Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Best week end destination from Delhi/NCR - Jim Corbett National Park

Why Jim Corbett National Park is one of the best weekend holiday destination from Delhi/NCR.

Distance The first thing that comes in mind when we think about a weekend holiday destination is the journey time to the destination. Jim Corbett National park is only 280 kilometers or 6-7 hours distance from Delhi/ NCR region.

How to reach Several options are available to reach Corbett National Park:
  1. You can catch a roadways bus at any time to Ramnagar or Kathgodam from Anand Vihar ISBT. 
  2. Railways: Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti (15035),Ranikhet Expess (15013),Shatabdi Express (12040)
  3.  By a tourist cab or own Vehicle.

Accommodation  Lots of hotels & resorts are available for visitors of every budget, you can also try booking a Forest rest house inside the park which have very limited availability and has to be booked well in advance.

Things to do Corbett national park is very popular for having highest number of tigers in India, so a corbett national park safari is a must do thing on this trip. You can visit the corbett national park museum, spend some time on the banks of river Kosi, have a nature walk in jungle around the park, visit some water falls & pay a visit to Garjia Devi Temple near the park. Children can enjoy Elephant rides available around the park area. If interested you can also enjoy adventure activities like rock climbing, rappelling, river crossing etc.

Elephant ride

River crossing

Garjia Devi Temple

Imoprtant Permits are required to enjoy a safari in inner area of Corbett national park, only limited number of vehicles are allowed in a day, so you have to plan accordingly.

 Park remains closed due to bad weather conditins and it is notified accordingly by park authorities.  However there are some options of having an experience of Corbett national park, as the park also offers a visit to some zones of park throughout the year & Corbett landscape safari around the park area is also available.

 Private vehicles are not allowed inside the park area and safari can be only conducted in specially designed vehicles of Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Final Words  Safari adventure and experiencing wild animals in their natural habitat makes corbett national park a must visit destination for all avid travelers, adventure lovers, wild life enthusiasts & others looking for short break from their busy life.

You can contact us on k.optimumtours@gmail.com or Facebook page @optimum tours for all your queries for a vist to Jim Corbett national park.

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