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Jim Corbett National Park

The land of Roars,Trumpets and Songs of Wild Animals.

Jim Corbett National Park is an ideal home for many majestic animals like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Reptiles, Birds and many other wild animals. Corbett Tiger Reserve has captured the imagination of many with its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. The natural uniqueness of the area was recognized long ago as a result of which in 1936 Corbett attained the distinction of becoming the first National Park to be established in mainland Asia. The park was then named as the 'Hailey National Park' and was later renamed as 'Corbett National Park' after James Edward Corbett the noted hunter turned conservationist of the area. The area came under 'Project Tiger' in 1971 when Gov. of India launched this ambitious conservation project.

Today after addition of areas into the originally declared National Park, the total area of Tiger Reserve extends 1288.31 sq. kms spreading over three districts of Uttarakhand viz., Pauri, Nainital and Almora. Corbett National Park covers an area of 521 sq. km and together with the neighboring Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest areas, forms the Corbett Tiger Reserve. Geographically it is located between the Shiwalik Himalayas and the terai. The streams, rivers and ridges crisscrossing the terrain, present Corbett with a remarkable variety of landscapes. This vivid mosaic of habitats wet and dry, plain and mountainous, gentle and rugged, forests and grasslands supports numerous plant and animal species, representing Himalayan as well as plains ecosystem. The most famous of Corbett's wild residents are the Royal Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant. In addition to that with over 550 species of avifauna Corbett is one of the richest bird regions of the Country and has been declared as an 'Important Bird Area' (IBA) by Birdlife International. [More Details: Information Inside Jim Corbett National Park]

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JimCorbettNationalPark.co.in is offering safari booking facilty in Jim Corbett National Park. Visitors can book online Jeep Safari, Canter Safari, Elephant safari and Accommodation for Six different zones of the park namely Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhikala, Dhela, Durgadevi and Corbett Landscape. All the procedures of Safari Booking at Corbett are managed by the forest officials as per the guidelines of India's forest department. Please note that we cannot influence the safari zone, safari driver and the naturalist guide as it is not in our hand. It is solely decided by the forest officials. Though all the zones have healthy population of tigers and wildlife sightings are reported more or less same. These all aspects are managed by the automated computerized system to ensure the equal distribution of safari vehicles in respective zones.

Online Reservation for Accommodation can be made 60 days prior to arrival and Day visit Online Reservations can be made 45 days prior to arrival. Online bookings has been started, Click here to make online reservations.


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    Online Jungle Safari Booking

    Price (Indian) : INR 3600 / Jeep ( Maximum 6 Persons are allowed in ONE Jeep )
    Price (Foreigner) : INR 7000 / Jeep ( Maximum 6 Persons are allowed in ONE Jeep )
    Zone:- Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhela, Corbett Landscape & Durgadevi
    Timings:- Morning 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Evening 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


    1.ID Proof: DL Number, PAN Card Number, Voter ID, Passport Number, Student ID etc.
    2.The Traveler has to carry the same ID Proof as submitted in this form, while visiting Corbett National Park.
    3.The Jeep will pickup & drop from/to the Resort/Hotel/Railway Station as specified by the Traveler.
    * ( Conditional Apply )
    4.Safari Charges are NON-REFUNDABLE.

    History of Jim Corbett National Park

    Prior to the years 1815-20 of the British Rule, the forests of the Jim Corbett National Park were the private property of the local rulers. Though the ownership had passed into the British hands, the government paid little or no attention to the upkeep of the park. The sole aim was to exploit the natural resources and extract as much profit as possible from the jungle. It was only in the year 1858 that Major Ramsay drew up the first comprehensive conservation plan to protect the forest. He ensured that his orders are followed strictly and, by 1896 the condition of the forest began to improve. Ramsays plan reflected the deep thought he had given to the science of forestry. In 1861-62 farming was banned in the lower Patlidun valley. Cattle sheds were pulled down, domestic animals were driven from the forest and a regular cadre of workers was created to fight forest fire and secure the forest from illegal felling of trees. Licenses were issued for timber and count of trees was undertaken. In 1868, the Forest department assumed responsibility for the forests and in 1879 they were declared reserved forest under the forest Act.
    In a letter dated January 3,1907, Sir, Michael Keen for the first time referred to the possibility of turning these forests into a game sanctuary however the proposal was turned down. It was years later in 1934 the governor, Sir Malcolm Hailey, supported the proposal for the sanctuary and wanted the enactment of a law to give it protection. To overcome the delays that legislation would entail the area was made into a reserve forest by the Chief Conservator of forest. Later in consultation with Major Jim Corbett, the boundaries of the park were demarcated and in 1936 The United Province national Park Act was enforced and this reserved forest became the first national Park of India. And it was aptly named Hailey National Park after its founder Sir, Malcolm Hailey. Initially the park measured merely 323.75 square kilometers, but to accommodate wild animals like Tigers and Elephants, it was expanded to its present area of 520 square kilometers (core area) in 1966. The year 1973 was a landmark in the field of wildlife preservation. It was in this year that wildlife preservationist and naturalists from around the world launched PROJECT TIGER the most prestigious and biggest total environmental conservation project ever undertaken. The Jim Corbett National Park has the distinction of having been chosen the venue for the inauguration of this project.

    The Tourist Zones of Jim Corbett National Park

    In order to promote tourism in the region Corbett National Park has been divided into five different zones. These are the marked buffer or core area of the park where visitors can be part of wildlife safari and can enjoy the intriguing behavior of the animals with bare eyes at proximity. Jim Corbett National Park has divided into 5 different tourism zones for better tourism management.

    Bijrani Zone: Entry from “Aamdand Gate”, Best Time to Visit: 15th October to 30th Jun. Main attraction – Bengal Tiger, Deer’s, Birds, Wild Boar, Jungle Cat, Martin, Sloth Bear, Langoor, Monkeys etc. Safari options to visit this zone are – Jeep and Elephant safari.

    Jhirna Zone: Entry From: “Khar Gate”. Only this zone opens round of the year. Main attractions: Asian elephant, reptiles, birds, wild boar, deer’s, leopards and Bengal Tigers. You can visit this zone only with open jeep.

    Dhela Zone: Entry from “Dhela Gate”. Dhela is new zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve. It opens for tourists in 2015. It also opens round of the year for tourists. Main attractions area wild elephant, Leopard, Bengal Tiger, Jungle Cat, Wild Boar, Deer’s, Hornbill and other bird species, Martin etc. You can visit Dhela zone only with open jeep.

    Dhikala Zone: Entry from “Dhangari Gate”. Dhikala is the largest safari zone of Corbett Park. Best Time to visit: 15th Nov to 15th Jun. Main Attractions are Wild Elephants, Leopards, Bengal Tigers, Crocodiles, Alligators, Golden Mahasheer, Trout, Birds, Wild Boar, Martin, Otters, Jakal etc. You can visit Dhikala zone with Open Jeep, Elephant and Canter (Open Bus).

    Durgadevi Zone: Entry From: “Durgadevi Gate”. Best time to visit 15th Nov to 15th Jun. The zone covers foothill area of Jim Corbett. Safari area and sighting chances are not as good as others, but idle place for bird’s watchers. You can visit this zone only with open jeep.

    Corbett Landscape Sitabani Zone: Sitabani Corbett Landscape Zone is under of Forest Department. This is newly opened zone in Reserve Forest for Visitors in that visitors can spent there 4 hours in the jungle during Jeep safari. Corbett Landscape is loaded with nature`s wonders, and borders the main attraction of the park. Of all the major avian species found in Corbett Landscape and areas abutting Corbett, the Corbett Landscape shelters around 600 species of birds, most of which are migratory birds. Sprawling with vast acres of wilderness, dotted with villages and sun rays filtering midst the tall Sal woods, it is truly a magical to go a walk on the lanes here. And, there is no better way to bird watching than this. Birds Watching Safari can be enjoyed to a large extend in this Landscape.Corbett Landscape is opened tourist spot Near Jim Corbett National Park. This zone is under of Forest Department. It means Corbett Park's rule regulation will be apply in this zone. Only permitted vehicles can take a wild trek inside the forest. There is a famous temple dedicated to lord Shiva and a beautiful river. Corbett Landscape is a very beautiful, peaceful and attractive place near to Corbett National Park. In safari you can see here Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Dears, Jackal, Wild Boar many other animals but its depend on your beautiful luck. This zone is very famous amongst bird watchers specially Vulture lovers.

    SAFARI TIMINGS:

    Corbett tiger reserve provide two times safari in a day and their timings are divide in two seasons – winter season and summer season.

    Safari Timings:

    Safari Season Summer Season Winter Season
    Morning Safari Time
    6:00 Am. To 9:00 Am. 7:00 Am. To 10:00 Am.
    Evening Season
    3:00 Am. To 6:00 Am. 2:00 Am. To 5:00 Am.

    The Park attracts a large number of wildlife tourists and is divided into six ecotourism zones:

    Bijrani Dhikala
    Jhirna Sonanadi
    Durgadevi Dhela

    Corbett Tiger Reserve provides Accommodation and Day Visit facility to visitors. Online booking for Accommodation and Day Visit can be booked in advance through our website: www.jimcorbettnationalpark.co.in

    Accommodation Booking
    Inside Corbett Tiger Reserve zone wise accommodation facilities are available as follows:
    Accommodation facilities are available in Dhikala, Sarpdhuli, Gairal, Sultan, Bijrani, Malani, Jhirna, Dhela, Halduparao, Kanda and Lohachaur in the Sonanadi Tourism Zone. All rooms are provided with double beds and with basic amenities. A twelve bed dormitory at Dhikala and an eight bed dormitory at Gairal are also available for the visitors intending to stay inside the forest.

    Day Visit Booking
    Apart from Night Stay Accommodation facilities in the forest rest houses, Corbett Tiger Reserve also offers Day Visit/Jungle Safari facilities for the visiting tourist. This is a preferred way by many tourists to visit the park who cannot come for longer stays or wish to stay outside the park. The Day Visit/Jungle Safari is done 'only' with vehicles registered with the park administration as private vehicles are not allowed inside the park. Bookings for Day Visit/Jungle Safari can be done using this website.

    The other mode to visit the picturesque park is via the 'Ramganga conducted tour' which takes the tourists to the Dhikala Zone for Day Visit in Canters (capacity of up to 16 adults). Every day two Canter rides are conducted in morning and two in the evening shifts.

    Every tourist season, Dhikala Ecotourism zone open after monsoon on 15th of November for day visit (via Ramganga Conducted Tours), while Durga Devi and Bijrani Zone opens for day visits from 15th of October onwards. Jhirna and Dhela remain open throughout the year for day visits. The Bijrani ecotourism zone is famous among the tourists for its beautiful Sal forest and expansive grasslands. Elephant safari is conducted here for the willing visitors. The safaris are a great source of learning for the visitors about Indian Wildlife and conservation efforts.
    Along with Bijrani, for the convenience of visitors and streamlining tourism management in Corbett Tiger Reserve, the reserve has been divided into six mutually exclusive tourism zones, each having separate gate for entry.


    Zone Entry Gate
    Dhikala Dhangarhi
    Bijrani Amdanda
    Jhirna Dhela
    Sonanadi Vatanvasa
    Durgadevi Durgadevi
    Dhela Dhela

  • Day visit to all zones are strictly regulated as per the scientifically calculated carrying capacity and only a limited number of vehicles are permitted entry during each morning and afternoon.
  • Permits for day visits to the Sonanadi Ecotourism zone can be obtained from the visitor reception center located at Kotdwar.
  • Permits for day visits to other zones are available online on our website.
  • Visitors are advised to acquaint themselves with gate timings and arrive well before the designated time to avoid any inconvenience.
  • Private vehicles are 'not' allowed entry for tourism purposes into the park and visitors use specially designed vehicles, registered with CTR for this purpose. Day visits to the Dhikala Ecotourism Zone are permitted only through the specially designed Canter buses via Ramganga Conducted Tours.
  • Visitors can also enjoy elephant rides at Bijrani and Dhikala ecotourism Zone, which is available on 'First come, first get' basis.
  • Canteen facilities are available at Dhikala, Bijrani and Gairal. At other locations, kitchen facilities have been provided.
  • How to Reach Jim Corbett National Park

    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.

    By Road: Ramnagar has a very good network of road 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, Haldawani, and Nainital that reaches Corbett directly.

    By Rail: 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 for Ranikhet Express, Corbett Link Express and Kathgodam Express that takes you directly to Ramnagar.

    By Rail: Check www.irctc.co.in & www.indianrail.gov.in

    Distance from Major Cities:

  • Delhi: Delhi - Moradabad - Kashipur - Ramnagar (260 Kms)
  • Nainital: Via Kaladhungi to Ramnagar (62 Kms)
  • Lucknow: Lucknow - Bareilly - Kicha - Rudrapur - Kashipur - Ramnagar (436 km)
  • Dehradun : Dehradun - Ramnagar (232 km)