- Corbett Park is open 365 days a
year. The Jhirna Zone remains open for tourists right through the
- 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.
Safaris in Corbett National Park
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 –
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.
(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
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
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
Various Zones of
The Corbett National Park for Jeep Safari
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.
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
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 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.
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 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 provides good opportunity for bird watching.
Jhirna Zone is open throughout year
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
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.
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
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.
Dhikala tourism zone is open from 15th November to 15th
June. This is an area with very high restrictions as far as tourism
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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
trained angler guide will teach you the nuances of angling the
Angling on the Kosi River:
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 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.
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.