Corbett National Park


Jim Corbett National Park


Nainital district of Uttarakhand

Best time

April – June


1,318 km²

Major Animals/Birds

Langurs, sloth bears, Asiatic black bears, Indian gray mongooses, jungle cats, elephants, wild boars, Tigers, chitals (spotted deer), barking deer, and nilgai (Indian antelope).

Jim Corbett Park is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand . Area of Jim Corbett National Park is  1,318 km², best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park is between April – June.

If you want to be surrounded by nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Jim Corbett National Park is the place to be. This popular wildlife tourism destination in Uttarakhand is a treasure for wildlife aficionados and nature lovers. This wildlife refuge is surrounded by dull greens and grasslands and is home to a diverse range of flora and species. This park is the first Tiger Reserve in India and is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Most people are unaware that Corbett National Park was initially named as Hailey National Park around the year 1936.

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Safari Timings

Jeep Safari at Corbett is possible only in the morning and evening time.

The morning time for Corbett jeep safari is from 6:30 am to 9:30 am

The evening time is from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Safari Gate/Zones

Corbett National Park is divided into eight ecotourism zones to properly manage the tourism activities in the tiger reserve area. These zones are the

  • Dhikala zone, Bijrani zone,
  • Jhirna Zone, Garjiya Zone,
  • Sitabani Zone, Pakhro Zone,
  • Dhela zone,Durga Devi zone.

Major Attractions in & Around the Park

Have you ever gone on a safari in the park? It’s very feasible that you’ll wish to prolong your stay. To your luck, there are more locations around the park than you can think that you can visit. Here are some additional similarly beautiful spots to visit around Jim Corbett National Park that you might want to consider during your vacation:

Sattal: For Dense Forests
Lansdowne: A Relaxing Getaway
Rishikesh: A Place of Adventure
Nainital: For Spectacular Views
Bhimtal: For the Sake of Nature
Ranikhet: A Romantic Retreat
Dhanachuli: A Unique Place to Stay
Mukteshwar: In Search of Lush Splendor
Kausani: A Rejuvenation Adventure
For The Orchards, Bhowali

Birds found inJim Corbett National Park

Lineated Barbet, Bluethroated Barbet, Crimsonbreasted Barbet, Blacknaped Green Woodpecker, Lesser Goldenbacked Woodpecker, Longtailed Broadbill, Golden Oriole, Storkbilled Kingfisher, Species of Forktails, Darter, Brown Dipper, Crested Hawk Eagle Little Green Heron, Long-tailed Broadbill, Maroon Orioles, Pond Heron, Booted Hawk Eagle, Pallas Fishing Eagle, Himalayan Greyheaded Fishing Eagle, Cinerous Vulture, Crested Serpent Eagle, Kestrel, Black Partridge, Kaleej Pheasant, Red Junglefowl, Common Peafowl, Himalayan Pied Kingfisher, Lesser Pied Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Blackheaded Oriole, Green Beeater, Indian Roller, Great Pied Hornbill, Hoopoe, Common Grey Hornbill, Broadbilled Roller, Indian Pied Hornbill, Great Hill Barbet, Redwattled Lapwing, Spurwinged Lapwing, Pintailed Green Pigeon, Blue Rock Pigeon,Turtle Dove, Whitebreasted Kingfisher, Chestnutheaded Beeater, Bluetailed Beeater, Rufous Turtle Dove, Alexandrine Parakeet, Roseringed Parakeet, Common Myna, Indian Ring Dove, Spotted Dove, Emerald Dove, lossomheaded Parakeet, Common Hawk, Black Drongo, Greyheaded Myna, Rosy Pastor, Bronzed Drongo, etc.



Many freshwater fish species live in the rivers of Jim Corbett National Park. Because of the mild temperature, low gradient, abundance of deep pools, boulders, and gravel on stream banks, and minor pollution, the Ramganga, Palain, Sonanadi, Kosi, and Mandal rivers provide critical habitat and spawning grounds for them. Many essential species rely on fish for survival, including gharial, otters, fish-eagles, kingfishers, ospreys, storks, fish-owls, egrets, darters, and pelicans.

The Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora), a huge freshwater river fish belonging to the carp family, is the most famous of the fishes found in and surrounding Jim Corbett National Park. It has a stunning look, with a sap green body and vivid orange scales. Mahseer is regarded as one of the most valuable fish among fishermen worldwide.

The Ramganga is one of India’s best-preserved mahseer rivers. Goonch (Bagarius bagarius), Indian trout (Barilius bola), and Rohu are other major fish species found in Jim Corbett National Park (Labeo rohita). Conservation species like mahseer benefit from sustainable angling as opposed to intense fishing. Angling and fishing are permitted in select sites inside Jim Corbett National Park after obtaining licences from the Forest Department.

Mammals found in Jim Corbett National Park 


The park was created primarily to conserve the Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris); it is here that India’s Project Tiger was founded in 1973 to offer safe havens for tigers in the country’s national parks. Langurs, sloth bears, Asiatic black bears, Indian grey mongooses, jungle cats, elephants, wild boars, chitals (spotted deer), barking deer, and nilgai are among the numerous creatures present in the park (Indian antelope) The primary animals you are likely to witness on your Corbett wildlife trips include leopard, tiger, elephant, sambar, hog deer, chital, barking deer, langur, wild pig, wild boar, rhesus monkey, jackal, and sambar.