core areas of Corbett where a prior permission is taken for the wildlife safari holidays. The Dhikala and Bijrani are the most visited gates which are being surrounded with many attractive lodges and resorts for the most comfortable residing options during the Corbett trip. The Dhikala Forest Lodge has magnetized many tourists with its eminent services.

Different times to visit Corbett:

– If you want to experience wildlife photography, summers will be the perfect choice for you so plan your days between the months of March to June for impressive tour
– If you want to explore the immense greenery of this land with the spices of wilderness, winters are surely calling you between November to February for a greater impact
– Otherwise you can also have fun during monsoons but with little lesser effects during July to October

Thus, a trip to Corbett Reserve is something very fascinating for you to experience the wildlife holidays amidst the lush greenery.