Located amidst the districts of Pauri and Nainital in the state of Uttarakhand, Corbett National Park is haven for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. Established as Hailey National Park in the year 1936, but soon renamed in 1956 after the Jim Corbett, a renowned author, conservationist and naturalist. Sprawling over an area of 521 square kilometers and endowed with an ideal geographical location to house a number of exotic fauna. In fact, it was the national park in the mainland Asia that houses a variety of over 500 species of plants, many animals (tigers, nilgais, chitals, common musk shrews, king cobras, muntjacs, elephants, sambar deers, wild boars, and flying foxes) and over 600 species of birds. It is one of the best managed and most visited national parks across the nation for endangered Bengal Tigers. Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast or nature lover, a camper or adventure enthusiast, you cannot get enough of this place to take special memories to cherish back home. In the following write-up, we have listed some must do things and places of interest, which you must try while visiting this park.
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Jhirna: It is densely wooded beautiful place, which serve as an ideal habitat for diverse animal and plant species. If your interest is towards bird watching, then it is a perfect place to enjoy a joyful evening bird watching and spotting a variety of rare birds. You can spot the Great Hornbill or Great Pied Hornbill in abundance in this area. Moreover, one can opt for a gypsy safari to watch other wild animals in their natural habitat. This is a special Safari Zone which is open around the year.
Bijrani: Well, if you are more anxious to spot the royal Bengal Tiger at Jim Corbett National Park, then Bijrani is your first stop to do so. It is a verdant area which has three major grasslands and small ponds, making it a best hangout base for most animals and a hunting ground for tigers. Being in Bijrani’s forests, you can enjoy that tropical feel with a mix of different types of trees. However, before planning a tour one should note that this area remains open for tourists from 15 October to 30 June.
Dhikala: It is a home for reservoir formed by Ramganga River. Dhikala is known for nestling two crocodile species; magar and ghariyal. Once here, you can spot these dangerous amphibians in their natural habitat and also observe their activities. In addition, this area provides a number of residing options, from where visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the nature. Dhikala zone of Corbett national park remains open from 15 November to 15 June.
Corbett Museum: Situated at Kaladhungi, Corbett Museum is formed in the heritage bungalow of Jim Corbett, the famous environmentalist, hunter and a one to watch in the tiger conservation. This ancient museum brings out the memories of the life and activities of his amazing personality. This museum displays some memorable items connected to Jim Corbett, which include great valued personal belongings, antiques, rare photographs and letters written by him and his friends. Visit Tripmos.com for exciting holiday packages to Corbett national park. For more updates, follow us on Google+.