Jungles of India

When the soul gets tired of the Concrete Jungle, and the eye searches for relief; the perfect getaway would be to the lush and green forests of India.
Indian forests perform an important role to make a healthy environment and it reduce air pollutions. Near about 19.26% of total Indian areas are covered with forest. India’s first national park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, now known as Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand As of today, there were 104 national parks encompassing an area of 40,501 km2 (15,638 sq mi), comprising 1.23% of India’s total surface area.These forests can be classified in five major groups namely – Moist tropical forest, Dry tropical forest, Montane temperate forest, Montane sub tropical forest & Alpine forest. Some of the Major Attractions are –

JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

Jim Corbett National Park, which is a part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve, a Project Tiger Reserve lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The magical landscape of Corbett is well known and fabled for its tiger richness. Established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park, Corbett has the glory of being India’s oldest and most prestigious National Park. It is also being honoured as the place where Project Tiger was first launched in 1973. This unique tiger territory is best known as the father who gave birth of The Project Tiger in India to protect the most endangered species and the Royal of India called Tigers. Spans over an extent of 520 square kilometres, its whole area comprises of hills, marshy depressions, riverine belts, grasslands and large lake.
Best Time to Visit:
Corbett Tiger Reserve remains closed during the monsoons. All ecotourism zones of Corbett Tiger Reserve are closed to visitors for night halts from 15th June to 14th November. The Bijrani Zone remains closed for day visits from 30th June to 14th October. The Dhikala, Lohachaur and Sonanadi Tourism Zones are closed for day visits also from 16th June to 14th November. From 1stJune to 15th June, these ecotourism zones remains on standby mode and advance reservations are not done as during this time these zones can be shut down by Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve at short notice on considerations of visitor safety due to bad weather conditions.
Safari:

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Type of Safari Time of Safari Zone & Area
Jeep Safari 6:00 AM to 9:3o AM, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Bijrani / Jhirna / Dhela / Durgadevi or Sitabani
Canter Safari 6:00 AM to 11:50 AM, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Dhikala
Elephant 05:00 AM – 07:00 AM & 07:00AM – 09:00 AM
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, & 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Bijrani / Sitabani / Dhikala