Corbett

Best Time To Visit

November to June

Weather

Winter :- Max 15ºC, Min 4ºC
Summer : – Max 42ºC, Min 20ºC

Best Places To Visit

Kalagarh Dam, Dhikuli, Corbett Falls,

About Corbett

Corbett National Park, established in 1936 with the core area of 308 sq km, is one of the best wildlife resource in India and a worthy weekend getaway from New Delhi. The national park provides shelter to exotic flora and fauna. In the year 1974, the national park was the first Indian national park to inaugurate ‘Project Tiger’, a program initiated with the motive to save the royal predators ‘tiger’. The park was formerly known as ‘Hailey National Park’ and later in 1955 it was renamed as ‘Corbett National Park’ to commemorate the diligent efforts of Jim Corbett (popular author and wildlife conservationist). The rich flora of the park expands to an area of 521 sq km, dominated by Sal forest. There also are about 488 species of flora recorded in the park. Additionally, the wildlife directory features 586 species of birds, 33 species of reptiles, 36 species of dragonflies, 7 species of amphibians and 50 species of mammals. To spot some of the amazing wildlife species in the park, there are three types of safaris, namely Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, and Canter Safari, are available.

History

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.

By Train:
Ramnagar located at a distance of 10.6 km is the nearest railway station. From the railhead, there are private cabs and shared taxis available to reach the national park.

By Air:
Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) located at a distance of 157 km is the nearest airport. From the airport, there are taxis and cabs available to drive visitors to the park.

By Road:
There is road connectivity available from Delhi to reach the park. The route is about 253.5 km via Gajraula, Moradabad, and Kashipur.

Corbett National Park is situated in Ramanagar in the district of Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Area: 521 km2
Route: The town of Ramnagar is the headquarters of Corbett Tiger Reserve. There are overnight trains available from Delhi to Ramnagar. Also, there are trains from Varanasi via Lucknow and Allahabad via Kanpur to Ramnagar. Reaching Ramnagar, one can hire a taxi to reach the park and Dhikala.
Ramnagar is also well connected by road with Kanpur, Lucknow, Bareilly, Nainital, Ranikhet, Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi. One can also drive from Delhi (295 km) via Gajraula, Moradabad, Kashipur to reach Ramnagar. A direct train to Ramnagar runs from New Delhi. Alternatively, one can come up to Haldwani/Kashipur/Kathgodam and come to Ramnagar by road.

Places to Visit or Local Attractions

Dhikuli
Dhikuli is praiseworthy for providing some of the amazing views of the national park. The ancient rest house (built around 100 years ago) and picturesque valley are the attracting features of the place.

Kalagarh Dam
Kalagarh Dam is a paradise for bird lovers. Here, one can spot myriad of beautiful native and migratory birds.

Corbett Falls
Visit to the Corbett Falls complements the nature trail in Corbett National Park. This attraction is a must visit to enjoy ultimate peaceful experience.

 

Other Attractions

  • Dhikuli is a well-known destination in the park and situated at the fringes of Patli Dun valley. There is a rest house, which was built hundred of years ago. Kanda ridge forms the backdrop, and from Dhikala, one can enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the valley.
  • Jeep Safari is the most convenient way to travel within the national park; jeeps can be rented for park trips from Ramnagar.
  • Treks: tourists are not allowed to walk inside the park, but only to go trekking around the park in the company of a guide. The winter season is cold, so tourists should make proper arrangements for their clothing, if they are traveling in the winter season.
  • Kalagarh Dam is dam located in the south-west of the wildlife sanctuary. This is one of the best places for a bird watching tour. Lots of migratory waterfowl comes here in the winters.
  • Corbett Falls is a 20 m (66 ft) water fall situated 25 km (16 mi) from Ramnagar, and 4 km (2.5 mi) from Kaladhungi, on the Kaladhungi–Ramnagar highway. The water falls is surrounded by dense forests and pin drop silence.

Jeep Safari In Jim Corbett National Park
The Jim Corbett Park is found in the Himalayan foothills in the state of Uttrakhand and is a safe place for the wildlife freaks in the nation. Corbett National Park, perhaps the most wonderful wildlife region with the tiger population of approximately 160 and a significant supporter of the rare species in the country, India. For discovering the wildlife, elephant and jeep Safaris are a perfect way. These wildlife safaris are an added attraction and excitement to the journey.

Jeep Safari helps you explore the affluence of flora and fauna and unveils the exquisiteness of the Corbett Park. Wildlife Safari is an amazing delight for wildlife photographers and adventure lovers. Far away from the chaotic city life, the Corbett Jeep safari takes you to a voyage that is still unharmed by mechanization.These safaris are designed in such a way that it helps you to get in close touch with nature. The whole experience of the jeep safari is simply exhilarating. The Jim Corbett National Park has been divided into 4 safari zones which are Jhirna, Bijrani, Durgadevi, Dhikala. There are regular safaris that are conducted in the morning and the evening time that are Jhirna, Bijrani and Durgadevi district. Barely 30 open JEEPS can make an entry within the park at one time.

Jhirna Zone Jeep Safari
This Zone is located nearly 16 kms away from Ramnagar. This particular zone is open for the tourists all around the year. It is situated on the southern part of the Corbett Park. Prior to making it a reserve it was a popular hunting zone. The timings for safari in the Jhirna zone is from 6:00 am to 9:30 am. Evening safari timing is from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. For the morning safari permits should be taken 10 days in advance from the date you are keen to travel whereas afternoon safaris are booked on first come first serve. Maximum 6 people are permitted at one time. Rates vary as per the season but normally it is Rs 3500 per jeep and the rates are inclusive of all like permit charges, the fees of the guide, charges of the jeep and road charges. For advance booking the name, age and one ID detail of a person is required.

Bijrani Zone Jeep Safari:
Bijrani zone jeep safari begins from the Aamdanda Gate. The place is approximately 2 kms away from the Ramnagar City. This special zone is open for the visitors from 15 October to the end of June. This particularly famous for the royal Bangal Tiger, elephants and watching of birds. The timings are the same as that in the Jhirna Zone. The new jeep safari charges at Jhirna Zone are nearly 3400/- per Jeep and only 6 persons are permitted in every jeep.

Durgadevi Zone Jeep Safari:
This zone is barely 28 kms from the Ramnagar city and is at the rear part of the River Ramganga. This zone is popular for the Mahasheer fishes and one can come across variety of bird species. The new rates of the jeep safari at the Jhirna Zone is around 4000/ and not more then 6 people are permitted in the jeep. Dhikala Zone Jeep Safari: One of the most favorite in Corbett Park Dikhla Zone is called the heart of the Corbett. Some 50 kms away from the town of Ramnagar and the entry to this zone is from the Dhangrahi which is another 15 kms from the Ramnagar city. One has to stay overnight to take pleasure in the jeep safari here. The new rates at Dhikala Zone Jeep safari is approximately 4000 and only 6 people are entitled to sit in one jeep.

Procedure for booking Jeep Safari in the Corbett National Park:
For booking the jeep Safari all you have to do is send the information or your itinerary well in advance as there is a restriction on the number of vehicles permitted within the park at one time. You are required to take the ID at the time you are commuting in the safari. For the booking in advance you need to carry the Photo ID of being an Indian Nationals and if you are from abroad the passport details of a foreign national is compulsory.

Photo Id:
Any Photo ID like Voter Id /Driving license or Pan card is required. You can send us the ID details like the number, DOB, and your name for booking .whilst traveling the tourist should be equipped with the same ID.

Passport Details :
If you are from a foreign land the Passport Number, your name and gender, the date of issue and ending and nationality is requisite for getting the bookings done of the morning jeep Safari. On the other hand the booking of the evening safari is generally done on the first come first basis and the guest is required to travel personally to the Ramnagar Forest office department to get the safari booked. The permit for afternoon safari is generally booked 2 days prior to the safari.

Timings For Jeep Safari
The jeep safari is ultimate fun and runs on a particular trail that are specially maintained for these safaris.The tourists are taken to the deep forest areas. Safari are not allowed after sunsets for the safety reasons. The time duration of the Jeep safari is nearly 3 to 31/2 hours. As compared to the canter safari jeep safari falls a little expensive. In the morning it starts at 6.30 am and lasts till 10 am whereas in the evening it is 2.30pm to 5.30 pm. You can stay within the park or there are many good accommodations in close proximity to the Corbett National Park. It is completely your personal choice and all the resorts are equipped with large number of facilities and amenities.

Advantages of Jeep Safari

  • The best thing about jeep Safari is that you can see the maximum area within a short span of time and be in the lap of mother nature.
  • In Jeep safari there is minimum danger of wild animals attacking you.
  • Certain special jeeps are selected primarily for discovering the deepest part of the jungle.
  • Traveling in a jeep and enjoying nature is a blissful experience and completely rejuvenates your mind body and soul.

Jeep safari in Jim Corbett National Park is thoroughly an outstanding experience. You are sure to take home some of the most beautiful memories which you will cherish all your life. So, visit Jim Corbett national park and have a wonderful travel experience

Flora

A total of 488 different species of plants have been recorded in the park. Tree density inside the reserve is higher in the areas of Sal forests and lowest in the Anogeissus-Acacia catechu forests. Total tree basal cover is greater in Sal dominated areas of woody vegetation. Healthy regeneration in sapling and seedling layers is occurring in the Mallotus philippensis, Jamun and Diospyros tomentosa communities, but in the Sal forests the regeneration of sapling and seedling is poor.

Fauna

More than 586 species of resident and migratory birds have been categorised, including the crested serpent eagle, blossom-headed parakeet and the red junglefowl — ancestor of all domestic fowl. 33 species of reptiles, seven species of amphibians, seven species of fish and 36 species of dragonflies have also been recorded.

Bengal tigers, although plentiful, are not easily spotted due to the abundance of foliage – camouflage – in the reserve. Thick jungle, the Ramganga river and plentiful prey make this reserve an ideal habitat for tigers who are opportunistic feeders and prey upon a range of animals. The tigers in the park have been known to kill much larger animals such as buffalo and even elephant for food. The tigers prey upon the larger animals in rare cases of food shortage. There have been incidents of tigers attacking domestic animals in times of shortage of prey.

Leopards are found in hilly areas but may also venture into the low land jungles. Small cats in the park include the jungle cat, fishing cat and leopard cat.[6] Other mammals include barking deer, sambar deer, hog deer and chital, Sloth and Himalayan black bears, Indian grey mongoose, otters, yellow-throated martens, Himalayan goral, Indian pangolins, and langur and Rhesus macaques. Owls and Nightjars can be heard during the night.

In the summer, Indian elephants can be seen in herds of several hundred. The Indian python found in the reserve is a dangerous species, capable of killing a chital deer. Local crocodiles and gharials were saved from extinction by captive breeding programs that subsequently released crocodiles into the Ramganga river.

Ecotourism

Though the main focus is protection of wildlife, the reserve management has also encouraged ecotourism. In 1993, a training course covering natural history, visitor management and park interpretation was introduced to train nature guides. A second course followed in 1995 which recruited more guides for the same purpose. This allowed the staff of the reserve, previously preoccupied with guiding the visitors, to carry out management activities uninterrupted. Additionally, the Indian government has organised workshops on ecotourism in Corbett National Park and Garhwal region to ensure that the local citizens profit from tourism while the park remains protected.

Patil & Joshi (1997) consider summer (April–June) to be the best season for Indian tourists to visit the park while recommending the winter months (November–January) for foreign tourists. According to Riley & Riley (2005): “Best chances of seeing a tiger to come late in the dry season- April to mid June-and go out with mahouts and elephants for several days”.

As early as 1991, the Corbett National Park played host to 3237 tourist vehicles carrying 45,215 visitors during the main tourist seasons between 15 November and 15 June. This heavy influx of tourists has led to visible stress signs on the natural ecosystem. Excessive trampling of soil due to tourist pressure has led to reduction in plant species and has also resulted in reduced soil moisture. The tourists have increasingly used fuel wood for cooking. This is a cause of concern as this fuel wood is obtained from the nearby forests, resulting in greater pressure on the forest ecosystem of the park. Additionally, tourists have also caused problems by making noise, littering and causing disturbances in general.
In 2007, young naturalist and photographer – Kahini Ghosh Mehta – took up the challenge of promoting healthy tourism in Corbett National Park and made the first comprehensive travel guide on Corbett. The film titled – Wild Saga of Corbett – showcases how tourists can contribute in their own small way in conservation efforts. The film is loaded with all information needed by a tourist before planning a visit to the park along with tips from senior park officials, nature guides and naturalists. Tourists can get a DVD copy of this film from the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).

Inclusion

  • Welcome drink on Arrival.(Non Alcoholic)
  • Morning bed tea breakfast, And Dinner/ either lunch.
  • Evening tea/coffee with cookies.
  • One Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett (Jhirna / Bijrani)
  • Pick up and Drop From Delhi by A/c Volvo Coach at 9.30 PM.
  • Jim Corbett Whole tour conduct by Alto.
  • Jim Corbett National Park visit Corbett fall, Corbett Museum.
  • 01 Kids below 05 years complimentary in parents room without extra bed.

Package detail

Duration : 2 Night and 3 Day

Day 1 : Delhi - Jim Corbett

Arrive to the Jim Corbett National Park visit Corbett fall, Corbett Museum then Check in to the hotel….over night stay at the resort.

Day 2 : Jhirna/ Bijrani Gate

Early Morning move to the safari ride in Jhirna/ Bijrani Gate then breakfast then 02 to 03 Hrs Rest in resort then move to the Dhan ghari Museum.back to the Resort over night stay…

Day 3 : Jim Corbett - Delhi

After Breakfast Check out from the Hotel and explore the local market whole day then in the Night (9.30 PM.) arrive to Delhi & Drop at your destination.

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