Situated in the Nainital District, the Jim Corbett national park is a great getaway from the concrete jungles of the city. It was established in 1936, as Hailey National Park, and later changed to Jim Corbett after the hunter-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett. Walking in the park is prohibited unless they are organised and approved by the officials. Hence jeep safaris are a great way to explore this vast park.
A haven for wildlife enthusiasts, the park is home to a variety of mammals and birds. One may find chital, wild boar, sambar, hog deer, leopard, jackal, elephant, barking deer, common langur, otters etc. and birds like bulbuls, cuckoos, bee eaters, warblers, flycatchers, robins, etc. an exciting jeep safari in Jim Corbett is the best way to discover the amazing flora and fauna of the park. Jeep safaris allow you to get up close and personal with the wild animals. Safaris are arranged by a number of operators with a variety of cars to choose from. One may make prior bookings online to be assured of a ride, as it gets very crowded in the tourist season.
Dhikala, Jhirna and Bijrani are the most frequented spots and most jeep safaris in Jim Corbett are organized in and around these areas. Due to their proximity to the river, these are excellent spots to catch a glimpse of animals like elephants, leopards and most importantly the endangered Bengal tiger. The park is one of the few places in India where the tiger may be found. A jeep safari allows you to marvel at this beast in its natural habitat.
Although canter rides are also available in the park (an open bus with gallery seating), nothing matches the thrill and excitement of a jeep safari in Jim Corbett. A Jeep safari allows you to have a close look at the wildlife without putting you in danger, besides being the fastest way to cover the maximum distance in the jungle. A driver and guide with local knowledge of the forest accompany you on the safaris.
The park is a boon to wildlife enthusiast, bird watchers, adventure seekers and nature lovers. The lush greenery and fresh air will take your mind off all the worries of civilisation. So pack your bags and head to the forest to enjoy some days of solitude. The best part about this Jim Corbett National park is it allows a one to spend quality time with his family.
Company- Corbett Tiger Reserve
add- shop 5, Aasthan Mall Lakhanpur Chungi
(Ranikhet Road Ramnagar)