JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK: Abode of Royal Bengal Tiger

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In the Nainital district of Uttrakhand, a magical landscape known as Jim Corbett National Park renowned for protecting Royal Bengal tiger is located. It is India’s oldest national park and honored as the place where Project Tiger was launched in 1973. It was built in year 1936 as ‘Hailey National park’ but later renamed as the Ramganga National Park and now to honor the legendary hunter Jim Corbett, it is known as Jim Corbett National Park.

The National park spreads over an area of 520 Sq.km is a house of more than a hundred varieties of flora and fauna. The place is home to critically endangered species of the Royal Bengal Tiger. The wildlife lover can enjoy watching animals in their natural habitat in an open four-wheeler Jeep and on elephant back. 

Corbett National Park has been divided into five different zones. Bijrani Safari Zone, Jhirna Safari Zone,Dhela Safari Zone, Dhikala Zone, Durga Devi Zone, Sitabani Buffer Zone. All  the zones have different gateways to enter.

Bijrani Safari Zone: popular for abundant natural beauty and open grasslands. 

Jhirna Safari Zone: Round the year open for tourists.

Dhela Safari Zone: Eco-tourism zone having wealthy flora and fauna.

Dhikala Zone: largest zone in Corbett, famous for its abundant natural beauty and exotic fauna.

Durga Devi Zone: famous for bird watching

It is the only national park that offers night stay inside the jungle. To view the endangered animals and bird species closely, November to the mid of June month is the best time to visit the national park. Exploring the Jim Corbett is truly an unforgettable moment.

Seema Jain

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