Cartoons like the Jungle Book and the Lion King have always spurred our imagination about forests. The lively animals and the budding life in jungles depicted in such cartoons and movies inspire us to explore at least one such forest. Surely, we are not in an ancient era when people had to cross real forests to travel from one place to another. Now our only hope is the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. That is where we can get an experience of a jungle stay. In this article, let us go to one of the oldest national parks in Asia. Yes, here are some fascinating things to know about Jim Corbett National Park!
Jim Corbett National Park - PC : Vikram Gupchup
Earlier, Jim Corbett National Park was a hunting ground but it got prohibited during the time of the British East India Company. Interestingly, it is the first reserve where the 'Project Tiger' was launched to save the endangered Royal Bengal Tigers.
Isn't it exciting to visit such an old wildlife reserve? Jim Corbett National Park is one of the best wildlife destinations in Nainital, Uttarakhand. It is bliss to traverse through the diverse landscapes and catch variety of animals in this reserve. A blend of dense forests, grasslands, river belt and hilly regions support the richness of wildlife here. So, Jim Corbett National Park has been one of the best destinations for wildlife enthusiasts in India.
Eco-tourism has been developed in the national park; it is divided into five major core areas or zones for the purpose of tourism. Jhirna Safari Zone, Bijrani Safari Zone, Dhela Safari Zone, Dhikala Zone and Durga Devi Zone are the five different zones in Jim Corbett National Park.
Grassland Vegetation - PC : Ekabhishek
The diverse flora and fauna allures the visitors to this national park. Not only does the park has good tiger population but other animals like elephants, sloth bears, otters, Asiatic black bears and a number of birds. In fact, Durga Devi Zone is known as bird-watchers paradise.
Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett National Park
The reason for this time period is because the roads inside the park, gets washed away due to heavy rains. Hence, the renovation process takes place in the post-monsoon season. Only after that the park is reopened for the respective year.
Project Tiger Was First Launched Here - PC : Soumyajit Nandy
Jim Corbett is one such wildlife destinations where night stays are available. Dhikala Zone has a jungle lodge where you can enjoy a stay in the forest at night. However, there are many resorts and hotels around the park. Corbett Tusker Trail Resort, Tiger Camp Resort, Corbett River Side Resort, The Solluna Resort are some of the best stay options near to Jim Corbett National Park.
Other Tourist Attractions in Jim Corbett National Park
Kalagarh Dam, Garjiya Devi Temple, Jeep Safaris and Corbett Falls are some of the other tourist attractions in Jim Corbett National Park.
- It is a protected reserve, so don't disturb the animals.
- Don't litter the place, carry a bag to collect non-biodegradable wastes.
- Tourists need permission to enter the park.
- Tourists have to book the lodge before as it may not be available easily.
- Wear sober colour clothes and avoid bright colours like red or yellow as it might distract the animals.
- Remember that it is the home of animals and you are just an intruder. So maintain a distance from the wildlife and follow all the rules.
- Don't do flash photography as it will disturb the animals.
Hope you have enjoy reading all the fascinating things to know about Jim Corbett National Park. Enjoy the wildlife tour and enjoy watching the wild! We will be waiting for your feedbacks!
Jim Corbett National Park has sub-tropical Himalayan climate. So, it has extreme climatic changes in monsoons and summer. However, the park opens only after the monsoon. November to June is the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park. Especially, the winter seasons from December to February has a good climate and worth visiting during this time.
Bijrani Zone will be open to public from October 1st to 30th June. Other Zones will open only from November 15 to June 15.