One of the most popular national parks in India, the Jim Corbett National Park, witnesses a huge tourist footfall every year. Therefore, we are here with a friendly budget to cater the needs of our travelers. Not just the national park, our Jim Corbett trip also includes visits to famous places near the park. Although planning for holidays in Corbett is no rocket science but we thought to make it a less of a hassle for you to look for information on it at different websites. So, put your reading glasses on, keep your notepad and pen ready or simply bookmark this blog for further reference when you plan your jungle safari trip because we are going to be your travel guide to Jim Corbett Park. Before we begin with the essentials of planning a Corbett holiday let’s take a look at its highlights:
Location: Nainital and Pauri Garhwal District
Number of Safari Zones: 6 (5 major zones and 1 zone outside but in close proximity to the national park)
Activities: Jeep Safari, Canter Safari, Ecotourism, Treks, Bird-watching, Angling & Fishing
Adventure Activities: (Bridge Slithering, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking
Now that we have brushed up our facts let us head towards planning that best trip to Jim Corbett National Park in these simple steps.
Step 1: Book Your Train/Bus Tickets
Reaching Corbett Tiger Reserve is easy. This destination which is one of the best places to see wildlife in Asia, is well-connected by road to major places in the state as well as from Delhi and a few other major cities in the neighbouring states. The nearest railway station to Corbett National Park is in Ramnagar, which is only 10-12 km from the reserve. There are two trains from Delhi for Ramnagar i.e., Ranikhet Express and Uttar Sampark Kranti Express. There is another railway station at a distance of about 3 hours away from Ramnagar, Kathgodam. Corbett is well-connected by road, especially with Delhi, Nainital, Lucknow, Moradabad, and Bareilly. There are direct buses from Anand Vihar ISBT between Delhi and Corbett. For people travelling from Lucknow, Agra-Lucknow Expressway is the quickest way to reach the wildlife destination, whereas people travelling from or via Bareilly can take NH530. Those travelling from Nainital, Almora, Haldwani, Ranikhet, and Kausani can also choose state-run buses which might be directly connected to Ramnagar. With Abhibus Coupons, you can get special discounts and offers and can make your trip even more special. Oh, you can thank us later.
Step 2: Book Your Hotel
Yes, in Corbett nothing can stop you from availing a hotel of your choice. The accommodation options in Corbett range from budget hotels to mid-range to luxury resorts, thus, whatever your budget be, there will be a hotel and resort for you to offer a warm welcome. Oh, there are jungle camps available in Corbett as well that too come in the varied categories. Also, do you know that you have the opportunity to live on the premises of Corbett National Park in the Forest Rest Houses of varied zones? There are some best family hotels in Corbett that are indeed kids friendly. Apart from this, there are Forest Lodges in Bijrani and Jhirna Zones as well. Also, an apartment or condo is often much cheaper.
Step 3: Add A Sightseeing Destinations/ Activity
In order to fully enjoy your Corbett tour, you must add an activity or two apart from the safari in the park. Good thing is, Corbett offers a number of things to do for you to enjoy. For example to the pretty Kosi River that runs through the boundary of the park is ideal for rafting and adventure activities like Bridge slithering and River Crossing. The periphery of Corbett also allows visitors to enjoy adventure activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, rappelling. For those wanting to enjoy some recreational activities, Corbett’s Upper Ramganga River is ideal for fishing and angling tour.
Step 4: Book A Room With A Refrigerator/Microwave Or Kitchen Area
Although some people might not like to cook while on vacation, you should not mind making breakfast in the room to save money. And while you’re amidst the beautiful jungle like C, cooking is not that a bad option at all. As room service can be very price, you can go for a cup of coffee on your deck, eat-in for breakfast and lunch and then splurge on a fancy dinner.
Step 5: Carry Snacks/Water During Outings
Kids will need snacks while you are exploring, and it drives us crazy to spend money on silly snacks. Throw some granola bars in your bag and pull them out when the kids need fuel. Always carry your own water. However, splurge when it comes to treats that you can only find in that location. Also, in some cities, walking just a few blocks can slash prices at restaurants. So, try to never eat at attractions because they tend to raise the price to their captive audience.
Here you go, this is probably the easiest way to plan that perfect trip to Corbett National Park. So, just know when to save and when to splurge. Look for ways to save money but also treat yourself during the trip. Having a budget is a wonderful way to keep yourself on track.