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It is a 66 ft high waterfall that is one of the must-visit places to visit in Jim Corbett. You need to hike a bit to reach this lovely location. Furthermore, on full-moon nights, it becomes a sight to witness that leaves many mesmerized. Lush forests encompass the falls and create quite a peaceful environment.
Thus, you can cam, or plan a picnic near the beautiful Corbett Waterfall to unwind after investing time in a jungle safari. You will no doubt have one of the best feelings in this famous area of National Park.
Location: Ramnagar District, Uttarakhand
Garjia Devi Temple is actually a large rock placed amidst river Kosi, that's named after the deity of the same name. You can reach here by climbing a few flights of stairs. This temple is amongst the famous places to visit in Jim Corbett for devotees of the deity from all over the world. Many couples also prefer to seek the blessings of Garjia Devi here.
Also, in case you are visiting Jim Corbett Park during the occasion of Karthik Poornima that holds in November every year, you even get the chance to attend the fair here.
Location: Ramnagar Range, Garjiya, Uttarakhand
Corbett Museum in Kaladhungi is actually the heritage bungalow of the hunter turned conservationist - Jim Corbett. This museum is chosen as amongst the must-visit tourist places in Jim Corbett by visitors to behold the achievements and activities of the conservationist.
The collection includes his personal belongings and letters. Additionally, there is a display in the Corbett Museum that features many photographs and antiques. This museum is a good choice to know yourself and let your kids also get the knowledge about the person on whom this whole National Park is being named.
Location: Inside Dhangari Gate
Bijrani is a lovely place appreciated for its thick wood, huge grasslands, wild drains, and wildlife. It is a dry zone of the park with diverse vegetation. Since the British period, Birjani was known for the quality of the hunting game.
It is amongst the popular as a day visit tourist places in Jim Corbett. So, book a jeep safari or Elephant safari and get ready to get into the wilds to have some brave encounters.
Location: Bijrani, Ramnagar
This zone of Jim Corbett is situated in the Southern area of the park and is notable for easy wildlife spotting in its thick forest. It's one of the prominent places to visit in Jim Corbett as in this area of the park you will be lucky to see animals like nilgai, sambhar, cheetal, in their natural habitat. Further, here, you can also locate a good population of wild elephants and sloth bears.
For more thrill, one can book a stay at Forest Rest House FRH Jhirna to see tigers as they usually visit at this location at night.
Location: Southern zone of Jim Corbett National Park
Kosi River flows alongside the Corbett National Park, creating the eastern border of the Park. Many adventure lovers flock this river to indulge in river rafting activity. While here, you can take part in the grade II as well as grade III of the white water rafting.
It is always exciting to ride on the storming rapids of streaming water. River rafting is the next favorite activity that visitors like to do here, after their trip to Jim Corbett National Park. Additionally, this river pulls in several species of migratory birds. So, it's amongst the notable places to visit in Jim Corbett for bird watchers to catch some vibrant photographs.
Location: Ranikhet Road, Jim Corbett National Park
It is an ancient temple which is amongst the famous tourist places in Jim Corbett for devotees to Goddess Durga. The temple is also prominent for its architecture work showcasing legends of other Hindu deities.
Numerous tourists visit the temple to admire its intricate design. The temple is a spot nestled in the dense woods of the National Park. The Kosi river flowing nearby this temple increases the charm of this area. Thus, it is a treat for the soul due to its peaceful environment!
Location: Ramnagar, Jim Corbett National Park
Sitabani temple is dedicated to Sita, which is an ideal spot for those looking for some religious tourist places in Jim Corbett. According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, the protagonist Sita of Ramayana spent some days stranded in a fugitive while in the Agnipariksha phase.
Besides, this area is also known for a nearby flowing river that attracts many tourists. The serene riverbank is a lovely spot to take rest for a while after a tiring safari tour.
Location: Mailani Range, Uttarakhand
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23 March 2017
nice view property. it was my family trip , everyone are very satisfied with this resorts and location. the main important things food quality is very Good. well decorated room with modern toiletries. ...
13 December 2018
It was such a lovely experience staying in the forests of the Jim Corbett National Park. We decided to stay in the bamboo huts instead of the tent, and they were too good! We explored the park a bit, a...
13 December 2018
Kyari in Uttarakhand is a very offbeat destination and I really wanted to visit it, I didn’t know how to go about planning the trip, and I'm so thankful to the Thrillophilia team for organising such a ...
12 December 2018
Staying right inside the Jim Corbett Park was really an extraordinary experience for me and my family. We got to go on nature walks and see some interesting plants and animals and there was even a quie...
08 December 2018
We designed our own menu for dinner, went on a morning Elephant safari and had the time of our life.
08 December 2018
It was such a thrilling experience to stay inside the Jim Corett National Park, and enjoy going on nature walks conducted by Tarun, the guide of the stay. We were very impressed with the quality of the...
08 December 2018
This was very unique experience living in an eco-friendly way. The mud houses were beautiful and the accommodation offered to us was quite decent. One of the best features of this place was the Chaupal...
08 December 2018
One of the most peaceful and relaxing weekends my family and I have ever had. The kids were finally off their phones and spending time among nature, and we did a lot of exciting activities like birdwat...
08 December 2018
Even in the jungle, whatever small set of amenities this place has is modern. The hay huts and mud huts gave a very rural touch to this place. Our cook was brilliant in making Dal rice and Aloo Gobhi.
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- The area around Corbett National Park gets lonely after evening and hence, it is advisable to not go out alone after it gets dark.
- If you are driving your own vehicle, follow the prescribed speed limits because there can be animals on the roads connecting to the national parks as well. Hence, to avoid any accidents and major loss to wildlife, speed should be controlled while driving.
- Do not carry a lot of cash with you as there are always chances of theft when you are out on a trip.
- Book your park Safaris from an authorized agency and do not fall prey to any scams. Make sure that you get a valid invoice or receipt of the payment which you make for safaris.
- Do not litter in the forest area or anywhere else, because if you are visiting to enjoy the purity of nature, it is your responsibility to keep it clean.
- Do not play music while on a safari and do not shout at or tease any animal as it is both against the rules as well as ethics of the park.
- Make sure that you get all the entry permits before entering the park.
Though Corbett is a rural spot and checking of age proofs is not really common, it is advisable to stick to the legal drinking age of the place. According to law, the minimum drinking age in Corbett is 21 years of age. Also, Alcohol is strictly prohibited inside Jim Corbett National Park.
Park Safaris: You should indeed got for at least two to three jeep safaris in Jim Corbett to get to experience the real beauty of the forest. Book your safaris to different zones every day and get ready for the surprises like spotting a Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, Wild boars and other abundant wildlife species, and experience the difference of seeing animals in the zoo and in a forest.
Kosi River: A perennial river which flows through the National park, it is a breathtakingly beautiful sight to see this river, gushing over the rocks with full force, forming white foam all over its surface. There are safaris conducted to different parts of the park and you should ask your safari conductor for the one near the river.
Dhikala: It is a famous spot located inside the forest. It is a rest house located amid the park from where you can enjoy the sheer beauty of the park.
Walking Safaris: Along with the jeep safaris, there are also walking safaris conducted in the buffer areas of the forests, where the local tribes reside. This is a unique experience as you will get to know about the local lifestyle, coexistence with wildlife and how the people respect nature.
Garjiya Devi Temple: It is a temple dedicated to the Garjiya Goddess, located on the banks of river Kosi. It is most visited during the months of November and December and has a lot of importance among the locals.
Corbett Falls: It is a beautiful 20 meter high waterfall located amid dense forests of the Himalayan Foothills. The best part about these waterfalls is that you will hear nothing except the symphonic and satisfying sound of the water falling from over the rocks.
Variety of Wildlife: Corbett is indeed a home to over 165 tigers but along with it, you might get lucky and spot Leopards, Wild boars and Himalayan Black bears, along with spotting Sambhar deer and Spotted deer in abundance.
Revitalizing Weather: Located between the Lesser Himalayas and the Shivalik mountain Ranges, this place has a very refreshing weather. It is pleasant during the day and gets cold during the night and with minimum air pollution, you will get to breathe fresh air amid the dense green forest.
Coexistence with Wildlife: This is probably the best and the most inspirational aspect of Corbett. The locals living around the park as well as in the vicinity of it share a friendly coexistence with the animals, without invading their territory. There are no such instances where people have complained about the wild animals or have tried to acquire the forest area or have attacked the animals. The respect they have towards nature and wildlife is something you would definitely take back with you as a valuable lesson.
Local Hospitality: The local tribe is very friendly and hospitable towards the tourists. They would readily talk to you, share their experiences about lifestyle, a few encounters with tigers and other wildlife and would leave you enthralled with their stories.
A gifting forest: Covered with the Himalayan sub-tropical forests, Corbett National park is a place where you would unwind your soul completely. Unlike other Tiger reserves in the country, this place is densely covered with forests and houses some of the rare wildlife species like the King Cobras and you are indeed lucky if you sight one in the wild.
You can visit in any period as per its zones. Corbett features distinct zones and each zone has a different topography with different visiting periods.
By air : It isn’t the ideal mode of transport to reach Corbett. However if you’re coming from a different part of country, Pantnagar Airport is the nearest domestic airport, approximately 50km from this town. IGI in New delhi, is the nearest international airport.
By bus : Corbett is well connected to Ramnagar by buses. There are daily buses from Delhi, Haridwar and Nainital to Ramnagar.
By train : The nearest railhead from Corbett is Ramnagar, connected to major destination such as Delhi, Haridwar, Lucknow and Varanasi. Though there’s just one train from Delhi, it has several stops. A more convenient option is to take a train for Muradabad and change for Ramnagar.
Here’s a list of certain things you should do / places you must visit, in Corbett National Park :
Wildlife Photography : This mega park with 521 sq km area is home to rich flora and fauna. It has diverse landscapes and many creatures and thus the possibility of wildlife photography is endless.
Jungle Safari : It offers jeep rides through the varied terrain letting you enjoy bird watching and sights of wild animals, especially tigers, wandering in the wild.
Corbett waterfall : This 66ft high waterfall is a sight to witness, especially on full moon nights. Nature lovers often camp and come for picnics here.
River Rafting : Rafting in Kosi is one of the best ways to enjoy the speedy waters. The adrenaline rush makes the experience worthwhile.
Elephant ride : Often enjoyed as safaris, these animals are up for a tour in various zones.
Visit Dhikala : It’s the most popular tourist destination. The Dhikala Complex is the most sought after place to stay at. Herds of Chitals and Elephants are seen from the complex itself, which attracts park visitors enormously. Being centrally located, it’s the core area of Corbett. It is inaccessible in monsoons.
Visit Jhirna : It is a farming village turned into park resort located inside the south area boundary.
Corbett Museum : Located in Kaladhungi, is a bungalow that earlier belonged to Jim Corbett - the well known tiger conservationist and contains his memoirs, his personal belongings, letters written to him, antiques and rare photographs.
Some of the popular resorts in Jim Corbett are :
Though private vehicles like jeeps and cars are best to commute around Corbett, Buses and trains are the best mode of public transport.
Corbett Souvenir Shop : It’s the first and the only shop in Corbett for Souvenir items. Situated in Ringora village, it’s just 3km from Corbett. This store houses interesting pen stands, t-shirts, coffee mugs and coasters. You can also pick up hunter jackets, pug marks, wooden handicrafts and marble carvings from here. It being a fixed price shop, there’s no hassle of bargaining.
Dhangarhi Museum and Souvenir shop : Situated near Dhangarhi gate is a good stopover for first-time visitors. Here you may pick up literature on wildlife in general, on the park and other memoirs of wildlife excursion in Corbett. It also showcases local handicrafts like wooden items and carvings. Again, it’s a fixed price shop.
Different adventure activities one can enjoy in Corbett are :
Wildlife safari is something Corbett is known for. You can experience wildlife safari on a jeep or on an elephant’s back.
It’s available in following areas :
Some of the water sport activities include :
Embraced with endemic trees and diverse geographical formations, camping can let you feel the charm of perfect wildlife . To allow people witness the beauty of bare nature, special camps have been raised in and outside the park. Some of them are :
Some of the famous treks are :
You can book a night safari in advance by talking to the manager of KMVN. They will arrange the booking for you. Online booking can be done on http://www.corbettnationalpark.in .
There are two safaris daily : Morning 6:30 a.m and evening 2:30 p.m.
Jeep Safari would cost you around 3000-3200 INR.