Tigers Shifted to Dehradun Zoo for Public Safety

News Update – On 26 February 2024, two male tigers from Jim Corbett are shifted to Dehradun Zoo for human safety. 

There are 7 Tigers in the Dhela Region of Jim Corbett but  2 of them tend to attack humans and because of this, the park authorities have shifted those tigers to Dehradun Zoo. The tiger attacked one of the employees working in the Panod area of Dhikala. The age of both tigers are from 4 to 6 years and both of them are male. 

They shifted the tigers to Dehradun Zoo on Monday, and before shifting a health checkup of the tigers was done, and when the reports came back correct, then the tigers were shifted. The Deputy Director of Jim Corbett National Park, Digant Nayak also said that whenever they identify the tigers as ‘man-eaters’, they shift them to the zoo to avoid any unwanted accident. 

Many safaris are conducted by the Forest Officials and they cannot take a chance on the lives of the public coming to Corbett National Park. Many wildlife enthusiasts visit Jim Corbett to see wild animals in their natural habitat. Conservation efforts have been made to save the tigers but the park cannot take risks with the life of the public coming to Jim Corbett. Safety measures are taken whenever needed. If you want to visit Jim Corbett, you can book your safari on the Jim Corbett Online Booking website.

Flora of Jim Corbett National Park

The flora of Jim Corbett National Park includes a variety of plants and trees. According to the Botanical Survey of India, there are over 600 species of plants – trees, shrubs, ferns, grass, climbers, herbs, and bamboo in Jim Corbett. You can find tall trees like sal, teak, and bamboo, as well as shrubs like ber and khair. More than 75 % of the area is covered with sal trees in Jim Corbett. There are also many kinds of grasses and flowering plants spread throughout the park. Jim Corbett is home to a diverse range of plant life, which contributes to its rich biodiversity. Let’s go through each of them:

Trees of Jim Corbett

 In Jim Corbett, you can find trees like Sal, Khair, and Sissoo which are very common. The park is known for its dense Sal forests, dominated by Sal trees (Shorea robusta). These trees are tall and provide habitat for a variety of wildlife. Apart from Sal forests, there are mixed deciduous forests consisting of trees like Sheesham (Dalbergia sissoo), Dhak (Butea monosperma), Semal (Bombax ceiba), Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana), and Haldu (Adina cordifolia). Other than them some part of Jim Corbett is filled by bamboo forests. Bamboo groves are scattered throughout the park, providing cover and food for various animals, including elephants.

Flowering Trees of Jim Corbett

These are trees that produce flowers and add beauty to the lush green nature of Jim Corbett, you can find flowering trees like Kachnar with white tom pink flowers, Semal with giant red blooms, Flame of the Forest also known as Dhak, which has bright red flowers, Madaar or Indian Coral with red flowers, and Jacaranda with purple flowers. There’s also the Indian Laburnum, which is also called Amaltas and has yellow flowers.

Some other species of trees have been artificially planted in and around the park like Teak, Silver Oak, Eucalyptus, Jacaranda, and Bottlebrush.

Shrubs of Jim Corbett National Park

Shrubs are smaller plants with woody stems. In Jim Corbett, you might find shrubs like Lantana, which has colorful flowers, and Berberis, which has thorny branches. A large area is dominated by Ber, which is very beneficial for many birds and animals. Maror Phali and Jhau can also be found there.

Herbs of Jim Corbett National Park

Herbs are small plants with soft stems. In Jim Corbett, you can find herbs like Aloe Vera, which is known for its healing properties, and Lemongrass, which is used for making tea and repelling insects. Other herbs include Indian Basil (Tulsi), Indian Mallow (Atibala), Indian Pennywort (Brahmi), Indian Aloe (Ghritkumari), Indian Borage (Patharchur), Indian Marsh Fleabane (Bhringraj), Indian Kudzu (Vidari) and Indian Nightshade (Kantakari).

In conclusion, Jim Corbett has a variety of flora species, comprising a variety of trees, shrubs, herbs, bamboo, and flowering trees. These plants play an important role in maintaining the ecosystem of the region, providing food, shelter, and habitat for numerous bird and animal species. For experiencing this wide range of flora, book your safari now from our Jim Corbett Online Booking portal. 

Published by Sanskriti Goyal on February 13, 2024

Fauna of Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is home to a variety of animals, also called fauna. You can find big cats like tigers and leopards, as well as elephants, deer, wild boars, and sloth bears. There are also many birds like eagles, vultures, and owls. Additionally, you might see reptiles such as pythons and crocodiles. This park is famous for its diverse wildlife.

Birds of Jim Corbett National Park

 Jim Corbett is home to over 600 species of birds. You can see majestic birds like Crested Serpent eagles, vultures, and 18 kinds of owls soaring in the sky. There are also colorful birds like kingfishers, parakeets, and peacocks. Some rare birds like the great hornbill and the Pallas’s fish eagle also call Jim Corbett home.  Other birds you can spot here are Cormorants, Darters, Grey Herons, Egrets, Cattle Egret, White or Rosy Pelicans, Greylag Geese, White Storks, Hawk-Eagles, Peregrine Falcon, Jungle Nightjar, Stone Curlew, Green Pigeons, Parakeets, Cuckoos, Doves, Bea-eaters, Rollers, the Hoopoe, Crested Swifts, the Dusky Crag Martin and Wire-tailed Swallow with many more.

Mammals of Jim Corbett National Park

 There are many mammals in Jim Corbett, including some big ones like tigers, leopards, and elephants. You can also find smaller mammals like spotted deer, sambar deer, barking deer, wild boar, and monkeys. Sloth bears and Himalayan black bears are also seen in the park. Jim Corbett is famous for its tiger population, and it’s one of the best places in India to see these magnificent animals. Other animals found in the park are Indian Pangolins, yellow-throated Martens, Indian Gray Mongoose, Common Otters, Jungle Cats,  Fishing Cats, Himalayan Goral, Himalayan Tahr, Rhesus Macaques, Langurs, Indian Porcupines, Hog Badgers, Indian Foxes, Jackals,  Civets, Bats (various species), Himalayan Palm Civets, Red Giant Flying Squirrels, Himalayan Yellow-throated Martens, and Indian Hares.

Reptiles of Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett is home to a variety of reptiles, including snakes like pythons, Turtles, cobras, and vipers. You can also find crocodiles and gharials, Muggers in the rivers and lakes of the park. Lizards like monitor lizards and geckos are also found in the area.

Insects of Jim Corbett National Park

There are countless insects in Jim Corbett, from tiny ants to colorful butterflies. You can also find beetles, grasshoppers, and dragonflies buzzing around. The park is home to many species of insects like Moths, bees, wasps, termites, and flies that play important roles in the ecosystem, like pollinating flowers and breaking down dead plants and animals. These are just a few examples of the many insects that call Jim Corbett National Park their home

Overall, Jim Corbett National Park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering a chance to see a wide variety of animals in their natural habitat. Reserve a Jim Corbett tour package to experience this diverse range of fauna.

Published by Sanskriti Goyal

Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett National Park in 2024

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the oldest sanctuaries in India. This famous park is situated in Uttarakhand, India.  You can find various kinds of flora and fauna here including tigers, elephants, leopards, chital, para or hog deer, sambar, and many more. However, Jim Corbett National Park is famous for its tiger sightings.

If you are coming to Jim Corbett National Park then plan your visit according to what you want to see and do there. Here we will discuss the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park in 2024.

The sightings and timings of Jim Corbett are based on three seasons- Winter, summer, and rainy

1. The winter season is from November to February.

2. The summer season is from March to June.

3. The rainy season is from July to October.

Sightings and Timings Of Jim Corbett

Winter season ( from November to February)

Weather conditions:  This is the most pleasant weather to visit Jim Corbett. During this time the weather is cool and pleasant and you can stay comfortably in any accommodation around Jim Corbett. The landscape is good and pleasant with lush greenery making it a nice spot for nature enthusiasts. The temperature varies between 5 °C to 25 °C. 

Sightings: During this season wildlife sightings are not as frequent, but you can see them if they come out to the sun during the day. If you’re a bird watcher and you’re coming here to see and capture some beautiful resident and migratory birds then this is the best time as from November to February a lot of migratory birds visit Jim Corbett.

Summer season ( from March to June)

Weather conditions: This is the time when the weather is harsh, this is not an ideal season for those who don’t like hot and sticky weather. This is the hottest time of the year with temperature between 35 °C to 42 °C. It’s hot during the day, but early mornings and evenings are good for safaris. Don’t forget to keep your bottles and sunscreens.

Sightings: This is the best time for wildlife sightings as animals come out to find water. The park gets crowded during this time because of the high chances of tiger sightings. This is the hottest time of the year, but it’s also when animals gather around water sources, making it easier to spot them. Many resident birds also gather around water resources, but it’s not a good time to spot migratory birds.

Rainy Season (from July to October)

Weather conditions: The park is lush green, and offers a harmonious blend of dense forests, rivers, grasslands, hills, and water bodies. This is the most romantic season to visit Jim Corbett. The park is closed during the monsoon season due to heavy rains and the risk of flooding. However, the Jhirna zone is open throughout the year and nature enthusiasts should visit the park during this time.

Sightings:  Leopards are more active during this time, but tiger sightings are rare.  It’s not a good time to visit as safaris are not conducted but you can come in your vehicle. However, the park reopens and safaris start on the 15th of October.

Best Time to Visit

So, if you want to see a variety of animals and birds, the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park in 2024 would be during the winter months of November to February or the post-monsoon months of October to November. If you prefer warmer weather and don’t mind the heat, spring and early summer are good times to visit. But remember, it’s always a good idea to check weather forecasts and park conditions before planning your visit. To make your travel easy we provide Jim Corbett Online Booking facilities, so what are you waiting for, grab your safari seats now.

Published by Sanskriti Goyal on February 12, 2024

Pack Smart for Jim Corbett National Park

1. ID and Permits

Make sure to bring along your original ID and permits needed for park entry. Without them, you cannot enter the park premises.

2. Wear Comfortable Clothes

Choose a layering clothing style. It is advised to pack Lightweight and breathable fabrics like cotton or linen during summer. Make sure to pack full-sleeved clothes so that you can protect yourself from sun damage and insect bites. Don’t forget to pack your jackets or light sweaters during winter or for morning safaris as temperature is unpredictable.

3. Wear hiking boots or sneakers

There are rock paths in Jim Corbett National Park and the landscape here is not clean and even dirty so you should wear hiking boots or sneakers. Ladies leave the heels at home!

4. Hat or Shades

The temperature is unpredictable here, it can rise to 40 °C during summer. So, don’t forget to bring your hat or sunglasses so that you can protect your eyes and face from the sun. They’ll help you spot wildlife better during those safaris.

5. Cameras and Binoculars

If you’re a bird watcher, photographer, or simply someone who’s coming here to spot wild animals along with insects and birds then you should bring your Binoculars, to get a closer view and a camera, to capture the adventure.

6. Bug Spray and Sunscreen

You can find a diverse range of fauna in Corbett National Park including bugs and insects, so to protect yourself from their bites, you should bring insect repellent or bug spray when visiting the park. Sunscreen is a must to avoid harmful UV rays. Don’t forget to reapply after every 4 hours.

7. Essentials Backpack

Bring a backpack with water, snacks, a first aid kit, and any medicine that you’re taking for your health concerns. Carry a small backpack so that you can stay more comfortable and enjoy your safari.

8. Charge it Up:

Don’t forget a portable charger or power bank to keep your gadgets charged especially your camera and phone for all those epic pictures.

With all these essentials, get ready for an epic adventure in Jim Corbett National Park. What are you waiting for, Do your Jim Corbett Safari Booking now.