Jim Corbett National Park, established in 1936, has been named after its founder, Jim Corbett. This popular reserve has the distinction of being the first to be awarded the status and the title of the national park. Jim Corbett National Park sightseeing tour will allow you to spot animals and birds in their natural habitat.
Corbett Waterfall lies nestled amidst green foliage and cascades down into a small lagoon-like pool. After falling into the pool, water flows ahead making its passage from amongst the rocks and under a fallen tree trunk that spans the entire breadth of the stream.
Dhikala is the main administrative center and also the biggest forest safari zone at the Jim Corbett National Park. Dhikala chaur is one of the largest remaining grasslands of the park and is located in front of the Tourist Complex. Near this grassland also lies Phulia chaur. While driving through the expanse of the chaur, you can view wild elephants, chital, hog deer, raptors and numerous grassland bird species. Built over 100 years ago, the old rest house at the site is a historic structure.
Sita Bani zone is famous for bird watching and it is the only place inside Corbett where tourists can walk. It is known for a temple and river found here which is associated with Ramayana. It is believed that Sita, spent her days here, stranded in exile during the Agni Pariksha episode.
Bijrani zone is the most famous zone among tourists. This zone is a beautiful place and is known for its vast grasslands, deep forest, stormy drains, and wildlife. The terrain was famed for the quality of game hunting, during the British period.
Durga Devi Zone is the hill safari zone on the North-Eastern side of the Corbett National Park. This zone is particularly famous for sighting wild elephants and Otters at Domunda Bridge. Lush green forest in this range provides ample opportunity for bird watching as well.
Jhirna zone is located on the southern periphery of Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve. Among all the zones, the best and most comfortable zone for tourists is the Jhirna Safari Zone. This area is known for its natural beauty apart from a wide range of wildlife. The Jhirna Jeep Safari is one of the most popular activities in Corbett National Park.
Corbett Museum is in a heritage bungalow of Jim Corbett and reveals the life and activities of this eminent personality. Jim Corbett was a renowned environmentalist, hunter as well as a front runner in the tiger conservation.
Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at the edge of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. Famous for Asiatic elephants and tigers, the sanctuary has been named after the Sonanadi River. A haven for birdwatchers, the sanctuary is home to pheasants, flycatchers, and many other birds.
Garjiya Devi Temple or Girija Devi Temple is a famous temple located on the outskirts of the Corbett National Park. It is one of the famous tourist places near Jim Corbett Park. It is a sacred Shakti shrine and is one of the most famous temples in the Nainital district. Katyuri Kings, the rulers of Ramnagar, discovered the temple in 1840. It is said that the idol of Goddess Parvati was found in mountains at Garjiya village.
Elephant safari in Bijrani is the best opportunity to spot wild animals and spend more time watching them. Along with an elephant and an expert Mahout, visitors can go deep into the mysterious forest on a rugged track viewing the scenic valley with vast grassland and a beautiful river flowing through. Elephant safari can be done in the core as well as the buffer zone of the national park.