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The Jim Corbett National Park is situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand and is the oldest national park in India which got established in 1936 by the name of Hailey National park. After India’s independence the park was named as Ramganga National Park but later in 1956, it was renamed after Jim Corbett – the famous hunter turned conservationist and author, who played a major role in the establishment of the national park. Jim Corbett National park is one of the renowned Wildlife Sanctuary in India and is popular for the Royal Bengal tiger present in the sanctuary. The park contains 488 different species of plants and wide variety of wild life including Elephants, Tigers, Chital, Sambar Deer, Nilgai, Gharial, King Cobra, Muntjac, wild boar, Hedgehog, common Musk Shrew, Flying fox, Indian Pangolin, and around 600 different species of birds. Jim Corbett National Park covers an area of 521sq. kms. Corbett National Park acts as a protected area of critically endangered Bengal Tiger of India. Corbett National Park is one of the best managed and protected areas in the country and attracts thousands of Indian and Foreign visitors each year. the park is situated at the foothills of Himalayan belt and has various geographical and ecological characteristics with splendid landscapes. There are four gates which acts as entrance to the Park, which are Amdanda gate, Dhangarhi gate, Khara gate and Durga devi gate. If you are an adventure freak, bird watcher, angler, or animal lover then Jim Corbett National Park is the ideal place for you. Please Note: It is always advisable to book safaris prior to arrival, especially during weekends as there are only 60 vehicles allowed inside the Corbett National Park at a time. Depending on the number of guests, the estimated cost of safari vehicles will be between Rs 2600 – Rs 4000. Guests can directly contact the hotels and book their safaris.   Safari Zones in Corbett National Park Jhirna: A densely wooded and grassland habitat, it makes for excellent bird viewing. The Great Hornbill is found in abundance here. Jhirna is home to a population of sloth bear and wild elephants and a growing tiger population. A large grove of ‘Flame of the forest’ adds drama to Jhirna. A strong prey base of nilgai, cheetal, sambhar and the wild boar also makes it an attractive area for the big cats, while a resident wild elephant and sloth bear population offer great sighting opportunities. Bijrani: These forests range from those of pure Sal on the upper reaches, to deciduous mixed forests in the valley, along with three major grasslands. It sustains a variety of...

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Pithoragarh district is the easternmost Himalayan district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is naturally landscaped with high Himalayan mountains, snow capped peaks, passes, valleys, alpine meadows, forests, waterfalls, perennial rivers, glaciers and springs. The flora and fauna of this area has rich ecological diversity. The geographical area of the district is 7,100 km2 (2,700 sq mi). Picturesque Pithoragarh town is delight for mountaineers, trekkers, adventure seekers, botanists, pilgrims as well as sightseers. It is an important halt on the famous Kailash Mansarovar Yatra route. The rivers originating from the Pithoragarh mountains are perfect for water sports, while the lush jungles here teem with rich variety of flora and fauna. This eastern most district of Uttaranchal popularly called as ‘Miniature Kashmir’, shares international boundary with China (Tibet) on the north and Nepal on the east. The northern parts are studded with majestic peaks like Nanda Devi (east), Nanda Devi (west), Trishul, Nandakot, Rajrambha, Panchachuli group etc. The alpine meadows and glaciers below these majestic mountains has made the district a virtual paradise for nature lovers. Pithoragarh town, which is located in Soar or Soar valley, is also its headquarter. The district is the part of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state and which is also one of its administrative division. Pithoragarh has many temples and ruined forts reminiscent of the once flourishing reign of the Chand Kings. There is Tibet plateau situated to the north of the district. Nepal lies on the eastern borders. The River Kali originates from Kalapaani, forms its continuous eastern boundary with Nepal. It is an Indian border district with China. The Hindu pilgrimage route for Mount Kailash-Lake Manasarovar passes through this district via Lipu-Lekh pass in the greater Himalayas. The district is administratively divided into five tehsils, namely Munsiyari, Dharchula, Didihat, Gangolihat, and Pithoragarh. Naini Saini is the nearest civil airport. Milam Glacier Milam, one of the most beautiful glaciers of the world is in district Pithoragarh located at the height of 4250 meters above sea level. This glacier has been named after a village Milam located at 3 k.m. away from the Milam Glacier. In ancient time, Milam village was the most populous village of district Pithoragarh but at present its population is almost zero. But its importance is still maintained due to the world’s famous glacier – Milam.River Gori Ganga,a tributary of the river Kali starts from the Milam Glacier. Climate – Weather Pithoragarh Pithoragarh town, being in the valley, is relatively warm during summer and cool during winters. During the coldest months of December – January, the tropical and temperate mountain ridges and high locations receive snowfall and has an average...

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Ramnagar is situated in the Nainital district of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state on the banks of Kosi River at an elevation of 345mts above sea level. Ramnagar is not only the commencement point of Kumaon hills but it is also one of the gateways of renowned Jim Corbett National Park. Ramnagar has successfully lured tourists and adventure lovers and it is capable of drawing attention. Ramnagar town was established in 1856 by Commissioner H.Ramsay. Ramnagar is situated in the rich farm belt of Terai, on the southeastern fringes of the great forests.   The busy market town of Ramnagar is the main administrative centre for Corbett National Park and Project Tiger. Ramnagar is connected with motorable roads as well as railway networks. Its proximity with Corbett National Park and Nainital makes it even more popular destination. Ramnagar is the ideal spot for fishing camp and the place offers as an administrative centre for Corbett national park. Ramnagar is home of some of the best and popular hotels of Uttarakhand. Explore wildlife and enjoy bird watching in Ramnagar. You can do fishing in the Kosi River or do jungle safari in Corbett national park. Ramnagar is also famous for Litchi farming. The best time to visit Ramnagar is from Mid November to Mid June. Ramnagar is about 85 km. from Soulitude in the Himalayas....

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Naukuchiatal literally suggests a nine-cornered Lake, perched at an elevation of 1,220mts above sea level in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. The length of the lake is approximately 1km and it has depth of around 40mts. It is the deepest lake in the greater Naintal area. According to myths and some stories, if one takes a glimpse of all the nine corners at once with foots on earth, one can disappear in a cloud of smoke to attain nirvana, which means that it is impossible to look at all nine corners of the lake at once with your foots on the ground. Naukuchiatal is situated in an enchanting valley providing ample scope for rowing, paddling and yatching.   Naukuchiatal is blesses with scenic splendors of nature offering panoramic vistas. The salubrious climate and placid beauty of Naukuchiatal has made it a popular and unique destination. Every month thousands of tourists visit this place for revitalizing and rejuvenating of mind and soul. The ambiance at the banks of this pristine lake is beguiling. The environment of Naukuchia Tal is an old man’s good old days, its beauty is a poet’s thought, a travelers odyssey, and an avid city dweller’s peace of mind.  Naukuchiatal is a complete destination in truest sense of words. Plan an unforgettable trip to Naukuchia Tal with your loved ones at any time of the year.   Naukuchiatal Weather and Climate Naukuchiatal Temperatures ranges from Summers: 11C – 26 C Winters: 0C – 14C Content Credits:...

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KHUPRATAL :-At an altitude of 5500 ft (1635 MT) there lies just another beautiful spot at a distance of 12 km from Nainital popularly known as Khurpatal. It is considered to be anglers paradise having clear water and a good harvest of fishes. The route to Khurpatal is lined with tall trees. Many of them growing by the sheer drop by the road seem to be standing there by luck! On the Bajpur Road – Kaladgungi Road. Khurpatal is a small hamlet frequented by the tourists for its pleasant climate and a beautiful lake with crystal clear water. If you are interested in angling or fishing, this is the right place to go on vacation. The place is ideal for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you love peace and solitariness, come and enjoy the beauty of Khurpatal. The place is unexplored by the tourists and modern construction. Till the 19th century AD, Khurpatal was famous for making iron implements but today it more recognized for vegetable farms. Khurpatal seems a secret haven hidden in the hills, that is why it is still echoing with the sounds of nature and not the machine age man and his boisterousness. If you love serenity, then Khurpatal is just the place for you. A few, simple and helpful village folk are seen engaged in vegetable farming. Rejuvenating the spirits, quiet and greener more so after the rains Khurpatal is a welcome change one can long for. Khurpatal is about 32 km. from Soulitude in the...

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