Jeep Safari In Jim Corbett National Park
Corbett Jeep Safari Tariff (2015-16)
Price (Indian):- INR 3500 - 4200/Jeep ( Maximum 6 Persons are allowed in ONE Jeep )
Price (Foreigner):- INR 6000 - 6700/Jeep ( Maximum 6 Persons are allowed in ONE Jeep )
Zones:- Bijrani, Jhirna, Durgadevi & Sitabani (Corbett Landscape), Dhela
Timings:- Morning 5:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Evening 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Inclusions: entry fee, road tax, guide fee & gypsy charges.
Welcome to Safari Booking to Corbett National Park. Visitors can book online Jeep Safari or Canter Safari for five different zones of the park namely Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhikala, Dhela and Durgadevi. 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.
ABOUT CORBETT TOURISM ZONES OR JEEP SAFARI ZONES
Jhirna Tourism Zone is open throughout the year.
Jhirna Zone -
located on the southern periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve - 30 Jeeps are permitted every morning & evening and can be booked well in advance - the area consisted of many villages and was prime farming area - but being in close proximity to Corbett the crops were destroyed by wild animals - this made it one of the high man animal conflict zone for years. The Park authorities then managed to relocate these villages with its farming population to another area and the Jhirna zone was added to the Corbett Tiger Reserve. This particular area was transformed into grassland habitat which is excellent for bird watching but this also provides rich grazing for herbivores and wild Elephants. One can see abundant cheetal, sambhar and wild boar which makes this place attractive for Tiger sightings - there is also a good chance to see sloth bear and wild elephants which provide great sightings for the wild life enthusiasts.
Dhela Tourism Zone is open throughout the year.
Dhela Zone -
located on the southern periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve - 15 Jeeps are permitted every morning & evening and can be booked well in advance - the area consisted of many villages and was prime farming area - but being in close proximity to Corbett the crops were destroyed by wild animals - Dhela Zone included in Corbett Tiger Reserve zone November 2014. It's sixth eco - tourism zone of Corbett National Park and become fully functional for tourists to enjoy jeep safari. This is the only area in the reserve's buffer zone open to tourists in CTR. Except Dhela other safari zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve are Bijrani, Jhirna, Durgadevi, Sonanadi and Dhikala. All are situated in core area of Corbett National Park and opens round the year. Dhela zone will open round of the year except the rainy days. Corbett Tiger Reserve is planning to create two nature trails to walk inside the forest; each will be around 2.5Kms long. It will be a great opportunity for the wildlife adventure enthusiast and photographers to walk inside the forest and feel the wildlife very closely.
Dhela zone is famous for its wealthy flora and fauna. It has mixed forests such as Saal, Rohini, Bahera, Haldu, Jamun, Kusum etc. The main wild animals of this zone are Tiger, Leopard, Asiatic Elephant, and Sloth Bears, Barking Deer, Chital Deer, Sambhar Dear, Wild Boar, Langoor and many others. More than 10 species of reptiles and around 400 species of birds are found inside this zone.
Bijrani Tourism Zone is open from 15th October to 30th June every year.
Bijrani Zone -
Entry is from Amdanda gate situated very close to Ramnagar town - 30 Jeeps are permitted every morning & evening and can be booked well in advance - this was a famous shooting block during the British Raj days and has across section of Jungle roads best suited for Jungle Jeep Safaris. This area has a healthy Tiger and wildife population and thus the chances of sighting are immense. Located on the eastern end of Corbett, Bijrani contains a wide variety of flora & fauna which includes Sal forests on the upper reaches and tropical moist, deciduous mixed forest in the valley and plain areas. The availability of water from perennial sources and also from man made water holes and the location of the extremely wide grasslands provide a strong prey base for the big cats and grazing for the herbivores.
Durga Devi Tourism Zone is open from 15th November to 15th June every year.
Durga Devi Zone -
located on the northeastern boundary of Corbett Park - 11 Jeeps are permitted every morning & evening and can be booked well in advance - the area consists of virgin Sal Forest and the meandering Ramganga river and its riverine forest and grasslands - making it very suitable for bird watching with many rare species of Raptors and forest birds. the track leads to the confluence of the Mandal & Ramgnaga rivers that provide the opportunity to see wild elephants all round the year and the undulating terrain provides excellent chances to see Leopard as well as Tiger. The Mandal range of Corbett tiger Reserve is very rich for species like lesser grey headed fishing eagle, crested laughing thrush, maroon oriole, black chinned yuhina, slaty blue flycatcher, little forktail and bar tailed tree creeper etc..
Corbett Landscape (Sitabani) area is open from 01 October to 30 June every year.
This buffer zone of Corbett area is a major part of the newly created Powalgarh Conservation Reserve, located on the Northern side of the Kosi river - based on the Tourism principles followed by Corbett National Park - entry is from 02 gates namely Bhandarpani & Powalgarh. This Sal, Mixed & Riverine Forest corridor is rich in all flora & fauna and recent camera trap surveys show a large population of Tigers and of course all other mammals. There is a temple located in the middle of the Forest dedicated to Goddess Sita Ji - this temple has a mythological meaning for Hindu devotees - natural warm water from a spring flows here - supposedly has some medicinal & healing qualities. A well conducted Jeep Safari with a knowledgeable driver is as rewarding for wildlife viewing as compared to a Jeep Safari to the other zones !!