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Top 8 Jim Corbett Safari Zones

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There are eight Corbett Safari Zones, Dhikala zone, Bijrani zone, Jhirna Zone, Garjiya Zone, Sitabani Zone, Pakhro Zone, Dhela zone, and Durga Devi zone. Each zone offers unique attractions and sights to explore.

How To Book Jim Corbett Safari?

Safari tours are organized in two shifts by the forest officials of Corbett Tiger Reserve in each of these ecotourism zones. A limited number of safari jeeps are allowed in every zone to ensure the proper distribution of tourist flow. Each zone boasts its own natural charm, characterized by specific landscape beauty and wildlife. While tiger sightings are possible in every zone, there may be slight differences in topography as all the zones are part of the same geographical area.

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Bijrani Zone :

Bijrani Zone is a popular choice among day tourists visiting Jim Corbett National Park. Located about 1 km away from Ramnagar, its entrance at Aamdanda marks the beginning of an exciting jungle safari experience. Upon entering through the Aamdanda gate, visitors traverse approximately 5 km of the buffer zone before reaching Bijrani, where the jungle safari officially commences. Bijrani Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett National Park (Corbett Tiger Reserve), Uttarakhand, India, offers visitors the opportunity to explore the park's diverse landscapes and wildlife. Known for its vast grasslands, dense forests, meandering streams, and abundant wildlife, Bijrani is a beautiful and captivating area within the reserve. To visit Bijrani, permission must be obtained from the Director of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Each day, a maximum of 30 vehicles are permitted to enter Bijrani for both morning and evening safaris. Advance booking is required for morning safaris, while permits for evening safaris are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Bijrani also features a forest lodge with six rooms and a dormitory accommodating four beds, providing comfortable accommodation options for visitors. Additionally, elephant safaris are available for those seeking a unique and immersive wildlife experience in the Bijrani Zone of Jim Corbett National Park.

bijrani-zone
  • Visitor Season: 15 October to 30 June
  • Note: Maximum 6 persons are allowed in a Gypsy.
  • Child below 5 years will be complimentary.
  • Safari Includes: All entries, road tax, guide fee and gypsy charges.

Dhikala Zone :

Dhikala Safari Zone is popular for its diverse wildlife, dense forests, and jeep safaris. For visiting Dhikala Zone you need to book in advance. The booking can be done from the official website or from the authorized tour provider. You also check our page for booking Dhikala Safari Zone. Visitors can book safaris for either the morning or evening, with options available for half-day or full-day. Dhikala forest rest house is one of the biggest tourist zones in Corbett National Park. Dhangarhi gate is located 22 kilometers from forest rest house and Dhikala Zone is 333 km away from Delhi. All the rooms in Dhikala have attached bathrooms with hot and cold water available. Dhikala is always overcrowded so make sure to book in advance. When booking accommodation, you also need to hire a Safari Jeep to visit the Forest Rest House (FRH). Jeep Safari is the best way to explore Corbett's picturesque forest and observe wild animals in their natural habitat. Unlike other zones in Corbett National Park, day visitors cannot access Jeep safaris in the Dhikala tourism zone. However, if you obtain a permit for an overnight stay in one of the forest houses in the Dhikala zone, you can avail yourself of the Jeep Safari facility.

Dhikala Safari Zone
  • Visitor Season: 15 November to 30 June.
  • Note: Maximum 6 persons are allowed in a Gypsy.
  • Child below 5 years will be complimentary.
  • Safari Includes: All entries, road tax, guide fee and gypsy charges.

Jhirna Zone:

The Jhirna zone, situated in the southern part of Corbett National Park, is renowned for its excellent wildlife viewing opportunities and is accessible to visitors throughout the year. This area, which was once a village that was relocated to make way for Project Tiger, has now transformed into a dense forest. The entry point to the Jhirna Safari zone is the Dhela Gate, approximately 20 kilometers away from the town of Ramnagar.

Jhirna Zone Jeep Safari
  • Visitor Season: 15 November to 15 June.
  • Note: Maximum 6 persons are allowed in a Gypsy.
  • Child below 5 years will be complimentary.
  • Safari Includes: All entries, road tax, guide fee and gypsy charges.

Dhela Zone :

In terms of Corbett Jungle Safari, the Dhela tourism zone had the highest tiger spotting rate after the Dhikala zone during 2019-20. The demand for Jeep safaris in Dhela is consistently high, with many sightings of tigers near the entry gate, indicating a high tiger density. The Dhela Zone boasts rich flora and fauna, with mixed forests of Sal, Rohini, Haldu, Bahera, and Kusum. Wildlife includes tigers, leopards, Asiatic elephants, sloth bears, and king cobras. Known for its bird diversity, Dhela offers Jeep safaris in both morning and evening shifts, with only 15 vehicles allowed per shift. The zone is open year-round and is especially popular for bird watching.

Jhirna Zone Jeep Safari
  • Visitor Season: Round the Year.
  • Number of shifts in a day: two shifts (one shift morning, one shift evening).
  • Note: Maximum 6 persons are allowed in a Gypsy.
  • Child below 5 years will be complimentary.
  • Safari Includes: All entries, road tax, guide fee and gypsy charges.

Durga Devi Zone:

One of the six ecotourism zones in the park, this particular zone is renowned for its abundant population of exotic birds, making it a paradise for bird enthusiasts. In addition to its avian richness, the zone boasts a diverse array of wild animals, attracting numerous tourists annually. Accessible through the Durgadevi gate, located 28 km from the nearest city of Ramnagar, this zone is the farthest from civilization, enhancing its peaceful wilderness allure. Accommodation options include the Lohachaur forest rest house, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the dense forest environment through night stays. To partake in day Jeep safaris or overnight stays at the rest house, tourists must acquire permits for entry into the park.

Durga Devi Jeep Safari Zone
  • Visitor Season: 15 October to 15 June.
  • Note: Maximum 6 persons are allowed in a Gypsy.
  • Child below 5 years will be complimentary.
  • Safari Includes: All entries, road tax, guide fee and gypsy charges.

Garjiya Zone:

The Garjiya jungle area of the Jim Corbett National Park is a popular destination for its beautiful landscape. It is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from the city of Ramnagar. The entry gate to the Garjiya zone is the Ringora gate, which is about 3 kilometers away from the city of Ramnagar. After entering through the Ringora gate Garjiya provides some stiff competition to Dhikala when it comes to tourist zones. Visitors come to this region for its amazing landscape. It's a very serene and peaceful place, with dense forests and breathtaking natural beauty. This is also one of the most tiger-populated areas in Corbett National Park.

The visitors can go for Jeep Safari. Both facilities are provided in the Sanctuary. Prior bookings are required for the Jeep safari. Tourists can also go on a forest trail with a Guide. This can prove to be a real thrilling experience of a lifetime. Sanctuary is located near Jim Corbett National Park, and tourists can expect to see Asiatic Elephants, Tigers, and many other species in their natural Habitat.

Garjiya Safari Zone
  • Visitor Season: 15 October to 15 June.
  • Note: Maximum 6 persons are allowed in a Gypsy.
  • Child below 5 years will be complimentary.
  • Safari Includes: All entries, road tax, guide fee and gypsy charges.

Phato Zone:

Phato Zone in Ramnagar is the highlight of the tourism zone. With the opening of this gate, piecemeal from Corbett public demesne and Sitabani barracuda reserve another jungle safari has come an option for the excursionists. The gate of Phato Zone is 23 kilometer from Ramnagar, located in Mohan Nagar Gujar Jhala of Maldhan. Then sightseer will be suitable to do instigative safaris within 18 kilometres of the timber. 100 jeeps can go in a day at Fato Gate. 50 jeeps will go in the morning and only 50 jeeps in the autumn. In one day 90-100 jeeps enter Fato Gate. Half go in the morning and the other half go in the evening. You will explore amazing activities in this zone, like tree house , point sceness and giant statues.

The government has recently opened the Fato Gate for Jungle Safari. Currently, only day safaris are available in this zone, but plans for future developments include night stays in tree houses. Five tree houses have been completed, each with two rooms that can accommodate five to six tourists, allowing for a total of 30 tourists per night. Staying in these wooden rooms perched on tall trees offers a unique experience, making you feel embraced by nature itself.

Phato Jeep Safari Zone
  • Visitor Season : Fato Day Safari zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve remains open for tourists Throughout the year (subject to weather conditions).
  • Visitor Season : Night stay in Fato Ecotourism Zone is allowed from 15th November to 14th June.

Sitabani Zone :

Sitabani Jeep safari Zone

Sitabani tourism zone is open all round the year for safari tours and there is no limit of gypsies entering in the area. Corbett Tiger Reserve Authority does not offer any kind of permit for the entry in to this zone. Sitabani area has become favourite spot for tourists walking because of its elaboration in the Hindu Epic Ramayana. The epic says that wife of Lord Rama - goddess Sita spent some days of her exile in Sitabani jungle. The entire jungle is protected and supervised by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Sitabani forest area is known for its varied variety of flora.

The Sitabani landscape is home to over 600 species of trees, shrubs, bamboos, herbs, grasses, orchids, woody climbers, and wetland vegetation. Key evergreen flora in the area include Sal, Sheesham, Kanju, Dhak, Haldu, Peepal, mangoes, and Rohini trees. For booking a safari in Sitabani, it is recommended to make reservations in advance. While the Corbett Tiger Reserve Authority does not issue permits for this zone, the Sitabani Forest Department provides the necessary permissions for jeep safaris in the region.