The Corbett National Park, India's first national park, was
established by Jim Corbett, a great hunter and a conserver himself. The park
spans across 920sq m km at an altitude of 600 to 1100 metres , on the
foothills of the western Himalayas, in the districts of Nainital and Pauri
Garhwal in the state of Uttaranchal. This wildlife reserve was set up in 1936 to conserve
flora, fauna and the tigers.
Wildlife in Jim Corbett National Park
The park is popular for its tigers, Sambar, Chital, Para (Hog Deer) &
muntjac (Barking Deer) are the prey of the big cats, tiger, & their
population fluctuates around 20,000. Elephants are permanent inhabitants
following the building of the dam & the inundation of their old trekking
routes. Other animals include porcupine, wild pigs & fox.The python are
quite common. This is one of the park which comes under Project Tiger
» Dhilkala :
Dhilkala is the centre of tourist activity, the
plateau that perch alarmingly on the sheer cliff bordering the Ramganga
reservoir. It is the main tiger reserve wher there are every possibility
that you can sight a tiger on early morning safari or night jeep safari.
» Garija Devi :
Girija Devi, situated on the Kosi river, is one
of the major tourist attraction in recent times. Garija Devi is 10 km from
» Kaladungi :
Kaladungi was the former residence of the
legendary hunter, Jim Corbett and is situated on the main route to Nainital
» Kalagarh Dam :
Situated at the south-western tip of the
Corbett National Park, is one of the best place in the region for bird
watching. The dam attracts a great number of migratory waterfowl in the
winters and hence it attracts tourist from all places.
250 km from Delhi, Jim Corbett Wildlife is easily accessible through train and bus. The route is
Delhi-Gaziabad-Hapur-Gajraula-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar then from Ramnagar
to Corbett in local transport.