Jim Corbett Nation Park
जिम कॉर्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान

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Jim Corbett Nation Park

जिम कॉर्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett, a well known hunter and naturalist. The park was the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative.


The park has sub-Himalayan belt geographical and ecological characteristics. An ecotourism destination, it contains 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. The increase in tourist activities, among other problems, continues to present a serious challenge to the park's ecological balance.


Corbett National Park comprises 520.8 km2 (201.1 sq mi) area of hills, riverine belts, marshy depressions, grasslands and a large lake. The elevation ranges from 1,300 to 4,000 ft (400 to 1,220 m). Winter nights are cold but the days are bright and sunny. It rains from July to September.

CORBETT SAFARI

Safari Zone

Dhikala Zone

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It is the main and core area of the park for tourist. It is situated on   the edges of the valley Patli Dun. Dhikala Zone is dotted with picturesque natural vistas and is considered a good site to spot herds   of elephants, chitas and deer as well as Bengal Tiger. This Zone opens from 15th November till 15th June only.  

Bijrani Zone

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Another zone which is notable is blessed with enormous yet mixed  topographical features. The entrance gate to Bijrani zone is Amadanda.  If you want to spot Tigers, this zone is best because most of the tigers  are spotted in Bijrai Zone in comparison to other zones. Bijrani zone  opens only from 01st October to 30th June.


Entry Gate : Amdanda
Distance from Ramnagar : 11 KM 

Jhirna Zone

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Situated at a distance of 16km from Ramnagar, Jhirna Zone is the most  comfortable safari zone that remains open throughout the year. The zone  is best for its bamboo vegetation and wonderful bird watching  experiences. Jhirna zone is in the southern area of Corbett.


Entry Gate : Dhela
Distance from Ramnagar : 25 KM 

Sonanadi Zone

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The central range of the Corbett National Park, Sonanadi zone is famous  for being home of more than 500 avifauna species with sambhars,  reptiles, leopards, and cheetals.


Entry Gate : Vatanvasa
Distance from Ramnagar : 43 KM 

Sitabani Buffer Zone

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It is not a part of the Corbett Tiger Reserve but a zone situated right  opposite to Corbett National Park. The zone is predominantly known for  its temples and various avifauna species. Sitabani is now called Corbett  Landscape is a beautiful tourist zone for nature walks and visiting  popular attractions around. Since, Sitabani zone does not lies under the  Corbett Tiger Reserve, the rule & regulation of CTR is not applied  in this zone.


Entry Gate : Near Teda Village
Distance from Ramnagar : 21 KM 

Dhela Zone

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Sprawling over 1173 hectares, Dhela Zone is the sixth eco-tourism zone  of Corbett National Park that was brought on India tourism map in 2014.  The distance of this zone is 20 kilometers from the Ramnagar, right  beside the Jhirna safari zone of Corbett National Park. Here, one can  find mixed forest such as Saal, Rohini, Haldu, Bahera, Kusum vegetation,  which makes it ideal for birdwatching tour in Jim Corbett Park. Along  with abundant flora and bird population, Dhela Zone has a good  population of tigers, bears, elephants and leopards. For safari, there  are overall two trails giving tourists an opportunity to stroll around  three to four km in the wild. 


Entry Gate : Dhela
Distance from Ramnagar : 14.5 KM 

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