Nainital definitely makes a significant mark in the map of international tourism as it offers a plethora of activities that will keep anyone very busy and at the same time longing for more. It has also managed to attract people from all walks of life and thus has become the most favourite vacation destination be it for just pure leisure or adventure. Speaking of adventure, one of the most enjoyable trek routes is from Nainital to the Jim Corbett National Park and Sanctuary ideal for both amateurs and experienced trekkers.
Nainital to Jim Corbett National Park covers a distance of 128 km filled with lovely trails and unlike other Treks; this route can be enjoyed both in summers as well as winters. The tall trees along the foot trail is filled with mammals, migratory and domestic birds that travel to lower altitudes due to the extreme cold in the higher belt. You can enjoy bird watching using your binoculars to view an astounding variety of 650 different species of Birds and the endangered Serow and the Himalayan Black Bear.
The route takes you through old pony tracks where you can camp beside the Kosi River, Dense forests rich with wildlife and shallow streams. As you gain altitude, you are faced with a view of vegetation and spectacular landscapes below and as you move on, you enter the forest covered with Oaks and Pine Trees, scenic valleys and deep gorges. The stretch of forest from Vinayak to Pathriya is of great importance to ornithologist as the 'Mountain Quail' was reportedly seen here which had gone completely extinct.
You end the journey at the temperate forest that welcomes you with a view of the ice-filled Himalayas where you can rest and spend some quite time with nature. This trek passage or route is definitely recommended for beginners as it does not involve a lot of technicalities, prior trekking experience or any supersonic energy levels and skills. All you need is to be able to walk some distance, make simple moderate climbs coupled with the will and love for nature and its beautiful surroundings.