Jim Corbett Park
Jim Corbett National park is situated in Nainital district of Uttrakhand, a northern state of India. The park got its name from the famous author and wildlife conservationist Jim Corbett. His love for nature not only lead to the formation of this sanctuary but also gave a gift to the wildlife enthusiasts who see this park as a muse for wildlife exploration.
The area was previously owned by local rulers before British came in. A huge part of this park used to belong to the state of Tehri Garhwal. The local tribes grew cops in the land of this Park. This led to a major exploitation and damage to the natural resources. But the British took measure to prevent this from happening. Cultivation and cattle grazing was strictly prohibited. It is known that Major Ramsay first suggested the first idea to conserve and protect the forest. In the year 1934, an enactment was propositioned by Sir Malcolm Hailey, to protect the one. It started with the name Hailey National Park in 1936. Later it was changed to Ramganga National Park in 1955. The great human, writer and wildlife conversationalist Jim Corbett worked very hard to recreate and establish the reserve. His contribution towards serving this park was humungous and the park recognized his efforts by giving and ode in 1956, by renaming it as Jim Corbett National Park.
|Location:||Nainital District, Uttaranchal|
|Altitude:||1143 m above sea level|
|Annual rainfall:||1400-2800 mm|
|Temperature: winter 4°C||summer. 42°C|
The nearby railway station is Kathgodam, which is 40 km away from Nainital. It has regular trains from major cities of India like Lucknow, Delhi and Kolkata.
Flora and Fauna Corbett National Park
The Jim Corbett National Park is a heaven for nature lovers. If you want to take a break from the hectic city life, this is the place for you. It has provided shelter for so many kinds of trees and animals. The natural habitat untouched by the modern age is provides ample help to the flora and fauna to grow. There are abut 100 kinds of trees, 50 kinds of shrubs, 27 kinds of climbers, and 30 kinds of grass and bamboo are found in this national park. The prominent trees that cover around 70% of the main area is called Sal Shorea Robusta.
The park has played a very pivotal role in providing shelter to so many wonderful species. Its contribution towards preserving the diminishing tiger is commendable. You can come here to see animals roaming in their natural habitat. This park can be gift for wildlife photographers.
Mammals: Royal Bengal Tiger, Asian Elephant, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Hog Deer, Spotted Deer, Rhesus Monkey, Barking Deer, Chital, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar and Jackal etc.
Reptiles: Gharial, king Cobra, Krait Cobra, Indian Crocodile, Russels Viper, Python and Monitor Lizard etc.
There are also hundreds of species of birds, both migrating and resident found in this park. The rivers carry bountiful of fishes in their water.
Places to visit
Few place to visit near Jim Cobett Park are- Birjani, Jhirna,Garija Temple, Corbett Museum, Bhim Tal, Corbett Water Falls, Sitabani Forest Reserve, Sunrise Point, , Nainital, Ranikhet, Ramnagar etc.
Best time to visit
The best time to go and explore visit Jim Corbett National Park is during the period of November to June.
How to Reach
The nearby airport to reach Jim Corbett National Park is Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 51km.
The nearby railway station is Ramnagar. Ranikhet Express, Uttaranchal Sampark kranti connect this station regularly.
Jim Corbett National Park is very well connected to major cities of North India.
|Area (km2)||New Delhi|