Jim Corbett National Park: A jungle with whom you will fall in love 

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Photo of Jim Corbett National Park: A jungle with whom you will fall in love by Ankit Shukla
Day 1

Jim Corbett National Park is located in Ramnagar District of Uttarakhand. It got established in 1936 . Total area of park is close to 1320 square km. Its the only tiger reserve in India where you can do night stay inside the protected area. Night stay can be booked online via official website.

Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ankit Shukla

In was foggy winter morning so we started little late for safari , we entered in Dhikala zone from Dhangarhi gate .Its a dense forest so at some point of time you will clearly see how sun-rays are trespassing through the trees.

Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ankit Shukla

This image of Gharial has been taken from the High Bank Point which is 10km far from Dhangarhi gate towards the Dhikala FRH. These are critically endangered species and they can only survive in fresh water areas.

Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ankit Shukla

Corbett is habitat of more than 1000 Asiatic Elephants. Bark of Sal tree is one of the favorite food of elephants. For elephant photography May is the best month because in summers you will find them near the bank of Ramganga river and they do mud bath frequently.

Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ankit Shukla

Corbett is the only place in North India where you can found the spotted bellied eagle owl. They usually prepare their nest in the Paar area of Dhikala zone usually near the forest area of watch tower

Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ankit Shukla

A typical habitat shot of elephants crossing the Ramganga river from the Sambhar Road area. Sambhar road is well known for tigers and elephants passage corridor.

Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ankit Shukla
Day 2

Wildlife photography is all about patience, we haven't spotted any of the tiger in day one but it looks like luck was in our favor and we spotted this male tiger with kill near Dhikala FRH gate. Actually Dhikala FRH is located near grassland and it falls under the territory of this tiger.

Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ankit Shukla

She is the star of Dhikala , her name is Paro. In this frame she is with her son Prince, later on Prince died because of a territorial fight with grassland female tigress. Paro is having a waste territory in the Dhikala but still she tries to infiltrate in others territory.

Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ankit Shukla

A fight for pride. Sometimes they fight for dominance and sometimes because of early heat. Usually it used to be a small fight but sometimes it take 20-30 mins until someone break their horns

Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ankit Shukla

In Dhikala zone of Corbett you can easily found 3 type of owls 1- Spotted Bellied Eagle Owl 2. Spotted Owlet and this guy Brown Fish Owl.

Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ankit Shukla
Day 3

After successful day 2, day 3 begins with the beautiful sighting of Sambhar Deer. With the help of Sambhar deers we can easily locate the tigers. When their tail is up and they started smelling continuously, it indicates that the predator is nearby

Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ankit Shukla

And here comes the queen of grassland area. I captured this shot when she was on hunt.

Photo of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India by Ankit Shukla
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Hey Ankit, Those are some fabulous shots from the Dhikala Zone my friend. :-) loved them. i intend to go this December and got the dhikala FRH bookings done from https://dhikalabooking.com lets see if i am lucky to spot Paarwali this time !!
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