Places to Visit

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment. The park was the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative.

The park has sub-Himalayan belt geographical and ecological characteristics.An ecotourism destination,it contains 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. The increase in tourist activities, among other problems, continues to present a serious challenge to the park's ecological balance.

Corbett Waterfall

Eloped in the dense teak wood forest, Corbett Waterfalls dropping down from a height of 60 feet offer a refreshing break from tiring safari session. The area around the waterfall is just the perfect to enjoy a picnic. While visiting the waterfall, make a point to carry sufficient drink and food stock as there are no eating joints nearby. One can also enjoy birdwatching here.

Tourists can take buses or taxis from Kaladhungi (4 kilometers) and Ramnagar (27 kilometers). To reach the main waterfall, trek for approximately 1.5 kilometers from the parking area.

Corbett Museum

The Corbett museum is one of the most captivating parts of the dense Corbett Reserve beautifully located in Kaladhungi and is positioned just 3 km away from its main town. The Kaladhungi location is ideally crisscrossed from Nainital via Khurtpal and the museum preposited here is the most featured sites for the tourists.

The best time to visit this museum is during the months of January and March; although the Corbett museum remains open throughout the year and remain closed only in Holi. The timings for visiting this museum is between 7.00 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Bijrani

Bijrani was the hunting ground for the English rulers. This zone consists of dry forest vegetation with flora and fauna species. Bijrani zone of Corbett National Park is the most preferred zone which permits day visits. The area under Bijrani zone is inundated with pocket-sized water bodies known as Tal in hindi language. Pointed with Phool Tal and many seasonal ponds like Kitchar Sot, Khina Sot, Malani Sot and Reethapani Sot. Other famous roads and places in Bijrani Zone are Jad Pahar, Kichar Road, Cheetal Road, Naya Job, Ringora, Raita Pani, Main Malani, Choti fire line and Badi Fire line.

Water whole no. 1 to water whole no.7 are very famous for tiger sighting in summer. Batiya no. 1 to Batiya no. 4 are very famous for big cat's walk. Zero point and watch tower is the only place where tourists can set down from gypsy.

Sitabani

Situated in the heart of Sitabani reserve forest, adjacent to the magnificent Jim Corbett National Park , this pristine paradise is nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas.The surrounding mixed sal forest is a perfect habitat for flagship species like tigers, leopards,wild elephants and ungulates like spotted deer, barking deer, sambar and wild boar. Recent tiger census data has confirmed the presence of at least 35 royal Bengal tigers in this primitive Indian jungle.

Garjiya Temple

The Garjia temple is a tourist attraction in the vicinity of Corbett National Park. Around 14 kms. from Ramnagar,on the way to Ranikhet, a huge rock springs from the midst of a river Kosi. The sacred rock has been named Garjia Devi after the deity. The temple serves as a site of worship for thousands of devotees from different parts of the state. A large fair is held on the temple premises on Kathie Purnima day. Garjia Devi Temple is 14 kms from the Ramnagar bus terminus.

The first priest was Pt. Keshav Dutt Pandey who began worship of Devi Girija. There is also a statue of LakshmiNarayan of 9th century, made from black granite. Many people go there every day to worship in the temple. Many people bathe in the Kosi river near Garjiya temple.