It’s one of the most beautiful forests in India.
The Jim Corbett National Park is wonderful for seeing wildlife, you can feel the untouched nature at its best. Jim Corbett National park is situated in Nainital District of Uttarakhand. Established in 1936, one of the oldest such reserves in India and it covers an approximate area of 521 square km. This park is home to more than 1200 species of flora and fauna. The gurgling water of Ramganga river and its various tributaries feed the park.
The density of the Bengal tiger’s population at Corbett National Park is one of the highest known in the world. Corbett’s beauty is surpassed only by the natural riches of its wildlife, in addition to over 575 Species of birds, from aquatic to woodland, there are more than 30 species of Reptiles and Amphibians Including Crocodiles both MUGGERS and GHARIAL. Apart from tigers, a large population of elephants, leopards, deer, sambhar are also seen. Other species found here are the jungle cat, Himalayan black bear, pangolin and owls. Only guided safaris are allowed in the park.
If you wish to see the animals you need to be quiet, observant, enthusiastic, and willing to wait that extra little while. And if you are, your patience will usually be rewarded in full. Passing through the dense forest is a nice experience especially with the welcoming songs of the birds. The silence of the jungle in itself is adventurous, those who are nature lovers and want to enjoy the peace must go for it!
- State: Uttarakhand
- Best Time to Visit: Mid November to Mid-June
How to reach:
Jolly Grant airport (Dehradun) is the nearest one, located at a distance of 160km. From the airport there are private taxis available to drive visitors to the park.
Ramnagar is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 11km. From station you can take private cabs to reach the national park.
By Road:Well road connectivity available from Delhi to reach the park. The route is about 255 km via Gajraula, Moradabad and Kashipur.
Day 1 :
Reach Ramnagar morning time (10am) and transfer to the hotel by private vehicle. Go through the registration process and check into the hotel (Dhikala Zone) to freshen up. Have a delicious hot lunch at the hotel and get ready for your first evening jungle safari by gypsy. After the briefing session and introduction round we proceed for our first jungle safari by gypsy.
Wildlife safari in this charismatic national park is worth every penny. You can see a staggering variety of trees, bamboos, grasses and ferns here; it is densely covered with trees. As per the latest tiger census, the park had 164 tigers. Apart from the tigers, a large population of elephants, leopards, deer, sambhar, reptiles, and monkeys thrive in this park. Other species found are jungle cat, sloth, ghoral, pangolin, and owls.
Day 2 :
Very early in the morning we will leave for another jungle safari. Corbett National Park is a very special place, and any animals seen there are an added bonus. Most of the time forest guide track tigers from their pugmarks. Other commonly seen animals like elephants, leopards, deer, sambhar, reptiles, jungle cat, sloth, pangolin, and owls also thrive in this park. Come back to the hotel and enjoy a hot lunch. Take some rest and get ready for one more evening safari. This time we might go for new terrain. The journey is very exciting and adventurous but how many animals we get to see there depends on the weather and luck.
You will see plenty of other animals, birds and some of the forest scenery is quite beautiful and spectacular - so definitely take your camera and keep taking photos. There are so many fun elements - Sighting of Pug marks, Elephant foot marks and dung and that ever so near feeling that keeps you guessing. The overall Safari and Jungle ride is so much fun and so exciting that you are rejuvenated at the end of 3 hours. After safari you come back to the hotel, have a delicious dinner and everyone will share their experience about the entire trip.
After having breakfast, we check out from the hotel and depart to your respective destination.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation on sharing basis in comfortable deluxe hotel/Guest house in Dhikala forest.
- All meals at hotel in Dhikala
- Coordinator throughout tour
- Inner Line permits and entry fees
- Transportation on sharing basis
- 3 Jungle safaris in Corbett National Park
- Gypsy for all safaris (5/6 people in one jeep)
- Guide Fees for all safaris
- Pick up and drop to the Ramnagar station in sharing vehicle.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Personal expenses like laundry, drinks, and camera fees
- Any kind of transportation till Ramnagar and return
- Personal Camera Charges
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions
- Unscheduled stay due to natural reasons
- Valid ID proof is compulsory (Aadhar/ Pan card/DL)
- Carry camouflaged cloths, or any dull colour cloths (Please no bright colour)
- Torch with extra batteries
- Cap, Hat, Sunglasses
- Good Shoes, Sandal
- Water Bottles
- Energy bars, dry fruits, Glucose, Electoral powder
- Personal First aid
- Sanitary Kit
- Raincoat/Poncho, Umbrella
- Camera, Binocular (optional)