Most exciting things to do in Jim Corbett.

Oct 27, 2021 | Kumaon, Travel, Weekend Getaways


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Jim Corbett National Park is undoubtedly one of the most popular eco-tourism destinations in the state and the country. The park was established in 1936 and houses a diverse species of flora and fauna. The park has four entries with the Jhirna gate located at Ramnagar being open all around the year. 

The national park is one of the most prominent parks in the country and is a must-visit destination for a majority of the people. People from across the country such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Delhi visit the national park at least once in their lives. Travelling to Ramnagar for entry can be done by rail, road, or air. You can either book your tickets for Pant Nagar Airport (from Delhi-NCR only), Jolly Grant Airport, Ramnagar railway station, or can simply book a taxi service in Delhi and neighbouring locations. 

Tourists planning their trip to Jim Corbettcan book packages with a number of resorts located on the campus. You shall find several exciting things to do in Jim Corbett. You can also find several attractions in proximity in Ramnagar and Haldwani. A trip to Corbett is a sure-shot to be a fulfilling one. 

The park runs over a distance of 520.8 km2 and is divided into six zones- Dhikala, Bijrani, Jhirna, Lohachaur, Durga Devi, and Sitabani. 

So, without any delay here is a list of 14 things to do in Jim Corbett-

1. Jungle (Jeep) safari

Jim Corbett National Park

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The #1 thing to do in Jim Corbett is to part take in jungle safari and indulge in wildlife sightseeing. Jeep safari is a great way to photograph wildlife in its truest form where you can get sightings of Black bears, Tigers, and Red Panda.

2. Evening bonfire

Naini Lake

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Evening Bonfires are generally arranged by the resorts you plan to stay with. An absolute must for any trip, bonfires at Jim Corbett should not be missed. 

3. Corbett waterfalls

Panchachuli Glacier

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The Corbett falls is a beloved spot for picnics and camping. One needs to take a short trek of 2 km from the main road to reach the falls.   

One of the adventurous things to do in Jim Corbett is taking part in the river rafting activities. Passing through the park is the river Kosi. Not for weak hearted, the Kosi River is a speedy and slightly turbulent one, and a rafting experience on the river is a must. Avoid the monsoon season as the river swells up and is inaccessible to visitors. 

5. Garjia Devi temple

The Garjiya Devi temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati’s incarnation. The temple is perched on a rock located at the riverbank of Kosi and houses deities such as Goddess Saraswati, Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesh, and Baba Bhairon. The temple is one of the most important tourist attractions here and is one of the must-visit things to do in Jim Corbett. 

6. Sunrise Point

Sunrise Point is the highest elevated point in the Park. A hilltop in the park, Sunrise Point is ideal for watching sunsets and sunrise with your loved ones. Check out the point for a tranquil and serene experience. 

7. Dhangarhi Museum

Patal Bhuvaneshwar

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Located near the Dhangarhi gate, visiting the museum is one of the top things to do in Jim Corbett. The museum throws light on the hunting and life of Jim Corbett. You can also check out the souvenir shop which includes wooden art, handicrafts, books authored by Corbett, and caps and t-shirts. 

8. Kalagarh Tiger Reserve


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Spread over 300 sq km, the reserve is said to be one of the reserves with the highest Tiger population and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The Kalagarh Tiger Reserve is open from 15th November to 15th June. It is blessed with lush greenery and diverse fauna including sloth bear, leopard, barking deer, musk deer, and elephants. 

9. Corbett Museum

Located near Kaladhungi, the Corbett Museum is about 30 km from the National Park but should not be missed at any cost. The museum is dedicated to the conversationalist himself Jim Corbett. You can check out the personal belongings of Corbett and also check out the Corbett Falls located just 4 km from here. The place is one of the best visiting things to do in Jim Corbett for history buffs and nature lovers. 

10. Fishing

Tourists and visitors can opt for a fishing experience at the Park. With four options of Ramganga, Kosi, Mandal, and Kothari flowing through the park, you can catch fish and even cook your own meal. Please take prior permission for fishing from the authorities. 

11. Elephant Safari


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Opt for one of the best things to do in Jim Corbett- Elephant safari. It is a must activity to do for kids and allows you to indulge in the greenery and beauty of the park from a height of 9-10 ft!

12. Bird watching

If you are an ardent bird watcher, then bird watching is one of the things to do in Jim Corbett. The park is home to 650 species of birds which includes migratory ones too. The park is one of the richest bird regions. And for a perfect bird watching experience, visit the Park in November- December. 

13. Trekking

Take a trek through nature’s wonder at Corbett. Mind you, trekking is not allowed in the park’s core areas but can be done in the reserve forest area and tiger reserve. The Sitabani forest reserve is home to 35 Royal Bengal tigers and visitors can also check out the Shiva temple located here. 

14. Camping

Camp at the riverside of Kosi for a once in a lifetime experience. Experience the tranquillity at the scenic riverside under the starry sky. Create memorable memories with your loved ones here. 

FAQs about Jim Corbett National Park

Why to travel to Jim Corbett National Park?

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the most reowned and recoginized national park in the country. Stretching over 520.8 km2 the park has a diverse range of flora and fauna which provides for a great eco-tourist option. 

How to reach Jim Corbett National Park?

You can opt for road, rail, or air options to reach the Corbett Park. The nearest railway station is the Kotdwar Railway station. While flyers can opt for Pant Nagar Airport (Delhi-NCR only) or Jolly Grant Airport. You can also opt for taxi services from neighoring states, towns, and cities to reach the park. 

Places to Explore near Park?

Yes, tourists can find several places to explore in proximity to the Park. These places include Almora, Ranikhet, Haldwani, and Ramnagar.  

Can I find budget friendly taxi service in Ramnagar?

Yes, you can find several afforable with easy payment process taxi services in Ramnagar or Jim Corbett National Park. We Cabs is the leading service provider in the city and state. Book your trip with us for a memorable experience. 

Paromita Gupta

Paromita Gupta is a final year MA. Journalism student at the University of Delhi. She is an avid reader with her favourite authors being Khaled Hosseini and Chitra Divakaruni Banerjee. In the meantime and pre-covid days, she liked to play tennis and football. Also, she paints in her free time.

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