Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India

Renamed from Ramganga to jim Corbett National Park is an ode to the hunter turned conservationist cum Author Colonel Jim Corbett. Located on foothills of HImalayas, it is one of the most scenic national parks with rich bio-diversity. Tigers, Asian Elephants, Leopards, Sloth Bears, Deers, Crocodiles, Gharials, King Cobras and over 580 species of birds including water fowl, 17 types of woodpecker, raptors like the Pallas fishing eagle, harriers and kites, peafowl, kalij pheasant, the rare chir pheasant, red jungle fowl, minivets, shrikes, cuckoos, drongos and barbets. The stand out point here is the accommodation inside the forest, in the Governmenr managed Rest houses.  Located beautifully every rest house is a master piece, but it is Dhikala which is preferred due to its strategic location next to the river, which attracts lot of big and small wildlife. I (Sharad Vats) have had some wonderful experiences while staying here. Basic accommodation, and vegetarian food, and if you are willing to sacrifice the comfort of air-conditioning then this is the place to be while in Corbett.