#1 of 10 Places to Visit in Jim Corbett National Park
At a distance of 4 km from Ramnagar Railway Station, Bijrani zone in Corbett National Park is the most famous among day tourists. Its entrance is at Amdanda, after entering through Amdanda gate, one can cross about 5 km of buffer zone before reaching the core safari area.
Bijrani is a beautiful spot and is known for its vast grass lands, deep forest, stormy drains and wildlife. Once a part of a shooting block, area in and around Bijrani is dry and also has more diverse vegetation. The terrain was famed for the quality of game hunting, during the British period.
To visit Bijrani, permission needs to be obtained from The Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Ramnagar. Maximum 30 vehicles are allowed to travel into Bijrani during morning and same number of vehicles are allowed in the evening hours. For morning safari advance booking is required and for evening safari, permits are given on first come first serve basis. Bijrani has a forest lodge which has six rooms and a dormitory .....
#7 of 10 Places to Visit in Jim Corbett National Park
At a distance of 14 km from Ramnagar, Garjiya Devi Temple or Girija Devi Temple is a famous temple located in Garjiya village on the outskirts of the Corbett National Park in Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
It is a sacred Shakti shrine and is one of the most famous temples in Nainital district. Katyuri Kings, the rulers of Ramnagar, discovered the temple in 1840. It is said that the idol of Goddess Parvati was found on mountains at Garjiya village and the temple was built. In 1970, the temple was reconstructed and after that, the temple gained prominence and visited by large number of tourists.
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Garjiya Devi and is situated over a large rock in the middle of Kosi River. Legends believe that Garjiya Devi is the incarnation of Goddess Parvati, daughter of King of the Mountains also known as Giriraj. The temple houses a 4.5 feet high idol of Girija Devi along with the idols of Devi Saraswati, Lord Ganesha and Bhairav Nath. There is also a temple .....
#2 of 10 Places to Visit in Jim Corbett National Park
At a distance of 15 km from Ramnagar, Jhirna is located on the southern periphery of Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve. Visitors can enter this zone via Dhela gate and need to show the permit at the entrance gate.
Among all the zones, the best and most comfortable Zone for tourists is Jhirna Safari Zone. Jhirna Forest Lodge is located at southern boundary of the Corbett National Park, 25 km from Ramnagar. Every year huge number of tourists visit Jhirna to witness the amazing wildlife. This area is known for its natural beauty apart from vide range of wildlife.
The Jhirna Jeep Safari is one of the most popular activities in Corbett National Park. About 25 vehicles are allowed to get into this area in the morning and same number of vehicles are allowed in the evening. Advance reservation is allowed for morning trips. For evening trips, first come first serve system is followed. It is compulsory to take a guide along. This is one of the two Tourist zones in Corbett National Park which .....
#3 of 10 Places to Visit in Jim Corbett National Park
At a distance of 20 km from Ramnagar Railway Station, Dhikala is the main administrative center and also the biggest forest safari zone at the Jim Corbett National Park. Visitors can enter this zone via Dhangari gate and need to show the permit at the entrance gate.
There is watchtower located at the site, tourists can avail views of the valley and the Kanda Ridge from here. Dhikala chaur is one of the largest remaining grasslands of the park and is located in front of the Tourist Complex. Near this grassland also lies Phulai chaur. Tourists can spot wild elephants, chital, hog deer, raptors and numerous grassland bird species here. Built over a 100 year ago, the old rest house at the site is a historic structure.
Only those who have permit to stay overnight in the Park are allowed to take the safari in Dhikala Zone. Visitors can stay in the park from one to three nights. Regular Jeep Safari is not permitted in Dhikala during day time. Canter safaris is the only way to explore .....
#4 of 10 Places to Visit in Jim Corbett National Park
At a distance of 4 km from Ramnagar Railway Station, Elephant safari in Bijrani is the only way to see the wild animals closely and spend more time with them. The experience of sitting on the back of an elephant and passing through the lush green forests of Jim Corbett leaves unforgettable experience.
Along with elephant and expert Mahout, visitors can go deep into mysterious forest, rugged track, scenic valley with vast grassland and a beautiful river flowing through. It is an adventure feeling when one can go close to tiger or herd of wild elephant. In Corbett, it can be done in the core as well as the buffer zone of the national park. Elephant safari is available for day visitors & resident visitors in Bijrani Zone.
Elephant Safari Cost: Rs.300 for Indians for 2 Hours, Rs.2000 for Foreigners for 2 Hours
Elephant Safari Timings: 6 AM - 8 AM and 3 PM - 5 PM.
#5 of 10 Places to Visit in Jim Corbett National Park
At a distance of 30 km from Ramnagar, Durgadevi Zone is the hill safari zone located at the North-Eastern side of the Corbett National Park. Visitors can enter this zone via Durgadevi Gate and need to show the permit at the entrance gate.
Durgadevi Safari zone is a hilly area and is situated along the banks of Ramganga River. This zone is particularly famous for sighting wild elephants and Otters at Domunda Bridge. Famous Masheer fish can also be seen in the waters of Ramganga River in Durga Devi zone. Lush green forest in this range provides ample opportunity for bird watching as well.
Tourist can stay overnight in Lohachaur Forest Rest House of Durgadevi zone. Visitors can take Jeep safari to experience wildlife from close proximity. Durgadevi Zone is open for visitors from 15th October to 15th June and remains closed during monsoon season. Safaris can be booked in advance from the Corbett National Park official website.
Safari Timings: 5.30 AM - 8.30 AM & 3 PM - 6 PM
#6 of 10 Places to Visit in Jim Corbett National Park
At a distance of 25 km from Ramnagar, Sitabani buffer zone is very famous tourist spot of Corbett National Park nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas in Uttarakhand. This buffer zone is not part of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. This is the only forest in Corbett where tourists can take a wild trek inside the forest.
Managed by Archaeological Survey of India, Sitabani is a famous zone for bird watching and has an ashram situated inside the jungle. In the peak tourist season in Corbett National Park, some of the wildlife move to Sitabani. The dense Sal forests of Sitabani Forest Reserve is home to varied wildlife like tigers, leopards, elephants, spotted deer, sambhar, wild boar etc. There are about 35 Royal Bengal tigers in this reserve. The park is also popular with several vibrant colored bird species.
Sitabani temple is situated inside the Sitabani Reserve and is dedicated to Goddess Sita. According to the legend, Sita, wife of Lord Rama spent few days of her exile .....
#8 of 10 Places to Visit in Jim Corbett National Park
At a distance of 25 km from Haldwani, 32 km from Ramnagar, and 34 km from Nainital, Jim Corbett Museum is a heritage museum situated in Choti Haldwani on Ramnagar road near Kaladhungi Town.
The museum was formally initiated by a few forest officers in the year 1965. Jim Corbett built this house in 1922 for himself at Choti Haldwani, which now houses the museum in his memory. It is a single storied bungalow built using stone and lime mortar on a high plinth. This house served as winter residence for Jim and his sister Maggie. Before leaving India in 1947, he sold this property to a friend Babu Chiranji Lal. Later, in 1965 it was sold to the forest department for setting up the museum.
The museum brings the memory, life and activities of Jim Corbett. Jim was a renowned environmentalist, hunter as well as a front runner in the tiger conservation. At the museum, tourists can view amazing belongings of Jim Corbett. Corbett Museum showcases Corbett's own hunting weapons, his personal .....
#9 of 10 Places to Visit in Jim Corbett National Park
At a distance of 38 km from Nainital, 5 km from Kaladhungi and 26 km from Ramnagar, Corbett Waterfalls is situated on Ramnagar - Kaladhungi highway in Nainital district. Corbett Falls is among the top places to visit in Nainital and also one of the best places to visit near Delhi.
Corbett Falls is a scenic water fall and is surrounded by dense teak wood forest. This waterfall is cascading down from a height of 20 m in to a pool. Sound of the waterfall makes perfect melody with chippings of the birds. The fall is not very huge and bathing in the falls is no longer permitted, but the natural beauty around the place has to be enjoyed and appreciated. This is another popular attraction not to miss in a Nainital tour package.
Trekking in the forests, bird .....
Distance (From Jim Corbett National Park): 26 Kms
Trip Duration (From Jim Corbett Museum (4 km) - Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
#10 of 10 Places to Visit in Jim Corbett National Park
At a distance of 66 km from Ramnagar, 294 km from Delhi and 278 km from Dehradun, Nainital is a beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of Himalayas. It is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in India and also one of the top places to experience Uttarakhand tourism. It is also among the popular 2 day trip near Delhi and also one of the top places to visit near Delhi.
Nainital Lake, Naina Peak and Bhimtal are among the must include places in your Nainital tour packages. Nainital is famous for its scenic mountain views and is commonly known as the Lake District of India. Situated at an altitude of 1938 m, Nainital derives its name from Naini Lake. The highest point is Naina Peak .....
Distance (From Jim Corbett National Park): 65 Kms
Trip Duration (From Jim Corbett National Park - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
Most Asked Questions on Jim Corbett National Park
Winter and Summer from November to June is the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park. The major areas of the park remain closed from Jul to Oct. However, the buffer zones Jhirna and Dhela are open throughout the year. Early morning and evenings is a best time to avail safari.
Jim Corbett takes full day to visit most important attractions. Several tourists usually prefer visiting Jim Corbett along with Nainital. Jim Corbett can also mixed with nearby Wonderful destinations like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie and Dehradun by adding few additional days to your trip.
Budget of Jim Corbett trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Jim Corbett tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5500 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 8450 per person for 3D/2N vacation.
Ensure to cover most important things to do in Jim Corbett like Bijrani Jeep Safari, Garjiya Devi Temple, Jhirna Jeep Safari, Dhikala Jeep Safari, Bijrani Elephant Safari, Elephant Safari, Sitabani, Jim Corbett Museum, Corbett Falls.
Bijrani Zone, Jhirna Zone and Dhikala Zone are important tourist zone in the park. The safari timings for all the three zones starting from 5.30 AM - 8.30 AM & 3 PM - 6 PM. For morning safari advance booking is required and for evening safari, permits are given on first come first serve basis.
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