Jungle Safari in Jim Corbett
Tiger is the prime predator and a species that sits on top of the food chain. Its role in nature is to control the population of prey animals and maintain a healthy balance. Book
A Tiger kills, at an average, once every week and between 50-60 times a year. If there were no Tigers, the prey populations will increase beyond control and in the long run these herbivores will impact the plant composition of the jungle. This will affect all components of the jungle like insects, birds, reptiles, fungi, micro-organisms and the whole chain of nature will come apart. To the untrained eye, the jungle will still be green but the ‘Spirit of the Jungle’ will be missing.
The best tips for jungle safari would be to do proper research about the forest reserve you’re visiting and plan your trip accordingly. A well-planned jungle safari in India and abroad can help you have the best safari experience as well as cut down on unnecessary costs.
Bookings start way before the onset of summer. With limited safari tours per day in a limited number of vehicles per wildlife sanctuary, your chance of taking your family on that much-awaited safari tour will grow lesser with every delay. So make sure you book well in time to reserve yourself and your loved ones a seat on the vehicle of your choice and a room in the best hotel, lodge, or eco stay in the area.
A jungle safari will surely take you on a joyride amid the wild and let you get up and close with nature. Though filled with exotic flora and fauna, a jungle can be dangerous if one isn’t cautious. It is imperative to stay safe as one wrong move can turn your ‘fun’ into a disaster. Any general safari advice will always include the below mentioned safety tips.
About Jim Corbett National Park
The Corbett National Park just short of 300 km northeast of Delhi, cradled in the foothills of the Himalaya’s in the state of Uttrakhand in the North India. It is India’s first national park and also one of her finest.
This park has quite a history. Long ago, on the banks of the river Ramganga, there lived a flourishing community. Today, some evidence of their culture is found in fragments of terra-cotta and the remains of their temples along the river. This community lived by clearing some of the forest in the duns (valleys) and had to fight a constant battle to keep their farmlands free from the invading jungle.
The area in the Himalayan foothills in which the park is situated is known as the South Patlidun. In elevation the park ranges between 1312 feet (400 meters) at its lowest to 3970 feet (1210 meters) at its highest.
Corbett is, in fact, a large valley with its long axis from east to west. Through this valley run three thickly forested ridge systems roughly parallel to one another and in the same direction. Small offshoots of these ridges run north to south and the valleys formed in between are known as sots. The ridge to the north forms the boundary of the park in that direction and Kanda, the highest point, with its magnificent panoramic view of the park is here.
Between the northern ridge and the median ridge which is the longest is the Ramganga river, which enters the park from the northeast, flows through the park into the reservoir and makes its exit at Kalagarh towards the southwest. The southern ridge is a bit lower and this area of the park is drier and is notable for its more deciduous type of vegetation and its own rugged’ charm.