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Jim Corbett National Park – Travelogue

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India named after hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett. The park is spread across approximately 1300 sq km. The park is heaven on earth for wild life enthusiasts and adventure seekers as its largest tiger reserve. Tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife. As per some estimates around 70,000 visitors come to park every year. The park is closed for visitors during the monsoon.

I visited the park in June, just before it closed for the monsoon. The experience is one of a kind. If you are a travel enthusiast and have not visited Jim Corbett, wait no more. Left for the jungle safari at 6 in the morning and the journey till you reach the check post for entering the park is also treat early in the morning. Lack of proper lenses prevented me from taking typical jungle shots which was a bog big mistake. Never ever travel without proper lenses. Here are some images I managed to capture with basic kit lenses.

Motorable road inside the park. If you are lucky enough you might spot tiger walking right in front of your Geep.

This is tigers jaw marks which is made by tiger to mark his area within the park. Apparently there can be only one male tiger in a particular area marked by the tigers themselves. If any other tiger dares to intrude this space, they have to fight it out between them.

This is river Ram Ganga, considered to be the life line of the national park. The entire wildlife inside the park is dependent on this water source.

The beautiful jungle resort, “The Den” at night. Our home during the visit.

Additional Information :

http://www.corbettnationalpark.in/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Corbett_National_Park

http://thedencorbett.com

Kankhet – An experience

During the visit to Jim Corbett National Park we got an opportunity to stay at one of the most beautiful location inside the Kumeria forest reserve “The Den”. The place is located on the banks of Kosi river which runs through the national park. On the other side of the river there is a small village called “Kankhet”. One of the most beautiful village I have ever seen with around 100 families making the most of the village.

It was my idea to visit the village once we got to know about it from the resort management and then our fellow traveler Mr Sharma with “18 till I die” attitude suggested, we go and visit some random family and ask for a cup of tea. Not a bad idea at all. It was almost dusk when we reached there so could not click many pictures but the experience was unforgettable.

Young boy at the banks of the river Kosi who was accompanying his father who came to get some water for household work. I tried speaking to him but he was not in a mood to entertain.

Some of the boys who are watching Haryana Ranaji cricket team practicing | Haryana cricket association conducts cricket camp every year at this place for its Ranaji team. They also provide cricket gears and some basic training to these boys as a goodwill gesture who regularly come to watch the cricketers.

Locked door at some random house at the village.

The home we visited at the village.

Nirmala and Anil. We visited their home and had a wonderful tea made by their mother. I liked the spirit of Nirmala, the way she spoke and the amount of knowledge she had. I always believed that children from town are relatively smart than children from rural areas for obvious reasons. This girl proved me wrong. She is updated about latest movies, music, Indian cricket team, about Delhi and “Bombay” and many more things…..

Anil. So much innocence and hope in the eyes of this little child.

Nirmala and Anils’s elder sister, getting water from the river for household works.

Page from Anil’s workbook.

One of the most beautiful sunset I have seen. Kankhet at dusk.