Destinations Covered in Jim Corbett Nainital Tour:
Jim Corbett National Park, Nainital
- Jim Corbett National Park: Jim Corbett National Park is one of the finest tiger reserves of India which has always fascinated the wildlife enthusiast from India and abroad.
The significance of biodiversity and wildlife of the area which now comprises Corbett national park was recognized a long time back, which can be understood by the fact that Jim Corbett National Park (created in 1936) was the first National Park not only in India but also in the mainland Asia. The park was initially named Hailey National Park (with area of only 325 sq. km.) but after the end of British rule in India, the name was changed in 1954 to Ramganaga National Park- after the river which is the lifeline of the reserve. The National Park was again named to Jim Corbett National Park in 1956, after the death of Jim Corbett- in memory of the noted hunter turned conservationist of the area. On April 1, 1973, Project tiger was launched at Dhikala with the help of WWF and Corbett was one of the 8 original tiger reserves, today there are 48.
Corbett Tiger Reserve (area of 1288.32 sq Km) spreads over three districts of Uttarakhand i.e., Pauri, Nainital, and Almora. It comprises of Corbett National Park ( area of 520.82 sq Km), Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary in the NW (area of 301.18 sq Km), and Buffer forest (area of 466.32 sq Km). Geographically it is located between the Shiwalik Hills and the Terai of Himalayas. The habitat of Corbett national park comprises of hills, marshy depressions, riverine belts, grasslands, and large lakes.
It has a healthy habitat of not only one of the largest populations of the Royal Bengal tiger but also a good population of other charismatic species like elephants and leopard as well as rare species like Otters and the Gharial. The Corbett Tiger Reserve is one of the most sought after destinations for the wildlife enthusiasts and more than 5 lakh tourists visit the tiger reserve every year, the highest among all protected areas in India. It is home to approximately 110 tree species, 50 mammal species, and 25 reptile species. In addition with over 550 species of birds (including over 50 species of raptors), Corbett is one of the richest bird regions of the Country and has been declared as an ‘Important Bird Area’ (IBA) by Birdlife International.
- Nainital: Nainital is one of the most popular hill stations in India, situated at an altitude of around 2000 meters from sea level, on the Himalayan foothills of the mountain state of Uttarakhand. The hill station was developed in the middle of the 19th century by the colonial British settlers and administration. The center of attraction is the ‘eye-shaped’ lake in the middle of the city called ‘Naini Lake’ and the city derives its name from the name of the same lake. Nainital is surrounded by seven hills, locally called ‘The Sapt Shring’. These seven hills around the town are Naina, Alma, Lariya-Kanta, Sher-Ka-Danda, Ayarpata, Deopata, and Handi-Bandi. According to ancient legends, the city and the lake derived its name from the mythological incidence associated with Goddess Sati. According to mythologies Goddess Sati lost her eyes at this place when her dead body was being carried by Lord Shiva. There is a beautiful temple (Naina Devi temple) situated at the flats to commemorate that incidence and is one of the most popular tourist spots in the city. Nainital is commonly called the lake city because besides Naini Lake it is home to several other lakes includes Naukuchiatal, Sattal, and Bhimtal. The major tourist attractions in Nainital are Mall Road, the market at the flats, Tibetan Market, Boat ride at the Naini lake, Himalaya viewpoint, Pangot, Pt. G B Pant high altitude Zoo, Bhimtal, and Sattal.
The Jim Corbett Nainital tour takes you to two of the most popular tourist attractions in the Himalayan state of Uttrakhand. They are the perfect gateway from the hustle and bustle of city life and are the most popular destinations for weekend visitors from Delhi and the National Capital Region. Jim Corbett National Park is one of the finest tiger reserves of India and the most visited protected area in the country. Home to around 220 tigers and several other charismatic wildlife species like leopards, bears, elephants, and more than 600 species of birds, it is frequented by wildlife enthusiasts and adventure seekers.
Nainital is one of the most popular hill stations in India, situated at an altitude of around 2000 meters from sea level, on the Himalayan foothills of the mountain state of Uttarakhand. Nainital is commonly called the lake city because besides Naini Lake it is home to several other lakes includes Naukuchiatal, Sattal, and Bhimtal. The major tourist attractions in Nainital are Mall Road, the market at the flats, Tibetan Market, Boat ride at the Naini lake, Himalaya viewpoint, Pangot, Pt. G B Pant high altitude Zoo, Bhimtal, and Sattal.
Highlights of the tour:
- Jungle safari by 4x4 jeep in Corbett tiger reserve
- Bird watching tour in Himalayan foothills
- Boat ride in Naini Lake
- Panoramic view of High altitude Himalayan Peaks including Nanda Devi (7816 metres, the 2nd highest peak in India), Trishul , Panchachuli and many more of Garhwal Himalayas.
- Shopping of souvenirs at Corbett tiger Reserve and market by the flats and Mall in Nainital.
- Drive through some of the most beautiful Himalayan hills between Corbett Tiger Reserve and Nainital