Jim Corbett National Park

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Jim Corbett National Park - The Land of Roar & Trumpets !!

Jim Corbett National Park is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. The first national park in India, it was established in 1936 during the British Raj and named Hailey National Park after William Malcolm Hailey, a governor of the United Provinces. In 1956, nearly a decade after India's independence, it was renamed Corbett National Park in honor of legendary hunter turned conservationist and author "Jim Corbett". He played a leading role in its establishment; Jim Corbett National Park is the India's first park to come under Project Tiger initiative.

Suggested Accommodations

Jim's Jungle Retreat

A highly rated wildlife lodge that offers an immersive jungle experience to its guests in over 15 acres of replanted forest. Only 18 independent cottages can be found here among water bodies, grasslands and mixed deciduous flora from the Terai planted decades ago. Reflecting the area’s Raj-era legacy and that of the wandering pastoral tribes of the Van Gujjars, they offer three accommodation styles designed with a focus on aesthetic, comfort and local history of the area.

Paatlidun Safari Lodge

A distinguished 5 star luxury resort in Jim Corbett, where nature's grandeur meets refined elegance. Nestled in the heart of the Jim Corbett National Park, our resort is more than just a 5 star hotel in Jim Corbett; it's a sanctuary offering an unparalleled blend of lush landscapes, breathtaking wildlife, and top-notch amenities. Experience the thrill of the wild while enjoying the comfort of our luxurious cottages, indulging in our world-class spa, and dining in our exquisite restaurants. As one of the leading 5 star resorts in Jim Corbett, Paatlidun Safari Lodge caters to those seeking both adventure and relaxation.

Taj Corbett Resort & Spa

Taj Corbett Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand is located in the fabled Kumaon district at the foothills of the Himalayas, 61 contemporary rooms and suites under the shade of imperial deodar and sal trees dot 52600 Sq. Mt. of land on the banks of the river Kosi, promising a luxurious pahadi (mountain) vacation.


India's oldest national park is spread over the area of 520 sq kms, heaven for birdwatchers - around 600 species and subspecies are recorded in this area which is almost one-third of total species and subspecies present in our Indian subcontinent. The land of roar and trumpet - the varied topography and flora makes the park a rich diversity in habitats and natural beauty. It has numerous ravines, ridges, minor streams and small plateaus with varying aspects and degrees of slope. The park encompasses the Patli Dun valley formed by the river Ramganga. It protects parts of the Upper Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests and Himalayan subtropical pine forests ecoregions.

This dense moist deciduous forest mainly consists of the sal tree, peepal, rohini and mango trees. The best part of this foothill himalayan national park is that you are allowed to stay inside the forest in the government managed rest houses - though accommodation is basic but has most of the facilities one requires for a night stay; each guest house are is located at strategic locations for best wildlife viewing. This broadleaved (Sal) forest comprises most sought-after Mammal species besides the highest density of - the Royal Bengal Tigers, Corbett also plays host to Asiatic Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Chital, Otters, Martins, Gharials and Crocodiles to name a few.

Mammals: Tiger, Leopard, Asiatic Elephant, Chital Deer, Sambar Deer, Hogg Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Langur, Wild pig, Rhesus Monkey, Jackal, Rabbit, Yellow Throated Martin, Otters etc.

Birds: Ultramarine Flycatcher, Long-tailed Broadbill and Blue-winged Minla, Little and Spotted Forktails, Brown Dipper and the Slaty, Long-billed Thrush, Common Green Magpie, Brown Fish Owl and the rare Tawny Fish Owl, Pallases and Osprey Fish Eagle, Great Thicknee, Ibisbill, Wall Creeper, Lineated Barbet, Bluethroated Barbet, Crimsonbreasted Barbet, Blacknaped Green Woodpecker, Lesser Goldenbacked Woodpecker, Golden Oriole, Storkbilled Kingfisher, Great Pied Hornbill, Hoopoe, Common Grey Hornbill, Broadbilled Roller, Indian Pied Hornbill and many more.

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