Corbett National Park has captured the imagination of many with its different wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. The natural exclusivity of the area was known long ago, and so in 1936 Corbett received the first National Park to be established in mainland Asia.
Jim Corbett National Park, which is part of the large Corbett Tiger Reserve, is a project located in Tiger Reserve Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The magical landscape of the Corbett is famous and fabled for its tiger richness. Established in 1936 as the Hailey National Park, Corbett is the proudest to be India's oldest and most prestigious national park. It is also being honored as the place where Project Tiger was launched for the first time in 1973. This unique tiger area is known as the father, who gave birth to Project Tiger in India to protect the most dangerous species and the Royal of India called Tigers.
Spans spread to the extent of 520 square kilometers, its entire area includes mountainous, marshy depression, riverine belt, grasslands and large lakes. It is one of the few tiger reserves in India that lasts overnight in the lap of the National Park. Nature watch and wildlife scene is done on an open four wheel jeep and elephant back. A healthy population of tigers and rare species like otter and populist populations of crocodile fish, National Park is one of the most sought after destinations for wildlife lovers. Dhikala, which is situated at the border of the extensive Patil Dun valley, is the most famous destination in Corbett because of its spectacular location and sheer abundance of wildlife present.
If you love bird watching then Corbett is a virtual paradise for such tourists. Corbett and its surroundings are residents of more than 650 species and migratory birds. Particularly Dhikala is dainty place to look for birds of prey, more than over 50 species of raptors alone shows the healthy biodiversity of the area.
Their multiplexing behavior complicates and their diverse lyrics are very pleasing to the ears. In a short, this finest national park of India is renowned for rich and varied wildlife including royal Bengal tiger, elephant, four to five species of deer and rich bird-life.
Spread over districts - Nainital and Pauri, with neighboring reserves - Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest. It has approximately 110 tree species, 50 mammals' species, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species found in the lower and higher regions of the park. The geographical location of this place that surrounds the edges of rivers, rivers and areas, makes Jim Corbett National Park an ideal place for many plants and animal species. The most famous of the wild inhabitants of the carbett are Bengal Tiger, Asian Elephant, Leopards, Wild Boar, Dull Bear, Jackal, Mongoose, and Crocodile.
The Tourist Zones
To promote tourism in the area, Corbett National Park has been divided into five separate areas. These are marked buffers or main areas of the park where visitors can be part of the Wildlife Safari and can enjoy close eyes of the practical behavior of the animals.
Bijrari Safari Zone: Bijarani Zone is a very popular tourist center due to the abundant natural beauty of the power sector and open grass. The entrance to the area is located just 01 kilometers from the city of Ramnagar.
Jhirna Safari Area: Jhirna is another important tourist area in Jim Corbett National Park, which is open for tourists round the year. Jhirna Gate is situated 16 km from the city of Ramnagar.
Dhela Safari Zone: Dhela is the new echo tourism zone at Corbett National Park, incorporated in the Tiger Reserve zone in November 2014. The only area in the buffer zone of this reserve is open to tourists in CTR. The zone is keeping the attention of large number of tourist because of its wealthy flora and fauna open throughout the year, situated at an nearly distance of 13 Km from Ramnagar City.
Dhikala Zone: Being the largest and most diverse area in Corbett, Dikala is famous for its abundant natural beauty and also provides the best view for exotic fauna. The entry gate is 18 km far from Ramnagar city. Staying at night inside the Dhikala Tourism Zone is highly recommended for the hard core wildlife enthusiasts.