I went to Uttarakhand, India on February 22 and 23, 2019 to visit the Jim Corbett National Park which is the oldest forest park in Asia and a world- famous ecotourism site in India. As a country, India has so much natural beauty to offer. Uttarakhand, for instance, is near the Himalayan mountain of Tibet so I could see snow-capped mountains in the distance.
When I reached the national park, I asked around for a ride and I was told I could rent a jeep, so I did and it took me for sightseeing around the area. I was filled with excitement to finally be able to be inside the national park.
The jeep picked me up very early in the morning at the break of dawn around 5 o’clock from the resort where I was staying called “River View Retreat” and brought me to the oldest park.
During our sightseeing, I saw so many animals such as elephants, rare birds, I heard just tiger sound and saw their footsteps; I saw deer, boar, and so many others, such a delight to nature lovers like myself.
I saw so many people straight away, going to the same direction with me and I was so excited and I was thinking I might meet a tiger there. I kept praying and I sat quietly in the jeep.
After thirty minutes, we reached the gate of the Jim Corbett National Park, and the local guide asked me some money to pay for the entrance fee. I waited for ten minutes and they called me to get into the jeep, and then we headed inside the forest park. We started from the gate for sightseeing. We looked around in the forest. It was very quiet and it is a nice nature park with a good environment and many creatures were singing. I liked the place and I knew everybody in the world would feel the same way that I did. For those who love nature, this is a perfect place to be.
I walked around the museum to take note of its history and tried to imagine the past when Jim was here. He had so much passion to protect and conserve the natural forest and animals. It was his passion that has enabled us, tourists, to enjoy nature’s beauty of the forest park. I decided to write a brief profile of Jim Corbett and here is his story: