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Sitabani forest zone of Corbett Park is also called landscape area which is best known for nature walks, Sitabani Forest Safari Zone located at a distance of 25 km from Ramnagar, Sitabani buffer zone is very famous tourist spot of Corbett National Park nestled in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Sitabani Forest Safari Zone is a buffer zone and not part of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. Sitabani Forest Safari (buffer) Zone is the only forest in Jim Corbett where tourists can take a wild trek inside the forest. managed by ASI & Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve. Sitabani Forest is a famous zone for bird watching and has an ashram situated inside jungle. The dense Sal forests of Sitabani Forest Reserve is home to varied wildlife like tigers, leopards, elephants, spotted deer, sambhar, wild boar etc. There are about 35 Royal Bengal tigers in this part of forest. Sitabani temple is situated inside the Sitabani Reserve and is dedicated to Goddess Sita. According to the legend, Sita, wife of Lord Rama spent few days of her exile in Sitabani. An ancient temple dedicated to Sage Valmiki is also situated in the reserve. Sitabani temple is visited by devotees in large numbers during the day of Ramnavami. Sitabani was remain open throughout the year for Safari tour earlier and there was no limit of vehicles entering the area, but now forest authorities is trying to regulate the number of vehicles in the region.. When tourists don't get permit into Corbett Tiger Reserve, they choose to visit Sitabani. Most of the tourists entering Sitabani zone are avid bird watchers. Sitabani forest department issues permit for this safari..

Sitabani Jungle Safari- entry timing and safari duration:

Safari Timings Morning Evening
Entry From Entry Till Exit From Exit Till Entry From Entry Till Exit From Exit Till
Winter 6:30 AM 7:30 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Summer 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM

Quick Facts- Jim Corbett Sitabani Safari Zone Booking:

  • Reporting point & Entry Gate: Sitabani
  • Distance from Ramnagar: 25 km from Ramnagar Railway Station
  • Operational Period: From 15 Oct to 30 Jun every year (sometime they extend it on request)
  • Safari Offered: Jeep Safari
  • Maximum Number of Safari Jeep: 50 Jeeps per Shift (2 Shift in a day; morning & evening)
  • Member allowed per jeep: Maximum 6 adults and 2 children (up to 12 years)
  • Exploration Time: approximately 03 hours

Jim Corbett Phato Safari Zone Package Booking Rate & Inclusions:

  • For Indians: Total package amount is INR 7,500/- per jeep per time
    • INR 4,000/- to be paid at the time of booking
    • INR 3,500/- to be paid at the time of boarding 
  • For Foreigners: Total package amount is INR 12,000/- per jeep per time
    • INR 9,400/- to be paid at the time of booking
    • INR 2,800/- to be paid at the time of boarding 
  • Permit issued by Forest department with GST to enter in Durga devi zone
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Note: Camera fees are not included in the package. (There is no charge for Mobile Phones.) & please double check required information, before booking from official website of Corbett national park.

Cancellation / Amendment Policy:

  • After booking, there shall be no cancellation refund for any booking under any circumstances and no request shall be entertained for refund.
  • For amendment, INR 4000/ INR 7000 will be the charge per jeep (subject to availability).

It is always best to book your permit in advance before arrival only, as there is always a rush of tourists for the safari and only 50 safari jeeps are allowed to enter into the Sitabani zone in one shift and almost all jeeps are pre-booked. For accommodation, the tourists who are visiting the Corbett for the day safari to Sitabani zone can stay at Vanya River Resort located near Sitabani zone, along with the boundary of the zone. From economical hotels to beautiful and Riverview rooms are available here to stay according to your budget.

How to Reach Sitabani Safari Zone?

The entry gate to Sitabani zone is Sitabani Gate, which is about twenty five kilometers away from Ramnagar city. Vanya River Resort is best River Access Resort to experience Safari through Sitabani Safari Zone. Note- Please double check required information, before booking from official website of Corbett national park.

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