Outskirting the oldest national park in India, Jim Corbett favoured the landscape of Jim Corbett National Park and the culturally-rich, animistic villages of Kumaon region, Uttarakhand. The enigmatic charisma of this mosaic terrain brings us vividity in terms of the captured hues, as well as the bubbling streams of opportunities during Spring season. The chilling thrill of the jungle is gradually transitioning into the indolent heat of immersive adventure. This ensures that Jim Corbett National Park is ready to offer us a tryst with nature and more. Let’s find them out!
1. WILD RENDEZVOUS
With the watering holes drying as the weather shifts from cold to hot, wildlife becomes active in search of new spots to quench their thirst and stay up on their hydration game. This results in them travelling far and wide, covering up more yards of the pristine forest of Jim Corbett National Park. It means that the impromptu tweetup with the untethered wildlife we all imagine thinking of Corbett, is highly probable during Spring.
2. BLOOMING ELIXIR
If you make the smart decision of visiting Corbett Landscape during the best time of the year, you might witness the terrain painted red with these flowers. Buransh, or Rhododendron, is a flower that is not just aesthetic. It is medicinal, extremely delicious and a perfect Summer elixir. Buransh juice is beneficial to prevent ageing and brings back skin glow. It is a strong antioxidant and protects the skin from the harmful effects of sunlight and pollution. So, your detox goals find it’s best match during the Corbett Spring.
3. SPLASHING SHENANIGANS
Cool off the rising mercury with scores of water based activities in multiple creepers like streams, rivers and historic canals. Zipple or simply let the canal waves transport you through the wilderness and the fun, celebrating village life. Mark your mornings with riverside Yoga and turn it into a blissful dinner by late evening, as the bubbling water provides a musical solace under the chirping canopy.
4. MBROIDERED FLORETS & AVES
Catch up on the eye level and the soaring trinkets of the forest of Jim Corbett National Park when you visit during Spring. Make sure you keep your vision synced up with what you’re about to read. Maror phali is also quite a conspicuous shrub to be found in Jim Corbett National Park. Its fruits can be seen in the form of twisted spiralling pods. Karaunda is a shrub which bears the pinkish-white flowers and sour fruit, and is quite evident under Sal. Hisar shows yellow, juicy, berry-like fruits that are relished by animals. Jhau, on the other hand, has high density along Ramganga basin growing in sandy or rocky soil.
Jim Corbett National Park is very well-known for a unique range of bird’s life. The forest isregularised by the Ultramarine Flycatcher, Long-tailed Broadbill and Blue-winged Minla. Little and Spotted Forktails, Brown Dipper and the Slaty, are easy to see, as are the Long-billed Thrush and Common Green Magpie. Large owls include the Brown Fish Owl and the rare Tawny Fish Owl. You can also see Hen Harrier, Red Avadavat, Bright-headed Cisticola, Chestnut-capped Babbler and Grass Owl.
5. PAINT THE TOWN YELLOW!
As Kumaoni maidens bring in gifts and offerings of rice, jaggery, coconut, green leaves and yellow flowers, the harvest festival of Kumaon turns the region yellow with it’s cheeriness. The festival is carried out by little girls, adorned in traditional Pichora along with a choli, orni and galobandh-nathuli, wish for the prosperity of the household and are given blessings and presents (sweets, gur, money etc) in return.