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ZONES IN CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

The Park is divided into six ecotourism zones - Dhikala zone, Bijrani zone, Jhirna Zone, Dhela zone, Durga Devi zone and Sitabani Forest zone (Buffer Zone).

Dhikala Zone



Entry Gate: Dhangadi Gate
Open Period for Safari Tour: 15th November to 15th June
Safari Offered:Day Canter Safari Only (No Jeep Safari)
Maximum Number of Canter Safari Seats: 32 Seats in One Shift

The Dhikala zone is the largest among the five zones of the Corbett tiger reserve and has a stunning landscape of dense Sal forest, large grassland, narrow valley and various channels of the Ramganga River.

There is no jeep safari available for day visitors. However, one can enjoy the day tour through the Canter safari.

Bird Watching

Bijrani Zone



Entry Gate: Amdanda Gate (Steps away from Pagoda Manu Maharani Corbett Resort!)
Open Period for Safari Tour: 15th October to 30th June
Safari Offered: Day Jeep Safari
Maximum Number Of Safari: 30 Jeeps in One Shift

The Bijrani zone is most famous for catching a glimpse of the king of the Corbett forest, the royal Bengal tiger. 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.

Aamdanda gate is the entrance to the Bijrani zone. Jeep safaris available for day visitors.

Bird Watching

Jhirna Zone



Entry Gate: Dhela Gate
Open Period for Safari Tour: Throughout the year (subject to weather condition)
Safari Offered: Day Jeep Safari
Maximum Number Of Safari: 30 Jeeps in One Shift

The Jhirna zone is open for day tourists throughout the year, so it is one of the most visited zones in the Corbett Reserve forest. The tiger sighting in this zone is reported frequently and also a wide range of wildlife species found in this region. Along with the majestic tigers, the wild bears are the main attraction of this zone.

Bird Watching

Dhela Zone



Entry Gate: Dhela Gate
Open Period for Safari Tour: Throughout the year (subject to weather condition)
Safari Offered: Day Jeep Safari
Maximum Number Of Safari: 15 Jeeps in One Shift

This zone is also remains open all round the year for tourists. However, the safari tour depends on the weather condition. This zone is well known especially for the vast range of bird species and considered as the best zone for birding. Apart from the safari entry permit, you also have to book a Jeep and a guide, without which you can't get the entry inside the forest.

Bird Watching

Durga Devi Zone



Entry Gate:Durga Devi Gate
Open Period for Safari Tour: 15th November to 15th June
Safari Offered: Day Jeep Safari
Maximum Number Of Safari: 11 Jeeps in One Shift

Highly rich in species of flora and fauna. The streams of Ramganga River and Mandal River enrich the water bodies of this zone and add the beauty to this wild forest. The main attractions of this zone are Otters, primarily found near the Domunda Bridge. The famous fish known as the Mahsheer fish is found in the river streams of this zone.

Bird Watching

Sitabani Forest Zone (Buffer Zone)



Entry Gate: Near Teda Village (Private Vehicle Allowed)
Exit Gate: Paulgarh Gate
Open Period for Safari Tour: All Round the Year
Safari Offered: Day Jeep Safari
Maximum Number Of Safari: Unlimited

The Sitabani forest zone is the reserve forest zone located outside the Corbett Tiger reserve area. The zone is treated as the Buffer area of the tiger reserve and is open to everyone to visit here. You will find plenty of herbivore animals like elephants, deer, sambars, Nilgai and others roaming freely here. Though it is a buffer zone and tigers or leopards sighting are almost negligible here, but sometimes these dangerous predators are spotted here in search of their prey.

There is an old temple named Sitabani Temple is located in the forest and is protected and maintained by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). Along with this, there is also a very old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Visitors are allowed to explore this zone by the Jeep safari, by walking.

Bird Watching

Wilderness Experience

AT JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

"Gear up to experience close encounters with Royal Bengal Tigers, Gharials, Crocodiles besides a numberless animal species, including varieties of Deer, Asiatic Elephants, Wild Boars and other known/unknown animals along with more than 650 species of residents and migratory birds.

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About Jim Corbett National Park


Founded in 1963, spanning over an extent of 520 square kilometers; the magical landscape of Corbett is well known and fabled for its tiger richness. Surrounded by hills, marshy depressions, riverine belts, grasslands and large lake, the part is rich in varied wildlife, marshy residents and birds.

Truly a heaven for the wildlife buffs, bird watchers and for the young ones to get a chance to experience nature, first-hand.

Nature watch and wildlife viewing in the park is done in an open four wheeler Jeep and on Canters. The Canter safari is an open bus safari with 16 seats in a bus and total of 2 buses are allowed in one shift. The Jeep Safari can carry a maximum of the 6 adults and 2 children excluding driver and guide/naturist and is organised in two shifts and only 30 safari jeeps are allowed to enter in one shift.

Please Note: A guide is mandatory with the jeep to get the entry

Booking required! And then reaching the gate too, but, don’t you worry, we are here to arrange all that for you.