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Jim Corbett

Jim Corbet Tourism

Jim Corbett National Park in 520.8 km square comes under Nainital Pauri district in Uttarakhand state. The region geographically falls in Kumaon Himalayan region. As a park it came under existence in 1936. It is named after the renowned hunter, author and conservationist Jim Corbett. The terrain is hilly, with interspersed riverine belts, marshy land, grassland and a big lake. The hill structure has altitude between 1300-4,000 feet. The accommodation is there at Ramnagar and in the national Park as resorts, hotels, and guest house and log huts. The park is closed for monsoons between June and November every year.

The tourists hire three hours Safari jeeps with sitting capacity of 6 persons to visit safari zones. The opening of park has two slots one at 5-am and other at 2pm. The rates are affordable. The safari zones are named as Jhirna, Bijrani, Dhikala and Phato. The innermost zone has greater chances of tiger sighting. The tourists at certain spots alight from Jeep and take stroll around the water body. Within the resort there are indoor games like carom, pool, swings, cards and merry-making parties. At Garjia there is a suspension bridge over Kosi river. The activity popular here is to tie a rope and jump from the bridge into water of the river.

There are more than 488 species of vegetation and 550 species of creatures at the Park. The aviary comprises of 600 types and its chirping can be heard all through the day. Among the wild animals there are tiger, elephant, deer, gharial, chital, wild boar, sambar, nilgai, musk etc. On the premises are souvenir shops.

Other places of interest is the Corbett Jungle Museum, Dhangari Museum, kyari camp, Garjia temple, Sitabani Temple, Sitabani forest reserve, Sunrise point, and kalagarh Dam. Ramnagar is the popular fishing centre. The different resorts serve multi-cuisine and there is enough choice of food from Rajasthani food to continental food. Buffet is very popular. Ramnagar is the nearest railway station. The national park is well served by road and train services to all parts of India.