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Jim Corbett National Park is a forested wildlife sanctuary in northern India’s Uttarakhand State. Rich in flora and fauna, it’s known for its Bengal tigers. Animals, including tigers, leopards and wild elephants, roam the Dhikala zone. On the banks of the Ramganga Reservoir, the Sonanadi zone is home to elephants and leopards, along with hundreds of species of birds.

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 who played a key role in its establishment. 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 has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time. Tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife. In recent years the number of people coming here has increased dramatically. Presently, every season more than 70,000 visitors come to the park. 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.

Dense moist deciduous forest mainly consists of sal, haldu, peepal, rohini and mango trees. Forest covers almost 73% of the park, 10% of the area consists of grasslands. It houses around 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species.

Corbett National Park has captured the imagination of many with its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. The natural uniqueness of the area was recognised long ago and so in 1936 Corbett attained the distinction as the first national park to be established in mainland Asia. Corbett National Park lies in two districts – Nainital and Pauri – in the hill state of Uttaranchal in northern India. It covers an area of 521 sq. km and together with the neighbouring Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest areas, forms the Corbett Tiger Reserve over 1288 sq. km. Its geographical location between the Himalayas and the terai, and the streams, rivers and ridges crisscrossing the terrain, present Corbett with a remarkable variety of landscapes. This vivid mosaic of habitats – wet and dry, plain and mountainous, gentle and rugged, forests and grasslands – supports numerous plant and animal species, representing Himalayan as well as plains kinds. The most famous of Corbett’s wild residents are the Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant, but with about 600 species of avifauna Corbett is one of the richest bird regions of India.


Some areas of the park were formerly part of the princely state of Tehri Garhwal.The forests were cleared to make the area less vulnerable to Rohilla invaders.The Raja of Tehri formally ceded a part of his princely state to the East India Company in return for their assistance in ousting the Gurkhas from his domain.The Boksas—a tribe from the Terai—settled on the land and began growing crops, but in the early 1860s they were evicted with the advent of British rule. Efforts to save the forests of the region began in the 19th century under Major Ramsay, the British Officer who was in-charge of the area during those times. The first step in the protection of the area began in 1868 when the British forest department established control over the land and prohibited cultivation and the operation of cattle stations.In 1879 these forests were constituted into a reserve forest where restricted felling was permitted.

In the early 1900s, several Britishers, including E. R. Stevans and E. A. Smythies, suggested the setting up of a national park on this soil. The British administration considered the possibility of creating a game reserve there in 1907.It was only in the 1930s that the process of demarcation for such an area got underway, assisted by Jim Corbett, who knew the area well. A reserve area known as Hailey National Park covering 323.75 km2 (125.00 sq mi) was created in 1936, when Sir Malcolm Hailey was the Governor of United Provinces; and Asia's first national park came into existence.Hunting was not allowed in the reserve, only timber cutting for domestic purposes. Soon after the establishment of the reserve, rules prohibiting killing and capturing of mammals, reptiles and birds within its boundaries were passed. The reserve was renamed in 1954–55 as Ramganga National Park and was again renamed in 1955–56 as Corbett National Park.The new name honors the well-known author and wildlife conservationist, Jim Corbett,who played a key role in creating the reserve by using his influence to persuade the provincial government to establish it.

The park fared well during the 1930s under an elected administration.But, during the Second World War, it suffered from excessive poaching and timber cutting.Over time, the area in the reserve was increased—797.72 km2 (308.00 sq mi) were added in 1991 as a buffer zone to the Corbett Tiger Reserve.[10] The 1991 addition included the entire Kalagarh forest division, assimilating the 301.18 km2 (116.29 sq mi) area of Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary as a part of the Kalagarh division.It was chosen in 1974 as the location for launching Project Tiger, an ambitious and well known wildlife conservation project.The reserve is administered from its headquarters in the district of Nainital. Corbett National Park is one of the thirteen protected areas covered by the World Wide Fund For Nature under their Terai Arc Landscape Program.The program aims to protect three of the five terrestrial flagship species, the tiger, the Asian elephant and the great one-horned rhinoceros, by restoring corridors of forest to link 13 protected areas of Nepal and India, to enable wildlife migration.

state Uttarakhand,India
Country India
Area 797.72 km2 (308.00 sq mi)
Languages Kumaoni,Garhwali,Hindi
Currency Ruppee

Jungle Safari

At The Jungle Safari our only aim is to make your Jim Corbett National Park wildlife excursion a thrilling and memorable one! We will make sure your Corbett Vacation Package is filled with excitement , adranaline gush and once in a life time experience. Below are the most trending Corbett Packages & tours which our guests normally opt for; however you can check the list of the Corbett resorts & packages from our website before making your Corbett holiday booking with us.

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Corbett Waterfall

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River Rafting

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Elephant Ride in Corbett

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Corbett Museum

Museum in the former home of conservationist Jim Corbett on the Tiger Reserve named in his honour.

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Garjia Temple

Garjiya Devi Temple is a noted Devi temple located in the Garjiya village near Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India, on the outskirts of the Corbett National Park. It is a sacred Shakti shrine where Garjiya Devi is the presiding deity.

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In order to stay at night in the Dhikala Forest guest House, the Indian and SAARC visitors have to book the accommodation in Dhikala Forest Lodge 46 days in advance and the Foreigners have to book the accommodation 91 days in advance.

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At the Southern coener of the Corbett National Park, Jhirna zone is known as easy and best wildlife sightseeing. Blessed with amazing wildlife beauty, Jhirna zone is open all round the year for visitors. Once Jhirna was a village which relocated under Project Tiger to some other place and now become a dense forest.

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Among the six safari zones, Bijrani zone is considered as the best zone after the Dhikala zone to spot the tiger. The picturesque landscape of this zone, which consists of large grass fields known as Chaurs and dense Sal forest, plenty of waterholes and river streams is no less enchanting than the Dhikala zone.

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Angling (Fishing)

Corbett National Park offers one of the best location for Fishing and Angling lovers on Ramganga river, Spots Like Machula Bridge, Van ghat pools, and other beats along the world famous Ramganga River gives fishing and Angling lovers ample opportunity. Mighty fishes like Golden Mahasheer and Goonch / Cat Fish can be found on these spots along Ramganga river around Corbett National Park.

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Bhaang Ki Khatai

Bhaang Ki Khatai is a traditional food of binsar.

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Bhaang Ki Khatai, where you can tantalize your senses with the aroma of Chinese, Japanese, Asian, and Korean Cuisines. The place has a beautiful outdoor seating space and a dining area. The high-end liquor, smoothies, and cocktails paired up with Live Music and Match Screening take you to a joyful journey like never before.


Rus ( a preparation of many dals) its so spices and tasty food of the binsar place.

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Rus ( a preparation of many dals) , in spite of the truth that the eatery has an unpretentious placing and a confined menu, this vicinity turns into your favourite dine-in because of the tasty treats served here. grasp proper right here along side your friends and pattern the yummy bakes and cakes. The easily available location.


Kappa (a green curry) I had a Kumaon trip with my family. This trip contains a stay in Mukteswar and Binsar.

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The place is right on the Binsar road and is very convenient for a quick bite and a cup of chai. Kappa (a green curry),the shop has all the basic necessities, they even have some clean basic rooms where we spent a night upon arrival tp Paparsali (as it was too dark to go downhill for our destination). And the owner Lali is a very friendly!

Aloo ke Gutke

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Aloo ke Gutke, while coming from Katarmal Sun temple we stopped for lunch at Aloo ke Gutke . Simple but tasty food was what we enjoyed and service was also very good, serving one roti at a time so that we can enjoy hot rotis. Vegetarian Thali and Tibetan food like Thukpa tastes really good, which we tried and enjoyed.

Mixed dal Salad

we had been to Mixed dal Salad is eat in normal days,its a tasty or spice food of the binsar.

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Mixed dal Salad. the staff was attentive and helped with suggestions of their best menus. environment was clean,serene and neat. Food was hygienic,excellent and delicious. we had a memorable time there. the owner also overlooked us and asked for suggestions for improving.

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