The Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most versatile and diverse wildlife parks in India. Spread over a total expanse of 522 square kilometres over the three districts of Nanital, Pauri and Almora, the park is home to diverse species of flora and fauna. Named as Hailey National Park when first founded in 1936, it was later renamed to Corbett National Park after James Edward Corbett a renowned hunter turned conservationist in the area.
The Corbett national park houses a rich collection of potential for all kinds of people seeking adventures in any fields from wildlife exploration, bird watching or jungle trekking to even mountaineering and sky diving. But what sets the park apart and also makes it unique is the fact that it has been a famed Tiger reserve from the year 1973, and still houses an amenable collection of the magnificent species in its scaffolds of greenery.
The Corbett national park is also home to a diverse set of terrains from wet marshy lands to dry cold mountainous regions which show great versatility in habitats. As a result, the Corbett Park is home to more than 480 species of plants, 580 types of birds, 25 species of reptiles and close to 50 species of mammals. The Park is also home to some famed beasts like the Royal Bengal Tiger and Asiatic Elephant.
The Jim Corbett National Park is one of the few wildlife parks in India which offers a chance for wildlife tourists to stay overnight in the lap of Mother Nature during their visit. Corbett Night stay booking is a pretty popular feature which helps you book a rest house in the Corbett National Park for staying overnight and experiencing the wildlife mood under the moon. The park was the first Tiger Park in India to come under the ‘Project Tiger’ Act in 1973 and is also earmarked as an ‘Important Bird Area’ (IBA) by Birdlife International.
Tourist Zones-The Park has been divided into 5 tourist zones to make tourism more easier and enjoyable over the wide expanse of the park. These regions are the core areas of the park where visitors can enjoy wildlife experiences firsthand with very little separating them from the wild. These regions support close proximity encounters which adds to the thrill of the adventure.
Bijrani Safari Zone: With the entry gate situated just 1 Km away from Ramnagar, the Bijrani Safari Zone is a collection of grasslands which defines nature’s most simplistic and elegant beauty.
Jhirna Safari Zone: The Jhirna Safari Zone gate is located 16 Km away from Ramnagar. This is one of the few zones open around the year, and this makes the Zone an indispensable part of the tourist attractions in the Corbett Park
Dhela Safari Zone : Open throughout the year and located about 13 Km from the Ramngar City, the Dhela Safari Zone is a new eco tourism zone in Corbett National Park which was recently included in the tiger reserve zone in November 2014. This is the only area in the reserve's buffer zone open to tourists in CTR. The zone is much sought after by tourists because of its wealthy flora and fauna,
Dhikala Zone : Situated 18 Km away from the city of Ramnagar, the Dhikala Zone is the most recommended Safari Zone for Hardcore wildlife enthusiasts. Overnight Stays in Dhikala are all the rage because it is the largest and most varied zone in Corbett. Dhikala is filled with exotic fauna and also holds immense picturesque beauty over the area it spans
Durga Devi Zone: Located more than 36 Km away from the Ramnagar City, the Durga Devi zone is the north eastern Boundary of the Jim Corbett National Park. The Zone is highly recommended for bird lovers as this is the area in the park where more than 500 species of birds can be found in.
Corbett Landscape (Sitabani) Zone: The Sitabani Zone is off the Corbett Tiger reserve zone. This Zone is a must visit for those people who love serene beauty and a picturesque ambiance and is popularly called the Corbett Landscape Zone.