Let’s go on a Pleasant Wildlife Trip to India’s Oldest National Park – Jim Corbett
Established as a Hailey National Park in the year of 1936 to protect the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger, Jim Corbett National Park is one of the oldest national parks of India. If we could say in a nutshell about Corbett, it would be shelters for tigers. Corbett is a famous wildlife gateway located very close to national capital Delhi. Travellers mostly visit this tranquil location to capture a memorable sighting of a big royal cat on jeep ride or canter safari. Apart from the jeep and canter safari thrilling experience, Jim Corbett National Park has a lot of other experience that may go unnoticed by the tourists while visiting this incredible wildlife spot. Here we list some of the adventures you can try out on a trip to Corbett Tiger Reserve.
Must visit place – Corbett Waterfall
Snuggled in the dense teak wood forest, Corbett waterfall is the perfect spot to wind down and enjoy some leisure time. The clean and fresh air, lush green and natural environment of the Corbett is enough to rejuvenate your mind and body. Waterfall dropping down from height of sixty feet offers immense pleasure and break from tiring safari session. The region around Corbett Waterfall is best suited for picnic spot. It is best place for bird watchers also.
How to reach there – Corbett Waterfall is situated at distance of 27 kilometres from Ramnagar and only 04 kilometres from Kaladhungi. Tourists can take buses or hire taxis from these two places. To reach the main place of waterfall you need to trek for approximately 1.5 kilometres from parking area.
Bird Watching Activity
It is noted fact that people mostly visit the Jim Corbett National Park to catch a few sightings of a striking tigers and deer, but people often forgot the reach arial biodiversity of the dense forest. Corbett is heaven on this earth for bird lovers. The area of Corbett forest is one of the richest bird regions in the country. The jungle of Jim Corbett shelters approx 550 species of birds. Some of the beautiful and rare avifauna found here includes Great hornbill, collared falconet, Red-headed vulture and Spot-bellied Eagle Owl. Please do not forget to carry binoculars.
With the presence of the Ramganga River, Jim Corbett National Park is listed amongst the best destination for fishing and angling in India. The Ramganga River which flows through the national park is home of the huge population of the fishes such as the Mahseer, and Goonch. Matwash and Rikawasi is the ideal, place for the fishing tour in Corbett. The river streams flowing throwing these regions provide good fishing opportunities. The Kosi River in Ramnagar is also known for rich population of Masheer. Fishing is permitted here between October and June.