Jim corbet is the oldest national Park in India. It is also the first wildlife reserve in the country. Being located in Uttarakhand state of India, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Many tourists prefer to visit the place every year in order to see the wild cats wondering under open sky. The park was established in the year of 1936 and initially it was known as Hailey national park. The place was renamed as Jim corbet national park in the year 1956 after naturalist Jim corbet.
The entire park has an area of around 1318 square meter while the core park has the area of 520 square meters. Sonanadi wild life sanctuary is also present within the buffer area of Jim corbet national park. Tourists are allowed to enter into the buffer zone to spot tigers and other wild lives. However, entering to the core park is strictly prohibited for safety purpose. Apart from the majestic tigers, there are several small mountains, rivers, forests and grasslands.
The park is well known for the man eater tigers. However there are some other animals and birds present out there. The park has maximum number of wild tigers in present date. That's why many tourists call the place as "Tiger country".
There are several species of wild animals living in the Jim corbet national park. These species include elephants, Bengal tigers, barking deer, sambar, black bears. Incase you have desire to spot all these wild animals moving in open air, this can be possible by visiting Jim corbet national park. If you are a bird lover, there is something to cheer for you as well. You can spot various species of birds like crested serpent, red jungle fowl and parakeet. There are around 585 species of birds present in the national park.
If you are a nature lover and want to see combination of flora and fauna at one place, you must visit Jim corbet national park. It has dense Sal forest which creates decent habitat for the wild animals living in it. Apart from that there are around 488 species of plan living in Jim corbet national park.
How to reach:
Jim corbet national park can be easily accessed from all key places around it. The place is well connected with other major cities through rail and airways. Ramnagar is the nearest railway station to the park. Incase you are travelling through airway you should keep in mind that Pant Nagar is the nearest airport and it is situated at a distance of 80 kilometres from the national park.
Jim Corbett National Park Photo Gallery
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