Information About Jim Corbett National Park

  • State: Uttarakhand (India)
  • Total area: 1380 Square kilometers (combining core and buffer forest)
  • Core area: 521 square kilometers
  • Buffer area: 798 square kilometers
  • Altitude: 400 to 1210 meter above mean sea level
  • Vegetation type: Moist deciduous, Tropical dry deciduous, subtropical conifers
  • Rainfall: 1400 – 2800 mm
  • Winter season: November to February
  • Summer season: March – June
  • Monsoon: June – October
  • Best time to visit: 15th November – 30th June
  • Star attraction: Royal Bengal Tiger, Jeep Safari & Elephant Ride

Major Tourist Attractions in Corbett

Being the best showcase of Indian wildlife, Jim Corbett National Park gives shelter to over 50 mammalian species, 585 aves, more than 33 distinct reptilian, the great mahaseer among many other river fish and thousands of insects.

Royal Bengal Tiger

The majestic Bengal Tigers are the star attraction of the Corbett National Park. The park has a sizeable population of around 160 which is good indicator for a jungle health. Wild encounters during the park visit are a matter of chance.


Corbett is a virtual haven for birdwatchers as the area in and around the park host as many as 650 species of residents and migratory birds.


The Largest of the land mammals, the elephants has been always an integral part of the Corbett wildlife population. Corbett is a home to more than 700 Asiatic elephants as per the current statistics data. They cover almost all region of the park but they can be sighted easily in Dhikala, Bijrani, and Jhirna and near the Saddle dam.


If you love watching the frequent movement deer in their natural habitat then you destination is not other than Corbett. They are most frequently sighted animals in the every zone of the park. Moreover, Corbett has a four species of deer namely: Spotted Deer, Hog Deer (rarest of Corbett’s deer), Sambar and Barking Deer.


The real glory of the Corbett lies in its varied vegetation types. It includes dense mixed sal and sheesham forests, Ber, Kanju and Dhak interwoven with bamboo thickets, short and tall grasses that gives favorable haunts for wild animals. A total of 488 different species of plants have been spotted in the park.

The Tourist Zones

Established in the year of 1936 as a Hailey National Park its total extent is sprawl over more than 1380 square kilometers with 521 square kilometers of core area. In order to promote wildlife tourism in the area park authority divided the whole geographical area into five distinct zones. Tourism inside the core area of the park is allowed on the designated route. Jeep safari (4X4 vehicle) is the feasible option to explore the wildness of Jim Corbett National Park.

Bijrani Zone

  • Entry Gate: Amdanda Gate
  • Location: 01 Km from Ramnagar
  • Best Time to Visit: 30th October to 30th June every year
  • Jeep Safari Cost: 3600 INR / Jeep

Bijrani Zone is very popular tourist’s hub because of its abundant natural beauty and open grasslands. Bestowed with plethora of flora and fauna Bijrani zone provides enchanting views that mesmerizes the wildlife lovers. The probability to see the tiger in Bijrani zone is high while enjoying jeep safari. This zone is recommended for both Jeep as well as Elephant safari for bird watching. The area sustains a variety of herbivores and has a good and wide network of jungle roads that makes Bijrani excellent tiger sighting territory.

Jhirna Zone

  • Entry Gate: Jhirna Gate
  • Location: 16 km from Ramnagar
  • Best Time to Visit: October to En of the June (open throughout the year)
  • Safari Cost: 3600 INR / Jeep

Jhirna is another important tourist zone in the Jim Corbett National park i.e. open for tourist throughout the year. This particular zone became the part of tiger reserve area in 1994 and famous among the wildlife lovers for sloth bear and the great hornbill sightings. The growing population of tiger in this area has raised the attention of park authority and it rejoices the large number of tourist every year. Jhirna is rated as second best tourism zone after Bijrani where abundant of wildlife live.

Dhikala Zone

  • Entry Gate: Dhangarhi Gate
  • Location: 18 km from Ramnagar
  • Best Time to Visit: Mid of November to Mid of June
  • Canter Safari Cost: 1600 per person

Being the largest and most varied zone in Corbett, Dhikala is famous for its abundant natural beauty as well as offering the best sight for exotic fauna species like Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephants, Deer, Chital, Crocodile, and Cobra and so on. Night stay inside the Dhikala Tourism Zone is highly recommended for the hard core wildlife enthusiasts.

Dhela Zone

  • Entry Gate: Dhela Gate
  • Location: 13 Km from Ramnagar
  • Safari Cost: 3600 INR / Jeep
  • Best Time to Visit: Open throughout the year

Dhela is a new eco tourism zone in Corbett National Park included in tiger reserve zone in November 2014. This is the only area in the reserve's buffer zone open to tourists in CTR. The zone is retaining the attention of large number of tourist because of its wealthy flora and fauna.

Durga Devi Zone

  • Entry Gate: Durga Devi Gate
  • Location: 26 Km from Ramnagar
  • Best Time to Visit: Mid November to End of June
  • Safari Cost: 4000 INR / Jeep

Located on the north-eastern boundary of the Jim Corbett National Park, Durga Devi zone is the heaven on planet earth for those who are fond of bird watching. The virgin area of the park is home many birding species like Grey Headed Fishing Eagle, Black Chinned Yuhina, Maroon Orile, Crested Laughing Thrushor a Long Tailed Broadbill and many more to list.

Sitabani Buffer Zone

  • Best Time to Visit: October to June End
  • Location: 18 Km from Ramnagar (Entry Gate)
  • Safari Cost: 3600 INR / Jeep

Sitabani Zone doesn’t fall under the Corbett Tiger Reserve area. If you are fond of sere ambiance of the natural beauty, must visit Sitabani area. Though there is a less probability of spotting Royal Bengal Tiger in this region but the density wildlife is more or less same as compare to other safari zones of the park.