Jim Corbett

National Park

About - Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is nestled in the breathtaking Uttarakhand district of Nainital. Jim Corbett National Park holds a fascinating history. Initially known as Hailey National Park, named after the renowned British Raj Governor William Malcolm Hailey, it underwent a transformation to honor the legendary figure, Jim Corbett. Jim Corbett, a celebrated hunter turned passionate conservationist, played a pivotal role in the establishment of the park. Today, Jim Corbett National Park stands as a testament to his remarkable legacy and serves as a haven for the preservation of nature’s treasures.

It is one of the oldest parks in India and is said to be a tiger safari lovers and photographer’s delight owing to a picturesque landscape dotted with grasslands, numerous ravines, plateaus, ridges and streams. It is home to nearly 500 species of birds (both residential as well as migratory), 50 species of mammals and 25 species of reptiles.

The forest is also famous for its floral diversity with nearly 600 species of trees, flowering plants, grasses and shrubs, with some prominent ones being; Bamboo, Sal, Kachnar, Silver oak, Teak, Jacranda, Bottlebrush, Amaltas etc. The main tourist gates at Corbett are Dhikala , Bijrani , Jhirna & Dhela.

Best Time To Visit Jim Corbett National Park

The best time to visit any tiger reserve is October – June. However, wildlife enthusiasts consider planning a trip during the summer months, as the wildlife can be seen frequenting water bodies, especially during the months of March- May. Wildlife relaxing by or drinking water can offer a great chance at clear photographs or ample time to observe them in a more leisurely fashion, thereby helping understand animal behaviour and ecology as well. However, if you want to enjoy the forests and are not particularly focused on wildlife sightings alone winter months of October – February are a great time to enjoy the landscape and bird life.



All tiger reserves have a core and buffer zone. While the core zone is reserved for the flora and fauna of the reserve to thrive devoid of human interference or habitation, the buffer consists of villages, human habitation and activities of agriculture etc.

  • Total Area of the Park :  1318.54 sq. kms.
  • Core Area : 520.13 sq. kms.
  • Buffer Area : 797.72 sq. kms.
  • Average Rainfall : 1400-2800 mm
  • Weather : Temperatures can range from: 2 degrees in winter to 40 degrees in summer
  • Forest type: Moist Deciduous Forest

How To Reach jim corbett


Jim Corbett is connected with all major rail heads and nearest station is Ramnagar 15 Kms.
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Jim Corbett is well connected with Dehradun City and airport is 243 Kms.
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Jim Corbett is connected to all major cites in that are further connected with train or flight. Ramnagar is 15 Kms. , Dehradun 243 Kms. & Delhi is 240 Kms.


Clothing: Packing for a forest tour is usually easier than packing for a city do. Carry light cotton pants and t-shirts / shirts for summers, and pad up in multiple jackets/ sweaters gloves, socks and ear muffs during winters. Avoid flashy colours, perfumes, scented moisturisers or anything that stands out against the serene landscape and try to blend in as much as possible for a fantastic experience.

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