The elusive tiger is perhaps the most celebrated of the wild animals of India. It is symbolises raw power of nature and finds an
JIM CORBETT NATIONALPARK
Colonel Jim Corbett was born at Nainital in 1875, the eighth child of Christopher and Mary Jane Corbett. His father was the postmaster of Nainital. He did his matriculation at Nainital’s Philanders Smith College where he was admired by his masters for his modesty and retiring nature. He did not pursue his academics any further.He spent his summers at Gurni House in Nainital while in winters he went down to Kaladhungi in the tarai jungles. It was here he was taught how to fire a gun by his eldest brother, to. Their bungalow in Kaladhungi was inside a dense forest in which a large variety of plants and animals found refuge. The abundance of wildlife in Nainital those days can be gauged from the fact that Jim spotted tigers and leopards within a six and a half-kilometer radius of the temple of the goddess Naini. As a result of living in such exotic and beautiful surroundings he developed a spontaneous affinity with nature...................................................................
Corbett National Park is extending over an area of more than 1288 squre kilometer. Whole park is devided in five safari zones among which corbett landscapes is recently added on 12th Oct 2013. Each tourism zone has seperate enterance gate. Among all the safari zones, Dhikala and bijrani safari zones are most preferred safari zones by visitors in corbett national park. Dhikala and Bijrani zones are best zone for jeep safaris as well as elephant safaris.
List of all five safari zones of corbett is following :
All safari zones have forest rest houses with basic facilities. You can stay also in these forest rest houses during your corbett tour.
This is advised to book well in advance for jeep safaris as its a huge rush for safaris in corbett round the year as this park is so close to the capital of India 'Delhi'.
Places to visit around Corbett
Corbett National Park located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state in India is indeed a paradise for wild lifers and other travellers. There are so many worth seeing places around Corbett where you can go for excursion during your corbett stay. The following places of tourist attraction are close to Jim Corbett national park :
Prior to the years 1815-20 of the British Rule, the forests of the Jim Corbett National Park were the private property of the local rulers. Though the ownership had passed into the British hands, the government paid little or no attention to the upkeep of the park. The sole aim was to exploit the natural resources and extract as much profit as possible from the jungle.
For the survival of such a remarkable gamut of floral and faunal species in Jim Jim Corbett National Park ,
8. Official registered guide is compulsory on all excursions.
9. Smoking outside residential complexes/rest houses and lighting of any kind of fire is strictly prohibited.
10. Playing of transistors and tape recorders within the Tiger Reserve is strictly prohibited.
11. Visitors are prohibited from taking vehicles off the designated routes thereby causing damage to plant or animal life or their habitat.
12. Blowing of horns and driving above the speed limit is strictly prohibited within the Tiger Reserve.
13. Entry into the restricted zone by the visitors is prohibited.
14. Shouting, teasing or chasing animals or attempts to feed them are prohibited and will invite severe penalties.
15. Visitors are advised to occupy the accomodation as reserved on the first day itself or send prior intimation to hold the accomodation. Otherwise, the reservation will be treated as cancelled.
16. Maximum two adults and two children (below 12 years) per room are allowed to stay in the tourism zone. One extra bed can be provided on payment of prescribed charges.
17. Visitors are compulsorily required to obtain a clearance certificate before leaving their place of residence within the Tiger Reserve.
18. Visitors are advised to wear clothes of colours which merge with the natural surroundings (khaki, olive green, other dull colours).
19. Visitors are required to switch off lights, fans and water taps when not in use and park their vehicles at appropriate parking place.
20. Visitors have to obtain entry permits at the reception. Entry timings are regulated in such a manner that visitors must reach their place of stay before prescribed time.
21. Day visit to Dhikala Tourism Zone is not permitted except in conducted tours organized by Corbett Tiger Reserve.
22. Entry of private buses in Bijrani Tourism Zone is prohibited.
23. Permit would be issued for a maximum of three days only.
24. Entry into the Tiger Reserve with or without a pass in on the own risk of the visitor. The authorities shall not be responsible in any way for damages caused if any.
25. Permit is not transferable. Once permit is issued the amount is not refundable.
26. Non vegeterian food is prohibited inside CTR.
27. Wildlife Warden incharge of the sanctuary or the park may, for good and sufficient reasons to be recorded in writing cancel the permit.
All visitors to the Tiger Reserve are governed by the provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act and rules made thereunder.
1. All reservations inside the tiger reserve are provisional and can be changed or cancelled without prior information. The decision of director CTR will be final in the matter.
2. Carrying of firearms of any kind is not permitted within the Tiger Reserve.
3. No pets can be taken inside the Tiger Reserve.
4. Walking or trekking is strictly prohibited.
5. Driving inside the Tiger Reserve after sunset is prohibited.
6. Cooking is not allowed within the National Park and at Dhikala and Bijrani tourist complexes. In other rest houses visitors can cook within the provided space.
7. Visitors are required to carry a litter bag while entering the Tiger Reserve and bring back their non-biodegradable litter (tin cans, plastic, glass bottles, metal foils etc.) outside the Reserve. Throwing litter inside the Tiger Reserve other than in garbage bins will invite severe penalties.