When you hear the very name Jim Corbett, you will know that it is all about dense forest, the most fascinating national reserves with the status of a famous national park in the world, the innumerable species of trees, mammals, reptiles, birds, more wildlife and breath-taking landscapes. The best way to feel the vibes of Jim Corbett National Park is by virtue of a Corbett Tour…Plan Jim Corbett Tour.
A lot of homework is involved before setting out on a Corbett Tour. For your Corbett Tour to be the most exciting, comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing; it all depends on
- when are you planning to go to Corbett National Park
- how are you planning to reach and where are you staying in Corbett
- what options are you choosing to roam within the national park
- how interested and serious are you about knowing and witnessing the flora and fauna
When is the Best Time to visit Corbett National Park
The vast area of this world famous national park is a dense deciduous forest. The forest observes cold winters, bright sunny days and also heavy rainfall.
Tourists and visitors who have enjoyed the Corbett Tour suggest that the best time to visit Corbett National Park is during the months of March and April. This is when one can enjoy the fresh smell of grasslands. This is also the season during which the sight of flora, fauna and wildlife needs to behold.
One can also opt for the winter season to see the rare species of birds that migrate to stay and reproduce. Birds watchers, bird photographers and bird lovers will prefer this season for they cannot miss the beauty of migratory birds flocking together.
This indicates that apart from the summer months of March and April, November to June are also good for planning Corbett Tours.
Rainy season (July to September) is definitely to be avoided as the region sees heavy rainfall.
How To Reach Corbett National Park
For air travellers, Delhi is the nearest airport. And for the closest railway terminal, Ramnagar is the nearest station. Ramnagar is well connected to Lucknow, Haridwar, Dehradun, Ranikhet and many other places by road.
For people travelling by road from Delhi in their private car, the easiest route to Corbett National Park premises is through Hapur – Garhmukeshwar – Moradabad – Thakurdwara – Ramnagar.
For a quick overview of the road distance for Corbett National Park from few of the major nearby cities are as below-
Delhi – 260 kms
Lucknow – 145 kms
Nanital – 66 kms
Ranikhet – 112 kms
Jungle Safari at Corbett National Park
Jeep Safari is the most convenient way to travel and explore with in the forest. An enclosed or open jeep safaris is organized for tourists to witness the inherent wildlife including the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger.
The duration and timings of the wildlife safari changes according to the season.
During winter months, morning safaris are from 7.30 AM to 10.30 AM. And evening safaris are from 3.00PM to 5.00PM.
The summer timings for the safari rides are from 6.30 AM to 9.30 AM and again in the evening from 4.00 PM to 6.00 PM.
Safari rides beyond sunset is not allowed.
Apart from the Jeep Safari, there are also Elephant Safari, Horse Safari and Bird Safari in Jim Corbett National Park.
Elephant safari is a thrilling experience as you get to explore the unfamilair terrain and explore the grasslands. Sitting on the backdrop of the enormous animal is an exhilarating experience.
To maintain the delicate balance between wildlife, nature and humans; only a limited number of safari rides are allowed entry into the park at one time. So, one need to plan and book the safari rides in advance as the allotment is purely on first come first basis.
Flora and Fauna
At Jim Corbett National Park which is the haven for wildlife enthusiasts, flora and fauna are the major highlights.
Nearly about 488 different types of species of plants are document, out of which the important ones to be named are Bel, Chbilla, Dhak, Bakli, Pula, Bamboo, Semal, Khingan, Sal, Khair, Sissoo, Ber, Kuthber, Kharpat, Rohini. There are more popular and rare flowering species.
Several reptiles, amphibians, fishes, dragonflies have found their home here for ages.
This national park takes its popularity due to the presence of Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopards, Himalayan Black Bear, Wild boar.
Peacock, Jungle Fowl, Partridges, Kaleej, Parakeets, Laughing Thrush, King Fishers, Drongo, Doves, Woodpeckers, Ducks, Teals, Cormorants and Seagull forms an important part of the Avian fauna.
The truly and amazingly vast diverse flora and fauna of the region will require one’s entire life time to explore.
Where To stay? We Recommend Corbett The baagh Resort & Spa