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Information About Jim Corbett National Park, Best Time To Visit Jim Corbett Park

Corbett National Park Information on Jim Corbett Park, Project Tiger, Bengal Tigers, Wildlife in Corbett National Park, Indian wildlife sanctuaries, jungle lodges, Elephant safaris, angling, fishing, bird watching across India and the Himalayas

Corbett Park Area is 520.82 sq km (1318 sq km Corbett National Park including Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary)

How to Reach Corbett Park Train and bus connections up to Ramnagar 270 km from Delhi. The route from Delhi is as under:

Delhi- Ghaziabad- Hapur- Moradabad- Kashipur- Ramnagar- 10 KM Corbett.

Ideal stay duration at Corbett Park Depend on your interest and liking. Minimum suggested stay at Corbett Park is for 3-4 Days.

What to Wear at Corbett Park Earthy colored clothes (Greens and Browns). Can get dry and hot in summer months. Cap with sunshade can be a option. Be warmly clad for early morning drives and elephant rides into the Corbett park in the winter months.

Main animal found at Corbett Park: Elephants, Tigers, Chital, Mugger, Crocodile, Migratory birds etc.

Places to See in and around Corbett Park : Crocodile Pool, Dhikala Machaan, Getheryo Library (Dhikala), Corbett Museum (Dhangadi gate), Corbett fall, Garjia Temple, Jim Corbett House.

Tour Extension or combination with Corbett Park : One can extend trip to Nainital (65 KM appx.), Ranikhet(95 KM. appx.) Other than Kausani and Musoorie.

Corbett Park Timings : Corbett National Park is majorly divided in three zones for public wildlife sighting

JHIRNA Range remain open round the year.

BIJRANI Range from October 1st till June 30th each Year.

DHIKALA Range from November 15th to June 15th each year.

Best Time to visit Corbett Park

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. Bcos of less crowd and rush probability of sighting animals. Good for observing flora.

General Information on Corbett National Park :

Located in the district of Nainital, Corbett National Park is a perfect place for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. It is a wonderful place in India considered as a hub of excitement and thrill. The whole extent of the park is divided into four different zones called Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna and Durgadevi zones. Spread over an area of 520 square kilometers, the park is a complete package for wildlife buffs. However, tourism is only allowed in the earmarked areas of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in order to maximize the chances of viewing its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife living in the park.

The recent trend of the tourist visit that has been marked by the park authority shows dynamic increase in the number of visitors coming every year. More than 70,000 visitors come to the park in peak season from the different part of the country and abroad.

General Information :

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.

Temperature range: 4 degrees Celsius winter to 42 degrees Celsius during summer

Best Season: October to June

When to Visit Corbett National Park :

The months of November through June are the perfect time to visit Corbett National Park as the park remains open to tourists during these periods only. The park is kept closed as the monsoon season approaches. The main reason for closure of the park during rest of the year is that the roads inside the park get washed away due to rain. The repair work starts after the monsoon and ends only by November till the roads are back in motorable condition.

How to Get Corbett Park by Bus/ Train? :

The Jim Corbett National Park is situated at an approximate distance of 260 Kms from the National Capital Delhi. The small town near Corbett is Ramnagar which forms the headquarters of CTR. The city is well connected by road or rail with major cities of India like Moradabad, Nainital, Bareilly and Delhi.

How to reach Corbett Park by Road: The small city Ramnagar has a very good road network that connects the different cities of India. Uttarakhand state government buses ply at a short interval of time from Delhi, Moradabad, Haldwani that reaches directly Ramnagar. Corbett is only 15 Kms from Ramnagar town. The surface drive from Delhi to Corbett takes approximate five and half hours. The designated approach routes are:

Delhi-Gajrola-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar: (240 km)

Bareilly-Kichha-Haldwani-Ramnagar: (160 km)

How to reach Corbett Park by Rail: Ramnagar is the only nearest railway station to Jim Corbett National Park. A direct train to Ramnagar runs from Delhi. Alternatively, one can reach up to Haldwani/Kashipur/Kathgodam and come to Ramnagar by road. Taxis are easily available from these stations.

Tourism Zones at Corbett Park :

For the convenience of visitors and streamlining tourism management Corbett Tiger Reserve has been divided into five mutually exclusive tourism zones, each having separate gate for entry.

Tourism Zone

Entry Gate






Kalagarh, Khara

Durga Devi

Durga Devi

Dhela Safari Zone


Facilities for Visitors in Corbett Park: The food arrangement is there in the canteens located at Dhikala, Gairal and Bijrani. Even the cooking utensils and crockery available to the visitors for facilitating self-cooking. One should keep in mind that the consumption of non-vegetarian food and alcohol is strictly prohibited inside the national park.

Well-trained Nature Guides are available at the park to guide the tourists about the different routes and the wildlife at the national park. It is also compulsory to take a Nature Guide with each vehicle. The Corbett Tiger Reserve also has a Visitor Centre and Museum at Dhangarhi Gate. It displays the exhibits and models relating to the history and biodiversity of Corbett. Elephant rides can be enjoyed at Dhikala, Khinanauli, Bijrani, Gairal and Jhirna during mornings and evening enabling the tourists to view the jungle, its wildlife, and landscape.

There are watchtowers at Dhikala, Phulai and Jhirna and several machans near Dhikala, Bijrani and Kothirau, excellent for viewing the wildlife. In the evening, the lodgers at Dhikala and Bijrani can also enjoy the wildlife films. Dhikala also has a well-stocked library with a fine collection of wildlife and general books.

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