Few days in Jim Corbett National Park

by Richa 

(from: Sep 13, 2012 to: Sep 13, 2015)

We can glimpse nature in many ways. Although, presence of nature is self evident but we tend to forget what it actually means to our lives. This realization is necessary once in a while and Jim Corbett National Park is the best way to do that. The oldest of all the national parks in India, it holds a special significance and marked the initiation of conservation of wildlife in this nation.

Spread in the 520.8 square km, this park is located in Nainital district of the state of Uttarakhand. People coming to visit Nainital Hill station make sure to find time to get a taste of wildlife and nature in the natural landscapes of hill, forest, marshes, streams, etc. The park is known for being home to more than 40 species of wildlife along with more than 500 species of birds, 25 species of reptiles and many other surprises to the unseasoned eyes.

Named after hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett, the park attracts wildlife lovers from distant corners of the world. The hiking, jungle safari, elephant ride, etc could be your way of fun while you are here. Tour of this park is more than just a tour but a journey to the unknown territories of the nature. It is not often that you pack your bags just to see the wilderness and live a day or two in renunciation of the world you knew.

Royal Bengal Tigers are a special attraction of Jim Corbett Park because of the project tiger that was initiated quite some time ago to conserve the specie in order to keep the ecology balanced. This is also one of the major reasons for tourists coming down to the place. Some of them claim to have watched tigress with her cubs which is actually a rare scene. Consider yourself lucky if you could get it. Often Jeep safari or Elephant safari is taken to roam in the jungle. It is really difficult to cover the whole area on foot in the given time frame.

Apart from tigers, you can also ready yourself to see pythons and crocodiles in the Ramnagar River that flows from here. Then, there are other animals like Cheetals, Sambhars, Wild Hogs, Rhesus Monkeys, Langurs, Owls, Nightjars, Elephants, and the list goes on for a while.

For those, who are more interested in Botany, can have excellent time pass for their time in the Jungle. 488 varieties of fauna are enough to be studied in a lifetime and you will get only few days here to see them. You can still, always choose those you are partial with or are more concerned.

With these specialities, it is harder to keep your camera inside the cover. Every second you will find a new reason to use it and that reason would be worthy of the click in Jim Corbett national park.

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