CORBETT : A SPECTRUM BEYOND TIGERS

Jim Corbett National Park is a forested wildlife sanctuary in northern India’s Uttarakhand State. It is quite evidently the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. Now apart from these facts, what makes this National Park so noteworthy? Corbett National Park is well acclaimed for its inexplicably beautiful landscape as it is nestled among the Himalayas in the Kumaon Range. Kumaon range is noted for its iconic mixed grasslands and hilly terrain. As a lot of rivers are originated from the Himalayas, there is an extravagant abundance of water bodies in and around Corbett which makes it a sight to behold. Corbett National Park is however distinctly known for Tigers however it has oodles of Tuskers and Birds.

However, mammals and birds are not the only attraction here, this popular wildlife destination is home to some reptile like the Indian marsh Crocodile, King Cobra, Gharial, Common Krait, Python, Russels Viper and Monitor Lizard. Including the beautiful fishes like Kalabasu, Kalimuchi, Mahaseer, Chilwa and Goonch. The National Park also includes some endemic bird species. Connectivity in Corbett is pretty well established and flourished. There are few well developed rail heads and road heads. Since it's a huge park, for the better administration, the park is divided into six different zones, each with a magnetism of its own. Dhikala, Bijrani, Durgadevi, Jhirna, Sitabani, and Sonanadi are six main zones six of the Corbett National Park. All those who don’t know what wildlife safari is and what exactly defines it, well, in simple terms it is a trip through the wilderness. Safari does not mean hunting but only to enjoy, view the natural beauty and be with the flow for some time.