JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
Jim Corbett National Park is considered as the main wildlife attraction of Uttarakhand. It is located amongst two main regions of this state Kumaon and Garhwal. It’s named for legendary tiger hunter Jim Corbett (1875 - 1955), he put Kumaon on the map with his book The Man Eaters of Kumaon. The park is spread over 1318-sq-km contains verity of wildlife, birdlife in its grassland, Sal forests, riverine belts and amazing scenic location of Himalayas foothills.
Main Attraction of Corbett National Park are - Royal Bengal Tiger, wild elephants, sloth deer including (spotted dear), Sambar, hog deer and barking deer. You might also see Leopards, mugger, crocodiles, Gharials, monitor lizards, wild boars and jackals. More than 600 species of birds are spotted here. The Ramganga reservoir attracts large numbers of migrating birds, especially from mid-December to the end of March. Main flora of this park is Sal, Kair, Sheesam, Bel, Dhak, Semal, Rohini, Bakli, Chbila etc.
Corbett’s main five tourist zones are – Bijrani, Dhikala, Domunda, Jhirna and Sonanadi. All gates are open 15 November to 15 June only Jhirna zone opens round of the year. You must have park entry permits to sign up for a day visit and overnight stay inside the forest lodge of the park. All kind of online entry tickets can book by corbettparkonline.com in advance basis. Best chance for tiger sighting in Corbett is March to June, during this time grass cover is low and animals visibility is being clear, when they come out in search of water.