Travel: 3 types of Jim Corbett safaris you can take

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There are 3 safari options in Jim Corbett National Park
There are 3 safari options in Jim Corbett National Park

New Delhi : If you are planning for summer holiday in Nainital hill-station, then plan a visit to Jim Corbett National Park. Situated in the dense forest of the hill-station, Jim Corbett National Park is home to wide range of exotic animals. It is an excellent travel destination for animal lovers and adventure freaks. The reserved forest, originally known as Hailey National Park was built in 1936 and later in 1957, the name has been changed to Corbett National Park so as to honor the legendary hunter Jim Corbett. 

Jim Corbett Park spread across 520 square kilometres and each corner is a wild abode for 400 different species of flora and fauna. The park, which is largest and oldest, cannot be explored completely if visitors miss to take jungle safaris. The best ways to see wild animals and vegetations in this Nainital national park is to book the following safari options.

Elephant safari in Jim Corbett National Park

Elephant safari will allow you to have closest encounter of the fascinating inhabitants of the jungle. It will also take you to some of the core areas that are otherwise impossible to access, even with jeeps or open canters. Held twice a day, the two-hour safaris are conducted on first come first serve basis and need no prior booking.

Canter Safari in Jim Corbett Jungle

Controlled by the forest officials, canter safaris are yet another way to go deep into the wilderness of Jim Corbett Park. If you’re travelling in a large group of 16-18 people, open-roof canters are the most ideal way to enjoy wildlife safaris. Though conducted twice a day, it is advisable to book the safari well in advance so as to avoid last minute hassle.

Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett Park

Jeep safari is most popular among the safari options in Jim Corbett National forest. Conducted twice in a day, these safaris will allow you to witness all the buffer zones of the park. Since jeeps are smaller in size, compared to canters, they take you to some of the hidden corners of the jungles that are often visited by the majestic Bengal Tigers and other wild predators.

Safaris don't leave any carbon footprint behind and contribute to the conservation efforts of the park. Happy travelling!