The Flowing Waters In Jim Corbett National Park

Posted by Alen Parker on May 2nd, 2019

Water is quintessential for the survival of flora and fauna. This is why, rivers are an indispensable part of the park and its biodiversity. Had there not been these rivers in the Jim Corbett park, it would have been really hard for the animals, birds, plants and trees to live.

Broadly, there are three rivers inside the park to support the existence of the living organisms here. The main river is Ramganga river (West), alongwith its tributaries. The tributaries are known as river Kosi, Sonanadi, Mandal and Palain. However, the major area is covered by river Kosi. This also has most of the aquatic life of the park. This river extends in value at the time of dry season. At that time, it serves as a great water resource for the wildlife.

If you are planning to visit Jim Corbett, you should try to stay in Jim Corbett Hotels for a fantabulous view. Nevertheless, let’s get to know a bit more about these rivers.

Ramganga River:

You can also call it the lifeline of Corbett National Park. It is the largest water body in the park. The river is usually fed by the rains and accumulated water from the palain, Gairsain, Mandal and Sonanandi river from the park and then drains finally into river Ganga in Farrukhabad, UP.


This river is perennial. The Jim Corbett Hotels and Jim Corbett Park itself in the eastern peripheral is covered by this river. The river still doesn’t enter the park boundary.


This tributary of Ramganga River is named after the Sonanadi wildlife sanctuary. This sanctuary joins the Corbett Park and is considered as the important part of tiger reserve. This river enters in the park from North-West direction and mingles into Ramganga as a reservoir.

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