Jim Corbett National Park

Given with its status of the India’s oldest national park, the Jim Corbett National Park was found in the early 1936 while being named as Hailey National Park. This initiative was taken for protection of the endangered species of Bengal tiger. The Corbett Tiger Reserve is located in Uttarakhand’s Nainital district and got named after Jim Corbett who had a significant part for establishing the Park. The Corbett National park was the first one to drawn under the initiative of Tiger Project.

Since a long time the famous national park has been attracting tourist crowd from India and overseas and is renowned among wildlife lovers since a long time. Travel activities are controlled throughout selected regions of the tiger reserve so people get to experience the diverse wildlife and splendid landscape. In the recent years the number of people who came to this town had a dramatic increase. Currently during all seasons more than 70,000 visitors traveled the park to get a better understanding of nature and wildlife.

The entire area spreads over a wide extent of around 1288.31 sqkm comprising of marshy depressions, grasslands, riverine belts, a huge lake and hills. The Corbett National Park is among the many few tiger reserves where you can book an overnight stay in the National Parks lap. The national park now covers three Uttarakhand viz, Pauri, Almora and Nainital. Geographically the national park is situated between the Terai region and the Shivalik Himalayas.

Corbett is also a birdwatcher’s place as the national park has been provided with the status of ‘Important Bird Area’ (IBA) through Birdlife International.

How To Reach

By Air: Traveller’s need to book flights for Pantnagar airport which is 86kms away from the National Park. Flights are available to Delhi and other cities of India.

By Rail: To reach the site you can either book trains for Ramnagar, Haldwani or Kathgodam railway station. Most of the trains from major towns are available from Haldwani Railway station which is 55 kms away from the town.

By Road: Roads from Major Indian cities are connected well with the town of Ramnagar. Buses can be booked from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi for Haldwani and Kathgodam. The town is hardly 50 km away from Haldwani city.

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