Four Wheel Drive Open Jeep Safaris to the BIJRANI - JHIRNA - DURGADEVI - DHELA - CORBETT LANDSCAPE (SITABANI) - ALL DAY VISIT ZONES of Corbett Tiger Reserve offer the visitor a memorable experience to view Wildlife & Avi Fauna in its unspoilT natural habitat. With our fleet of the latest Maruti Suzuki Gypsys all vehicles have operational 4 Wheel Drive and are Bharat Stage 3 compliant as per the Corbett National Park pollution norms policy. These open top off road vehicles are best suited for the rugged terrain of Corbett National Park with our professional & experienced wildlife trained drivers and the knowledgeable Park Nature Guides, who accompany you for these Trips are well versed with day to day changes of wildlife movement, ensure that your Jeep Safari experience is beyond what you have imagined. We request the visitor to undertake our Jeep safaris with an open mind, enjoy and appreciate everything that comes your way - the jigsaw puzzle will fall in place - if you are destined to see a Tiger - you will !! Enjoy, Explore, have fun, be amazed...on our Jungle Jeep Safaris !!
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.
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.
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 etc
Dhela Safari Zone In Corbett - New Eco Tourism Zone.
A trip to Corbett National Park is going to be more exciting and full of thrilling as the forest department of Uttarakhand has decided to open another tourism zone named as DHELA, will be the fifth tourisms zone inside the Corbett National Park. Corbett Park has witnessed the arrival of large number of tourists as on Tuesday 11, 2014 around 300 wild lovers undertook the safari. Observing such a good response from the tourists, Park authority has decided to gift another tourism zone that guarantees the tiger sightings in your first attempts. Along with this a new eco-tourism centre will be opened at Corbett Tiger Reserve this season, bringing a nature notch for the wildlife enthusiasts.
DHELA- a new fifth eco-tourism zone will become fully functional from December 01, 2014. Deputy Director Corbett Tiger Reserve Saket Badola quoted that Tourist and wildlife lovers can also enjoy nature trail from 1st January next year. The new zone will be an addition to the four zones that is already operational in the park namely Dhikala, Bijrani, Jhirna and Durgadevi. Saket Badola gave the information about fifth tourism zone and told that the whole Zone will be sprawl over 1173 hectare of area with 46 Kilometers of jungle path. Tourists can do jeep safari in morning as well as in evening shift. Only 15 gypsies will be allowed to enter in to the zone in each of the shift. The charge for new safari initiative will be same as day visit charge. And above all tourists will be able to get down from their vehicles and can enjoy nature trail up to 05 kilometers. They have decided to establish two nature trails where only eight tourists will get the permit in each of the shift and can enjoy lovely bird watching. The zone will remain open all throughout the year.
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 !!
Jeep Safari Formalities
- PHOTO ID Proofs: ADHAR CARD or DRIVING LICENCE or PASSPORT or PAN CARD or STUDENT ID or VOTER ID : that are Accepted - we require the number only - Scan copy is not required.
- The First Traveler listed on the Booking form has to carry the same ID Proof as submitted for Booking Jeep Safari to visiting Corbett National Park.
- All other Travelers also have to carry an ID Proof
- Our Jeep Safaris Start & Finish at Ramnagar.
- Pickup & Drop charges from any Resort/Hotel/Railway Station as specified by the Traveler are Extra and chargeable.
- SAFARI PERMITS ONCE BOOKED ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
- The number of Jeeps that are permitted to enter a particular zone is based on the carrying capacity of that particular Zone : Only 30 Jeeps are allowed to enter Bijrani and Jhirna zone of Corbett National Park, in the morning session and similarly in the Evening session.
- Only 11 Jeeps are permitted per session to the Durgadevi Zone of Corbett National Park.