Friday, 3 August 2012

Jim Corbett National Park Tourism


Jim Corbett National Park is situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Jim Corbett National park is the oldest national park in India which got established in 1936 as Hailey National park. After India’s independence the park was named as Ramganga National Park but later in 1956, it was renamed after Jim Corbett - the famous hunter turned conservationist and author, who played a major role in the establishment of national park. Jim Corbett National park is one of the renowned Wildlife Sanctuary in India.
Flora and Fauna in Corbett
The park contains 488 different species of plants and wide variety of wild life including elephant, tiger, chital, Sambar Deer, nilgai, gharial, King Cobra, muntjac, wild boar, hedgehog, common musk shrew, flying fox, Indian Pangolin, and around 600 species of birds. Jim Corbett National Park covers an area of 521 square kilometers.
Corbett National Park acts as a protected area of critically endangered Bengal Tiger of India. Corbett National Park is one of the best managed and protected areas in the country and attracts thousands of Indian and Foreign visitors each year. Corbett National park is in the foothills of Himalayan belt and has various geographical and ecological characteristics with splendid landscapes. There are

our gates which lead us to Jim Corbett National Park and they are amdanda gate, dhangarhi gate, khara gate and durga devi gate. If you are an adventure freak, bird watcher, angler, or animal lover then Jim Corbett National Park is the ideal place for you Safari Zones in Corbett National Park

Jhirna: A densely wooded and grassland habitat, it makes for excellent bird viewing. The Great Hornbill is found in abundance here. Jhirna is home to a population of sloth bear and wild elephants and a growing tiger population. A large grove of ‘Flame
of the forest’ adds drama to Jhirna. A strong prey base of nilgai, cheetal, sambhar and the wild boar also makes it an attractive area for the big cats, while a resident wild elephant and sloth bear population offer great sighting opportunities.

Bijrani: These forests range from those of pure Sal on the upper reaches, to deciduous mixed forests in the valley, along with three major grasslands. It sustains a variety of herbivores, and has a wide network of jungle roads, making Bijrani excellent tiger sighting territory. carved out of a shooting block, with a wide network of criss-crossing jungle roads, offers excellent tiger sighting opportunity. On Corbett’s eastern boundary, Bijrani’s forests are dense with a wide variety of vegetation: of pure Sal forests on the upper reaches and tropical moist, deciduous mixed forests in the valley and plains. Excellent water availability throughout the year and wide grasslands make it an exceptional habitat for a strong prey base and its predator.

Dhikala: This is the largest and most varied zone in Corbett, offering the best opportunities for overnight stays. Dhikala contains a diverse range of habitats: its higher reaches suit Ghoral, a goat antelope, while the Gharial and Maggars, as well as the great Mahaseer, inhabit the rivers below. The hog deer is also exclusive to Dhikala. Dhikala offers the most varied terrain in all and, if booked well in advance, the widest range of Forest Rest House accommodations in the park. This block of forest has the Ramganga river stretch through its middle, emptying into a wide, multiple-necked reservoir.

Phato: This zone provides buffer forest to southern Corbett, comprising mostly of plantation forests.
Corbett Weather - Season and Best Time to Visit
The climate in the Corbett National Park is temperate. Corbett National Park closes during the monsoon rainy season from Mid June to Mid November.
  • Summers (March to May): touch 40°C and the average temperature is about 30 °C. Tourists can move around the Park during this season. The scorching heat of the sun becomes quite unbearable for the animals as well as the inhabitants.
  • Monsoons (June to September) offer heavy rainfall: there can be light rainfall intermittently whole through the year. The monsoon is good to enjoy the foothills. The weather becomes quite pleasant with the drop in temperature. However, the park is closed for the tourists during the rainy season because this is primarily the mating season of most of the animals.
  • Winters (December to February): have a temperature variation of 5 °C to 30 °C. Winter mornings can be foggy. Winter months from November to February are ideal to explore the bounds of the park. During this time, the park heartily welcomes all the tourists. The weather is balmy during this time of the year.
Best period to visit here is from November to June, mainly before and after heavy monsoon. November to June is good for spotting animals and also to enjoy the scenic surroundings. July to October is good for sight seeing in the downhill region.

Check out the official website of Corbett National Park for booking of Safari in Jhirna, Dhikala and Bijrani Zones: http://corbettonline.uk.gov.in

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  4. Nature holiday and wildlife holiday can be spent in Corbett adventure resort like Jaagar Village. The resort is best in hospitality, services, and gives a feel at home experience to spend your day. The open space of the resort will make you a child again as you can play outdoor games with leveraged space. Organic farming, bird watching, playing games is amongst the best offerings of the resort with arrangements for Jim Corbett safari, eco tourism and village tourism.

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