Jim Corbett National Park

Fast Facts of Jim Corbett Park

Location: Corbett National Park, Dhikala, Rankihet Raod, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Area: Over 1318 Square kilometers

Established Year: 1936

Nearest Airport: Dehradun Airport (182 KM)

Nearest City: Ramnagar, Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nearest Railway Station: Ramnagar Railway Station (12 KM), Ramnagar, Uttarakhand

Entry Fee: INR 200 for Indian Nationals and INR 900 for foreigners(Updated Price 2020)

Best Time to Visit: November to March

Number of Species: 660 species


Of all wildlife sanctuaries in India, Jim Corbett National Park is the most popular one. This famous national park in Uttarakhand is home to vivid wildlife specimens including tigers, elephants, leopards, and panthers. The Corbett National Park spans over a massive 322 sq. km (core area) which was set up in 1936 and declared a tiger reserve in 1973. Once a popular hunting ground of the Maharajas and British aristocracy, the Park is now reserved under “Project Tiger”, aimed at protecting tigers. Nowadays, a peaceful Wildlife safari in park has become one of the most popular activities for travelers in India.

Flora and Fauna in Jim Corbett Park

Corbett National Park is home to a number of animals that include antelopes, sambhar, jackal, fox, and chital. The park is considered one of the best-protected areas in the world. This Park has 50 mammals that range from endangered species of wild dog or dhole to Asian elephants. The park also has 26 reptiles that include fish-eating crocodile and Indian Rock Python.

Named after the famous hunter and nature-lover Jim Corbett, Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary confers the whole credit to this naturalist. He has immortalized this land its animals in his book "The Man-Eaters of Kumaon". Tucked amidst the picture-perfect panoramas of the Kumaon hills in Nainital district, Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary holds the honor of being the maiden venue for the launch of the Project Tiger (1973). Expanded over an area of 520 square KM. Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary is all about beautiful hilly ridges, dense Sal trees, lush green grasslands, and bamboo growth. And now check out the wildlife directory, a whopping 582 species of birds, 26 species of reptiles, 7 species of amphibians and 50 species of mammals know Corbett National Park as their home.

It is amongst the finest national parks in India. What makes this park unique it is not just its wide species of fauna, but the evergreen flora of the park equally attracts photographers and nature lovers. The park features a total of 488 different species of plants with an amazing density of trees in the area of Sal forests. The important flora of the Jim Corbett National Park consists of the evergreen Pipal, Haldu, Dhak, Sal, Kanju, Rohini, Sheesham, and the Mango trees. The 10 percent of the region of the park is covered by soft grasslands while 74 percent of the park consists of tall trees.

Being home to the Royal Bengal Tigers, tiger spotting in park is the most popular activity. But the presence of 586 species of migratory and resident birds also allows tourists to enjoy excellent bird safari in the Jim Park. The park features a plentiful number of Bengal tigers as the reserve makes for an ideal habitat for tigers. The major species that can be seen during the wildlife tour in the Corbett Park include Bengal Tiger, Leopards, Elephants, Indian Python, Crocodiles, Deer, and Buffalo.

What Things to Do in The Corbett National Park

Jeep safari and elephant safari are the top things to do in Jim Corbett National Park. This is the ideal way of discovering the diverse flora and fauna of the Park. As you trudge along the Ramganga River, you come across Gharial and Mugger, which are two species of crocodiles.

Jim Corbett National Park is the bird watchers paradise and has about 580 species of birds. Some of the birds that you may see on your wildlife safari are peafowl, woodpecker, cuckoo, waterfowl, red jungle fowl, and Pallas's fish eagle.

The river Kosi that flows by Corbett Park serves as a prominent water resource for the park. You can enjoy an exciting fishing holiday in Jim Corbett at Mahaseer Fishing Camps. For more adventure activities in Jim Corbett, you can go for river rafting in the Kosi River or visit the Corbett Falls near the park.

If you seek an inside into the Corbett National Park, then Gyan Yatra is the ideal program for you. This program is planned to share knowledge about Jim Corbett and the flora and fauna that inhabit the park with the tourists. The program includes nature walks and tours that allow one to see the park from a broadened point of view.

Jim Corbett is believed to have killed 10 man-eaters tigers in the Kumaon and Garhwal hills. You can visit the Corbett Museum situated in Choti Haldwani near Kaladhungi to know more about this legendary hunter of Kumaon. Jim Corbett Museum timings is 8AM to 6 PM in Summer and 8AM to 5 PM in Winter. Corbett Museum fees is 10 INR for Indian tourists and 50 INR for Foreigner tourists(updated 2020).

The top attractions during your trip in Jim Corbett National Park include:

• Kosi River

• Corbett Falls

• Durga Mandir

• Sitabani Temple

• Gyan Yatra

• Durga Devi Zone

• Garjia Devi Temple

• Corbett Museum

Safaris in Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most popular destinations in India for wildlife safaris. The evergreen flora of the park inhabited by wide species of fauna makes opportunities for enjoyable jungle safaris in Corbett Park. There are four Safari zones in the park namely Dhikala Zone, Jhirna Zone, Bijrani Zone, and Durga Devi Zone.

Types of Safaris, Their Timings, and Safaris Fees:

You can enjoy three types of safaris in Jim Corbett National Park; Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari and Canter Safari. Among the three, jeep and elephant safaris are the most popular and are available in every zone of the park. But Canter safaris are available only in the core area of the national park that is Dhikala.

Elephant safari - An early morning elephant safari in the Corbett Park allows you to spot the Bengal tigers in their natural habitat. Maximum 4 persons are allowed to sit on an elephant’s back at a time.

Elephant Safari Timings: You can take an elephant ride in the Corbett Park from 6:30 AM to10:00 AM in the Morning and from 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Evening.

Elephant Safari Price: The price for elephant safari is INR 300 per person for Indians and 1000 per person for NRI.

Jeep Safari - A jeep safari is an ideal way to explore the rich wildlife of the park from the safety and comfort of your vehicle.

Jeep Safari Timings: You can take jeep safari from 6:00 AM to 9.30 AM in the morning and from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the evening.

Jeep Safari Price: Generally, six persons are accommodated in a jeep and the price per person is INR1000 for Indians and INR1900 for foreigners.

Canter Safari – The best jungle safari at Corbett national Park can be experienced from the Dhikala Canter Safari.

Canter Safari Timings: You can board the canter at 7 AM in the morning from Ramnagar. A maximum number of 18 passengers are accommodated in one trip that. Each trip covers the Dhikala zone in approximately 5 hours.

Canter Safari Price: The price for canter safari is INR 1500 per person for Indians and 3000 per person for NRI.

Places to Visit in and Around Corbett Park

The park is spread over two districts of Uttaranchal - Pauri, and Nainital. Don't miss to visit Nainital, top on the list of tourist places close to the Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary. Discover this one of the most popular hill stations in north India. You can also explore Ramnagar and visit the Ramnagar barrage, Bhimtal, and Naukuchiyatal.

Here are the Popular Places to Visit near Jim Corbett National Park:

Nainital :

This beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand is a popular getaway from Delhi for summer vacation. Boating on Naini Lake, Naina Devi temple, Tiffin Top, snow view point, cable car ride, etc. are the top attractions in Nainital.


This popular hill station in Uttarakhand is known for the views of the Himalayas. Jhula Devi Temple, Chaubatia Gardens, Gandhi Kuti, etc. are the top attractions to explore during your trip to Ranikhet. You can hire a cab or board the state tourist bus to travel to Ranikhet from Nainital.


The top attraction in Bhimtal is the lush island in the middle of the Bhimtal Lake. Located at a distance of 23 kilometers from Nainital, Bhimtal is famous for the picturesque Bhimtal Lake. Travelers head to this beautiful place to enjoy boating on the Bhimtal Lake.

Mukteshwar - Famous for stunning views of the tea plantations, this scenic hill station in Uttarakhand is home to the famous Mukteshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located 51 Km from Nainital, this is one of the best destinations for a summer vacation in North India.

Lansdowne :

Founded as a military base under the British administration, this popular hill station in Uttrakhand offers a blend of natural and colonial charm. St. Mary’s Church, Tip-n-Top viewpoint, and centuries-old Kaleshwar Temple are the top attractions in Lansdowne.

Sattal :

Sattal or Sat Tal means seven lakes that named the place that has a cluster of seven freshwater lakes. The sapphire lake surrounded by the captivating oak and pine forest is the main attraction in Sattal. Nature walk, bird watching, trekking, spotting colorful butterflies are the top things to do in Sattal.

Bhowali :

situated at a distance of 11 km from the city of Nainital, this is a popular place for a summer vacation in Uttarakhand. Golu Devta Temple, Aurobindo Ashram, Ramgarh fruit orchards, and Shyamkhet Tea Garden are the top attractions in Bhowali.

Jim Corbett Timings and Entry Fees

Corbett Park Entry Fees:

The entry fee of jim corbett national park is 200 INR for Indian tourists and 900 INR for Foreigner tourists. Children (0-8) under eight years old are free to visit. There are discounts for Indian and international students (if they show college Identification Card) and the price of elephant safari, jeep safari, and canter safari have to pay separately.

Corbett Park Visiting Time:

Monday 6:30 AM to 6PM
Tuesday 6:30 AM to 6PM
Wednesday 6:30 AM to 6PM
Thursday 6:30 AM to 6PM
Friday 6:30 AM to 6PM
Saturday 6:30 AM to 6PM
Sunday 6:30 AM to 6PM

Jim Corbett Safaris Timings

The safaris time of Jim Corbett Park during the summer months are scheduled from 6:30 AM to 9: 30 AM in the morning, and from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the evening. From December to February, the safari timings are from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM in the morning and from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM in the evening.

Summer Safari Timings:

Zones Mornings Time Evenings Time
Bijrana Zone 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jirna zone 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Durga Devi Zone 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dhikala Zone 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dhela Zone 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Winter Safari Timings:

Zones Mornings Time Evenings Time
Bijrana Zone 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Jirna zone 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Durga Devi Zone 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dhikala Zone 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dhela Zone 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett Park

The Best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park is from November to February during winter seasons because that time all the zones are open and tourists can spot the most animals. But the tourists can visit Jim Corbett from September to June. The National Park opens throughout the year but the park remains closed during monsoon make the park inaccessible.

How to Reach Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park is easily accessible from Delhi and other parts of India. You can reach the park by all three travel modes air, rail, and road.

By Rail: The nearest railhead to Corbett Park is at Ramnagar located around 12 km away from the park. Ramnagar railway station is connected to Delhi and other cities by daily and express trains.

By Air: The nearest airport is Dehradun Airport and the distance from Dehradun to Jim Corbett is 156 KM. The second nearest airport is Delhi International Airport which is 243 Km away from Corbett Park. You can hire a cab or board luxury bus to reach the Jim Corbett Park from Delhi.

By Road: Corbett National Park has a good road-connectivity as well that connects it to other parts of the country. You can enjoy a scenic road journey to reach Jim Corbett Park from Delhi. Get more details on How to reach Corbett Park

Jim Corbett Park Location

Corbett National Park is eastablished in ramnagar, the town of nainital, uttarakhand, India. Tourists can reach there easily by road, rail, and airway.

Travel Tips for Tourists

  • The park remains closed from mid-June to mid November as rains during monsoon make the park inaccessible.
  • The ideal time to visit Jim Corbett Park is from March-June and September-November.
  • Prior booking and travel information will help in making your wildlife tour to Corbett National Park a smooth affair.

Jim Corbett Temperature

Temperature Table of Jim Corbett National Park
Month Normal Temperature Warmest Temperature Coldest Temperature
January 6.4°C 11.6°C 1.1°C
February 7.1°C 12.3°C 1.7°C
March 10.9°C 16.6°C 5.1°C
April 15.4°C 21.5°C 9.3°C
May 21.7°C 31.7°C 20.7°C
June 25.3°C 38.4°C 25.0°C
July 26.2°C 38.1°C 26.2°C
August 21.9°C 35.5°C 20.2°C
September 16.1°C 20.5°C 11.6°C
October 14.3°C 19.9°C 8.8°C
November 11.2°C 17.0°C 5.3°C
December 8.4°C 13.9°C 2.9°C

The weather in the Jim Corbett National Park is temperate compared to most other national parks in India. The temperature may vary from 1°C to 20°C during the winter and during summer temperatures may very from 20°C to 40°C.

Jim Corbett National Park Resorts

Jim Corbett Park has divided into five tourism zones for the convenience of visitors. During your trip to Jim Corbett Park, the guest can choose from various accommodation options available in the five zones. The various accommodation options in the different zones include Sarapduli, Sultan, Khinnanauli, Kanda, Malani, Lohachaur and the Halduparao. All these rest houses provide the guest with a comfortable staying option and come fitted with all the modern services and amenities.

The other accommodation options near the park are:

  • Jim Corbett Resorts
  • The Corbett Hideaway
  • The Riverview Retreat
  • Corbett Riverside Resort
  • WH Corbett Ramganga Resort

The wildlife resorts near Park allow guests the closest view of the wildlife from the comfort of their accommodation equipped with all modern amenities.

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