List of Activities that you can do at Corbett National Park



Activities in Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park

The Wilderness Experience

Jeep & Elephant Safaris

Zone

Type of Safari

Cost

(Per Safari)

Entrance Fees

(Per Person per entry)

Duration

Indian Nationals

Foreign Nationals

Bijrani, Jhirna, Sitabani, Durgadevi

Exclusive 4WD Jeep

Rs.2400 per jeep

Rs.30

Rs.200

4 Hrs

Garjia

Elephant

Rs.2600 per elephant

1.5 Hrs

Dhikala

Canter (17 seater)

Rs.1000 *per person

6 Hrs

Bijrani

Exclusive 4WD Jeep

Rs.6000/-per jeep

Rs.50

Rs.400

10 Hrs

(including 90 mts. break)

Taxes: As Applicable will be extra on all the activities

Booking of Morning Jeep Safari – Advance booking of Morning Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park is available 7 days in advance for Indian Nationals and 30 days for foreign nationals. It is on first cum first serve basis and a non refundable advance need to be deposited with complete photo id details of the person.

Booking of Afternoon Jeep Safari – It is strictly on first cum first serve basis and guest has to personally travel to Ramnagar Forest Office to book the safari.

Please Note:

  • Corbett Park is open 365 days a year. The Jhirna Zone remains open for tourists’ right through the year.
  • Jeep Safari package includes 01 bottle complimentary mineral water per person, tea/coffee & cookies
  • There is no entrance fee for kids up to 5 years in Corbett National Park
  • Bijrani, Jhirna, Sitabani & Durgadevi are a Half Day Game View Drive. Timings are: 0630 Hrs – 0930 Hrs and 1430 Hrs – 1730 Hrs.
  • Full Day game view drives are from 06:30 Hrs – 1700 Hrs in Bijrani Zone
  • Dhikala is 6 Hrs Game View Drive (Inclusive of Entrance Fee) – 0600 Hrs – 1200 Hrs &  1130 Hrs – 1730 Hrs
  • *The above rate is valid for Indian Nationals. For Foreign Nationals, the rate is Rs 2000.
  • Bijrani is open every year from October to 30th June. Dhikala from 15th November to 15th

June.

Safari in Corbett National Park

The Corbett National Park

A conservationist’s heritage

Aptly called the ‘The Land of Roar and Trumpet’ this forest of flowing rivers, blue waters and Sal – dappled glades, was christened after the famous Colonel Jim Corbett. There is something absolutely magical about being in tiger and elephant country   where unexpected sights and sounds present themselves at almost every turn.

The Corbett National Park is an excellent and largely inviolate specimen of the rich Sal and mixed woodland that spans outer Himalayas. The topography of the park is varied and interesting with ravines, plateaus, marshy depressions and grasslands. The sparkling river Ramganga is the life source of the park.  Because of its rich biogeographic diversity, the park is a natural heaven for flora and fauna of the plains, the sub mountainous region and high altitude areas and that is why Corbett is home of 110 species of trees, 51 species of shrubs, 27 species of climbers, 37 species of grasses and bamboos, over 50 mammals, 580 Birds and 25 reptile species.

Where in the world you have Goral and Gharial – together?

Park Safari Timings:

The park normally opens at 0600 hrs in the morning and is open till about 1100 hrs in the morning. However tourists who are booked for full day safari spend the time from 1130 Hrs – 1300 Hrs at any of the rest houses inside the forest and do bird watching. In the afternoon the park timings usually are from 1430 to 1730. However depending on the season the timings change locally which the forest authorities of Corbett notify.

Choosing the Seasons

Winter (September – March): Days are clear and pleasant, Nights get cold. Great time for bird-watching and Tiger sighting.
Summer (April to June): Hot days with pleasant nights. Ideal time for sighting animals, especially elephants and Tigers.
Monsoon (July – August): Humid days and nights. Great time for walks and trekking. Because of less crowd and rush probability of sighting animals. Good for observing flora.

Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park

Jeep Safari is provided from the resort itself in 4WD Petrol Gypsies. Leisure Hotels offers experience Guides along with every Safari. For refreshments Mineral water,Juice and some snacks are the part of Jeep Safari package. The Jeep Safari is organized in Bijrani, Jhirna, Sitavani & Durgadevi Zones

Elephant Safari in Corbett National Park

This is a quiet and silent ride into the jungle sitting on the biggest ever tamed animal by humans, the Elephant. In this ride, we take you through the dense forest and thick bushes of the Corbett National park.The elephant mount for this safari is around the hotel premises itself near the entrance. The resort elephant will take you inside the park bringing you closer to the wild animals in their natural habitat. It also provides one an opportunity to see the birds of local area.

Booking Procedure

All the Safari’s are booked by the Forest Department from Ramnagar Forest Office. And it is completely at the discretion of the forest department. There are restrictions of number of vehicles which can enter in each zone and it is strictly followed. The vehicle restrictions are

Zone Restriction During Morning Restrictions during Afternoon
Bijrani 30 30
Jhirna 25 25
Sitavani No restriction No restriction
Durgadevi 15 15

Advance Booking of Jeep Safari – Advance booking of Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park is available for morning Safari’s in Bijrani, Jhirna and Durgadevi Zones. The Booking is on first cum first serve basis and a non refundable advance need to be deposited with complete details of the person. For advance booking a photo id for Indian Nationals and Passport Details of Foreign Nationals is mandatory

Photo Id – Driving License/ Voter Id / Pan card is required. One can send us the id number,date of birth, full name and gender, date of expiry of the ID  for booking .While travelling the guest will have to carry the same ID.

Passport Details –Passport Number , Full Name & Gender, Date of Issue and expiry, date of Birth, Nationality is required for Advance Bookings of  Morning jeep safari

Advance booking Safari is can be done one month in advance. However it is advisable to place the application to the forest department the moment you decide about the safari for better chances of confirmation.

Booking of Afternoon Jeep Safari – is strictly on first cum first serve basis and guest has to personally travel to Ramnagar Forest Office to book the safari.

Leisure Hotels advises all its guests to book morning Safari in Advance and for afternoon opt for Elephant Safari or various other activities which are listed below

Various Zones of The Corbett National Park for Jeep Safari

DURGA DEVI

Durga Devi is a tourism zone within the Corbett National Park. It is a virgin area used only for long elephant safaris and has access to the Ramganga River for the purpose of fishing. Leisure hotels has got the opportunity to have the first private lodge inside the park and will be providing angling facilities at the Jamun camp in the private untouched pool in the Ramganga river.

The Durgadevi tourism zone is open from the 1st November to 30th June. During monsoon it is closed because of the poor roads in the forest

This is on the north-eastern boundary of the Park. The entrance gate is about 20 Km away from Corbett Hideaway. The Mandal range of Corbett Tiger Reserve through Durgadevi entrance involve challenging birding species to lookout for include the grey headed fishing eagle, crested laughing thrush, black chinned Yuhina, maroon orile, slaty blue flycatcher, long tailed broadbill, little forktail, and bar tailed tree creeper.

Lohachaur forest area is known for wild elephants all round the year and the undulating terrain provides excellent opportunity to see the leopards as well as tigers.

BIJRANI ZONE

For Bijrani Zone entry is through Amdanda Gate which is 4 Kms from The Corbett Hideaway & The River View Retreat. Bijrani has mixed topography with thick sal forests interspersed with grasslands. There are a large number of stream beds which are mainly boulder strewn paths. Along the side of the streams there are riparian forests and thick lantana bushes due to which tiger sighting chances as compared to other tourism zones is higher in this area. Once you reach the Bijrani guest house you can avail the elephant ride also.

The Bijrani tourism zone is open from the 15th October to 30th June. During monsoon it is closed because of the poor roads in the forest

JHIRNA ZONE

For Jhirna Zone entry is through Dhela Gate which is 20 Kms from The Corbett Hideaway and The River View Retreat. Jhirna tourism zone falls within the southern part of the Corbett National Park. It is the only tourism zone of the Corbett National Park which remains open throughout the year. Its topography is mainly dry deciduous and secondary forest with large open grasslands, which provides allows good visibility of wild animals. From the machans set up visitors can view wild animals in their natural habitat. Vast stream beds and steep cliff edges provide good opportunity for bird watching.

Jhirna Zone is open throughout year

SITAVANI SAFARI

Sitavani is located about 35 km. from The Corbett Hideaway & The River View Retreat and within the reserve forest area of Ramnagar Forest Division. It boasts of beautiful dense forests of sal and mixed vegetation with open grasslands and riverbeds. The safari takes one to the ancient temple of Goddess Sita. According to a legend, this is the place where Goddess Sita disappeared into the earth.

Sitavani Zone is open throughout year

Sitavani is a part of Corbett buffer zone and there is a gated entrance but does not require any special permits to venture inside.

The forest offers ample birding opportunities in the surrounding thick sal and mixed forest. Preferably early morning drive is the best to view wildlife like tiger, sambar, barking deer, porcupine, King cobra and lots more.

Sitavani is well known to have visiting wild elephants and tiger all round the year as both the animals frequently visit river kosi for water and get across to raid the crops and lift the domestic animals from the village

Other Safaris & Activities in Corbett National Park

SAFARI TO DHIKALA ZONE

It is a picturesque location at the edge of a grassy plateau perched high above the Ramganga reservoir and set into a bend in the river. The famous grasslands of the Dhikala chaur disappear into the dense sal forests at the foot hills in the region. This is indisputably rated as a favourite viewing area to the visitors here.

The Dhikala tourism zone is open from 15th November to 15th June. This is an area with very high restrictions as far as tourism is concerned.

Day visits to Dhikala are only through canters (an open bus with gallery seating)which are arranged by the forest department. For overnight stays visitors can take their own vehicles.

The Vehicle Timings are 0600 Hrs – 1200 Hrs and 1100 Hrs – 1700 Hrs. There are two canters each of 16 seats in during both morning and afternoon.

SAFARI to BHOWNKHAL

Located in the foothills of the lower Himalayas, Bhowankhal falls on the border of the Kumaon and Garhwal region. The safari goes around the periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve and takes one through the dense forests, picturesque landscapes and river beds. It is situated at a distance of around 30 km. from the resort.

The safari provides a very scenic drive dotted along the way by typical Kumaoni/Garhwali villages. From a place called ‘Kaath Ki Nau’ one can view the breathtakingly beautiful Himalayan ranges.

CORBETT VILLAGE HERITAGE TRAIL

Choti haldwani and its residents are vividly described in the book written by Jim Corbett called “My India”. The trail takes you along the Bour River through the Choti Haldwani village in Kaladhungi, which was settled by Jim Corbett. The trail offers glimpses into the typical kumauni village culture and also provides bird watching opportunities. The trail ends with a visit to Jim Corbett’s home. Today this unique home, is a comprehensive museum housing souvenirs, relics, momentos related to Jim Corbett and his famous exploits.

Along the trail one can see the boundary wall which was constructed by Jim Corbett to protect crops from the wildlife. There is also the house which Jim Corbett built for his associate Moti. One can see a gun gifted to a village man Sher Singh by Jim Corbett.

MAHSEER ANGLING

Mahseer is a freshwater fish that is found a plenty in the waters of the Hill Rivers of Uttaranchal, India. This scaly fish can grow quite big and shows more sport for its size than a salmon and is thus considered to be the best sport fish in the world.

Fishing for Mahseer is great fun as this fish grabs bait quickly especially if the bait is live fish, fly, plug or spoon. Etymology of Mahseer suggests the word could mean a fish with “lion’s gameness” and “fish par excellence”. The commonly sighted Mahseer on the waters at the Corbett National Park are the Goonch, Silver Mahseer and the Black Mahseer. A few essentials that you must carry in your rucksack when you go angling for Mahseer are straw hats, sunglasses, keds, waders, antiseptic creams, insect repellents, windcheaters, gloves and suntan.

Our trained angler guide will teach you the nuances of angling the mighty Mahseer.

Angling on the Kosi River:

The Kosi River flows by the hotel property just adjacent to our restaurant. The river abounds with myriad fishes during season and providing good angling opportunities for guests. One can expect to angle the mighty mahaseer besides other game fishes like the rohu, eel and pathar chatta (small variety of cat fish).

GUIDED NATURE WALKS

The guided nature walks takes you along the river bed of the Kosi River and through beautiful Sal forests. Along the trail one crosses a suspension bridge over the Kosi River, built during the British times. The trail also takes one to the ancient temple of Garjia.  This temple named after the deity Garjia Devi, is built on a huge rock in the midst of river Kosi. The temple dedicated to Goddess Sherawali is visited by thousands of devotees from different parts of the state. A large fair is held here on Kartik Poornima.

A trained naturalist who accompanies you on the nature walk will give you information on the local flora and fauna and the culture and traditions of the area.

Corbett National Park

Special Interest Tours/ Safaris*

Tours/ Safaris Duration

Cost / Per Person

No. of Person

Indian Nationals

Foreign Nationals

Minimum

Maximum

Elephant Safari in CNP

5 nights/ 6 days**

Rs.50000

$1,600

2

6

Corbett Heritage Trails

6-8 Hrs / Full Day

Rs.500

$20

5

20

Nature Walk

3 Hrs

Rs.150

$10

2

15

Night walk

1 Hr

Rs.500

$ 20

4

10

Hiking

6 Hrs

( with packed breakfast)

Rs.750

$ 25

4

15

Full Day

( with packed Lunch)

Rs.1500

$ 40

4

16

Angling

(includes rod/forest permit/angling guide)

a. Kosi/ 1Hr

Rs.400

$15

4

8

b. Ramganga/ Full Day

Rs.2500

$75

Horse Safari

4 Nights/ 5 Days**

Rs.25000

$700

4

8

Birding Safari

a. Full Day

Rs.850

$20

4

8

b. 5 Nights / 6 Days

Rs.25000

$800

2

6

Taxes: As Applicable, extra.

  • ** Includes Night Stays & meals as per itinerary, rest of the itineraries are day programs available for resident guests only.
  • Important: Entrance Fees in Corbett National Park is subject to change as per the changes by the Forest Authorities
  • Leisure Adventure Travel: Leisure Adventure Travel (LAT) is engaged in enhancing your park & outside experience while you visit Corbett Tiger Reserve.

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