“There is no universal language in the jungles, each species has its own language,” said Jim Corbett. In the north Indian state of Uttarakhand, the Jim Corbett National Park is famed for its wilderness. Here are some glimpses from the safari, filled with abundance of wild encounters.
To quench the thirst of spotting the rare, what could be better than the country’s oldest tiger reserve?
Spread over 1,318 square km on the foothills of the Himalayas, the unbroken jungle is also a hotspot for bird watchers. Indian hornbill, Kalij pheasant, paradise flycatcher, Himalayan Kingfisher, as well as a host of colourful bee eaters, along with woodpeckers, parakeets, owls, bulbuls, cuckoos, doves and robins, can be spotted even without binoculars. Though the park is distinguished for tiger and leopard sightings, elephants, deers, wild boards, langurs and monkeys, amongst others can also be spotted easily.
A major area of the park is situated on the banks of River Kosi, where visitors can enjoy fishing, rafting and bridge slithering, starting from the Jhula Bridge, which goes up till the Kosi River. Garjiya Devi temple, Corbett waterfall, Himalayan view point and Jim Corbett’s residence in Kaladhungi, are some tourist destinations around the forest area.