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The ultimate 7 things to do in Jim Corbett

The ultimate 7 things to do in Jim Corbett
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By Ruchi Joshi

28 Mar, 2023

"My name is Khan.... Sherkhan. Naam toh suna hi hoga!" Uh oh! That did not land well... but you should, at Jim Corbett. The first National Park of India, it is one of the most thrilling experiences that you should have at least once in your life. A paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, Jim Corbett gives you the chance to really experience the true wilderness of India and see many unique animals in their natural habitat. But that's not all, this scenic destination also offers many other activities that you can indulge in to make your stay the best. 

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Here Are 7 Things To Do In Jim Corbett -

1. Zion For Photographers

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Jim Corbett, the first National Park created in India is home to the highest number of Tigers. According to the 2018 census, there were only 2967 tigers in India, including the 231 in Jim Corbett National Park. Who wouldn't want to get a glimpse of these royal creatures in their natural habitat? From Bengal Tigers to Langurs to Indian Antelope, it boasts of rich flora and fauna. Whether you’re a passionate photographer or not, you won’t be able to stop yourself from clicking pictures of some of the most majestic species here. Get ready to click away as the big cat poses for you.

2. Hub Of Thrill And Adventure  

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Nature is always full of surprises and thrills. While you are at Jim Corbett, you can partake in some really cool activities that will give you goosebumps. There are three rivers, namely the Corbett river, Ramganga and Kosi River, that flow through Jim Corbett National Park. You can indulge in river rafting and river crossing or just take a stroll beside these vibrant rivers. Rappelling, rock climbing and mountain biking are a few more activities to pump up your adrenaline. Scared? So were Arjun, Imraan and Kabir before skydiving but they did it anyway. Now, it’s your turn!

3. Hike To The Corbett Waterfalls

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Imagine walking in the woods, on a road less travelled (quite literally), in search of a place so beautiful that all the efforts seem worthwhile. Located near Jim Corbett National Park is Corbett Waterfall where you can spend your day hiking and exploring the beautiful nature. Another great picnic spot that’s equally pleasant is Barati Rau Waterfalls. Wash away your worries under these gushing falls.

4. Explore The Wilderness

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One of the best ways to explore the wide expanse of Jim Corbett National Park is to opt for a safari ride. You will get a chance to watch different animals enjoying their freedom, roaming about in their natural habitat. Spread across a 520 sq km area, you will get the chance to spot Bengal Tigers (duh! obviously), elephants, monkeys, leopards, red fox, black bears and many more species.

5. Get Mesmerized By Nest Dwellers

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Though the Bengal Tigers are the main attraction, the National Park also hosts a wide range of birds. You will be left mesmerized by their sweet melodious chirping and diverse variety of colours. More than 600 different species of birds are residents of the national park. Doves, eagles and kingfishers are aplenty, but if you’re lucky you’ll spot rare birds like the White Stork, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Cinnamon Bittern, Cattle Egret and Great White Pelican among others.

6. Put On Your Curiosity Cap

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If you are keen to learn about the peculiarities and traits of the wild animals, birds and vegetation then Jim Corbett National Park is nothing short of heaven. Did you know that the black and white-crested kingfisher found in here has excellent vision and the capacity to polarize light? They can even correct refraction which helps them hunt their prey better. That is just one tidbit from our side. You can learn many more such rare facts on your trip to Jim Corbett.

7. Soak In The Peace And Calm

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One of the major reasons for travelling is getting away from the mundanity of life and chaos. Nestled in the lap of nature, Jim Corbett has an abund ance of peace and calm for you amidst nature's music. Relax and let all the worldly worries be taken off your shoulder. A treat to yourself is much-needed regularly to be on top of your game and Jim Corbett is a perfect place for that.

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