Sitabani Forest Zone Corbett Park
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Sitabani Forest Zone
Sitabani is a hard forest area, not the part of Corbett Tiger Reserve, but is the first and the only spot for bird watching in Jim Corbett. The area is favourite spot for tourist walking and is popular in the Hindu epic, named Ramayana. As the myth goes, goddess Sita, wife of Lord Rama spent some days of her exile in Sitabani. The entire place is protected and maintained by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Whole of forest area in Sitabani is open round the year for Safari tour and there is absolutely no limit of vehicles entering the area. Corbett national park authority will not offer the permit for the entry into zone. Sitabani forest department makes provides the permit for jeep safari. Sitabani forest zone also has popular temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is shallow brooks flowing through the Sitabani, and it offers enjoyable retreat to the tourists to get through. Tourists can also catch fishes and get all excited about angling. It would indeed be a great idea to take tour to Sitabani and get a real time glimpse. Since you can easily take a walk through the Sitabani, it would become a memorable adventure time of your life.
Sitabani is one of prominent zones which are always full with tourists. Most of the tourists entering Sitabani Jeep Safari zone are avid bird watchers. They have fair inkling to watch birds and the best part is that there are plenty of birds to watch around all through the season. Tourists can also take the glimpse of vultures, which have almost disappeared in the cities and towns.
Flora & Fauna
Sitabani forest zone is very popular for its rich diversity of flora. There are more than 600 species of trees, shrubs, bamboos, herbs, grasses, orchids, woody climbers and wetland vegetation. Some of the important evergreen flora of this zone consist Sal, Sheesam, kanju, Dhak, Haldu, Pipal, Mangos and Rohini trees.
Besides all these, Sitabani is indeed fabulous spot and natural habitat for tigers, elephants, deers, sambars, barking deers, porcupines, and king cobras. The place is indeed the paradise for bird watchers and there is an ashram where tourists can take the rest for a while.
Accommodation in Sitabani Forest Zone
There is no accommodation available for tourist.
Best Time to Visit
Round of the year.
How to Book
There is no advance booking and permit for Sitabani forest zone. Corbett park rule regulations not apply in this zone.
Don’t Forget to Carry
- Video camera
- Credit cards
- Travel bag