The special episode of Man vs Wild, that featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Bear Grylls, was among some of the most awaited ones. The country was ecstatic, intrigued, and excited to see, how the most important person of the country will ‘survive the wild’. And well… watching him make his way through the Jim Corbett National Park, we were not disappointed.
It’s no news, that whatever our Prime Minster does, soon translates to trend. Be it the clothes he wears, his style statement, and in this case: the destination. Recently, it has been revealed that Jim Corbett National Park has become a favourite spot for those seeking adventure.
The Jim Corbett National Park, in Uttarakhand was the location for this episode that has over 3.6 billion impressions. It featured various activities like crossing the river in a makeshift raft, camping in the middle of the forest and being a part of the jungle. These activities, have now made it to the list of adventure enthusiasts and travellers who are now chalking out similar itineraries. This has now lead to a surge in the number of tourists who have taken a detour to Jim Corbett National Park.
“Eco Rent A Car, has witnessed a 20% increase in the self-drive car rental bookings to Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand especially, and other places like Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan, Kaziranga National Park, Assam, Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal, and Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh,” shared Aditya Loomba, Joint MD of Eco Rent A Car.
Why Jim Corbett
Jim Corbett National Park has always been a popular spot for tourists. Specially for those who are looking for a quick getaway from Delhi and venture into the wild. It has some beautiful resorts and interesting jungle safari itineraries that allow you to explore the forest reserve.
It is also home to over 650 species of resident migratory birds and is popular for the sightings of Bengal tigers. With a rich flora and fauna it showcases the bio-diversity in its entirety. Maybe this was one of the reasons why this particular location was selected for this particular episode of Man vs Wild.
In fact, while you are here, you can plan your next vacation to Riverside Corbett – the only resort in Corbett National Park with in-house horse riding and private access to the river. Furthermore, encapsulating the typical jungle experience, Brys Caves, situated near Jim Corbett National Park, will promise you to emerge as a serene getaway from the hectic city life. The resort combines raw nature in the form of caves and modern aesthetics to offer you a distinctive holiday that is both wild and luxurious at the same time. And if you are looking for a jungle retreat located in a lush forest, you can opt for a stay at Jim’s Jungle Retreat.
We just hope that the increase in footfall doesn’t disrupt the wildlife and the eco-system. As far as the rest of it is concerned, there couldn’t be a better opportunity for tourists (both Indian and foreigners) to visit the forest that our Prime Minister and the legendary Bear Grylls survived!