Best wildlife holiday destination in India
WEEKEND GETAWAYS FOR YOU TO EXPLORE WILDLIFE.
New Delhi to Jim Corbett National Park
Distance: 240 km approx
Time: 5-hours approx
Need to know: There are three well defined seasons
Winter: November to February
Summer: March to June
Monsoon: July to October
15 Nov-15 June is the best time to visit, so that a tourist can view the entire Jim Corbett National Park. The zones are closed at the sunset therefore no night driving is permitted inside Corbett.
What to expect: Jungle safaris, elephant rides jeep safari, the chance to see birds and a good chance to see the tiger, elephant.
Destination details: Jim Corbett National Park is set in the foothills of the Himalayas and named after the legendary hunter Jim Corbett turned conservationist. Today, this tiger reserve covers 1,318 square kilometers and also includes Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Kalagarh Reserve forest. The best time to spot tigers is April to June, but regular sightings happen during other times too. The park has plenty of interesting flora and fauna, including bears, wild boars, mongooses, snakes, jackals, tiger, elephant and leopards. You can spend your weekend going on elephant rides and jeep safari within the park and for treks in the reserve forests around the park. Fishing is allowed in the Ramganga, Kosi, Mandal and Kothri Rivers. Many resorts have rods for hire and will arrange permits.
Ideal for: An absolute family holiday or for animal enthusiasts and photographers.