Jim Corbett National Park is a forested wildlife sanctuary in northern India’s Uttarakhand State. Rich in flora and fauna, it’s known for its Bengal tigers. Animals, including tigers, leopards and wild elephants, roam the Dhikala zone. On the banks of the Ramganga Reservoir, the Sonanadi zone is home to elephants and leopards, along with hundreds of species of birds.
Now All Jeep Safari zones will remain open during monsoon period also ( effective from 01st July 2021)
General Information :
Jim Corbett Address: Ramnagar, District Nainital, Uttarakhand 244715
Opening Hours: Open now (03 Hours in Morning & 03 Hours in evening)
Jim Corbett Contact Number: 097 1925 1197
Visitors: 700,000 appx (in 2020).
Corbett National Park Area - 520 Square kilometers.
Corbett Tiger Reserve Area -1318 Square kilometers
Altitude - 385-1100 m above mean sea level.
Annual rainfall - 1400-2800 mm.
Jim Corbett Temperature range - 4 degrees Celsius winter to 42 degrees Celsius during summer.
Best Season to Visit Jim Corbett - October-2021 to June 2022.
When to Visit Corbett National Park : months of October through June are perfect time to visit Corbett National Park as most park zones open to tourists during these periods and some zones of the park kept closed during monsoon months. The main reason for closure of park safari gates during monsoon because roads inside park get washed away due to rain. The repair work starts after monsoon and ends only by October till the roads are back in motorable condition.
How to Get Jim Corbett Park? Corbett National Park is situated at an approx distance of 230 Kms from National Capital Delhi. The small town near Corbett is Ramnagar which also forms headquarters of CTR is well connected by road & rail with major cities of India like Moradabad, Nainital, Bareilly & Delhi.
By Road : Ramnagar has very good road network that connects with different cities of India. Uttarakhand state government buses ply at a regular interval of time from Delhi, Moradabad, Haldwani that reaches directly Ramnagar. Jim Corbett is only 15 Kms from Ramnagar town. The surface drive from Delhi to Corbett takes approximate five and half hours. The fastest approach routes are : Delhi-Gajrola-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar : (240 km) .
Tourism Zones : For the convenience of visitors and streamlining tourism management Corbett Tiger Reserve has been divided into seven mutually exclusive tourism zones, each having separate gate for entry.
Dhikala Zone, Canter Safari Zone :
Entry Gate -Dhangarhi Gate .
Distance from Ramnagar - 32 Km .
Open - 15th November to 15th June .
Safari Offered - Day Canter Safari Only (No Jeep Safari).
Bijrani Zone, Jeep Safari Zone, Day Jeep Safari :
Entry-Exit Gate - Amdanda Gate.
Distance from Ramnagar - 2 Km.
Open - 15th October to 30th June.
Safari Offered - Jeep Safari Zone/ Elephant Safari.
Jhirna Zone, Jeep Safai Zone, Only Day Jeep Safari :
Entry -Exit Gate - Dhela Gate.
Distance from Ramnagar - 15 Km.
Open - Throughout the year (subject to weather condition) .
Safari Offered - Jeep Safari Zone/ Elephant Safari .
Garjia Zone - Jeep Safari Zone, Only Day Safari :
Entry-Exit Gate - Garjia Gate.
Distance from Ramnagar - 10 Km.
Open Period for Safari Tour - 15th October to 30th June.
Dhela Zone - Jeep Safari Zone, Only Day Safari :
Entry-Exit Gate - Dhela Gate.
Distance from Ramnagar - 15 Km.
Open Period for Safari Tour - Throughout the year (subject to weather condition)
Durga Devi Zone, Jeep Safari Zone, Day Safari Only :
Entry Exit Gate - Durga Devi Gate .
Distance from Ramnagar - 28 Km.
Open Period for Safari Tour - 15th November to 15th June .
Sitabani Forest Zone (Buffer Zone) :
Entry Gate - Near Teda Village (Private Vehicle Allowed).
Exit Gate - Paulgarh Gate.
Distance from Ramnagar - Approx 4 km .
Open Period for Safari Tour - All Round the Year .
Safari Offered - Day Jeep Safari , Day Elephant Safari .
Forest Rest House - Few Hotels and Resorts run privately .