Jim Corbett National Park, established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. It is the oldest Indian National Park. It was meant to protect the Bengal tiger. In 1950 its name was changed to Ramganga National Park and renamed yet again as Jim Corbett National Park in 1956 to honor the founder member of the team that marked the boundaries of the park for the first time. It is one of the best national parks to visit to see the Bengal tigers, leopards and other animals. The tiger reserve includes three districts of Uttarakhand named Nainital, Pauri and Almora and covers 1318.54 sq kms and 797.92 km of core area. Geographically, it is located between Terai and Shiwalik Himalayan range. The park has more than 550 species of birds and declared as âImportant Bird Areaâ by Bird Life International. There are various zones of Corbett Tiger Reserve named Jhirna, Bijrani, Dhela, Dhikla, Durgadevi, Sita bani and Sonanadi the latest addition on the other side of jungle.Â Kunkhet valley resort is the best jim Corbett national park resorts near kosi River.
Jhirna Safari Zoneâ Great hornbill is found in abundance in the Jhirna zone. Jhirna is home to popular sloth bear, wild elephants and growing tiger population. âFlame of the forest” or âbastard teakâ also known by various other names such as dhaak, palaash etc. blooms just before monsoon season to add glamour and romance to jungle life of Jhirna. It has good population of cheetal, nilgai, wild bear and sambhar that attracts big cats.
Dhela Safari Zone- This zone came into existence in 2014, with the animals taking over the new converted buffer zone as their own. It has good population of cheetal, nilgai, wild bear and sambhar attracting tigers and leopards.
Bijrani– Bijrani has three major grasslands and the mixed forests. The excellent jungle road network and surrounding natural beauty makes your safari even more exciting. The Bijrani has pure Sal forests in the upper reaches and the mixed deciduous forests in the valley and the plain. Excellent water availability throughout the year and wide grasslands make it exceptional habitat for strong prey base.
Dhikala– This zone being the largest and most varied, requires an overnight stay permit of FRH to visit. Hog deer is the exclusive part of Dhikala. It offers varied terrain and its forest rest house remains booked well in advance. It has Ramganga river stretch in the middle of the forest that ends in multiple necked reservoirs.
Durga Devi– The zone is famous for large fish species called âMahasheerâ and for bird watching. Fishing eagle, maroon orile, little forktail can be seen here and the river in the forest attracts leopards, wild elephants and tigers.
Sonanadi– It is famous for wildlife beauty with amazing fauna and flora. More than 550 species of birds are found here along with cheetal, tiger, sambhar and reptiles.
You can stay in Corbett national park resorts which provide excellent fooding and modern facilities to the tourists. Kunkhet valley resort is one of the best resorts with vegetarian food and ultra modern facilities to stay. You can book your stay at the resort website www.kunkhetvalleyresort.com and enjoy your trip.
Jim Corbett National Park â the birth of Asiaâs first wildlife reserveâ¦
Yesteryear âHaileyâs National Parkâ was renamed as âCorbett National Parkâ in the year 1955 â 56 to respect the contribution of âJim Corbettâ. The legendary hunter, writer, and conservationist brought this wild jungle into international arena with his book.
He shot more wildlife with his lens, than his gun. He not only made friends with the locals, the wildness and beauty of the forest, but also raised his voice for its conservation. Today âKunkhet Valley Resortâ exemplifies the ideology of the great hunter cum conservationist.
This is one of the rarest gems of Jim Corbett National Park Resorts overlooking the Kosi River, splendid Corbett Cricket Ground, and situated at the foothills of Shivaliks. The resort situates amidst thick jungles of sal and deciduous trees are a stay to cherish forever.
Lavish life at the âKunkhet Valley Resortâ and elephant safari exploration is about a magical journey to remember. The safari gets enthralling amidst stories from naturalist accompanying your ride â as the tales unfolds you witness the overlapping tread of a bear that walked down few hours before, the python slid across the riverbed, elephant footprints, and interesting facts about the forests.
Wildlife that attracts adventurists is âRoyal Bengal Tiger, herds of elephants, and four types of deerâ. So, stay at âKunkhet Valley Resortâ is living in a wonderland and getting passage to the forbidden kingdom of animals.