Jim Corbett National Park is spread across an area of 520.8 square kilometers and is visited by nearly 50,000 visitors each year. The terrain comprises of hills, ravines, marshlands, moist deciduous forests, a lake, and vast grasslands. The park’s temperate climate makes it accessible most times of the year, and attracts a large number of visitors each year.
Being located in the Himalayan foothills, the park enjoys one of the most pleasant climates. With foggy winters not dropping below 5 degree Celsius and summer temperature not rising above 40 degrees, Jim Corbett is one of the most wonderful wildlife reserves in India. However, due to being located in a tropical mountainous region, the park can be inaccessible due to heavy rains during the monsoons.
The Jim Corbett National Park is open from the 15th of November till the 15th of June each year. The best time when most wild and rare animals can be easily spotted is between the months of December and February. The winters in Jim Corbett national park are pleasant, chilly and sunny and most animals can easily be spotted.
The variable terrain at Jim Corbett National Park, it is home to a huge verity of flora and fauna with a total of 586 bird species, 33 species of reptiles and amphibians and around 25 species of animals that can be found here.
Animals – Tiger, Elephant, Deer, Hog Deer, Sambar Deer, Barking Deer, Leopards, Jackals, , Rhesus Macaque, Common Langur, Himalayan Goral, Wild Boar, Common Otter, Small-clawed Otter, Smooth-coated Otter, Marten, black bear, sloth bear, Indian porcupine and Indian pangolin etc.
Birds – More than 580 species of bird are found here, with the most common of them being Pelicans, Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Geese, Indian Shag, Cormorants, Darters, Grey Heron, Black-winged Kite, Osprey, Fishing Eagle, Himalayan Long billed Vulture, Crested Honey Buzzard, Nightjars, Owls, Green Pigeons, Parakeets, Cuckoo, Coucal, Woodpeckers, White crested Kalij Pheasant, Whistling Thrush, Woodshrike, Tree Pies, Egrets, White-necked Crested Serpent Eagle, Blackheaded Orioles, Paradise Flycatchers, Black Partridge, Blue-tailed bee-eaters, Swifts, Redstarts, Swallows, Warblers, Bulbuls, Hoopoe, Larks, Mynahs, Finches, Storks, Black-necked Storks, White-capped Redstart, Spur winged Lapwing, Peregrine Falcon, Crimson-breasted Barbet, Magpie Robin and Red Jungle fowl etc.
Reptiles – Gharial, Mugger Crocodile, Indian Python, King Cobra and Monitor Lizard etc. can be found here.
Nainital – 143 kilometers
Dehradun – 174 kilometers
Delhi – 238 kilometers
Chandigarh – 322 kilometers
Lucknow – 439 kilometers
Jaipur – 498 kilometers
Amritsar – 530 kilometers
Allahabad – 649 kilometers
Srinagar – 907 kilometers
Kolkata – 1447 kilometers
Mumbai – 1635 kilometers
Hyderabad – 1699 kilometers
Bangalore – 2288 kilometers
Chennai – 2327 kilometers
Nearest Airport – The national park is 50 kilometers away from the closest domestic airport at Phoolbagh. The closest international airport is at New Delhi which is 238 kilometers from Jim Corbett National Park. However there are no flights that are currently available from Delhi to Phoolbagh.
Nearest Railway Station – The closest Railway station from the park is 12 kilometers away, in Ramnagar. Trains to Ramnagar are available via Delhi and all other Railway stations in Uttarakhand.
Road Accessibility – The Jim Corbett National Park is well connected with roads and can be reached via most towns in Uttarakhand and Delhi.
The tourism office for lodging facilities at the park is located in Delhi, at Barakhamba Road and also in Ramnagar where on-spot booking services are available. Bookings can also be made online via official website. There are several decent and mid ranged lodging facilities available in Ramnagar as well.
For information on entry fee, please visit: http://www.corbettnationalpark.in/corbett-tiger-reserve-tariff.pdf