Jim Corbett National Park, named after the legendary hunter and
conservationist, Jim Corbett, is one of the most popular wildlife
sanctuaries in India. Established in 1936, the Corbett wildlife sanctuary is
spread over an area of 600 square kilometers(322 square kilometers-core
area) in two districts of Uttaranchal - Nainital and Pauri. The park,
considered as one of the best protected places in the world, is a home to
wide range of animals, birds and thick vegetation.
The rich wildlife in the Corbett wildlife sanctuary comprises 110 tree
species, 580 bird species, 50 mammal species and 25 reptile species. The
birds, plants, animals, fishes and insects - all of them form an integral
part of the flora and fauna of the national park.
The Corbett wildlife sanctuary is famous for its
scenic beauty and the secret of its beauty lies in the rich and varied
flora. The evergreen sal, sheesham, dhak, ber and bel trees stands together
to form a core of the entire flora. Other important trees in the sanctuary
are simal, khair and jhingan, which blossoms in the spring season. Besides,
there are other plants like lovely palas, kachnar and amaltas, which blooms
in the springs and add to the mesmerising effect of the scenic greenery of
Supported by rich flora and congenial environment
conditions, the Corbett national park hosts a number of animal species.
Tigers being the main centre of attraction, elephants, leopards, Himalayan
black beers, hedgehogs, flying foxes, Indian pangolins, jackals, Himalayan
palm civets, Indian mongoose, common otters, goat antelopes, langurs and
fish-eating Crocodiles are some of the other species to be found in the
Besides, there are about 600 birds species of migratory and resident birds
in the Corbett National Park. Some of the most prominent birds found in the
Corbett National Park are Cormorants, Darter, Grey Heron, Egrets, Cattle
Egret, White-necked and Black-necked Storks, Large Pied Wagtail, Parrots,
Mynas among many others.
How to Reach
The nearest railhead is at Ramnagar, 51
kilometers from the park.
Pantnagar is the nearest airport, 50 kilometers
The Jim Corbett National Park is well
connected by road with other parts of the country.
Best Time to Visit
The best months to visit the Corbett wildlife sanctuary is during the
months of March to June and September to mid November.