Jim Corbett Park has been one of the oldest natural parks in India, and is named after famous wildlife historian and conversationalist Jim Corbett. It is one of the most distinguished national parks of Modern India and it is here that the “Project Tiger” was initiated by the Government of India to conserve the fast depleting Tiger Population.
Jim Corbett Park has been a major tourist destination and many tourists are not much aware of the several other attractive places in the vicinity of this national park. To name a few, Garjiya Temple, Nainital, Ranikhet, Dhikala and Haldwani are the some of the few tourist attractions which catch the eye of the wandering tourist. There are many luxurious resorts in Jim Corbett to make a wildlife tour memorable.
Garjiya Temple: Famous for its mystic opulence, Garjiya temple is a huge rock temple situated on river Kosi and is located about 14 Kms from Ramnagar. It has a primordial significance and huge fair is held every year on the eve of Kartik Poornima.
Ranikhet: Itis a hill station in Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand. It is situated 90 Km form Jim Corbett National Part at an altitude of 1,896 meters above the sea level. The Place assumes significance as it is the base for Kumaon Regiment and Naga Regiment of the Indian Army. The place swears by its vast range of flora and fauna and one gets enriched by seeing the magnificent view of the entire Himalayan range.
Nainital: Nainital is an accessible tourist town and draws a vast majority of people across all spheres. It got its name from the hill goddess “Naina”, to whom the famous temple is dedicated; also it is resplendent with innumerable tourist spots along with the much talked about Naini Lake. The famous lake in the town is also referred to as the Trishi Lake and a tranquil boat ride in the lake is Nainital’s best rejuvenation secret.
Bhimtal: Bhimtal is one of the important tourist locations in the vicinity of Jim Corbett National Park. The place is located at a distance of about 84 Kms from Jim Corbett National Park and has a height of 1,375 meters above the sea level. The place assumes importance in the tourist circles due to its main water reservoir, Bhimtal Lake, which is beautifully carved within the valley of the mountains. A Small natural island forms the nerve centre of the lake and tourist flock this lake for its boating and picnic significance.
Rampur: It is another attractive tourist destination in and around the Jim Corbett National Park. Earlier a princely state, it now formed part of Uttar Pradesh and now Uttarakhand. The place is famous for its literary manuscripts and paintings of the Mughal era. The place is also famous for its Daggers and finds its place in innumerable jokes across northern India.