A part of the Corbett Tiger Reserve, the Jim Corbett National Park is in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is one of the oldest national parks in the country and is named after Jim Corbett, who was a British hunter but later became a conservationist.
The Jim Corbett National Park has 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. More than 586 species of resident and migratory birds have been spotted and categorized. The Park is an ideal habitat for Bengal Tigers. Indian elephants can be seen in herds. Other animals that live in the park are namely Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Chital, Sloth, Indian Grey Mongoose, Indian Pangolins, etc. The National Park is spread over an area of 1,318.5 square kilometers.
Let's visit this jungle, stay in it, and fall in love with animals once again.
3 days - 2 nights
- We leave from Delhi early in the morning by bus. After a six-and-a-half hour drive, we reach Corbett National Park by 1 in the afternoon. We are living near the forest. So welcome to a stay full of new sounds and jungle smells.
- We check into our rooms. We have our lunch and then unwind and relax in our rooms for an hour or two.
- We then explore our surroundings and go for a nature walk in the evening. So new smells and sounds are waiting for us to be discovered. Sighted travelers will be explaining the foliage and trees and colourful birds to the visually impaired travelers. They in return might be able to smell the scent of a tiger who might have visited the vicinity an hour back.
- Later we have a session where an expert tells us about different kinds of bird-callings. Learning a few might come handy.
- We come back to our rooms and later in the evening we meet for bonfire, music and dinner.
- We have our breakfast and then we go for an elephant safari. The elephant ride is in itself an experience. You can feel the grace of this huge animal as it sways its body and walks. In fact, an elephant's walk is like a dancer in motion, it has such rhythm. Sitting on an elephant we go deeper in the jungle. Almost in the territory of the tiger. If we are lucky enough, we might even spot one. But we will definitely come across a herd of deer, and some exotic birds.
- We come back to our hotel for lunch. We relax for some time. Later in the evening we go for a jeep safari. Say hello to more animals.
- We come back to our rooms and relax, and later meet for bonfire, music and dinner.
- We have a lazy breakfast in the morning. And we can just sit and absorb the ambience of the jungle with leisure.
- We check out and leave by 11 am. Should reach Delhi by 5-6 in the evening.
- Elephant and Jeep safari
- Accommodation in a 3 star property
- Stay for 2 nights and 3 days on twin sharing basis
- 2 meals on Day1, 3 meals on Day2, 1 meal on Day3
- Nature Walk
- AC rooms
- Running hot/cold water
- Wi-fi (at select areas)
- Commute from and to Delhi
- Toiletries needed for over-night stay
- Mineral Water
- Medicines if needed
- Air tickets, if you are traveling from cities other than Delhi.
- Anything that’s not included in inclusions
Image courtesy: Siddhesh Kulkarni