Jim Corbett NATIONAL PARK & Tiger Reserve

About Jim Corbett National Park


Nainital District, Uttarakhand

Best time to Visit

November to February

Nearest Airport

Pantnagar - About 82 km Delhi - About 230 km


Approx. 520 Sq. Km.


Maximum 40oC & Minimum 2oC

Nearest Railway Station

Ramnagar - About 15 km


The Park is usually closed for tourists from 16th June to 15th October every year.

Jim Corbett National Park & Tiger Reserve is the oldest National Park of India as well as Asia, situated at the foothills of the great Himalayas and it is one of the most visited wildlife destinations in India.

Named in honor of the naturalist and hunter, Sir Edward James Corbett, Jim Corbett National Park was earlier known as Hailey National Park and also Ramangar National Park for a brief span. British governers in the late 1800s and early 1900s took a lot of effort to establish this area as a national park to protect the endangered Bengal Tigers. The park contains a lot of different varieties of habitats like Mountain ranges, Sal Forests, Rivers and valleys, and grasslands, making it a favorable destination for varied flora and fauna. The major attraction apart from the Bengal Tiger is the endangered Asian Elephants.

Jim Corbett National Park is a must-visit destination in India, not only to have one of the best wildlife experiences but also to enjoy the natural beauty of this forest.

Major Wildlife

Tiger, Elephant, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat, Marten, Jackal, Dhole, Civet, Mongoose, Hare, Himalayan Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Porcupine, Deer, Wild Boar, Pangolin, Blue Bull, Dater, Heron, Lapwing, Cormorant, Paradise Flycatcher, Munia, Weaver Bird, Macaque, Langur, Fishing Eagle, Spotted Eagle, Serpent Eagle, Jungle Fowl, Vulture, Cuckoo, Wagtail,  King Cobra, Common Krait, Cobra, Black-winged Kite, Plover, Parakeet, Grebe, Harrier, Osprey, Babbler, Thrush, Nightjar, Woodpecker, Mini Vet, Peacock, Pheasant, Pigeon, Owl, Hornbill, Lark, Myna, Magpie, Partridge, Sunbird, Bunting, Oriole, Drongo,  Barbet, Peahen, Migrant Gull, Kingfisher, Duck, Moorhen, Sandpiper, Goose, Dove, Crocodile, Gharial, Russell’s Viper, Python, Monitor Lizard, and more.

distance from major cities

Ramnagar – About 15 km
Nainital – About 65 km
Delhi – About 242 km
Mumbai – About 1514 km

near by attractions

Nainital Hill Station, Corbett Waterfall, Corbett Museum, Sitabani Forest.
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