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Delhi to Jim Corbett distance

Discussion in 'Wildlife and National Parks' started by HSR19, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. HSR19

    HSR19 New Member

    I would like to plan a wildlife kind of holiday this winter season and am considering Jim Corbett Park. I am aware that the park is somewhere Uttarakhand but do not know the exact location.

    I would be coming from Delhi so please give details of the Delhi to Jim Corbett distance by car and bus. Please also provide some details if there is an option to travel by train as well.
     
  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi there, welcome to the forum!

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    Jim Corbett National Park (Image Courtesy of Tempo Traveller)

    Overview

    The Jim Corbett National Park is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Depending on the route you take, the Jim Corbett National Park is about 260 kilometres away from Delhi. If you intend to drive this distance with your own car, it can take around 5 to 6 hours to reach the Jim Corbett National Park from Delhi. If you intend to use public transportation, bus or train, journey duration can take a bit longer, at the most would be 7 hours. The good news is that you have several options for reaching the national park from Delhi, so you can choose which one is the best option for you.

    Transportation Options from Delhi to Jim Corbett National Park

    1. By Bus - To reach Jim Corbett National Park by bus from Delhi, you would first need to board a bus going to Ramnagar. The Uttarakhand Roadways operates daily buses plying from Delhi's Anand Vihar ISBT to Ramnagar's Main Bus Terminal. The bus timings would be listed below but do keep in mind that these are all ordinary buses. There are no Volvo buses plying this route so the journey can be a bit uncomfortable especially during summer season.

    Uttarakhand Roadways Buses from Delhi to Ramnagar

    Depot/CompanyDeparture TimeArrival Time
    Ramnagar Depot5:3012:45
    Ramnagar Depot6:3013:45
    Ramnagar Depot7:3014:45
    Ramnagar Depot16:0022:30
    Ramnagar Depot16:0022:30
    Ramnagar Depot17:1524:00
    Ramnagar Depot17:4500:30
    Ramnagar Depot18:4512:00
    Kashipur Depot12:0019:40
    Kashipur Depot18:302:30
    Kashipur Depot20:003:00
    Kashipur Depot20:303:30
    Kashipur Depot21:004:00
    Kashipur Depot21:304:30
    As you can see, there is a bus as early as 5:30 and as late as 21:30 so you can certainly find one that fits your schedule. Journey duration varies but it's usually between 4 hours to 7 hours, depending on the time of the day that you leave. You can access the Dhikala Gate of the Jim Corbett National Park from Ramnagar, which is merely 19 kilometres away from the latter. Other gates that you can access are the Jhirna Gate (16 kilometres), Durga Devi Gate (36 kilometres), Dhela Gate (13 kilometres) and Bijrani Gate (1 kilometre). You can just ride a taxi to reach any of these gates from Ramnagar.

    2. By Train - Train journey is the same as you need to reach the Ramnagar Railway Station from Delhi. This is the closest railway station to the Jim Corbett National Park. There are a few direct trains from Delhi plying to Ramnagar Railway Station.

    Direct Trains from Delhi to Ramnagar Railway Station

    Train Name & NumberDeparture Station - TimeArrival Station - TimeSchedule
    Uttar Sampark Kranti Express Train No. 15035Old Delhi - 16:00Ramnagar - 20:40Daily
    Ranikhet Express Train No. 15013Old Delhi - 22:30Ramnagar - 4:50Daily
    These are the direct trains that ply to Ramnagar from Delhi. There are only two and out of these two, the Uttar Sampark Kranti Express Train No. 15035 has lesser duration of journey at around 4 hours and 4o minutes. The other train, Ranikhet Express Train No. 15013, has a journey duration of around 6 hours or more. Fares differ too depending on the class, 2AC is at Rs. 695, 3AC is at Rs. 490, CC is at Rs. 375, SL is at Rs. 175 and 2S is at Rs. 110. Since the Ramnagar Railway is located close to the Ramnagar Main Bus Stand, you have the same distances as above to the different gates of Jim Corbett National Park. You can just ride a taxi or even an auto rickshaw to reach any of the gates from the railway station.

    3. By Road (Private Vehicle or Hired Taxi) - If you have your own car, you can also reach Jim Corbett National Park by road. Or you can hire a taxi from Delhi to take you to the Jim Corbett National Park. There are two routes usually taken to reach the national park from Delhi.
    • Route No. 1 via NH9 - Delhi > Ghaziabad > Hapur > Garmukhteshwar > Moradabad > Thakurdwara > Ramnagar > Kashipur > Jim Corbett National Park.
    This is the commonly taken route from Delhi to the Jim Corbett National Park. From Delhi to Moradabad, roads are pretty smooth although if you leave later in the day, you're bound to encounter traffics. Other than that, you wouldn't encounter any issues at this stretch. Now, from Moradabad to Kashipur, back then, this stretch was plagued by potholes and craters. Thankfully, it has been recently relaid and so the drive here is smooth as well except for the issues with traffic. From Kashipur, Jim Corbett National Park is only a few minutes away.
    • Route No. 2 via SH12 - Delhi > Ghaziabad > Hapur > Garmukhteshwar > Moradabad > Rampur > Swar > Bazpur > Kaladhungi > Ramnagar > Jim Corbett National Park.
    This is the lesser taken route so traffic here is less. It is a good route too, smooth especially from Delhi to Rampur. You would encounter issues from Swar to Bazur, some roads here are in bad patches, but overall it's still a doable stretch. Apart from that, the drive from Kaladhungi to Ramnagar is a breeze. And from Ramnagar, you can easily find the different entry gates of the Jim Corbett National Park.

    If going by taxi, you can guide him into which route would you like him to take. Taxi fare would be around Rs. 4,500 and Rs. 6,000, depending on the type of vehicle you hire and how many stopovers you take plus the delays you encounter.

    Conclusion

    There are different options for reaching the Jim Corbett National Park from Delhi. If you want a cheap yet comfortable option, then you can go with a bus or a train journey. Bus journey can be bumpy though and a bit uncomfortable. Train journey is a good option although you only have limited timings so you need to fit them into your schedule. And lastly, hiring a taxi or bringing your own vehicle is the best and most convenient option but it can be very expensive too. If you have children or elderly with you though, it's best to choose the last option.

    I hope this helps.:)
     

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