Experiencing the best safari zones of Corbett National Park could best be done on Safari in various Safari Zones of Corbett, Geographically, the Park is divided into seven splendid zones for better management of tourism in the Park. Tourist can enjoy the wildlife in every zone as all zones are dense.
The exotic wildlife of the Park is divided in these zones as per the geography of the Park. The best way to enjoy Safaris into the wild is in Jeep Safari or Canter Safari. Jeep Safari is preferable for a smaller group whereas a large group must choose the Canter Safari. However, for those adventurer souls, there is also an option of elephant Safari which is conducted mostly during early mornings.
If we talk about the best safari zones in jim corbett there are seven safari zones at presant where safari happening and these are as follows Dhikala zone, Bijrani zone, Jhirna Zone, Dhela Zone and Durga Devi Zone, Garjiya Zone, Phato Zone & Pawalgarh forest zone safari You can choose from the following description whether which Zone to select according to your preference, All zones have pleanty of wildlife to spot there is no such comparisons among them as all are densely populated of flora & fauna as large variety of birds, animals, reptiles, insects, and trees are alrady there in all zones.
Dhikala is one of the most demanding & visited zones and top the list of tourists visiting the park. The best time to visit the zone is from November to June.As the entry gate for Dhikala Zone bookings open 15th November every year and closed 15th June every year as you can enjoy the best weather during these seasons.Accordingly bookings get open 30 days prior of opening date.Dhikala zone mostly prefered for night stay at forest lodges in this zone like Dhikala FRH, Gaital FRH, Sarpduli FRH, Sultan FRH.To book night stay in these forest lodges you need to inform us 30 days prior of booking.We assist our clients in night stay booking in dhikala zone.Jeep safari in dhikala only possible when you book night stay in in dhikala FRH.Dhikla offers an ultimate night stay within the jungle in Dhikala forest rest house where you can encounter some extreme experiences as it is deep inside the jungle with many wild animals visiting the locations.Situated on the edges of the Patli Dun valley, Dhikla Zone is known for natural life touring. On a visit to Dhikla zone, compensate yourself with the perspective on creatures like wild elephants, chital, hoard deer and various meadow winged animal species and raptors.Also, Dhikala is the largest zone of the park and is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna.Canter safari are conducted in this zone for day visit which takes 16 passengers in 1 canter. So early morning 4 canters go together same afternoon 4 canters. Tourist have a good possibility of seeing wildlife in this zone as this zone has access of high grassland, jungle and wildlife. The reason is river access in this zone; where numerous animals comes in search of food and to fetch water.
The entry to this zone is from Amdanadda gate which is around 2 km from Ramnagar. The stunning natural views and home to exotic Bengal Tiger, Bijrani is no lesser of a zone. Since Jeep Safaris are allowed in this zone, it is the most visited zone by tourists. For the Jeep safari only 30 jeeps are allowed in one shift.
But, it won’t be wrong to say that it has some spectacular tree rows, massive grasslands, and hills. The temperature inside the jungle is approximately five degrees lesser than outside.A wide range of wildlife species found in this region is what makes it a unique zone in the Corbett. Along with the enchanting view, this zone also boasts of having a large number of the tigers making it a best tiger sighting zone.Bijrani Zone is best zone in demand among tourist due its beautiful biodiversity and safari tracks, Tiger sighting is very frequent in this zone, Jeep Safari in birani zone filled up very fast. You can also opt to stay inside this zone in Bijrani Forest Rest House and Mailani FRH. One safari jeep can carry a maximum of the 6 adults and 2 children excluding driver and guide/naturist. A guide is mandatory with the jeep to get the entry.
The entry to this gate is from Dhela Gate which is15 km from Ramanagar. This zone can be visited any time of the year in day Jeep Safari. Tiger spotting in this zone is frequent due to grasslands as the other zones of Jim Corbett; however, it has varied species of wildlife such as tuskers, sambar deer, spotted deer, barking deers, Hog deer, Bear, wild boar with a large number of bird species are found in this zone. Jhirna zone now a days most popular zone in jim corbett from 2019 onwards due to regular tiger spotting and other wildlife spotting. Jhirna zone getting better reviews from visitiors from past few years , Although the no. of tigers also increased here in couple of years. The fact that, this zone remain open throughout the year is one of the key factors contributing to its appeal. It is the newest attraction of Jim Corbett and has gained notoriety yearly. Only 30 jeep safaris with limited jeeps on both slot can entry the Jhirna zone though it is becoming the first choice among visitors post lockdown.
Corbett is mostly recognised for the wide variety of plants and animals it supports. Even though Dhela is the name of the entrance to the Dhela Zone. Only thing different here in this zone is that only 15 jeeps could enter in one shift. Since it was added to Jim Corbett National Park in 2014, Dhela zone has became the popular destination for tourist from the start. The key attraction of this zone is that it remains open all year round for safaris.
The zone consists of mix topography which includes the dense forest of trees like Sal, Haldu, Bahera, Rohini and Kusum along with the large grasslands and various water bodies. Leopards, wild elephants, Nilgai, different species of Deer, wild bears and the various species of reptiles and birds are common in this area. Tourist have a good possibility of seeing wildlife in this zone as it includes grassland, jungle and fauna, especially because of the river in this zone; where numerous animals come in search of food and water.
Corbett is well-known for its variety of fauna. For the most part, this location is hilly; so the bird sighting chacnes are higher. For those who love bird watching, this zone is perfect for you. Birds like Grey headed fishing Eagle, Black Chinned Yuhina, Maroon Orile, Crested Laughing Thrushor, long tailed Broadbill are a common sight here. Besides this, it is the very zone in Corbett where the endangered Mahsheer fish come for breeding. The best time to visit this zone is from Mid November to June. Durga Devi Gate main entry gate to enter the zone which is 28 kilometers from Ramnagar; and when you enter, you can without much of a stretch see some extraordinary winged creatures like dark headed angling hawk, dark chinned yuhina, peaked giggling thrush, slaty blue flycatcher and maroon orile. For the safari in Durga Devi Zone, you need to benefit a grant from the woods authorities at the section entryway. The dense forest will give you a variety of wildlife as it is the most preferred zone for tourists. The no. of jeep safaris are allowed in one slot is 15. The zone is open from the middle of Oct-June, the jeep safari inside the zone lasts for 3 hrs.
Garjiya Safari Zone
Garijiya Safari Entry Gate is the recently opened gate to be the part of corbett national park. Its a great news for all wildlife lovers to explore unexplored routes of jungle to have glimpse of variety of wildlfe at jim corbett. The entry gate to this territory is 9 kilometres from Ramnagar, and only day jeep safaris are offered. At Garjiya Safari the no. of jeeps again limited upto 30 at one time slot. This zone falls on the dense forest so the chances to view wildlife in this area are always higher and with each year no. of tigers are getting increased as it becomes the first choice of Tourist to visit. They will give you a variety of flora and flora as it is the one of the main zone of Jim Corbbett. There are equally as many opportunities to see wildlife in this Corbett zone, if you're a nature or wildlife enthusiast, this zone essentially falls in the vicinity of mountainous areas. The opening time of this zone is from October last to June end.
This zone is the reserve forest zone and is attached with Corbett Tiger reserve area.The entry route is through sitabani entry gate with entry of 100 jeeps at one time in this zone & recently opened entry gate through pawalgarh area that called as pawalgarh zone with the entry limi of 150 jeeps at one time,This is suitable for clients stay at bailpadao resorts like tiger lane resort, tiger den resort, pugmark resort, pawagarh forest resort, bagheera resort, as Birdwatchers favourite zone for safari you can find many herbivores strolling around like tuskers,deers Besides, this zone is pretty amazing for bird watching with 600 species of birds coming here.Spotting tiger is all depends on luck like other zones but you not need to regret as this pawalgarh zone has other plenty of wildlife like tuskers, spotted deers, barking deer, sambhar, wild bores, wild bear, variety of reptiles, If you just want to appreciate the beauty and have some quality time with family and friends, this zone is for you.Jeep safari is same like other zones but the booking of permits is offline on the entry gate of this pawalgarh forest zone.But visitors should book jeep in advance for safari in this zone.