Wildlife enthusiasts, tourists, photographers, adventurers and many more flock to Jim Corbett National Park to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. Named after the famous British conservationist who lived and worked here, Jim Corbett, the open grasslands of the National Park are teeming with wildlife.
On safari you pass herds of deer, majestic elephants, monkeys swinging from treetops, the unusual serpent Eagle and occasionally, if you are lucky, the phantom cat with yellow eyes that the Park is best known for. Corbett, indeed, is the definitive destination to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger and as of 2015 it was home to an estimated 16 tigers. It’s a thrilling experience to scour the jungle in search of the exotic beast that moves stealthily in the tall grasses.
Other than the big cat here you will also see many fascinating animals like the slinky leopard, fishing cat, crafty red fox, black bear, the adorable mongoose and perhaps even the startled looking Indian Porcupine.
The Park covers an area of 54 sk km and is spread over terrain as varied as hill ranges, marshes, river systems and flat plains. This rich eco-system is a hotbed of biodiversity where exotic flora and fauna flourishes.
From dawn till dusk the Jungle is alive with fascinating sights and sounds. You can hear the frenzied call of the monkeys warning the deer of a predator scouting for prey; raucous birdsong of invisible birds hidden in thick foliage; and the piercing call of a peacock on a hot, still afternoon. More activity is seen at watering holes, where animals gather to slake their thirst.
A tryst with Jim Corbett National Park will awaken you to the wonders of the natural world and renew your appreciation for Nature in its raw beauty. If nothing else, it will surely make for a memorable holiday that you will cherish for many days to come. What’s more, your camera will be filled with gorgeous photographs that you can share with everyone back home and tell them tales of the untamed wild.
While the ground has the deer strolling, the trees have the playful monkeys swinging. Observing every passerby with mischief in their eyes. Your safari in Corbett would take an exciting turn when you get to witness exotic animals like the Royal Bengal Tiger, which has pinned the national park on the global map. The majestic elephant roams the land too, leaving its foot marks behind to be marveled.
Corbett also has many other notable animals such as Leopards, Fishing Cat, Red Fox, Black Bear and the adorable looking Mongoose or even the interesting looking Indian Porcupine.
To add to the list, mammals are not the only wildlife to spot but also reptiles which flourishes along the Ramganga River or the lake inside the Crobett National Park. The park provides an ideal habitat for both the Gharial- a fish eating crocodile and the Mugger which is a marsh crocodile. We even boast of the wise turtles.
The wildlife would have you admire that life in whichever form, be it in animal or human, is a special boon, which should be cherished. One thing is guaranteed, your camera would be filled with photographs that would make sharing them with everyone back home an enviable experience, beckoning them too, to visit us in the coming future.