Jim Corbett National Park, Corbett
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Jim Corbett National Park

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About Jim Corbett National Park

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 6.00 AM - 5.30 PM , Winter: 6.00 AM - 5.30 PM

Jim Corbett National Park has gained popularity due to the extensive work done by the famous conservationist and writer Jim Corbett. Established in 1936, the national park has been named after its founder, Jim Corbett. Once known as the Hailey National Park, this popular reserve has the distinction of being the first to be awarded the status and the title of national park.

With the help and support from World Wildlife Fund, the park came under the aegis of Project Tiger in 1973. Spread over an area of about 520 sq. km, out of which 330 sq. km forms the core area, the park supports mixed deciduous and Sal forests, and Savannah grasslands. Owing to its location in the Himalayan low lands, many water bodies flow through the park, supporting the diverse vegetation.

The park is an abode to 580 bird species, 50 mammalian species and 25 reptile species. Apart from a number of nocturnal and diurnal species, the park is also home to various species of deer and wild boars. However, centre of attraction of the park is its tiger population. At the park, tourists can view leopards, jungle cats and many other animals.

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Very Good 16
  • Good 8
  • Average 4
  • Below Average 6
  • Poor 2
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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

63 traveller reviews for Jim Corbett National Park

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Ankita das

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  • Ankita das
  • 3 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  565 readers

"Didn't see tiger"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted May 3, 2016
We were unlucky not to see a tiger but there were many animals visible. I loved the jungle and would love to visit again. It will be more adventurous if stayed at the resort inside the jungle. People staying there were able to see tigers at night.
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Ravi Singh

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  • Ravi Singh
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 7 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  428 readers

"A place for nature and animal lovers"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 25, 2016
A very good place to visit where you can see the forest from near and can trace the different animals inside the reserve including tiger. Avoid heavy bags and must carry your ID card.
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Kshitij Gupta

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  • Kshitij Gupta
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  538 readers

"Thrilling but disappointing"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
Visited Jim Corbett with a group of friends and to be honest I was disappointed. There's nothing much to see in the Park itself. We stayed in the "The Golden Tusk" which was very close to the Jhirna Gate hence obviously we went to the Safari from Jhirna, Safari was a complete turn off and we didn't really see anything. However if you have your own Car and looking for a road trip through the Jungle you can try and drive to Lansdowne via Murchulla from Ram Nagar, the 200 Km drive is through the dense forest and mountain ranges and is a good experience. Just make sure you reach Lansdowne before dark as it does get a little unsafe to drive through the Jungle after dark especially with no conveniences for miles, also make sure to top up your fuel tank :)
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Tanvi Gupta

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  • Tanvi Gupta
  • Lives in Noida
  • 65 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  3347 readers

"Explore the Wilderness"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Mar 11, 2016
But do not really go with the hopes of spotting a Tiger!

I went with a group of college friends to Jim Corbett, and it was a fun evening. The travel in the jeep, through the rough roads, spotting birds and animals in between, and the unlimited jokes together coined a memorable day for sure. Although however hard we tried and whatever routes we went on we could not spot a Tiger, just his footprints. There were some cool spots in between for clicking amazing pictures. If you have the bandwidth try planning an overnight stay in the camps, it will definitely be a rejuvenating and exciting experience.

There was a food point that we stopped at mid way where we were able to meet our entire group, catch up the experience so far, enjoy tea coffee and some light snacks and also freshen up.

Carry a good sunscreen, goggles, caps and scarfs along when you're on the safari.
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Ritu Parna

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  • Ritu Parna
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 21 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1451 readers

"Unwind yourself by getting into the wild"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 6, 2016
Located at almost a distance of 250 km, Corbett could be one of the best weekend getaway. To book a safari online, one has to go through the procedure 30-45 days in advance. Taking a safari in the early morning is one of the best option to not miss spotting animals. Don't forget to carry a camera. One can rent a binocular from the entry gate. You can either take a gypsy safari or a cantar safari depending on the time you have in hand. Carry some dry food with you because no refreshment is available inside. March onwards is the best time to visit here.
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Poonam Kelipani bhatia

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  • Poonam Kelipani bhatia
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  10517 readers

"Visit to this place with no expectations"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Feb 25, 2016
Visit to Corbett was waste of time and money. We had gone early morning. We were on our honeymoon. My husband had lot of expectations that he would be able to spot Tiger but we didn't. The guide took us early in the morning with high expectations. We could only see Deer, Peacock and Elephants, I felt it was waste. If you want to enjoy the jungle safari. You can enjoy but don't go with an expectations that you would see Tiger. If you see than your lucky.
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Abha Ahuja

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  • Abha Ahuja
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  600 readers

"Not much to see at Corbett"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2016
I visited Corbett in December expecting a great experience but was sad to see that there is not much to see since the ride is just for15 minutes and the possibility of seeing wild animals is low. I recommend other wildlife sanctuary.
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Partha

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  • Partha
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  822 readers

"A lovely place in the lap of the nature"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Feb 10, 2016
I was stunned to hear that the main forest area is nearly 1200 sq km and due to constant supervision and protection measures the animal population is just increasing there. The forest Department is now rehabilitating villagers in the buffer zones to give more space to the fauna.

People go there to see Tigers, which will depend on your luck but do understand you are not going there just to sight the Tigers, so many species of Deer, Sambars, Monkeys, Birds, Reptiles can be found there. The view of the forest and the river itself is breathtaking.

Do plan your stay in the forest lodges inside the jungle, it's safe. I am sure it will be a memorable experience of one's lifetime.
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Arvindra maurya

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  • Arvindra maurya
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  1826 readers

"Great experience spotting wild animals"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 6, 2016
Real adventure to see wild animals with open vehicle. As per guide right time to visit is March and April, if one want to see Tiger. We were not lucky enough but another group could spot Tiger pair. Could see all other animals like spotted Deer, Chinkara, Barking Deer, wild Elephant, wild Boar, Crocodile. One should carry good camera with 20X Zoom or Binoculars as some animals will be far away.
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Nikhil Aggarwal

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  • Nikhil Aggarwal
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 22 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1070 readers

"Nice experience spotting animals except Tiger"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2016
Corbett is one of the most famous National parks in India. We went there in January 2016. Though it is a Tiger Reserve but don't go there with much expectation of spotting a Tiger. Feel lucky if you see one. Mostly you will see Deer, Peacock, Languorous and Elephants. But overall trip was fun. It is best if you stay at a Govt rest house in the jungle.
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