When you want to explore the wilds of Jim Corbett National Park, the option is to board a jeep. Jeep safari in Jim corbett national park is the most secure way if you don't want to get scared when you hear the growl of a Tiger! more of all corbett jeep safari is the best way to get the inside look of the forest and its topography & also to cover maximum area to cover inside the forest in stipulated time frame.
There are four forest zones that can be visited for safari:
- Jhirana (Round the year)
- Bijrani and Durgadevi (From 1 Oct to 30 June)
- Sitabani (Round the year)
are two safaris that can be taken in
Morning- from 6 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Evening- from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M.
morning 30 jeeps are allowed
to travel into various forest zones
of Corbett National Park and same pattern
follows in the afternoon safari. One
can book only morning safari in advance
whereas for afternoon safari bookings
are done on first come first serve basis
on the same day.
Bijrani Jeep Safari:
Located at a distance of 1 Km is the Aamdanda entrance. After travelling 5 Kms. of buffer zone you reach Bijrani tourist zone from where actual jeep safari starts. Jeep safari in Bijrani is the most popular amongst the tourist in Jim Corbett National Park. One can also enjoy Elephant safari here (Subject to availability)
Famous for its wild bear, Jhirna tourist zone is located 16 kms. from Ramnagar and the area is full of natural beauty. Jhirna is famous for open grassland here you can spot tiger and deers. To visit this area we can collect the permit from Corbett Tiger Reserve reception center. From Ramnagar 25 jeep are permitted for this zone and rest 5 jeep come from Kalagarh gate. This zone is open in rainy season also.
Durgadevi Jeep Safari:
Durgadevi safari zone in corbett national park is farthest from Ramnagar at 28 km. This zone is a hilly area and is situated along the banks of Ramganga River. Besides looking at wildlife, you can also look at popular Mahasheer fish in the river waters. On your way you can halt at Dhangarhi museum.
Sitabani Jeep Safari:
Sitabani area is not considered in Corbett Tiger Reserve. Sitabani is associated with the Ramayana, a Hindu epic. It is believed that Sita, the protagonist of Ramayana, spent her days stranded in exile during the agnipariksha episode. Sitabani is a birdwatchers paradise and there is an ashram tucked away in the jungle.
Sitabani is deep inside the forest and is under ASI - Archaeological Survey of India. Ancient Valmiki temple is also located here. This forest houses wildlife like tiger, elephant, deer, sambar, barking deer, porcupine, king cobra and lots more.
This area is open round the year for Safari and there is no limit of vehicles entering the area. Corbett national park authority not issue permit for this. Sitabani forest department issue the slip for this safari.
Bus Safari or Canter Safari in Dhikala
Dhikala is the most well known of the popluar tourist destinations in Corbett. It is located at the edge of the broad Patli Dun valley through which the Ramganga flows in numerous channels. Dhikala offers an awesome uninterrupted panoramic view of the valley, with the Kanda ridge in the backdrop. This sight appears all the more imposing from the watchtower near Dhikala. The Tourist Complex overlooks Dhikala chaur (one of the largest remaining grasslands of the Park) and Phulai chaur. A drive through the numerous trails through chaurs is rewarded with sightings of wild elephants, chital, hog deer and numerous grassland bird species and raptors.
Canter Safari in Dhikala Zone (From 15 Nov. to 15 June) Only by Project Tiger's conducted Canter Safari, which can be managed if prior information available with ID proof. One can board the canter either at Ramnagar or Dhangari gate.
of Canter Safari
There are two safaris that can be taken in a day
Morning- from 6 A.M. to 11 A.M.
Evening- from 11A.M. to 4 P.M.
Safari - Corbett
For those who wish to view the wildlife from close quarters, the best way to explore the Corbett national park, is on the back of an elephant. Elephant ride is a unique experience for the visitors of Corbett national park. It can be adventurous at times and at times can be very peaceful. This ride of modern mammoth often provides amazing sightings getting deep into the jungle which can not be explored by other means of safaris.
of Elephant Safari
There are two safaris that can be taken in a day
Morning- from 6 A.M. to 8 A.M.
Evening- from 3P.M. to 5 P.M.
Nature Hike, the best way to experience the dense jungle around Corbett national park. It gives the feel how the villagers used to travel from one village to the other crossing dense jungles resting at water sources. There are many treks depending upon the difficulty level of the trek. Nature trek is allowed only at few areas and is restricted at most of the areas of the Corbett national park.
With more than 500 resident Species of Birds & over 1000 Including Migratory, Corbett is the paradise for bird watchers. Mixed vegetations including thick sal forest and grasslands are home to many Himalayan birds and also attracts many migratory birds most of them visiting the Corbett national park in winters. Bird watching is also done in buffer zone of Corbett national park where lots of birds nest near human settlement. Best time for bird watching at Corbett national park is from November to March.
Corbett National Park Sightseeing -
Visiting Places Jim Corbett National
14 kms. from Ramnagar, on the way to Ranikhet, is a huge rock in the midst of river Kosi. This place has been named Garjia Devi after the deity. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees from different parts of the state. A large fair is held here on kartik Poornima.
Corbett falls is located 3 kms from Kaladhungi which is a welcome by nature with sound of water. Corbett falls is very much similar to the famous Kempty falls in Mussoorie, but Corbett falls is not spoiled by tourists and locals as compared to Kempty falls. The cool clear water cascading from a height is a beauty worth admiring. Above all, the passage that leads you to the Corbett Falls will fascinate you much before you reach there. The 1.7 kms long path with chirping and flights of birds send you a clarion call for a heaven ahead. Corbett Fall is undoubtedly beautiful; rustling leaves and killing silence definitely charm every visitor here.
The wide area around the water falls provides very good parking and camping facilities. It is a very nice picnic spot. A nearby attraction is ‘Nature Walk' museum, where one can experience the pure nature in its primitive style and calm.
Corbett Museum at Dhangarhi where you will see the belonging and life history of Mr. Jim Corbett still intact at the museum with some of the animals at corbett national park.