Corbett National Park is located in Ramnagar in the district of Nainital, Uttarakhand, and is considered to be the paradise for the wildlife lovers in India as well as those from abroad. Built in the year 1936, Jim Corbett National Park was before independence known as Hailey National Park. Later, after the independence, the National Park was known as Ramganaga National park before it was given the name of Jim Corbett National Park.
The total covered area of national park is extended over 1318 Sq. Kms. and this also includes core and buffer area. The park is easily approachable from Delhi to Ramnagar and there is also easy train connectivity from Varanasi via Lucknow to Ramnagar. Wildlife tourists can also take road drive from Delhi and by passing Gajraula, Moradabad, Kashipur to before ultimately reaching Ramnagar. As an alternate route, the tourists can choose to travel to Haldwani/Kashipur/Kathgodam and from there take road drive to Ramnagar. After reaching Ramnagar, the tourists can hire paid taxi service to national park.
Dhikala is amongst the first and most popular visiting places located in the vicinity of Jim Corbett. Dhikala is situated in the Patli Dhun valley and the tourists will definitely be mesmerized on seeing the stunning untouched nature of the valley as it creates a truly spell bound atmosphere that is worth living. Lying adjacent to the national park is river Kosi, which has on its bank splendid and well known Garjia temple. Other popular rivers flowing through the region include Ramganga, Sonanadi, Mandal, and Palain respectively. The tourists can also take road journey to Almora for visiting Ranikhet, which is again a scenic and amazing hill station. While within the Jim Corbett National Park, the tourists can take the elephant safari or a jeep safari to enjoy the local wildlife and routine rustic life inhabiting the national park. Further, a trip to Kalagarh Dam would be a gift in disguise to the visitors who will have the option to witness bird watching. Kalagarh Dam area is also great places to explore for adventure activities like rock climbing, rappelling, slithering, hot air balloon, river crossing and rafting.
The Jhirna rest house located in southern premises of Jim Corbett National Park is a beautiful place to visit and the place comprises dry and the vegetation, mostly scrubs. The hills which lay North of Jhirna are roofed with dense patches of bamboo which gives more of terrific effect. Making the visit to Corbett Museum at Dhangarhi would indeed be an informational tour by all the means. The museum offers rare history Jim Corbett National Park.
The ideal time suited for visiting Jim Corbett National Park is Mid-November through Mid-June.
There are several Corbett resorts and hotel accommodations available in and around the vicinity of Jim Corbett National Park and you need to make sure which type of accommodation you would like to go with. For choosing the best and economical accommodation, it would rather be great idea to opt for the services of authorized tour and travel operator.