Safari in Jim Corbett National Park
It was that usual time of the year when i go and see the new resorts / lodges that come up around the national parks. Wildlife safari in uttarakhand. So packed off to the nearest and one of the best national parks of India. Distance from New Delhi is 275kms, time taken is 5-6 hours. Most of the journey is smooth on a four lane highway, A small patch of about 25kms, around Kashipur town is a bit busy hence the speed drops here. So checking out the resorts and doing Safari in Jim Corbett National Park was the objective of my visit this May 2017. Jeep safari in jim corbett.
Reached Ramnagar by noon, had lunch with a friend, and went to see the new resorts that have recently come up. Lemon Tree Hotels is coming up with a good place about 4 kms ahead of Dhangadi on Ranikhet road. Wildlife safari in uttarakhand. And the Taj group has taken over a resort and turned it around completely into a nice gateway tucked in next to a river. Dinner at Taj gateway reinvigorated my memories of working with the Taj. Food was as delicious as always, and it gave a feel of a nicely managed resort in Corbett. Jeep safari in jim corbett.
Safari in Jim Corbett National Park begins
Got up next day, me and my camera fully charged for the next 60 hours of my engagement with nature. Wildlife safari in uttarakhand. Entered from Dhangadi gate, and after doing the registration formalities the safari began with our baggage in the jeep, and cameras equipment on our seats. Jeep safari in jim corbett.
First thing that starts to happen when the safari begins is deep breathing. You become conscious of your breath and start to enjoy it. Seems like you have just started to breathe. You can clearly visualize where is your breath going in, reaching, and returning. This is the magic of the forest. Wildlife safari in uttarakhand.
Crossing the Sultan rest house on the right, and still getting used to the realty of Corbett, Gopi (my driver) braked, keenly looked upwards, and in a low tone hushed and pointed a Long-tailed Broadbill on the tree to our left. I saw it, and was mesmerized by this rare beauty. Jeep safari in jim corbett.