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Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park India (कॉर्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान, भारत)

 Project Tiger is a wildlife conservation venture, launched in India in 1972 to protect Royal Bengal Tiger. An estimate of the tiger population in India, placed the figure around 45,000, at the turn of the 19th century. In 1972, it revealed the existence of 1827 tigers only after the first-ever all-India tiger census.

Project Tiger was launched in 1973 from the Dhikala zone of Corbett National Park in India as a part of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Major tourist attractions are stay in Forest rest house, Dhikala Tour, Jeep Safari, Elephant SafariJim Corbett Museum etc. Together with Sonanadi wildlife sanctuary & reserve forest area, Corbett National Park of 521sq km forms Corbett Tiger Reserve which covers 1288.31 sq. kms spreading over three districts of Uttarakhand viz., Pauri, Nainital and Almora.

Ramganga, Sonanadi, Mandal, Palain and Kosi are the major rivers are the most significant hydrological resource flowing through the Jim Corbett National Park. The park shelters lots of endangered species includes 50 mammal species, 549 bird species, and 26 reptile species.

The dense Jungles of the Jim Corbett National Park were the private land of the local rulers as the princely state of Tehri Garhwal before the years 1815-20 of the British Rule. The jungles were uninhabited to make the area less unprotected to Rohilla attackers. The Maha Raja of Tehri authoritatively surrendered a division of his princely state to the East India Company in return for their support in ousting the Gurkhas from his state. Even if the actuality that the rights had passed into the British hands, the government compensated modest or no concern for the protection of the park. The single aim was to develop natural resources and take out as many profits as possible from the jungle.

Corbett tiger reserve is located in Ramnagr in Nainital district. The distinctive features of the park are

  • It has sub-Himalayan belts
  • It is the best eco-tourism destination
  • It has 488 different species of plants
  • Rich fauna
  • The climate is sub-tropical
  • It has Dhikala, Bijrani, Jhirna, Durgadevi and Sitavani zones.

The park is located between 2925' to 2939'N latitude and 7844' to 7907'E longitude. The average height of the region ranges between 360 m (1,181 ft) and 1,040 m (3,412 ft). It has various ravines, ridges, minor streams, and small plateaus with degrees of slopes and changeable aspects. The park covers the Patli Dun valley formed by the Ramganga river. It shields parts of the Upper Gangetic Plains. It has humid subtropical and raised ground weather. The present region of Corbett Tiger Reserve is 1,318.54 square kilometers including 520 square kilometers of middle area and 797.72 square kilometers of reduced area. The center area forms the Jim Corbett National Park while the buffer contains reserve forests area of 496.54 square kilometers, as well as the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, which includes 301.18 square kilometers. The reserve, situated factually along a valley between the minor Himalaya in the north and the Siwaliks in the south, has a sub-Himalayan belt shape. The higher tertiary rocks are uncovered towards the foundation of the Shiwalik range and firm sandstone units form wide ridges. Characteristic longitudinal valleys, geologically phrased Doons or Duns can be seen shaped along the tapered tectonic zones between lineaments.

Tourism Zones in Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the famous wildlife reserves in India and also one of the best wildlife reserves of Asia, covering more than 520 sq km region in the Himalayan foothills as Corbett Tiger Reserve India. Every year thousands of tourists come to this park to enjoy wildlife adventure and nature. There are three special ways to explore the wilderness of Jim Corbett National Park; these are Elephant Safari, Canter Safari, and Jeep Safari. Each of these safaris carries an element of exploitation to it. Corbett Safari tour provides the opportunity to examine a variety of animal species in their natural environment. People from all over the world visit Corbett national park round the year. The convenience of visitors Jim Corbett National Park has been distributed into five tourism zones. These zones are Dhikala Safari Zone, Bijrani Safari Zone, Durga Devi Safari Zone, Jhirna Safari Zone andSonanadi safari zone.

Bijrani Safari Zone

Bijrani was the hunting ground for the English rulers. This zone consists of dry forest vegetation with flora and fauna species. Bijrani zone of Corbett National Park is the most preferred zone which permits day visits. The area under Bijrani zone is inundated with pocket-sized water bodies known as Tal in the Hindi language. Pointed with Phool Tal and many seasonal ponds like Kitchar Sot, Khina Sot, Malani Sot, and Reethapani Sot. Other famous roads and places in Bijrani Zone are Jad Pahar, Kichar Road, Cheetal Road, Naya Job, Ringora, Raita Pani, Main Malani, Choti fire line and Badi Fireline. Water whole no. 1 to water whole no.7  very famous for tiger sighting in summer. Batiya no. 1 to Batiya no. 4 are very famous for the big cat's walk. Zero-point and watchtower is the only place where tourists can set down from gypsy.

The rich vegetation of Bijrani attracts a lot of wildlife residents like spotted deer,sambar deer,barking deer, Pada, various types of snakes like python, viper, krait, and the dreaded king cobra also. Various types of lizards also found here in bijrani zone of corbett. Bijrani zone is also famous for tigers sighting and elephants as well. Sloth bears are also found in an inebriated state after consuming Mahua in Bijrani.

To visit Bijrani Zone, it requires permission from the Director's office of Corbett Tiger Reserve. For morning safari you can book in advance and for evening Safari, spots are given on first cum first serve basis. Maximum six persons can be accommodated in one gypsy. Nature guide is compulsory in safari so one naturalist and driver will accompany you in whole the Safari. This is highly advised to book well in advance for bijrani zone as it’s a huge rush for bijrani zone safari round the year and limited vehicles are allowed to go inside the bijrani zone.

Elephant Safari is also available in Bijrani Zone, but you can not book this in advance as its available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Only four persons can sit on elephants back during the safari.

Jhirna Safari Zone

Jhirna is another safari zone located at a distance of 16kms from Ramnagar. Jhirna zone of Corbett national park is known to host a variety of animals. Sightings of black bear and leopard and recorded quite frequently in this part of Corbett national park. Jhirna Safari Zone area is full of natural beauty. The rest house lies on the road from Ramnagar to Kalagarh that runs in an east-west direction through the Park. Jhirna was a farming village until 1994 when it was successfully relocated under Project Tiger. The deserted farmland is gradually reverting to a wild state and is being managed to develop grassland habitat. The nearby terrain consists of numerous sots and narrow gorges running through typically Shiwalik landscape. The hills to the north of Jhirna are covered with dense patches of bamboo. Apart from being a good habitat for tiger, leopard, and deer, the place hosts other charming mammals like sloth bear and wild boar. A variety of birds can also be enjoyed here.

Dhikala Safari Zone

Dhikala is the most well known of the destinations in Corbett national park. It is situated at the edge of the broad Patli Dun valley through which the Ramganga flows in various channels.Dhikala safari zone is the most fashionable and demanded zone of Corbett national park amongst tourists.Dhikala zone is located along the Ramganga River and Ramganga reservoir which is the most important source of water for mammals at Corbett Park. Dhikala safari zone is a wonderful spot, where you can spill your heart, mind, body, and soul to Nature.Dhikala offers a remarkable continual panoramic view of the valley, with the Kanda ridge in the backdrop. This sight appears all the more imposing from the watchtower near Dhikala.

Dhikala is also the biggest tourism zone in Corbett national park. The safari starts from the moment one enters the Dhangari gate. It has various safari routes like sambhar road, Ram Singh Road, champion road, Kamar Patta, Thandi Sadak, Pahli Puliya, etc. Overall varied wildlife, amazing landscapes, and availability of natural water throughout the year make Dhikala the favorite amongst tourists visiting Corbett national park. The Tourist complex on Dhikala chaur (one of the last large meadows of the Park) and Phulai chaur. A reader through the numerous paths through chaurs is rewarded by the explanation for the wild elephants, chital, the stag of pigs, and many variety birds of the meadows and the raptors. Old convalescent home in Dhikala is a chronological structure, having been built more than a hundred of existence.

Durgadevi Safari Zone

Durgadevi Tourist zone in Jim Corbett national park is farthest from Ramnagar at 28 km. You have to get the permit issued by the Jim Corbett national park before you proceed to Durgadevi Zone. Durgadevi Safari zone is a hilly area and is situated along Ramganga river.

Sonanadi Safari Zone


The FRH, which was built about a hundred years ago, is situated between the Palain and Sonanadi rivers a short distance before they drain into the Ramganga pool. It lies under the Sonanadi Wildlife shelter and is recognized for its quiet, peaceful, riverine atmosphere. Halduparao is a good place to watch wild elephants from the close stations during summer.


This FRH is situated in the northern division of Corbett Tiger Reserve in the RF buffer region. It lies on the banks of the river Mandal upstream of its confluence with the Ramganga. The access is from Durga Devi gate.


situated in the northern RF buffer, Rathuadhab lies on the forest road connecting Durga Devi in the east and Vatanvasa towards the west. It is a favored spot for elephants. 

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