Jim Corbett National Park
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Jim Corbett national park named after the legendry tiger hunter turned naturalist jim Corbett (1875-1955), the Proud destination jim Corbett national park was the first national park of india. Jim corbett park first and oldest national park in india. Jim Corbett national park establish in 1936 in ramnagar town uttrakhand, india. Jim Corbett national park can be befittingly called the paradise of tiger for the fact that it hols a large population of tigers in its breathtaking landscapes that consists of different varieties of flora and fauna. It is the one of the most famous wildlife destination in india, visited by several wildlife enthusiasts who want to catch the glorious sight of the indian tigers.
Jim Corbett national park is the most exciting ecotourism destination in india encapsulating 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna that includes 580 birds species and 25 reptile specie. Jim Corbett national park was establish in 1936 as a part of indian wildlife protection initiative to ensure the protection of endangered tigers in india, especially the Bengal tigers. Jim Corbett park is beeb the first wildlife reserve of india extended over an area of more than 520sq km in the Himalayan foothills.
And, most importantly, the line between human existence and nature has been drawn clearly at Corbett where accommodation facilities are located at a reasonable distance from the wild habitats. The reserve gets above 600 species of resident and migrating birds throughout the year. Apart from the options of bird watching, jeep safari, there are other options available too. These include camping near the park to rappelling. However, nothing beats the joy of locating a special tiger in an early morning safari. The best time to visit the park is during the winter months when the sun is less harsh and the animals love to come out of their shades to enjoy the winter noon.
Dhikala Zone: Dhikala is the largest and most beautful zone of corbett national park with most of the safari routes on the side of Ramganga river. Dhikala is the named after the chaur or grassland od dhikala which is one of the biggest grasslands in asia. The tourism area of dhikala zone has sal forests, mixed forests, river beds, grasslands supporting life of varied species of wildlife. Ramganga river is the lifeline of dhikala zone and is the reason for good density of wildlife in the region. Every season brings new forms of beauty in dhikala zone and is a treat for those who love nature and wildlife. It is also a great place for those who wish to relax in the natural environment away from the polluted cities.
Dhikala is one of the few places in the country which It is the only zone of corbett national park which has huge population of crocodiles and gharial maggar.
Bijrani Safari Zone: Bijrani zone is considered as the best zone after the Dhikala zone to spot the tiger. The picturesque landscape of this zone, which consists of large grass fields known as Chaurs and dense Sal forest, plenty of waterholes and river streams is no less enchanting than the Dhikala zone. The chances of tiger spotting in this zone are almost similar to the Dhikala zone and the tiger sighting is reported often by the safari tourists. Along with the big cats like Bengal tigers and leopards, several types other animals like wild elephants, black bears as well as different types of deer and antelopes namely Chital, Sambar, Hog Deer are found in this zone. Also a perfect place for the birding, there are around 600 species of resident and migratory birds are seen here.
Jhirna Safari Zone: Jhirna Zone is one of the popular zones among the six ecotourism zones in the Corbett National Park. The Corbett National Park is divided into the six tourism zone among which Jhirna zone is added much later in 1994. In order to extend the Tiger reserve zone, the farming lands of the Jhirna village and other two villages were included in the reserve territory and the villages were relocated at some other place nearby. And then, the land was redeveloped and turned into an exotic lush forest. Due to being operational throughout the year for the wildlife safari in contrary of other zones which are closed during the monsoon season (except the Dhela zone), the Jhirna zone witnesses much footfalls all-round the year
Durga Devi Zone: Durga Devi Zone is the hill safari zone filled with wildlife beauty and adventure within the Corbett Tiger Reserve. Located at the North-Eastern side of the reserve, this area is cris crossed by Ramganga and Mandal rivers at several places. This zone is particularly famous for sighting wild elephants and Otters at Domunda Bridge. Famous Mahsheer fish can also be seen in the river water of Durga Devi zone. Lush green forest in this range provides ample opportunity for bird watching as well.
Dhela Safari Zone: The Dhela zone of Jim Corbett Park, a seventy square kilometer forest built for tourists six years ago, has the distinction of seeing seven tigers once in Corbett’s seventy-five-year history. Sal Forest’s Habitat Large meadows, a favorite tiger hunting area, the Watch Tower built to see wild animals from far away, so the Dhela zone of Jim Corbett Park attracts tourists. Birds of the species such as the peregrine falcon, black solder kite and hen harrier are often seen. According to other zones of Jim Corbett Park, tigers here are found to be larger in weight, length and height. You can enjoy seeing wild animals in this zone with a jeep safari. Jeep safaris run in two shifts of the day, one shift in the morning and one shift in the evening. Its distance from Ramnagar is twenty kilometers.
Sitabani Buffer Zone: Sitabani zone is located outside of the Corbett Tiger Reserve area and that is the reason it falls under the buffer zone. Nonetheless, the serene ambience of nature never fails to hold its viewers spellbound.
Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett: It is one of the most demanding safari modes. Jeep Safari is the most feasible option to discover the true wilderness and varied species of flora and fauna found in the Jim Corbett National Park. Jeep is a four wheeler vehicle permitted to enter through all buffer zones of the park. It is the most popular way because Jeep is smaller in size when compared with canter that takes you easily some of the unexplored and hidden corners of the jungle where we could easily spot tigers. Jim Corbett national park safari booking online can be done in tourism zones like Bijrani, Jhirna, Durgadevi, Dhela and Sitabani.
Canter Safari in Jim Corbett: Canter safari in Jim Corbett is the only option to visit inside the Dhikala Tourism Zone. If you are willing to explore Dhikala Tourism Zone i.e. most inhabited region by the Royal Bengal Tigers, canter safari is the only option. Canter is also conducted in two shifts by Corbett forest officials. It is yet another way to explore the deep wilderness of Jim Corbett National Park. If you are traveling in group of 15-20 persons then canter would be the best option to know the wildlife of Corbett. Canter also promises maximum safety to the wildlife enthusiasts. It is an open roof vehicle and supposed to be an ideal way to enjoy wildlife safaris. It is the best and ideal way to visit the Dhikala forest zone.
- The full name, age, gender of each visitor as printed the same on the identity cards to be provided along with the confirmatory amount for Jim Corbett national park safari booking.
- Advance Safari entry fee. Also please note that these amounts are non-refundable.
- For foregin visitors, Foreign tourist can book for about 90 days in advanced.
- The passport details are mandatory for making the reservation of Foreign tourists.
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- You just have to fill the form and we will contact you and ask for all required details and book Safari, Resort or Dhikala Stay as per your Requirement.
Ramnagar is perhaps the best approach to the Corbett National Park which forms the headquarters of CTR. This small city is well connected by road and rail network with major cities of India like Delhi, Moradabad, Nainital and Bareilly. Once you reach Ramnagar, then it takes only half an hour to reach Corbett National Park. The park is around 15 kms from Ramnagar railway station.
Ramnagar has a very good network of roads that connects the different cities. The Corbett National Park is situated at an approximate surface distance of 260 Kilometer from India's national capital Delhi. The state government of Uttarakhand plies buses at a short interval of time from Delhi, Moradabad, Haldwani, and Nainital that reaches Corbett directly.
The railway station in Ramnagar receives trains from different major cities of India like Delhi, Moradabad and Bareilly. A direct train to Ramnagar runs from Delhi. You can check out Ranikhet Express, Corbett Link Express and Kathgodam Express which takes you directly to Ramnagar.
Distance from Major Cities:
• Delhi: Delhi - Moradabad - Kashipur - Ramnagar (260 Kms)
• Nainital: Via Kaladhungi to Ramnagar (62 Kms)
• Lucknow: Lucknow - Bareilly - Kichha - Rudrapur - Kashipur - Ramnagar (436 km)
• Dehradun : Dehradun - Ramnagar (232 km)
- You are expected to get entry permits that are being given online while booking your tour.
- Entry ticket is yours and it can not be transferred to anybody.
- Official enlisted guides can join your outings, kindly don't attempt to change the assistant or naturalist
- Entry to the National Park is totally precluded after sunset.
- Day visit to Dhikala Tourism Zone isn't allowed with the exception of the travelers staying in the Dhikala forest rest houses.
- It isn't permitted to get off the jeep or canter while doing Jungle Safari. It is not safe to go anywhere near wild animals.
- Try not to bring pets while you are on a vacation visit as no pets can be taken inside the CTR.
- All guests to the Corbett Tiger Reserve comply with the principles and guidelines of the wildlife protection act. If somebody is found breaking any rules or harming any animals or nature, you would be punished with fines.
INR 6500 /-Jeep [Sitting Allowed – 6 Adults & 2 Children (Age Between 5 to 12 years) in ONE Jeep]
INR 10000 /-Jeep [Sitting Allowed – 6 Adults & 2 Children (Age Between 5 to 12 years) in ONE Jeep]