What to know
Established in 1936, this is India’s first national park. It is named after the legendary naturalist and conservationist Jim Corbett. Located at the Himalayas’ foothills, near the popular hill-station of Nainital, the beautiful Jim Corbett National Park, is famous for being home to a large number of tigers, the highest among any Indian national park. Spread over 1318.54 sq km, of which 520 sq km is the main area, and the remaining is buffer; the park is spread over the picturesque landscapes of Pauri Garhwal, Almora, and Nainital. The jeep safari into the dense forest to see the wild animals in their natural habitat is a must-have experience. Jim Corbett National Park Resort
National Park is divided into zones where you can enjoy wildlife safari.
- Corbett Waterfall
A scenic picnic spot that is located around 25 km from Ramnagar, the Corbett falls is ideal for a refreshing stop. Nestled inside a dense forest, an elaborate gate welcomes you to Corbett Falls. The actual falls is about 2 km from the gate and you can walk or drive up to it. The enclosed forested area around the waterfall, which gushes down from a height of 20 ft, is serene and the jungle runs wild. The park is closed in monsoon, from July to September.
- Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary
The Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of the Corbett Tiger Reserve and is home to various types of animals. Located on the banks of the Sona nadi (gold river), this pristine forest area is off the tourist tracks and offers a chance to explore nature and wildlife at your own pace.
- Garjiya Devi Temple
The well-known temple, with Goddess Garjiya Devi as the presiding deity, is built on a large rock, in the middle of River Kosi. The temple, with a long stepped corridor, is very popular among locals and tourists.
- Sitabani forest
This part of the dense forest is located around 5 km from Ramnagar and is a well-known bird-watching destination. Locals say that Sitabani finds a mention in the Hindu epic Ramayana and that Sita, Lord Rama’s wife, spent some time in this forest.
- Corbett Museum
If you want to know more about hunter-turned naturalist Jim Corbett, make a trip to his former house, a heritage bungalow built in 1922. Located at Kaladhungi, around 25 km from Ramnagar, it is now a museum and houses several of his personal belongings, including guns.
Nainital, the charming Himalayan lake town, is a picture-postcard perfect hill-station and one of the most popular in Northern India. This beautiful town in surrounded by seven hills, popularly known as ‘Sapta-Shring’ – Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi-Bandi, Naina, Alma, Lariya-Kanta and Sher-Ka-Danda. The majestic mountains and the sparkling waters of the lake add an immense lot to the beauty of the town.
Bhowali is a natural paradise, Situated at an elevation of 1654 m, scenic Bhowali is a gateway to the Kumaon region. Surrounded by several lakes, lush forests, fruit orchards and tea estates, Bhowali is popular for its salubrious climate, which made it the ideal location for the TB Sanatorium established in 1912. Located at the heart of Uttarakhand’s fruit belt, you can buy fresh apples, plums, peaches, strawberries and apricots here. Situated at a junction to roads leading to Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, and Ranikhet. Bhowali is a convenient base for exploring the region.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
April to June and September to December.
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In monsoon, the lake fills up to the brim and makes for a beautiful picture set against the green hills. Dotted with pretty houses along the slopes, Bhimtal is perfect for a serene holiday. In winters, Bhimtal becomes a bird-watchers paradise, with the arrival of migratory birds.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
April to June and October to December are the best months to enjoy this beautiful town