Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment. The park was the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative. The park has sub-Himalayan belt geographical and ecological characteristics. An ecotourism destination, it contains 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. The increase in tourist activities, among other problems, continues to present a serious challenge to the park's ecological balance.
Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time. Tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife. In recent years the number of people coming here has increased dramatically. Presently, every season more than 70,000 visitors come to the park from India and other countries.
Jim Corbett National Park comprises 520.82 km2 (201.1 sq mi) area of hills, riverine belts, marshy depressions, grasslands and a large lake. The elevation ranges from 1,300 to 4,000 ft (400 to 1,220 m). Winter nights are cold but the days are bright and sunny. It rains from July to September. Dense moist deciduous forest mainly consists of sal, haldu, peepal, rohini and mango trees. Forest covers almost 73% of the park, 10% of the area consists of grasslands. It houses around 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species. Some of the historic forest rest house of Jim Corbett National Park are Garjia, Sultan, Gairal, Sarpdhuli, Khinanauli, Dhikala, Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhela etc..
The Park attracts a large number of wildlife tourists and is divided into Seven ecotourism zones:
Corbett Tiger Reserve provides Accommodation and Day Visit facility to visitors. Online booking for Accommodation and Day Visit can be booked in advance through our website: www.corbetttourism.com.
Inside Corbett Tiger Reserve zone wise accommodation facilities are available as follows:
|Pawalgarh Tourism Zone||Teda Gate|
Accommodation facilities are available in Dhikala, Sarpdhuli, Gairal, Sultan, Bijrani, Malani, Jhirna, Dhela, Halduparao, Kanda and Lohachaur in the Sonanadi Tourism Zone. All rooms are provided with double beds and with basic amenities. A twelve bed dormitory at Dhikala and an eight bed dormitory at Gairal are also available for the visitors intending to stay inside the forest.
Day Visit Booking
Apart from Night Stay Accommodation facilities in the forest rest houses, Corbett Tiger Reserve also offers Day
Visit/Jungle Safari facilities for the visiting tourist. This is a preferred way by many tourists to visit the
park who cannot come for longer stays or wish to stay outside the park. The Day Visit/Jungle Safari is done 'only'
with vehicles registered with the park administration as private vehicles are not allowed inside the park. Bookings
for Day Visit/Jungle Safari can be done using this website.
The other mode to visit the picturesque park is via the 'Ramganga conducted tour' which takes the tourists to the Dhikala Zone for Day Visit in Canters (capacity of up to 16 adults). Every day two Canter rides are conducted in morning and two in the evening shifts.
|Book Accommodation||Book Day Visit|
Every tourist season, Dhikala Ecotourism zone open after monsoon on 15th of November for day visit (via Ramganga Conducted
Tours), while Durga Devi and Bijrani Zone opens for day visits from 15th of October onwards. Jhirna and Dhela remain
open throughout the year for day visits. The Bijrani ecotourism zone is famous among the tourists for its beautiful Sal
forest and expansive grasslands. Elephant safari is conducted here for the willing visitors. The safaris are a great
source of learning for the visitors about Indian Wildlife and conservation efforts.
Along with Bijrani, for the convenience of visitors and streamlining tourism management in Corbett Tiger Reserve, the reserve has been divided into six mutually exclusive tourism zones, each having separate gate for entry.
|Pawalgarh Tourism Zone||Teda Gate|
- Day visit to all zones are strictly regulated as per the scientifically calculated carrying capacity and only a limited number of vehicles are permitted entry during each morning and afternoon.
- Permits for day visits to the Sonanadi Ecotourism zone can be obtained from the visitor reception center located at Kotdwar.
- Permits for day visits to other zones are available online on our official website.
- Visitors are advised to acquaint themselves with gate timings and arrive well before the designated time to avoid any inconvenience.
Private vehicles are 'not' allowed entry for tourism purposes into the park and visitors use specially designed vehicles, registered with CTR for this purpose. Day visits to the Dhikala Ecotourism Zone are permitted only through the specially designed Canter buses via Ramganga Conducted Tours.
- Visitors can also enjoy elephant rides at Bijrani and Dhikala ecotourism Zone, which is available on 'First come, first get' basis.
- Canteen facilities are available at Dhikala, Bijrani and Gairal. At other locations, kitchen facilities have been provided.
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Accommodation (Dhikala Forest Lodge )
Dhikala forest lodge has 32 rooms in its 06 wings and can be classified as follows:
- 1. New Forest Rest House : No of Rooms – 04
- 2. Old Forest Rest House: No of rooms -05
- 3. Dhikala Annexe: No of Rooms 07
- 4. Hutment: No of rooms 06
- 5. Cabins: No of Rooms 06
- 6. All Range quarters: No of Rooms 04.
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About Corbett Tourism
Corbett Tourism is a team of passionate wildlife travelers cum wildlife tour advisers. We are not those typical sales people who are trying to sell you cheap packages and misinforming you. Dhikala tourism is team of passionate professionals who breathe wildlife tourism. We have organized over 1000 trips & every time we ensure the best experience. We customize your trip according to your taste & comfort so weather you are a wildlife photographer or visiting with family, We under promise & over deliver.
Our Leadership“A Nature Lover, A Wildlife Enthusiast & An Avid Traveller who has been wandering the wilderness of Corbett for quite a lot of years now finally decides to use all his experience to take up tourism professionally & is successfully running his Travel Outfit ‘Corbett Tourism Travels’ since 2007…!!With Him,,, You Will get to know Jungle better, We bet…!! Coz as they say ‘A Jungle is way more complex in real than it looks”
Born n brought up in Ramnagar (the Gateway of Jim Corbett National Park), Corbett Tourism has started his career as a Jungle Guide in Corbett who quite started liking to make people xplore the wilderness of his land, Corbett…Gradually, the liking turned into passion and now after 12 yrs in the tourism industry, he is successfully helping people xplore the wilderness of Corbett as a naturalist cum wildlife tour operator… Under his guidance, your wildlife tour would be quite worth it, trust us…!!
About the CorbettTourism.com In the website we have tried to give all required information one need, before visiting the national park. We also have wildlife expert in our team having years of experience in Indian wildlife. We also can help you in designing your tour in a way and manner you want it. In the site we have given some sample tour packages specially for Jim Corbett National Park.
About the Services: Strong Associations with all the hotels and resorts at corbett, enables us to give our clients their best value for money. This trait of our, makes us the most attractive tour and travel agency for you. We are prompt in our replies to your queries, and this has earned us a reputation as one of the best and most efficient tour and travel operators in India by both our clients and our overseas partners.
At Jim Corbett National Park we offers the Following services: Arrival and departure services from station and airport. Hotel and Resort Accomodation at Corbett. Jungle safari tours ( By jeep as well as Elephant and Canter Safari ). Local Transport and nearby excursion. Government forest rest house Tour Packages.
Generally people think this site official website of Corbett national park or corbett tiger reserve. But, it is not true. This is a Registered Private Travel Agency under the name of "CORBETT TOURISM" which organizes Corbett Tour Packages & Jeep Safari Packages. This site belongs to such an individuals who deal in online booking for jim Jim corbett national park jeep safari, online dhikala canter safari booking, online dhikala tour packages booking, online corbett forest rest house booking, online hotel & resorts booking. We are bound to follow the same rules and regulations which are directed by the Corbett Tiger Reserve and Uttarakhand Government.