About Jim Corbett National Park
“First National Park of India”
Corbett National Park, set amidst the foothills of Himalayas, houses a variety of flora and fauna including rare ones such as tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.
The first national park in India, Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park and is home to the critically endangered species of the Royal Bengal Tiger. It was the first place where Project Tiger was launched in 1973. Located in Uttarakhand and along the banks of Ramaganga River, it is home to around more than 480 species of flora and fauna. Spread over an area of more than 500 sq km covering riverine belts, hills, marshy depressions, lakes, streams and grasslands. The Park is divided into 5 zones: Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna, Domunda and Sonanandi and all of them have different gates. A visit to Corbett National Park is incomplete without a jungle safari, so make sure you go for a safari. Staying at Camp Site on River’s Edge is the best Option to Explore Jim Corbett National Park.
Trekking – Jim Corbett National Park
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If you are staying on the outskirt of the reserve area of the Corbett National Park boundary. Should you decide to stretch your legs – Go for nature walks on the Garjia Dhikala Road OR on Bijrani Road, Trek into the forest across river kosi, visit the local village to share the simple joys of the native folk, Walk to the Kosi river side with a packed picnic lunch or just dip your feet in the pond in the Camp. The Safari is the main stay of the Corbett experience but there are many other attractions around the place – the Sitavani Ashram in the virgin forest area, the Corbett Museum which houses memorabilia of the legendary Jim Corbett, the Garjia temple by the river, the Kaladungi falls and many more. Longer drives would get you to the Lake District of Nainital and Or Queen of hills like Ranikhet, Almora and Kausani. Nainital is just an hour and half away from Retreat and can be looked as a day trip. Ranikhet with its awesome views of the snow capped Himalayas is three hours away. No where else would one get to experience the mysterious Forest, the tranquil lakes and the majestic Himalayas in one vacation – all just a couple of hours away.