Delhi to Jim Corbety National Park

Situated in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas of Uttarakhand, lies Jim Corbett National Park - a haven for nature lovers and wildlife. This renowned park, named after the famed naturalist and former hunter Jim Corbett, is replete with abundant exotic flora and fauna, including the regal Bengal tiger, spotted deer, wild elephants, and many more species of resident and migratory birds. 

Spanning across an area of 520 sq km, this magnificent sanctuary is divided into five separate zones, each boasting unique attractions. The park's most notable feature is its population of Bengal tigers. There are more than 200 Bengal tigers in the national park. However, spotting this magnificent species in the wild is no mean feat owing to their camouflaged nature. Visitors can take the enthralling guided jeep safari or an exhilarating elephant safari and catch a glimpse of these tigers and other exotic wildlife.

How to reach Jim Corbett from Delhi?

By Air:

The distance between Delhi to Jim Corbett is about 250 km. The Pantnagar Airport (PGH) is the nearest airport to Jim Corbett National Park, approximately 80 km away. To reach the national park by air, you can follow these steps:

  • Book a flight to Pantnagar Airport (PGH).
  • After reaching Pantnagar, you can hire a taxi or bus to Jim Corbett National Park. The journey takes 2-3 hours, depending on the traffic and road conditions.
  • Alternatively, you can book a private transfer or a shared shuttle service from the airport.

Please note that there are no direct flights to Pantnagar from major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, and others. You may need to take a connecting flight or travel by road/train from these cities.

Alternatively, you can reach Delhi by flight, as it is well-connected to many cities in India. After getting to the national capital, you can hire a taxi to reach Jim Corbett by road or take a train to Ramnagar, the nearest city to the park. 

By Rail:

The nearest railway station to Jim Corbett National Park is Ramnagar, about 12 km away. Ramnagar is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, and many more. Here are the steps to reach the national park by rail:

  • Book a train ticket to Ramnagar railway station from your nearest railway station.
  • After reaching the station, you can hire a taxi or take a shared jeep to reach Jim Corbett National Park. 
  • The journey takes around 30 minutes, depending on the traffic and road conditions.

It is always advisable to book your train tickets well in advance, especially during the peak season, as trains to Ramnagar get booked quickly.

By Road:

Jim Corbett National Park is in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Depending on your starting point, there are several ways to reach the park by road.

You can take a bus or taxi to the park from Delhi, Nainital, or other nearby cities. Buses and taxis are readily available and quickly booked online or through local travel agencies. Reaching Jim Corbett National Park by road is relatively easy, and the roads leading to the park are well-maintained and offer scenic views of the surrounding hills and forests.

Consider the following distances from various locations to reach the park:

  • From Delhi: 250 km approx.
  • From Haldwani: 70 km approx.
  • From Ranikhet: 75 km approx.
  • From Dehradun: 227 km approx.
  • From Haridwar: 150 km approx.
  • From Rishikesh: 200 km approx.
  • From Ramnagar: 9 km approx.
  • From Nainital: 71 km approx.

Places to see in Jim Corbett

A beautiful and diverse wildlife sanctuary, here are some places to visit in Jim Corbett National Park:

  • Bijrani Zone: This is a famous zone of the park, known for its varied terrain and high chances of spotting tigers, elephants, and other wildlife. It offers jeep safaris and elephant safaris.
  • Dhikala Zone: The park's largest and most famous zone is located in the heart of the forest. It is known for its scenic beauty and wildlife sightings and offers jeep safaris, elephant safaris, and trekking options.
  • Jhirna Zone: Situated in the Southern area of the park, you can spot wildlife species like the royal Bengal tiger, Sambar deer, and Nilgai in their natural habitat. You can book a night stay here to spot tigers as they typically venture into the forest in the dark. 
  • Corbett Waterfall: Located about 25 km from Ramnagar, this is a popular tourist spot outside the park. It is a beautiful waterfall surrounded by dense forests and is an excellent place for picnics.
  • Garjiya Devi Temple: This temple is located on the banks of the Kosi River, about 14 km from Ramnagar. It is dedicated to Goddess Garjiya and is a famous pilgrimage spot.

Things to do in Corbett National Park

  • Jungle safari: One of the best things to do in Jim Corbett National Park is to go on a jeep or elephant safari to explore the jungle and spot animals. 
  • Nature walk: Walk in the park and explore its natural beauty. You can walk around the riverbanks, spot some birds, and enjoy the scenery.
  • Bird Watching: This park is home to over 600 species of birds. Bird watching is a popular activity here, and you can spot some of the rarest birds in India.
  • Trekking: The park has several trekking routes, and you can explore the forest and hills while enjoying the fresh air.
  • River rafting: The park is home to the Kosi River, and you can enjoy river rafting on its rapids.
  • Fishing: Fishing is allowed in some parts of the sanctuary, and you can catch some Mahseer and Goonch, popular fishes found in the park.

Where to stay at Jim Corbett National Park?

There are many resorts in Corbett Park which offer a comfortable stay. But the Club Mahindra Corbett Resort offers much more! This premium resort is located on the banks of the Kosi River and is an ideal place to spend time amidst nature with your friends and family. 

At Club Mahindra Corbett resort, you will start your day with a lip-smacking brekkie at the in-house restaurant, Machan. Next, you can go on a jungle safari to explore the park and the wildlife. In the evening, once you're back at the resort, you can see the traditional Kumaoni (Chholiya) folk dance followed by dinner near the Kosi River. At the end of an eventful day, you can retreat to your room, where a comfortable bed and fluffy pillows invite you to a good night's sleep. 

The resort's myriad recreational activities cater to guests of all ages, ensuring there is always a bright moment during your stay. Whether exploring the nearby wildlife sanctuary, enjoying night camps and bonfires, or indulging in relaxing massages amidst tranquil greenery, there is something for everyone.

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