Bijrani Forest Zone
Bijrani is undoubtedly a priority for tourists and wildlife adventurers as it offers unique topography. The more you explore Bijrani, the more unexplored it seems, and this goes on and on as you move into the interiors of the Corbett national park. The rippling streams with Lantana bushes along the ridges, in fact, lend a truly natural and adventurous feel. For the staunch wildlife lovers, it would indeed be a great idea to go across the stream as it can easily bring a Royal Bengal tiger to their sight, if not anything else.
Many times, the Lantana bushes will give you amazing sights of the tigers. The aroma of the Mahua flowers that add to the flora of the Bijrani trail is enticing for the Sloth bears. You can get a perfect view of the Sloth bears crossing your jeep and nothing can be as exciting as such a scene. Sloth bears generally come out to enjoy the sweet nectar of the Mahua flowers and to see them sucking the nectar is indeed an engaging activity.
Flora & Fauna
Bijrani is a place that offers tourists exemplary diversification in wildlife such as tigers, Wild Dogs, Jackals, Sloth bears, Barking Deer, Indian Python, Leopard, King Cobra, and elephants including an array of reptiles and of course, some rare species of birds.
Jeep safari is a thrilling experience as it helps you explore the rugged terrain of Bijrani, but if you are serious enough to get access to the remote ridges of the national park, an Elephant safari could be the best option out. The wild dogs which are popularly known as Dhole by the local inhabitants are found only in Bijrani and have a strikingly focused community-hunting technique.
Apart from the wildlife, Corbett National Park is also blessed with a variety of natural bounty of various plants and trees. It offers a host of beautiful flora with an area of 520 square kilometers of Corbett Park. There are various species of trees, climbers, grasses, bamboos, shrubs, and herbs. The most common trees include Rohini, karipak, ber, grewia, simal, bael, jhingan, kurha, marorphali, tendu, khair, etc.
Accommodation in Bijrani Forest Rest House
Bijrani Forest lodge is situated in the midst of the lush green beautiful woods. It offers you night stay facility with 6 rooms, which comprises 4 double-bed rooms, 2 single-bed rooms and 1 dormitory including 4 beds. All the rooms are very cozy, comforting and clean with all kinds of basic amenities provided.
The rest house is located around 9 kms inside the forest from Ram Nagar. It is also provided with a well-maintained canteen with proper mess facilities, where you are served with a variety of sumptuous dishes arranged in a buffet at a very affordable price.
Non – Vegetarian food and alcohol are strictly prohibited inside the park. You should also carry your disposable and personal items in a carry bag and dispose of it out of the park after finishing your tour.
How to Reach Bijrani Forest Lodge
Amdanda gate is the entry gate to get inside the Bijrani zone for safari and stay in the Bijrani forest lodge. It is approximately 2 kms away from Ramnagar city. Forest rest house is 7kms inside the Aamdanda Gate.
Best Time to Visit
Bijrani Gate opens from 15th October every year but the forest lodge accommodation facility is provided from the 15th of November to the 15th of June.
How to Book Bijrani Forest Lodge
The bookings for the Bijrani forest lodge, Corbett Park can be done 90 days prior to your boarding date. Non-Indian travelers can complete their advanced booking procedures 90 days prior to the boarding date. Passport is mandatory for non-Indian travelers as identity proof.
Don’t Forget to Carry
- Video camera
- Credit cards
- Travel bag
Jim Corbett Safari Important information
- Visitors must be carried entry permits with ID documents, which mentioned in the permit.
- Day visit Entry permit for Dhikala Zone is only permitted for the tourists staying inside the forest rest house
- The entry permit to the Corbett National Park is provisional and can be canceled or changed without any prior announcement.
- Entry permits belong to you not transferrable to others.
- Entry to the forest area strictly prohibited after sunset