Jim Corbett Park India had the proud distinction of being chosen as the venue for the inauguration of Project Tiger in India. Jim Corbett National Park India is home to a variety of flora and fauna, Corbett park is famous for its wild population of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants. Corbett Tiger Reserve has a great variety of fauna on account of habitat diversity. In the Jim Corbett National Park are found 110 tree species, 50 mammals' species, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species. The most common birds found in jim corbett park are peacock, pheasant, pigeon, owl, hornbill, barbet, lark, myna, magpie, minivet, patridge, thrush, tit, nuthatch, wagtail, sunbird, bunting, oriole, kingfisher, drongo, dove, woodpecker, duck, teal, eagle, stork, cormorant, falcon, bulbul, flycatcher, red start and gull and reptiles found in jim corbett park are Indian marsh crocodile or mugger, gharial, king cobra, common krait, cobra, russels viper, python and monitor lizard.

Jim Corbett Park India and Wildlife Conservation History

This website contain all the information on Jim Corbett Park, Maps, Dhikala, Bijrani and Jhirna, Dhell Guest houses Jim Corbett National Park India is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve has always been famous for their resident tigers. Initially Jim Corbett National Park reserve was named as 'Hailey National Park' in 1936. Jim Corbett National Park was renamed in 1954-55 as 'Ramganga National Park' and again in 1955-56 as 'Jim Corbett National Park' after Jim Corbett who hunted down tigers that had turned man-eaters, between 1907 to 1939. Jim Corbett was also a good writer, and has written many books, some of his readables are Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Temple Tiger, Jungle Lore, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag. Jim Corbett National Park India is the 1st and oldest National Park of India. Jim Corbett National Park India was one of the nine Tiger Reserves created at the launch of the Project Tiger in 1973.

Major Wildlife Attractions at Jim Corbett Park India

Jim Jim Corbett Park India is a haven for Tigers as well as its prey, which include four kinds of Elephants, Deer, Wild Boar and some lesser-known animals. Leopards are mostly found in the hilly areas of the Corbett park. Some nocturnal cats found here are the Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat and Fishing Cat. Sloth Bear is found in the lower regions of the park while the Himalayan Black Bear is seen in the higher hills only. The Dole or Wild Dog, though they can be seen in the southern areas of the park along with the Jackal. Some of the smaller residents of the park are Himalayan Palm Civet, Indian Gray Mongoose, Common Otter, Blacknaped Hare and Porcupine. Elephants are among one of the main attractions of Jim Corbett Park. Along the Ramganga River shores, one can spot the long-snouted, fish-eating Gharial Crocodile and the 'Mugger' Crocodile. Also seen on the rocky hillsides is the Ghoral or Goat Antelopes. The Langur and Rhesus Monkeys are well distributed through out the jim corbett national park and warning the whole Jungle with alarm calls when they see either a Tiger or Leopard from tree-top perches. The different habitat and vegetation types found in Corbett i.e. mountains, Sal forests, chaurs (grasslands), khair-sissoo forests, and rivers have their distinct assemblage of plants. More than 600 species of trees, shrubs, herbs, bamboos, grasses, climbers and ferns have been identified in the Park. The most visible trees found in Corbett Park are Sal, Sissoo and Khair. Many other species that contribute to the diversity are found scattered throughout the park. Chir Pine is the only conifer of the Park and is found on ridge-tops. The upper reaches near Kanda ridge have Oak growing, which is essentially a Himalayan species. Other major tree species are Bel, Kusum, Mahua, Bakli.

The different habitat types of Corbett i.e. mountains, Sal forests, chaurs (grasslands), khair-sissoo forests, and rivers have their distinct assemblage of plants. More than 600 species of trees, shrubs, herbs, bamboos, grasses, climbers and ferns have been identified in the Park. The most visible trees found in Corbett are Sal, Sissoo and Khair. Many other species that contribute to the diversity are found scattered throughout the park. Chir Pine is the only conifer of the Park and is found on ridge-tops. The upper reaches near Kanda ridge have Oak growing, which is essentially a Himalayan species. Other major tree species are Bel, Kusum, Mahua, Bakli.

Total Area of the Jim Corbett Park 1,318.54 sq. km

Corbett National Park : 520.82 sq. km

Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary 301.18 sq. km

Reserve Forest: 466.32 sq. km

Altitude: 400 mt. - 1200 mt.

Flora in the Jim Corbett Park:

The Main flora at Jim Corbett Park has Sal, khair, ber, kuthber, bel, chbilla, dhak, semal, khingan, kharpat, rohini, bakli, pula, bamboo tree as main flora.

Mammals at Jim Corbett Park:

The mainly found animals at Jim Corbett Park are Tiger, leopard, elephant, spotted deer, sambar, nilgai, hog deer, barking deer, sloth bear, wild boar, ghural, langur and rhesus monkey.

Birds at Jim Corbett Park:

The Birds found in Jim Corbett Park are Peacock, pheasant, pigeon, owl, hornbill, barbet, lark, myna, magpie, minivet, patridge, thrush, tit, nuthatch, wagtail, sunbird, bunting, oriole, kingfisher, drongo, dove, woodpecker, duck, teal, eagle, stork, cormorant, falcon, bulbul, flycatcher, red start and gull.

Reptiles at Jim Corbett Park:

The Reptiles found in Jim Corbett Park are Indian marsh crocodile or mugger, gharial, king cobra, common krait, cobra, Russels viper, python and monitor lizard.

History of Jim Corbett Park

Till 1820

Private property of local rulers.

1820

Ownership passed into British hands.

1820- 1850

Forests mercilessly felled for timber by British rulers.

1858

Plan drawn up for protecting the forests.

1879

Declared as reserved forests.

1884

Jim Corbett shoots his first leopard.

1900-1910

Jim Corbett leads shikar parties and kills two man-eaters.

1910

Jim Corbett gives up killing as mere sport and becomes the savior of the villagers, defending them from man-eaters.

1934

The Park is declared a National Park and Corbett helps define the boundaries.

1935-1936

It was set up as the first National Park under United Provinces National Parks Act. It was named the Hailey National Park, after Sir Malcolm Hailey, the Governor of United Provinces.

1954

With independence it was renamed as the Ramganga National Park.

1955

Jim Corbett died at Nyeri.

1957

The park is renamed in honour of his memory

1973

The Park becomes the first Tiger Reserve of India under Project Tiger.

1974  

Inauguration of Tiger Project.

1986 

Corbett National park celebrates its Golden Jubilee.

1996

Diamond Jubilee of its existence as Corbett national park.

1998

year of Project Tiger.

9 Nov. 2000

Became part of Uttarakhand and now Uttarakhand state.

How to Reach Jim Corbett Park: Many time guests planning to come to Jim Corbett Park wonders, how to reach Jim Corbett Park, Jim Corbett Park is situated on NH-121, and is well connected with all the major towns and cities across India; one can reach Jim Corbett Park by train, public transport buses run by Uttarakhand Transport Services or private cab.

Weather at Jim Corbett Park: The weather is extreme in Jim Corbett Park. The summer months are April-Mid July. Monsoon moths are Mid-July-late September, while winter months are October till late march, The best time to visit corbett Park is between October till May end.

Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett Park: Guests coming to Jim Corbett Park can book Jeep safari in Jim Corbett Park, in advance for Morning and afternoon jeep safari trip, permits are issued starting 30 days in advance.

Elephant Safari in Jim Corbett Park: The elephant are available for the guests coming to Jim Corbett Park for the safaris. Guests can make advance booking from Wild Jungle Lodge.

 

Budget Stay Options and Packages to Wild Jungle Lodge- Jim Corbett Park for 01 Night for 02 people

 

Accommodation Type

Without Meal for 02 people

Adventure Caming

950

Mud Hut at

1500

Camp Cottage

1750

Jungle Cottage-DX

2250

River View Cottage-Ground Floor

3350

River View Cottage-First Floor

3850

Above Cost are given for 02 Person, extra Person sharing the Room @ INR 750 towards extra bedding

For instant and online Reservation email at jimcorbettpark@gmail.com 

Fishing in Jim Corbett Park: Jim Corbett Park has 02 rivers, where guests can go for angling (catch-and-release). Permits can be obtained from director office, while staying at Wild Jungle Lodge at very nomonal prices.

Adventure Activities in Jim Corbett Park: Guests can also try their hands on adventure activities, when they are in Jim Corbett Park. The all time available adventure activities are rock-climbing, rappelling, river-crossing and slithering. Wherever you may be staying at Jim Corbett Park, you can reserve your adventure activities at Wild Jungle Lodge.

Books Published on Sir Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett Books ( Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon, Jungle Lore, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag)

Ecotourism & Do's and Don'ts in the Corbett National Park: The United Nations has designated 2002 as the "International Year of Ecotourism" and rightly so. Today only highly responsible tourism will help the world preserve and sustain its environmental and cultural heritage. In order to promote tourism in Corbett National Park been divided int five different zones, they are named as dhikala, bijrani, jhirna, dhela, durga devi zones respectively. Among all Bijrani Safari Zone & Dhikala Zone are mosr famous among tourists due to their abundant natural beauty and open grasslands. Park has made some rules for the visitors walking or trekking inside the national park is strictly prohibited. Avoid perfumes and bright clothes, wear clothes of colour which merge with the natural surroundings. Carry a litter bag while entering the Tiger Reserve and bring back non-biodegradable litter. Do not make noises/talk loudly inside the forest. Do not smoke in the forest. Do not collect plants or pluck flowers. While taking photographs or shooting videos, do not disturb the wild animals. ( For eg. Use of flash guns) .Shouting, teasing or chasing animals or attempts to feed them are prohibited. Respect local traditions, customs and religions. All reservations inside the tiger reserve are provisional and can be changed or cancelled without prior information. Thee decision of director Jiim Corbett Park Tiger Reserve will be final in the matter. Dhikala zone is situated on the edge of Patli Dun valley through which perennial river Ramganga flows along with its tributaries. Covered by dense forest, wide grass lands, enthralling Ramganga river and seasonal rivers.Dhikala zone is very popular among tourists for its abundant beauty and the enchanting views it offers. Dhikala Chaur and Phulai chaur are the two grasslands, Dhikala being one of the largest in the park, where tourists catch sights of tigers, elephants, hog deer, chitals, reptiles and many grassland birds. Many time guests planning to come to Jim Corbett Park wonders, how to reach Jim Corbett Park, Jim Corbett Park is situated on NH-121, and is well connected with all the major towns and cities across India; one can reach Jim Corbett Park by train, public transport buses run by Uttarakhand Transport Services or private cab. The best time to visit corbett Park is between October till May end. Wildlife Safaris in Jim Corbett Park: Guests coming to Jim Corbett Park can book Jeep safari online in Jim Corbett Park, in advance for Morning and afternoon jeep safari trip, online permits for jeep saaris are issued starting 30 days in advance. Elephant Safari, Fishing Safari, Tiger Tour, Trekking & Bird Tours are also available for the visitors coming to Jim Corbett Park. Guests can make advance booking online for elephant safaris from Wild Jungle Lodge. Jim Corbett Park has 02 rivers, where guests can go for angling and fishing safari (catch-and-release basis). Permits can be booked online for the fishing safaris, while staying at Wild Jungle Lodge at very nominal prices. However if one go by the hotels & resorts lists shown on various travel portals like yatra, makemytrip, goibibo, travelguru, booking.com, agoda, cleartrip and so on Corbett Park has number of hotels, resorts and camps but very few hotels and resorts in main area of the Jim Corbett Park mean betweeb bijrani- dhikala entry zone and if there is someone they have used every inch of their land to make use to generate revenue and left with almost no land or to have atleast feel of the forest within, prefer stay in wild jungle lodge- dhikuli where you can get the feel of the forest and jungle with all the amenities . Please ensure your hotel bookings well in advance while visiting Corbett National Park. Hotels in Corbett National Park can be divided in four categories; Resorts, Hotels, Forest Rest House, Camps and other hotels in the city. Today Corbett Park has hotels suiting all wallet sizes from luxury hotels and resorts to budget and economy hotel packages are available in Corbett National Park buffer zone on riverside in the forest as well as in Ramnagar city. Corporates and schools coming to Jim Corbett Park can also try their hands on adventure activities, when they are in Jim Corbett Park. The all time available adventure activities are rock-climbing, rappelling, river-crossing and slithering. Wherever you may be staying at Jim Corbett Park, Nainial, Ranikhet you can reserve your adventure activities at Wild Jungle Lodge.

Project Tiger, India's ambitious conservation program to save the tiger and its habitat was launched from Corbett in 1973.

Rules and Regulation to visit Jim Corbett National Park: There are some sent of Rules to enter Jim Corbett Park, some of them are as under. All reservations inside the tiger reserve are provisional and can be changed or cancelled without prior information. Thee decision of director Jiim Corbett Park Tiger Reserve will be final in the matter.

 
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