About Jim Corbett National Park

Anjali Mar 21, 2022 News

Jim Corbett National Park

India’s first and one of the most attractive parks Jim Corbett national park got its name in 1957 after the famous naturalist and photographer Jim Corbett.

In this post, we are going to tell you some important facts about Jim Corbett National Park.

This National Park was established in 1936 to protect the endangered Bengal tiger.

But now as time has progressed it houses more than 50 species of mammals, 580 species of birds and 25 reptile species.

It is also rich in greenery with almost 73% of the park covered with forest. It has 110 species of trees and 488 different species of plants.

Jim Corbett Park has always been an attractive tourist destination presently every season more than 70,000 people visit this amazing park.

Where is Jim Corbett National Park Located?

Being the oldest park in India Jim Corbett is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the uneven mountains with varying heights and amid lush greenery.

It falls under the Nainital district, Ramnagar in the Himalayan state of India Uttarakhand.

One can experience the beauty of this park by seeing the diversity of flora and fauna.

Jim Corbett National Park comprises an area of 1,318.54 square kilometres including 520 square kilometres of core area and 797.72 square kilometres of buffer area.

Because of its location, it has some mesmerizing views which you won’t forget.

What is the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park?

Jim Corbett national park lets you visit the park all year long because of its pleasant and soothing weather but the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park is between November and February i.e, during the winter season when all the zones are open, and you can spot a wide range of flora and fauna.

Monsoons (June- August) are likely not ideal since the park remains closed most of the time during these months.

You can also visit the park in the summer the heat is not unbearable at all. The weather is normal in summers not as hot as in the capital of India.

Why Jim Corbett National Park is famous?

Jim Corbett national park is the oldest national park in Asia which also makes it one of the most famous parks in Asia. Jim Corbett National Park was the first Tiger Reserve under the project in India.

Jim corbett national park

Also, it is an ideal home for many majestic animals like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, and an extraordinary variety of many other wild animals and reptiles.

Being rich in flora and fauna offers an outstanding view of the Himalayas amidst the dense deciduous forests.

The park is divided into five zones namely the Dhikala, the Jhirna, the Bijrani, the Domunda, and the Sonanadi.

All these features and unique elements make it so famous.

When Jim Corbett National Park is closed?

If you are planning to visit this park soon then this is the important thing to know about Jim Corbett national park.

Jim Corbett national park remains closed during the monsoon period so you should not plan your holidays during this period.

All the five different zones of the park have separate timings in which they are closed.

The Bijrani Zone is closed for day visits from 30th June to 14th November.

The Dhikala, Lohachaur and Sonanadi zones are closed for day visits from 16th June to 14th November.

The Jhirna zone, however, remains open for day safaris throughout the year, subject to road and weather conditions are safe.

Being the most famous national park in Asia it is gifted with the beauty of nature. One should visit this adventurous location at least once in his/her lifetime.

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