Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas Greetings from United-21 Wildlife Resort

United-21 Wildlife Resort wishes everyone a Merry Christmas! Make your Christmas holidays memorable with an amazing tour of Corbett National Park. Stay in village-style mud huts that have beautifully furnished interiors, well-complemented with modern facilities.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Huge Rush Of Tourists to Jim Corbett and Rajaji National Parks

Rajaji Park
It’s the right time to visit Jim Corbett and Rajaji national parks in Uttarakhand, which are recently reopened for public after a closure of around five months. Tourist’s domestic as well as international, rushed to the parks in large numbers to view the exclusive wildlife of this nature gifted region. Authorities of the park told reporters that the three main pedestrian tracks of Dhikala, Durga Devi and Bijrani were repaired after the monsoon season. Accordingly many inquiries are knocking the doors of park administration for booking visit to this area.

Indian government has worked hard to preserve some of the rare animal and bird species by declaring huge plots of lands as reserved forests and sanctuaries. Corbett Tiger Reserve is one such wilderness areas, which includes Corbett national park and Rajaji national park. Corbett national park is spread on a huge area of around five hundred twenty sq. km, attracting the attention of wildlife enthusiasts from different corners of the world with its variety of wildlife and amazing landscapes. Carrying the credit of first national park to be established in Asian continent, Corbett national park was established by Jim Corbett which is located in two districts Pauri and Nainital of Uttaranchal state. There are various options available to explore the park and Jeep safari is one of the most convenient. One can freely ride the jeep safaris in this particular area, since they are secured and safe. Jeep safari takes you to every corner and interior of the park offering chances of a sure encounter with freely roaming tiger that too from a close distance. Corbett national park offers this most interesting moment to its visitors while watching the treasures of nature in the interior region of the park. Other moments of surprise can be shared while spotting rare animals like rhesus monkeys, leopards, sloth bears and crocodiles. Uniqueness of the park can be noted in making the wild life available for viewing without disturbing them. The treasure of wildlife at Rajaji national park includes five hundred elephants, two hundred fifty panthers, twelve tigers and around four hundred species of birds.

Corbett park

There are various gates for entering the park and permits are required for entering, which can be issued at the respective gates. Accommodations for the visitors are available near the gates which provide a unique experience of staying in jungles. It is advisable to book these accommodations in advance, so that day permits can be received accordingly.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Celebrating India's Festival of Lights - Diwali

One of the main festivals of India, Diwali is a time for grand celebrations involving great fireworks and mouth-watering sweets. It is popularly known as 'Festival of Lights' among many. This occasion is very special for all the communities living in India, as they unite in celebrations with their friends and neighbours. Children enjoy this festival more than the adults, as schools in most parts of India remain closed for many days around this time of the year. United-21 wishes you a very happy Diwali and a great year ahead!

Friday, 20 September 2013

Corbett National Park Safari Zones:

Jim Corbett National Park has been distributed into several safari zones due to it's dense wildlife area coverage. For public convenience, it has been separated in zones and that's most comfortable for tourists to check out for a specific one...

Safari Zones in Corbett National Park:

Jhirna, Bijrani, Dhikala & Phata...

Jhirna: Located 16 kilometres away from Ramnagar, Jhirna is the most watchable zone in Corbett, surrounded with mesmerising lush green jungle. It is being said that this zone is also endowed with tigers, and tailor made for elephant safari, jeep safari and other kind of trekking.

In order to access the Jhirna zone, you need to take up with the permission from the Park authorities, which needs your ID proof and Address. This zone will be greeted with the unique music & very natural one (bird Chirping and Roar of Tigers). Jhirna Safari Zone is the only zone in Corbett that is open for all 12 months. Last but not the least, take a guide with you as it's mandatory.

Bijrani: Bijrani sustains lots of herbivores, and has a wide range of Jungle roads that makes an excellent tiger sighting territory. This zone provides an excellent opportunity of Tiger Sighting, and it has the dense vegetation of pure Sal forests and tropical moist and deciduous mixed forests in the valley and plains. Water availability is throughout the year that makes it an exceptional habitat for a strong prey and its predator.

Dhikala: Largest and the most varied zone of Corbett National Park is Dhikala, that provides you the best stay opportunities. This zone cotntains the diverse range of habitats, which includes Ghoral, a goat antelope, while the Gharial and Maggars, the great Mahaseer, inhibits the rivers below. Dhikala offers the stay at Forest Rest House in the park if booked in advance. Ramnagar river has been stretched through its middle, emptying into a wide, multiple-necked reservoir.  

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Jim Corbett National Park Tourism Travel Guide:

Situated in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India that had been established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. After India's Independence, the park was named as Ramganga National Park. Later in 1956, it was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park behind the name of Legend Man-Eater Hunter Jim Corbett.

Being the renowned wildlife sanctuary in India, Jim Corbett National Park has been stabilized itself to serve for more than 488 different species of plants and wide variety of wild life animals, which includes Elephant, Tiger, Chital, Sambar, Deer, Nilgai, Gharial, Cobra, Wild Boar, Common Musk Shrew, Fox and around 600 species of birds.

Covering around 521 Square Kilometers, Jim Corbett National Park acts as a protected area of critically endangered Bengal Tiger of India. Corbett National Park attracts thousands of Indian and Foreign visitors each year. It is situated in the foothills of Himalayan belt, and has ecological characteristics with splendid landscapes. If you are an adventure seeker, bird watcher, angler and animal lover then Jim Corbett National Park is the best place to make visit to.

Corbett National Park Safari Zones: Jhirna, Dhikala, Bijrani.

Best Time To Visit to Corbett National Park: Best period to visit to Corbett National Park is between November and June, the period after and before monsoon.

Resort to Stay in Corbett: Corbett Resort

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Virtual Tour of United-21 Wildlife Corbett Resort By Magic Holidays

United-21 Wildlife Corbett Resort is located on the eastern periphery of Corbett National Park in a place called Dhikuli. It provides the different kind of comfortable accommodation like: Village style mud huts & well furnished rooms under the mango orchard with beautiful machan at the bank of river. Each huts and rooms are attached with modern facilities. A lush green garden with plenty of beautiful plants in order to enjoy late evening tea with bonfire.

Website: United-21 Wildlife Corbett Resort

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Attractions in Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park's main attraction is the wild BIG CAT with varied flora and fauna. This park houses the natural habitat of the rare species of Tigers - Bengal Tigers. It is a place that draws more than 70,000 visitors every year and also offers best views and adventure activities that enthusiast the visitors. Project Tiger Reserve's headquarter is Ramnagar, which is a good place to stay.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Stop Illegal Trafficking - It's Operation Monsoon at Corbett National Park

At Corbett National Park, the authorities have initiated to stop illegal trafficking, naming it as Operation Monsoon.

Jim Corbett National Park remains shut during monsoon, and around 400-500 officials from Forest Department are a part of this Operation Monsoon.

Due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand (Ramnagar), the road remains shut, so Elephants are being used as a carriage to travel from one place to another.


Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary

Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary, the most clickable national park in India, has the privilege of being India's first National Park to protect the Bengal Tiger. It was developed and nurtured by Late Jim Corbett in 1936; a step has been taken to preserve the Wild Bengal Tiger under the Project "Protect Tiger" in 1973. Situated in the scenic spot and green lush forests with the parallel running valley to a series of ridges cover an area of 520.8 sq. km, and is famous for its individualistic scenic beauty.

Flora and Fauna of Corbett National Park makes it a unique and green lush forest of India, which is quite difficult to be found in any other national parks of India.

According to the Wildlife Specialist and their 2-year long survey in the National Park, Corbett National Park consists of 50 mammal species, 580 bird species, 25 reptile species and 110 tree species. Varied ranges of Corbett National Park includes the large mammals also  and the lesser ones like reptiles, amphibians, the fishes, the mollusks, the crustaceans and more.

But the most amazing species of all the time of Corbett National Park, the ferocious yet amazing Bengal Tiger turns the head up. Corbett National Park has maintained its congenial environmental condition to preserve the Bengal Tiger and its prey such as Deer, wild Boar and other herbivorous animals. Corbett also comprises of Elephants, Leopards, Himalayan Black Bear, Flying Fox and Indian Pangolin, Sloth Bear, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat, Himalayan Black Bear, Dole or Wild Dog, Jackal, Mongoose, Common Otter, Goat Antelopes, Langurs, Mongoose and Crocodiles.

According to Zoological team survey of India, Corbett National Park has more than 580 species of birds, which comprises of domestic as well as migrants. Some of the most prominent birds that found in Corbett National Park such as Commorants, Darter, Grey Heron, Egrets, Cattle Egret, White-necked and Black-necked Storks, Parrots, etc. Corbett National Park offers two types of Safaris such as Elephant Safari and Jeep Safari that excites the tourists more, and avails to enjoy the safari in Corbett Jungle. The Park also has a Visitor Center and a Museum that features the bio-diverse models that relates to the history of Corbett National Park.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Importance of Kumaoni Holi in Uttarakhand

Kumaoni Holi has its very own importance in Uttarakhand. It is the historical and cultural celebration of the Hindu festival of Holi in the region of kumaon, Uttarakhand. Kumaon people have highest regard for this festival as it signifies the victory of good over evil and the end of the winter season that brings the new sowing season which holds great importance for agricultural communities in North Indians.

Kumaoni Holi has its uniqueness due to its musical affair that has been in the form of the Baithki Holi, the Khari Holi and the Mahila Holi. All these different musical affairs start from Basant Panchmi, and continues for almost couple of months. The Baithki Holi and the Khari Holi have touch of melody, fun and spiritualism, and these songs are especially based on classical ragas of India. The Baithki Holi is also known as Nirvan Ki Holi or Holi of Salvation.

The Baithki Holi is basically a form of musical gathering that starts from the day of Basant Panchmi and keep continuing till the Dulhendi. The Baithki Holi songs are mainly based on the Indian classical ragas but heavily being influenced by its Kumaoni folk musical tradition.

The Khari Holi usually starts the day Baithki Holi starts or sometimes a little later. It is mostly celebrated in the rural areas of Kumaon. Group of men gathers to sing the Khari Holi songs that are much more Kumaoni in flavour filled with the classical tradition.

The Mahila Holi is very much similar to Baithki but composed exclusively by women.

बलमा घर आयो फागुन में -
जबसे पिया परदेश सिधारे, आम लगावे बागन में, बलमा घरचैत मास में वन फल पाके, आम जी पाके सावन में, बलमा घरगऊ को गोबर आंगन लिपायो, आये पिया में हर्ष भई, मंगल काज करावन में, बलमा घरप्रिय बिन बसन रहे सब मैले, चोली चादर भिजावन में, बलमा घरभोजन पान बानये मन से, लड्डू पेड़ा लावन में, बलमा घर…' सुन्दर तेल फुलेल लगायो, स्योनिषश्रृंगार करावन में, बलमा घरबसन आभूषण साज सजाये, लागि रही पहिरावन में, बलमा घर!

Rituals of Kumaoni Holi...

Bonefire of Holika in Kumaon is known as Cheer that ceremonically made, is known as Cheer Bandhan. It takes place fifteen days before Dulhendi (Chharadi). The Cheer is burnt a day before Holi, and it is known as Cheer Dahan that symbolizes the victory of good over evil.

Dulhendi, which is also known as Chharadi, is made up of flower extracts (Tesu flowers). It is being gathered from the trees, dried in the sun and then later mixed with water to produce orange-yellow coloured water.

Cuisine - Special Culinary preparations for Holi include Gujia and Aaloo Gutuk, fried potatoes seasoned with jamboo (a Himalayan spice).

Celebrate Holi with Nature! HAPPY HOLI!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Best Wildlife National Parks in North India

For all wildlife adventure seekers and wildlife tourists, North India has endless treasure to get them thrilled experience in wildlife. It has bagged tourists from various corners of this world that cherishes the mysteries of wildlife treasures. North India is full of such beautiful places and waterfalls, soothing environment, soft trekking routes and so on.

North India has richest treasure of wildlife and natural beauty in it to showcase itself to the rest of the world. It's richest cultural and historical stories contributes to attract the tourists at a greater extent.

Best Wildlife National Park in India (North India):
  • Corbett National Park
  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Orang National Park
  • Manas National Park
  • Balpakram National Park
  • Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nameri National Park
  • Dibru Saikhowa National Park
  • Keibul Lamiao National Park
  • Nokrek National Park
  • Namdapha National Park
  • Betla National Park
  • Hazaribag National Park
  • Kishtwar National Park
  • Mouling National Park
  • Pin Valley National Park

The above listed National Parks are enriched with wildlife treasure, and have several rare species of wildlife red Panda and Snow Leopard (in the parks of Assam).  Grab these precious spots right away to make it memorable in the history of your life.

This list is not completed yet, so stay tuned for next beautiful places in India for visitors and adventure lovers.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Do's and Don'ts in Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is named after a famous man-eater hunter Col. Jim Corbett. Corbett National Park was earlier named as Hailey National Park. It is situated in Nainital District of Uttarakhand. The park has been established in order to protect the endangered species of flora and fauna, especially the Bengal tiger.

Corbett National Park consists of geographical and ecological characteristics, and has been declared as an ecotourism destination. The park has 488 different species of plant and varied fauna. There has been increase in tourist inflow of which many of them doesn’t adhere to the rules of the National park.

The Park is a heavenly abode for adventure seekers and wildlife lovers. It is India's first national park that comprises of around 520.8 Sq. km. Corbett National Park consists of around 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 species of birds and 25 species of reptiles. Wildlife Sanctuary was the first ever to come under this project to preserve Tigers.

Now some Do's and Don'ts that tourists need to take care of one's get into the Park:

  • Need authorized permission to enter into the Park.
  •  You might be a great tourist and wildlife lover, but you should accompany a Nature Guide from Corbett Park for your wildlife safari and to visit the scenic landscapes inside the park.
  • Drive slowly. In the Park, elephant safari and Jeep Safaris are available to take tourists deep into the forest. Please avoid any kind of disturbance to the wildlife.
  • Keep driving on the known and guided roads and trails. Off-track driving may hamper the activities of animals and the growth of flora species..
  • Visiting wildlife is beautiful enough if it is untouched. Hence it is advisable to keep safe distance from wildlife and keep them undisturbed.
  • Do not make loud noise; as it will lessen up your chances of watching wildlife in the forest. Less noise mean more chance and undisturbed surrounding.
  • Do not wear bright cloths that will grab the attention of animals, so better avoid the bright colour clothes.
  • Guns and pistols are strictly prohibited to carry inside the park. Do not carry life risking weapons.
  • Campfires and smokes should be at a very low level in the forest or should be avoided.
  • Don't go off track at a point where it is not allowed.
  • Maintain cleanliness while being in the park, and throw all kinds of garbage in the bag provided.
  • Consumption of non-vegetarian food and alcohol are strictly prohibited inside the national park.

While being with the wildlife creatures in the Park, tourists need to maintain the lifestyle that correlates wildlife and human life. Following all these information would help visitors to watch and grab more and more wildlife species and would also leave wildlife undisturbed.

Happy Journey to Corbett National Park!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Wildlife Attraction - Corbett National Park

India's first Tiger preserve project was started in Jim Corbett National Park, which is situated in Nainital, Uttarakhand. Jim Corbett National Park was named after a famous man-eater hunter Jim Corbett. Project Tiger was launched to protect the species of Bengal Tigers basically. Corbett National Park is being considered as a home of variety of flora and fauna.

Corbett National Park is famous for wild population of Tigers, Elephants and Leopards. In the Park, there are around 110 tree species, 25 species of reptiles, 580 species of birds and 50 species of mammals are reserved.

Major Wildlife Attraction of Jim Corbett National Park:

Jim Corbett National Park is considered as heaven for tigers and other wild animals. It includes around four kinds of deer and wild Boar. Big Cats that are being reserved in the park are Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat and Fishing Cat apart from Bengal Tiger. Leopards & Himalayan Black Bear are mostly seen in the hilly region of the park while lower regions is for Sloth Bear. The Dole or Wild Dog, Jackal, Himalayan Palm Civet can be found in the Park. Elephants and Tigers are the main attractions of Jim Corbett National Park.

Ramganga River Shore- Another Part of Attraction

In Jim Corbett National Park, fishing & angling are allowed at Ramganga river sideshore but with the prior permission from forest officials. Mahaseer is a kind of fish, which immediately grabs the bait. This is being named as game fish due to fun while fishing. The long-snouted, fish-eating gharial crocodile and the 'mugger' crocodile can be seen along the Ramganga River shores.

Flora in Jim Corbett National Park:

Flora that can be commonly found at the Corbett National Park are rohini, karipak, ber, dhak, simal, grewia, bael, kurha, jhingan, marorphali, khair, bakli, tendu, pula, sain etc. The nullahs and ravines that go deep into the Corbett forests have clusters of bamboo thickets and common green shrubs.

Park Safari Timing:

The Corbett National Park opens at 0600 hrs in the morning till 1100 hrs late morning, and then it starts around 1430 in the afternoon till late evening 1730. For Jungle safari, elephants and Jeep facilities are available.

Tips to enjoy the Wildlife:

If want to enjoy more freely, then have Jeep Safari. It is all time better option.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Wildlife adventurous tour to Corbett National Park

Are you adventure freak and want to spend your precious time with wildlife creatures to understand their behavior in Jungle, then Jim Corbett National Park is the place where you have to visit. Jim Corbett National Park is India's most promising and premier wildlife sanctuaries. It has large number of flora species, and it is being considered as a haven for adventurers and nature lovers due its wide range of fauna species and Himalayan landscapes.

For adventure seekers, there are various task to do that includes river crossing, rappelling, slithering/Bridge fall, Zip wire filmy stunts. And you will surely love to perform all these activities. In the Corbett National Park, jeep safari is an exciting method to observe out the animals with their natural habitat. It is a perfect medium to watch out the wildlife areas and cover more in a shorter time.

In the Park, you can come across the wildlife creatures like Tigers, Leopards, Crocodiles, Elephants, sloth bear, leopard cats, gharials, and several biological varieties. The Jeep Safaris takes you in the deep into the forest to spot the tigers or the leopards. Basically the tiger’s trails are followed to find them out.

Being one of the oldest National Parks in India, Jim Corbett Wildlife Reserve has it own historical legacy. Park administrators have managed to preserve its beauty and species of flora and fauna that makes it more adventurous and Premier Park even after several years of age. If you visit this Park, you won't be disappointed as engaging yourself in various activities along with beautiful sightseeing in the Park would make you love the Mother Nature more.