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Place To See Around Jim Corbett

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Jim Corbett National Park

Best places to see around Corbett includes Corbett Museum, Corbett Waterfall, Garjia Temple, Bijrani, Jhirna, Kosi River, Durga Temple, Sitabani Temple, Dhikala Tourism Zone, Kyari Camp, Sitaban Forest Reserve, Kalagarh Dam and many more. Apart from it there are many prominent hill stations around in Corbett. Among all these the closest one is Nainital, which is 80 kilometres away. These places are secret hideouts where you can rejuvenate yourself. If you are planning a week long vacation in Corbett National Park, do visit these awesome places. Here are some other equally best places to visit near Jim Corbett national Park:


Dhikala Tourism Zone:

Dhikala is a well known tourist destination in Jim Corbett National Park. Situated at the border of the extensive Patil Dun valley from where the Ramganga flows in numerous channels. Literally Dhikala is situated approximately at a distance of 35 km from Dhangarhi Gate, promising more real experience of the wild. Dhikala forest lodge is the sole place in Indian National Park that permits night stay in the lap of nature. Hard core wild lifer recommends a very interesting place to find accommodation in. It offers outstanding view of the valley, with the Kanda.

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Garjia Temple :

Located amidst the Kosi River is an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Garjiya, known as the Garjiya Devi. This temple holds great spiritual significance as it is considered to be one of India’s 108 Shakti Peeth, which are revered places of worship. The name Garjiya is derived from the Sanskrit word “Girija,” which means daughter of the mountain, a name of Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva. During the monsoon season, the temple is surrounded by the river’s floodwaters.

The illustrious Garjiya Devi temple is situated in the Garjiya hamlet near Ramnagar, approximately 14 kilometers away. It is located adjacent to the Jim Corbett National Park, next to NH 121. After paying their respects to Maa Garjiya Devi at the temple, visitors often take a dip in the nearby Kosi river’s pristine waters.To reach the Garjiya Devi shrine, one must ascend around sixty stairs. Devotees typically offer puffed rice to the deity, which can be purchased at any of the many makeshift shops near the temple.

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To reach the Garjiya Devi shrine, one must ascend around sixty stairs. Devotees typically offer puffed rice to the deity, which can be purchased at any of the many makeshift shops near the temple. Additionally, a piece of red fabric with golden borders, known as the Goddess Chunari, is presented to the Devi. Devotees believe that tying this cloth on the temple’s surrounding grill will bring their wishes to fruition, and thus, they attach it there after making their offering to the Devi.

The entry timings for visitors are from 6 am to 12 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm.


Sitabani Forest Reserve :

Located at an approximate distance of 10 km from Ramnagar, Sitabani is a hard forest area but not the part of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Sitabani is heaven for bird watchers as the place is only spot where many species of feathered creatures beautify the environs of area. Apart from, the reserve provides an adobe to a good number of wildlife including barking deer, tigers, leopard, wild boars, elephant and king cobra. The place has historic importance too; associated with the epic Ramayana, it is said that Sitabani is the same place where Goddess Sita (wife of Lord Rama) spent her days of expulsion. Declared as buffer zone area by the forest officials only has two modes of transport - Elephant and Jeep Safari is allowed.

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Corbett is paradise for such tourists who love elephant ride amidst jungle. An elephant rides accompanied by trained Mahout is offered at Bijrani, Dhikala, Khinnanauli, Gairal and Jhirna. You have to obtain permit for elephant ride that is conducted in two shifts - morning and evening in each of the respective zones.


Corbett WaterFall :

Visiting Corbett Waterfalls is an essential activity to undertake during your Jim Corbett tour. It is a highly recommended destination in Corbett that can be explored with companions such as friends, family, or loved ones. The tranquil environment of the falls provides an ideal setting for a peaceful picnic amidst the harmonious melodies of birds and the flowing water. Take the opportunity to unwind and revitalize yourselves in this serene location.

The operational hours for the falls are from 8am to 5pm, and the trek distance is approximately 2km.

Corbett Water Fall

Jim Corbett Museum:

The Jim Corbett Museum, situated in the vicinity of Kaladhungi and Choti Haldwani, is the former residence of Jim Corbett, a renowned hunter who gained prominence for his success in tracking and killing numerous man-eating tigers and leopards. Notably, Jim Corbett shot the dreaded Champawat Tigress, responsible for an estimated 436 deaths in Nepal and the Kumaon region of India in 1907, in a fierce struggle. The museum, located four kilometers from Corbett Falls, showcases Jim Corbett’s personal belongings, including his rifle, hat, bag, fishing net, drawings, sketches, and writings, as well as the site of his final hunt. Additionally, visitors can purchase locally handcrafted items as a memento of their visit from a nearby store.

Corbett Water Fall

The Jim Corbett Museum operates during the summer from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM and during the winter from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM. The entry fee for Indian visitors is Rs 10/-, for foreigners it is Rs 50/-, and for students, it is Rs 3/-.


Kosi River :

The River Kosi flows approximate to the Corbett National Park and forms the eastern boundary of the Park. Though the river does not enter the National Park boundary but wild animals from Corbett come to the river banks for drinking water especially during pinch periods. The river is inhabited by Masheer and attracts many species of migratory birds too. So the area is best for bird watching and photographing them. It is a great place for young travelers, sitting at the banks of river in evening, have a sip of beer and you can read your favorite book.

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Bijrani Tourism Zone :

Bijrani Tourism Zone is the premium zone of the park, known for its exotic flora and fauna and amazing vegetation. Bijrani is one of the highest wildlife populated Tiger Reserve Area of Corbett National Park. The entry point of this zone is Amdanda Gate near Ramnagar. Travelers may have highest possibility of tiger spotting during Bijrani Jeep Safari. Healthy population of wildlife, open grasslands, deep & dense forest with stormy drains is some of the major attractions of Bijrani wildlife zone.

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Jhirna Tourism Zone :

Jhirna is situated in the southern area of the park and is popular for easy wildlife sightings in its thick jungle. It is one of the prominent places to explore in Jim Corbett as in this area of the park you will be enough lucky to see many wildlife species like Nilgai, Sambhar, Cheetal and Royal Bengal Tiger in their natural habitat. Apart from it, here, you can also spot sound population of wild elephants and sloth bears. For more excitement and thrill, you can book a night stay at Forest Rest House Jhirna to see tigers as they usually visit at this location at night.

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Durga Mandir Temple :

Durga Mandir Temple is an ancient temple which is amongst the notable tourist places in Jim Corbett for devotees to goddess Durga. The temple is also known for its unique architecture work depicting legends of other Hindu deities. Many tourists visit the temple to praise its beautiful design. The temple is a place nestled in the dense woods of the national park. The Kosi River flowing through it increases the charm of this prominent place.

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Sitabani Temple :

Sitabani temple is dedicated goddess Sita, which is an ideal spot for those looking for some religious tourist places in wildlife destination. According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, the protagonist Sita of Ramayana spent some days stranded in a fugitive while in the Agnipariksha phase. Besides, this area is also known for a nearby flowing river that attracts many tourists. The serene riverbank is a lovely spot to take rest for a while after a tiring safari tour.

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Kalagarh Dam :

Kalagarh Dam, built in 1947, also popular as Ramganga Dam, is an important part of the Ramganga Multipurpose Project. The project is focused at offering irrigation and hydroelectricity to the nearby areas. It is located within the boundaries of Jim Corbett National Park, popular spot for tourist visiting the national park. The dam is nestled on the shores of river Ramganga, Kalagarh Dam has also the responsibility of providing electricity to Jim Corbett National Park. The dam area is home to several migratory birds making an ideal destination for ornithologists to observe various species of birds, especially during winters. It is also picnic spot for family members and group of friends. This beautiful water spot takes you miles away from the everyday chaos of life and transports you amidst the serene surroundings of the dam and its adjoining natural landscape.

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Hanuman Dham :

Hanuman Dham, an architectural marvel, is situated in close proximity to Ramnagar. This temple holds great significance to the Hindu community in India as it is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Even for those who do not possess a spiritual inclination, a visit to this temple is highly recommended to witness the grandeur of its design and intricate carvings. Transportation to the temple is easily accessible, with the option of hiring a cab from one’s hotel in Ramnagar or embarking on a hike for a unique experience. The temple also boasts a meditation center, which is a popular attraction among tourists. The distance between Ramnagar and Hanuman Dham is approximately 7.5 kilometers.

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