Jim Corbett National Park


Wish to see elephants playing with water in the Ramganga River in the foothills of the Himalayas? Plan a trip to the Nanital district of Uttarakhand and visit jim cornett national prak. This oldest national park of India attracts wildlife freaks from all over the world. Although, the park is famous for wild cats – tigers, but one can easily spot elephants here in large numbers.

When several elephants lie down in a small stream, they block the entire flow. Standing in the current, elephants throw water on their bodies with their trunks. They throw slush from the bottom of streams or ponds onto their back – this keeps them moist for some time. After bathing, they have a daily dust bath. They pick up dust with their trunks and throw it onto their backs. This is a protection against flies. You can watch this entire episode very closely at Corbett wildlife sanctuary.


Covering an area of over 500 sq km, Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 under the name ‘Hailey National Park’. Later it was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park after a hunter turned conservationist, Jim Corbett who worked a great deal in establishing the Park.


Jim Corbett is a home to around 575 avian species, 33 kinds of reptiles, 50 mammal species, 7 types of amphibians, 37 dragonfly species and around 488 kinds of plants. While enjoying a jeep or elephant safari in the dense greens of Jim Corbett, lucky wildlife enthusiasts may get a lifetime opportunity to spot tiger, leopard, barking deer, sambar, hog, Black buck, sloth and Himalayan Black bears, Indian grey mongoose, otters, yellow-throated martens, ghoral (goat-antelopes), Indian pangolins, and langur.


Apart from exploring the dense greens, tourists can plan out short excursion trips to Dhikala, Garjia Temple, Corbett Museum etc., which will surely make your holiday to Jim Corbett memorable for a lifetime.