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Where is Corbett Tiger Reserve and corbett national park is located?

Corbett national Park with its administrative headquarter and online booking office is located at Ramnagar city Nainital district in the state of uttrakhand.

How do I reach Corbett Tiger Reserve or and corbett national park?

Corbett park is accessible -

By Road: Corbett is well connected by road from all major cities of India, direct buses operates here from delhi, ghaziabad, jaipur-rajasthan, lucknow and other major cities and towns. Visiitors can reach here from Delhi following- Delhi-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar

By Train: Corbett is well connected by train network from all major cities of India, direct trains run from delhi, lucknow, mumbai via some cities of gujrat like- ahmedabad, baroda etc, visitors coming from eastern stats can come up to lal-kuan or rudrapur, from there they can come by road , else one can take train up to moradabad and from there ramnagar is just 70KM, buses, cabs are eaily available and can be booked online also. (Ramnagar is the nearest and haldwani-kathgodam, rudrapur-lalkuan and moradabad are the approachable railway station)

By Air: Phool baug in Rudrapur, Jolly-grant in Dehradun and Delhi are the nearest operational airports.

Regular flights are also being proposed from the nearby Pantnagar Airport in Udham Singh Nagar District.

How do I contact the Corbett Tiger Reserve and Management?

For general informations and bookings kindly visit our website: http://www.jimcorbettnationalpark.com

We can be also approached at:

Tel:05947- 251489

or you may also email on corbettpark@gmail.com for online reservations and informations.

Which are the entry points to Corbett Tiger Reserve?

Corbett Tiger Reserve/ Corbett national Park has five entry gates for access to its Tourism Zones, namely Bijrani, Dhangari, Jhirna, Dhela, Durgadevi, and Vatanbasa (Kotdwar). Bijrani, Dhangari, Jhirna, Dhela, Durgadevi has entry from Ramnagar and Vatanvasa (Kotdwar) gate is the entry point for the Sonanadi Tourism Zone and is regulated from the Kotdwar reception centre.

What is the best time to visit Corbett Tiger Reserve or Corbett national Park?

All seasons across the year have their own charm for wildlife lovers in Corbett national Park.

How is the weather at Corbett national Park ( CTR)?

In Corbett national Park ( CTR), minimum temperatures can reach as low as 4°C, in the months of December and January while the maximum temperature during the months of May and June reaches as high as 42°C

Which are the Closing Month at Corbett national Park ( CTR) ?

Corbett national Park remains closed during the monsoons. All zones of Corbett Tiger Reserve are closed for night halts by visitors from 15th June to 14th November.

The Bijrani Zone remains closed for day visits from 30th June to 14th October.

The Dhikala, Lohachaur and Sonanadi Tourism Zones are closed for day visits from 16th June to 14th November.

The Jhirna Tourism Zone, however remains open for day safaris throughout the year, subject to road and weather conditions being safe.

Between 1st to 15th June, the Dhikala, Lohachaur and Sonanadi Zones are on standby mode. During this period, advance reservations are not done and these Zones can be shut down by the Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve at short notice depending on weather conditions and in consideration of visitor safety.

When is Corbett national Park ( CTR) Safaris and Day vists are closed for the visitors ?

Apart from the closing time june- october ( also mentioned in Q7), no entry is allowed in the Corbett Tiger Reserve on the day of ‘Holi’ festival.

How to book entry ticket permits to Corbett national Park ( CTR) for wildlife jeep safaris and night stay ?

Entry Permits for day safari and night stay can be booked in 120-90 days advance for foreign nationals and 45-30 days prior for Indian Nationals by visiting government officiaial website: http://corbettonline.uk.gov.in else you may write on corbettpark@gmail.com with your details. Please note that passport details are mandatory for making reservation of foreign tourists. You can contact us for hassle free jeep safari permits.

Can I visit all the zones with one entry permit?

Entry permits are issued for a specific tourism zone and for particular time and the issued permit is irrevocable and transferable. Jeep Safari is permitted only for the specific zone booked for. Other zones shall remain out of bounds for the visitor.

Can I cancel and reschedule my entry permit?

Cancellation facility is temporarily unavailable.For more details please contact CTR Help Desk@Ramnagar.

How many vehicles are allowed for day safari in Corbett national Park ( CTR) ?

180 vehicles are permitted to enter the park per day, including the morning and afternoon drives. Bijrani Zone accommodates 60 vehicles; Jhirna Zone accommodates 60 while Dhela & Durgadevi zones each accommodate 30 vehicles per day.

The number of vehicles for which permits can be booked from our website for day safari in various tourism zones of Corbett national Park ( CTR) is as under.

Name of ZoneNumber of vehicles
  Morning Evening
Bijrani 30 30
Jhirna 30 30
Durgadevi 15 15
Dhella 15 15

Apart from the above, four canter vehicles (16 seats each); two each in morning and afternoon shifts are allowed in Dhikala tourism zone under the ‘Ramganga Conducted Tour’ facility.

How many safaris can be made in Corbett national Park ( CTR)?

Day safaris in two shifts, one in the morning and the other during the afternoon are available for visitors to Corbett Tiger Reserve. The safaris are as per prescribed timings with a break during mid day. Timings are subjected to change depending on the season.

What are the various Tourism Zones in Corbtt national Park ( CTR)?

Day safaris are allowed in five Zones in Corbett national Park ( CTR). These Zones are Bijrani, Dhangari, Jhirna, Dhela, Durgadevi and Sonanadi (Kotdwar).

How much is entry permit cost and can make online jeep safari booking?

The details of costs towards entry permits and other associated fees are mentioned in Jeep safari page of this website, you can also make online reservations for the jeep safari.

Is Nature Guide/Naturalist is compulsary during jeep safari?

Yes nature Guide/Naturalist is mandatory during jeep safari during visits to Corbett national Park ( CTR). The Guide fee for each safari to be paid directly to the Guide at the end of the visit. Safari Guides are available at the gate of the respective zone. Guides for dhikala should be picked up by arrangement from amdanda gate or park reception at ramanagr.

Are cell phones/ mobile phones/ laptops allowed during jeep safari?

Yes, visitors are allowed to take their cell phones/ mobile phones/ laptops on park during jeep safari but do not play any kind of music or sound inside the park.

How to get a Vehicle for the safari?

Only jeeps registered with the park are allowed to go for the jeep safari and can be hired near Ramnagar Reception Office or respective gate. Vichicle other than jeeps registered with the park are NOT allowed in Corbett national Park ( CTR).

How many persons are allowed in a jeep for the safari?

A maximum of six adults and two children with the mandatory Nature Guide/Naturalist and driver are allowed in a vehicle during visits to Corbett national Park ( CTR).

Is there any exemption for children during visits to Corbett national Park ( CTR)?

Children up to five years of age are exempted from entry fee as well as fee for elephant ride.

Where to stay in Corbett national Park ( CTR)?

Inside Corbett Tiger Reserve, accommodation facilities are available in Dhikala FRH, Sultan FRH, Sarpduli FRH and Gairal FRH in Dhikala Zone, Bijrani FRH and Malani FRH in Bijrani Zone, Jhirna FRH in Jhirna Zone; KandaFRH and Lohachaur FRH in Durgadevi Zone. Accommodation is also available at Halduparao in the Sonanadi Tourism Zone. All rooms are provided with double beds and basic amenities. A twelve bed dormitory at Dhikala and an eight bed dormitory at Gairal are also available. Electricity is not available at any of the FRHs except at Dhikala. Some campuses may have a limited Generator backup.

How to book for accommodation in Corbett national Park ( CTR)?

Accommodation can be booked in advance through official website of Corbett national Park ( CTR): http://corbettonline.uk.gov.in

Reservations can be made up to 45 days in advance. For foreign nationals, some facilities can be booked up to 90 days in advance. All reservations are provisional in nature and are subject to modification/cancellation by the Field Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve without assigning any reasons.

How to make payments for entry permits for day safaris or night halts in Corbett national Park ( CTR)?

All payments can be made via net banking or through credit cards at the time of booking room/ day safari using online booking facility through official website of Corbett national Park ( CTR) : http://www.jimcorbettnationalpark.com

Do the Forest Rest Houses have Canteen facility?

Canteen are available only at Dhikala FRH and Gairal FRH. The Canteens are being managed by K.M.V.N. Ltd. At other places kitchen facility is provided for cooking, for which guests need to take their own rations. The room attendants can provide necessary help in cooking.

How to make the cancellation of booked entry permits?

Canteen are available only at Dhikala FRH and Gairal FRH. The Canteens are being managed by K.M.V.N. Ltd. At other places kitchen facility is provided for cooking, for which guests need to take their own rations. The room attendants can provide necessary help in cooking.

Day Visit: Any day visit transaction for which entry permit have been generated, cannot be cancelled under any circumstances and no request of refund/ reschedule would be entertained.

If amount has been deducted but no entry permit could be generated due to any technical error, whole amount would be refunded to the same bank account. However it is necessary that all such cases be brought in the notice of Corbett Tiger Reserve with in 24 hrs.

Night Stay: Cancellation facility is temporarily unavailable.For more details please contact CTR Help Desk

How to book Elephants for rides?

Camp elephants are available only at Dhikala and Bijrani zones. These are available for rides by visitors on the basis of first come, first served.

What are the provisions for Elephant Ride?

Only four persons are allowed to sit on an elephant during a ride. Children up to 5 years of age shall be allowed free, along with adults. Rates for elephant rides /safari are provided in the wildlife safari page .

How to avail concession for school students/trainees/trainers and support staff?

Authorized study tours of students belonging to educational institutions, schools, colleges, and universities shall be charged 50% of the entry fee subject to prior information. This facility shall be allowed to an institution only once a year and shall be limited to only one visit. Students/trainees, trainers and support staff of the training and research institutions of different State Forest Departments and the Ministry of Environment & Forest and Climate Change, Government of India will be eligible for free entry, subject to approval of the director of the park .

What are the provisions for citizens of SAARC countries?

The citizens of SAARC shall be treated at par with Indian citizens with regard to the determination of fees.

Where do I get more information on onle reservations on Corbett Tiger Reserve?

For more information on Corbett Tiger Reserve, please log on to our website:http://corbettonline.uk.gov.in

What is the Tiger Conservation Foundation for CTR?

The Tiger Conservation Foundation for Corbett Tiger Reserve is a registered society under Society act, formed as per the provisions of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The foundation accepts contributions from willing persons/organizations for the various activities including welfare of the staff of Corbett Tiger Reserve and for various associated management activities.

How do I contribute to the Tiger Conservation Foundation for Corbett Tiger Reserve?

All contributions must be sent through Crossed Cheques or Demand Drafts drawn in favour of The Secretary, Tiger Conservation Foundation for Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Is there any provision of moving on foot/camping/staying in hides and machans/night safari/cycling/nature trails inside the Corbett Tiger Reserve?

Visitors are not allowed to trek, cycle or walk inside Corbett Tiger Reserve except at few designated places. Walking on foot or getting off the vehicle is strictly prohibited. Few machans are open for visitors and they can spend time there after taking permissions to do so from the Range officer concerned. Night safaris are not allowed inside the Tiger Reserve.

What are mandatory documents that I need to carry during the safari?

All the adult visitors are required to produce any one of the following identity cards (Voter ID, Driving License, PAN Card, Govt. Employee Card, Passport and Student ID) on demand by officials of Corbett Tiger Reserve for verification at the entry point and whenever asked.

What are the precautions I need to take for my safety while in the Corbett Tiger Reserve?

Visitors are allowed to move only in designated vehicles in Corbett Tiger Reserve with a registered Nature Guide/Naturalist. Always keep a safe distance from wild animals. One should refrain from teasing wild animals and should never try to feed them. Getting off the vehicle and moving on foot is strictly prohibited. These are punishable offences. First-aid box is mandatory in all the vehicles. Winter garments are advised during the months of December and January. It is always advisable to follow the instructions of the Guide and adhere to the Do's and Dont's. Sitting firmly inside the vehicle, remaining watchful to any dangling branches, avoiding touching of plants, eating of leaves/fruits and obeying all rules and regulations are important for your own safety. Please be well informed about such rules and regulations before entering Corbett Tiger Reserve.

How do I contact for the feasible tour packages in Corbett?

Email: corbettpark@gmail.com

Website: http://www.corbettpark.com/