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Jim Corbett history
Location and size
Corbett's flora and fauna
Best time to visit

Jim Corbett National Park is named Tiger Paradise as it is home to a large population of tigers among its breathtaking landscapes rich in flora and fauna. The ‘Jim Corbett National Park,’ named after the famous tiger hunter turned naturalist Jim Corbett (1875–1955), was India’s first national park, founded in 1936 in the hill state of Uttrakhand in northern India. It is one of India’s most popular wildlife destinations, with many wildlife enthusiasts flocking there to see the magnificent Indian tigers.

Jim Corbett National Park, located in the Himalayan Mountains of Uttarakhand State, is a paradise for wildlife lovers in India. The current size of Jim Corbett National Park is 1318.54 square kilometers, which includes 520.82 square kilometers of core area and 797.72 square kilometers of buffer area. Jim Corbett National Park is formed in the core area of the Corbett Tiger Reserve, while the buffer area includes reserve forests.The jungle safari covered only 20 percent of its core area.

The famous animals of the park include the Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Leopard, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Mongoose, and Crocodile. Jim Corbett National Park is one of India’s most beautiful wildlife areas and has an estimated tiger population of 252. It has 110 tree species, 50 animal species, 580 bird species, and 25 reptile species. The geographical position of the park, which includes streams, rivers, and ridges that crisscross the landscape, makes it an ideal environment for a variety of plant and animal species.

Visitors from all over the world visit Jim Corbett Park from November to June, which is regarded as the best time to visit. During the day, visitors can enjoy a jungle safari in the tourist zones of Dhikala, Bijrani, Dhela, Jhirna, Garjiya, Durga Devi, Pakhro, and Sona Nadi. There are so many interesting tourist places around Jim Corbett Park, including Garjia Temple, Suspension Bridge, Kyari Camp, Sitavani Temple, Sitavani Forest Reserve, Dhangari Museum, Corbett Water Falls, Kosi River, Hanuman Dham, and Sunrise Point.

What to Do and What Not To Do In Jim Corbett National Park


  • Permits are required for entry into the Corbett Tiger Reserve; therefore, please enter the park only after receiving the permit.
  • Tourists are required to bring a litter bag with them while entering the park to collect garbage such as plastic, bottles, metal foil, tin cans, etc.
  • Get an official licensed nature guide to assist you in finding wildlife and staying on track in the forest.
  • Wild animals are the park’s true asset; respect them and keep a safe distance from them.
  • Instead of your stereo, listen to the soothing melody of the forest.
  • It is best to wear clothes that fit in with the surroundings, such as khaki, olive green, and some other dim colors.
  • When not in use, please turn off lights, fans, and water taps.
  • Before leaving your residence within the Tiger Reserve, you must obtain a clearance certificate.
  • The tourist zone allows a maximum of two adults and two children (under 12 years) per room, so plan your trip around the availability of rooms.
  • Drive slowly


  • It is strictly prohibited to carry weapons within the Tiger Reserve.
  • Smoking and the use of any kind of fire are strictly prohibited within the Tiger Reserve.
  • Driving after sundown is completely banned within the reserve.
  • Cooking is not permitted within Jim Corbett National Park.
  • Non-vegetarian food and alcohol are not permitted in Corbett Tiger Reserve.
  • No transistors or tape recorders.
  • Do not divert from the designated routes and harm plants or animals.
  • Do not use horns, and exceeding the speed limit is strictly prohibited.
  • Visitors are not permitted to enter the restricted zone.
  • Shouting, teasing, or attempting to feed animals are all forbidden and will result in harsh fines.
  • It is strictly prohibited to carry weapons within the Tiger Reserve.
  • Smoking and the use of any kind of fire are strictly prohibited within the Tiger Reserve.
  • Driving after sunset is completely banned within the reserve.
  • Your permit to the National Park is not transferrable, so don’t try any unethical methods.

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