Established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, Jim Corbett National Park is one of the largest and most famous national parks in India. Located in the state of Uttarakhand, Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most famous tiger reserves in India. Named after legendary hunter Jim Corbett (1875–1955), the author of the book ‘Man-eaters of Kumaon’, the park is an entrancing preserve for tigers.
Originally the private hunting ground of the princely state of Tehri Garhwal, this national park in Nainital district is rich in flora and fauna and a major tourist destination that has allured several wildlife photographers and enthusiasts in large number.
The vast and diversified expanse of ecological riches of Jim Corbett National Park along the Ramganga river makes a great natural habitat for a diversified fauna. Though the undisputed highlight of the Jim Corbett National Park is obviously the tiger, the natural confines of the park contain a large number of species that include elephants, leopards, jungle cat, sambar, fishing cat, leopard cat, hog, Black buck, chital, Himalayan black bears and sloth, otters, Indian Grey Mongoose, ghoral, yellow-throated martens, Indian pangolins, rhesus monkeys, langur, owls, elephants, nightjars and Indian python.
Jim Corbett National Park also boasts to have a high density of crocodile population in the country. It has some 580 species of birds, 110 species of trees and more than 50 species of mammals. Mahseer and trout found in the Ramganga River attracts the anglers. Jeep safaris are available.
While in Nainital, it is recommended that you must visit the Jim Corbett National Park. The park also attracts locals in large number.
Accommodation of several types is available at Jim Corbett National Park to catering to the needs of visitors coming to explore Jim Corbett National Park or interesting in exploring the breathtaking scenic beauty.
There are luxury resorts, forest guest houses, budget hotels and rest houses that make your stay while visiting Jim Corbett National Park absolutely entertaining. It would be a right step in the right direction if you make your bookings in advance to ensure a good accommodation that would let you enjoy your beautiful tour to Jim Corbett National Park. A stay in a Forest Rest House inside the Park is recommended if you want a real experience of the wildlife.
Located at the foothills of the Kumaon range, Jim Corbett National Park is well connected by rail, road and airways, so getting here is not an issue at all. This oldest National Park in India is situated 295 km from Delhi, the capital of India. Ramnagar, the nearest railhead 15 km away, is connected with Delhi by rail.
You can visit Jim Corbett National Park anytime in the year. However, the best period to visit the Jim Corbett National Park is during the months of November to June.