Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park is a famous national park located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India. Here’s a complete travel guide to help you plan your visit:
Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park is from mid-November to mid-June. The park remains closed during the monsoon season from June to October.
How to reach:
The nearest airport to Jim Corbett National Park is the Pantnagar Airport, which is about 80 km away. The nearest railway station is in Ramnagar, which is about 15 km away. From Ramnagar, you can take a taxi or bus to the park.
Entry fee and permits:
Visitors need to obtain an entry permit from the park office in Ramnagar. The entry fee for Indians is INR 400 per person, while foreigners are charged INR 800 per person. Additionally, visitors need to hire a registered guide to enter the park.
There are two types of safaris available in Jim Corbett National Park – Jeep safari and Elephant safari. Jeep safaris are available for 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon. Elephant safaris are available only in the morning and can accommodate up to 4 people.
There are several accommodation options available in and around the park, including forest lodges, resorts, and campsites. It’s advisable to book your accommodation in advance, especially during the peak season.
Things to do:
Apart from the safari, visitors can also explore the nearby Corbett Waterfall and the Corbett Museum. There are also several adventure activities available near the park, such as river rafting and trekking.
- Carry warm clothes during the winter season as it can get chilly in the early morning and late evening.
- Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes.
- Carry a first aid kit and any medications you may need.
- Do not litter and keep the park clean.
- Listen to your guide’s instructions during the safari.