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Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett National Park India

Jim Corbett National Park is an exquisite attraction of India where tourists in large number from all across the world come to witness the hidden treasure of nature. This is a remarkable place where you can spot endangered animals, attractive fauna and flora, pleasant weather, great peace and much more. But, before you decide to jump in the fun of experiencing the beauty of Jim Corbett National Park, you should get details of few mandatory things to get the most out of your wonderful visit to this exotic place.

What Is The Best Time To Visit Jim Corbett National Park - Find Out:

Spanned over beautiful areas of Pauri Garhwal, Almora and Nainital of Uttarakhand state in India, Jim Corbett National Park is a large and appealing site and is amongst the oldest parks in India. This park is mainly recognised for Project Tiger which is a project on India's endangered Bengal tiger. So, it is not just a park, but a big and renowned tiger reserve as well which covers an area of 1318.54 sq.km in which 520 sq. km is the main area and remaining part is buffer area. The park is named after Col. Jim Corbett since 1956.

So, the visit to Jim Corbett National Park is truly memorable and unforgettable. It remains open from the mid of November to the mid of June months. However, there is a Jhirna zone in the park that remains open for whole year long. The famous Birjani zone of this park welcomes the visitors from mid of October to mid of June months and Dhikala zone allows visitors to visit inside from November 15 to mid of June. During monsoon period, the road of Dhikala and Birjani zones get completely washed away. Moreover, after the sunset, the gates of the park get closed and no drive out is allowed that time.

Right Season to Plan Your Visit to Jim Corbett National Park


Winter Season - Within October to February

In winter season or a period of October to February, you will find this park a true abode of beautiful and unseen birds. So, for birding, this is the most captivating period as at this time, you will meet unseen variety of birds there. Besides birds, you can sight majestic Bengal tiger roaming around the park in the winter season. So, there are high chances to have a natural sight of endangered tiger then. Mostly at night, the temperature of this park goes down to 5 degree Celsius. However, the day time is quite balmy and pleasant. In the day time, animals come out for lazing around in sun; so you can spot them easily there.

Monsoon - During July to September Months

Though the monsoon season is not that appealing time for visitors to come over Jim Corbett National Park, yet we suggest you to visit during this time if you do not prefer visiting this site in crowd. In this season, mostly the crowd gets declined. So, we must say that it is an ideal season to have amazing trekking experience. At that time, the overall weather has an appealing aura as the temperature drops. It is said that in rainy season, the animals enjoy their mating time. So, tourists can get experience of this moment as well. Though we should not forget to mention that visiting this season accompanies a great risk of landslides and soil erosion. Hence, it can be a little risky also. But the beauty will be at its peak with exotic greenery and amazing vegetation around.

Summer Season - During March to June Months

The time from March to mid of June is called summer season in India. During the summer season, the temperature remains quite high. In day time, the weather becomes too hot and scorching that may go up to 40 degree c. So, in this time, the animals and other inhabitants of the park suffer from the extreme heat of sun. This season is called to be the best visiting season as it allows visitors to get the most of the animals inhabiting in the park. Come during this season here and enjoy river rafting and have an unforgettable meet with endangered animals and bird species closely.

Jim Corbett National Park is completely spread over Nainital, Pauri Garwahl and Almora Districts of Uttarakhand. It is one of the oldest national park in India. The park is known for its initiative Project Tiger, for endangered Bengal tiger of India. The total area of the reserve is 1318.54 sq. km. consisting 520 sq. km. of core area and 797.72 sq. km. of buffer area. After India's independence in 1947, the park was renamed as Ramganga National Park. But in 1956 it was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park in the memory of Colonel Jim Corbett.

Jim Corbett National Park opens from mid November to mid June. The Jhirna zone of Jim Corbett National Park remains open throughout the year. Birjani zone opens from mid October to mid June and the main core area Dhikala opens from 15th of November. The park closes partially during the period of monsoon. Most of the roads in Birjani and Dhikala are wash away during monsoon. The gates remain close after sunset and no nocturnal driving is allowed.

Main Visiting Season Jim Corbett National Park Winter (October - February)

It is the best time for Bird watching. Bird lovers are advised to visit during the winter season to get glimpses of varieties of birds. It is also the preferred season for the sighting of tiger. The chances of natural sight of tiger are high during this time of the year. During this season the 5 Degree C. but the day time are pleasant and balmy. The night can get pretty cold. Thus it is the best time to enjoy cold nights. Animals are easily spotted during this period as they come out to laze around in the sun.

Monsoon (July - September)

It is the best time for those who want to avoid crowd. The flow of the crowd declines due to the monsoon season. It is the best for some great experience for trekking lovers. The monsoon prevails from mid June to October. The temperature drops during this time and the weather is sustains a pleasant aura. The rainy season is the mating time of the animals and the park remains closed for tourists keeping that in mind. Also the risks of soil erosion and land slides can prove to be harmful. This is the best time to enjoy flora in Jim Corbett national Park. The place becomes magnificent with greenery and vegetation.

Summer (March to June)

The summer season prevails from the month of March till mid June. The temperature during this time becomes very scorching. The day time can get very hot, up to 40 Degree C mark. The inhabitants and animals suffer the wrath of the rising heat of the sun during this time. This is the best time for sighting of animals. Mostly a hot wind blows throughout the day time during summers. And a thick cloud of dust covers up the region, penetrated by occasional thunderstorms. This season is considered as the best time form river rafting. River rafting enthusiast can opt for this time period to visit.

Different Zone Opening Time

  • Dhikala zone: 15th November to 15th June
  • Bijrani zone: 15th October to 30th June
  • Durgadevi zone: 15th October to 30th June
  • Jhirna zone: Throughout the year

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