A very common question amongst the traveler that “what is the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park”?
Providing you the best travel timing, so you can plan your next visit to Corbett Park and explore the wildlife. Below I have described in detail when to visit Corbett.
Corbett National Park is completely open for exploring from mid-November to mid-June. The Jhirna and Dhela zones of Corbett National Park remains open throughout the year.
Bijrani zone is open from mid-October and the biggest zone of Corbett Dhikala opens from the 15th of November.
The park is closed partially during the period of monsoon. Most of the roads in Birjani and Dhikala zone get washed away during the monsoon.
The gates remain closed after sunset and no nocturnal driving is allowed.
Jim Corbett National Park Travel Information
Jim Corbett National Park is situated in the Nainital, Pauri Garhwal and Almora Districts of Uttarakhand. It is one of the oldest national parks in India.
The park is known for its initiative Project Tiger, for endangered Bengal tiger of India. The total area of the reserve is 1318.54 sq. km. consisting of 520 sq. km. of the core area and 797.72 sq. km. of the buffer area.
After India’s independence in 1947, the park was renamed as Ramganga National Park. But in 1956 it was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park in the memory of Colonel Jim Corbett.
You can visit Jim Corbett National Park by Jeep Safari and Canter Safari. Maximum 6 persons are allowed in an open jeep safari in Corbett and a maximum of 16 persons can travel inside a Cater Safari.
Why Winter Season in Perfect for Safari in Corbett?
It is the best time for Bird watching. Numerous birds species make their residence in Jim Corbett Periphery during the winter season.
Some common migrant birds are – Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Red-Crested Pochard, Common Merganser, Black Stork, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Indian cormorant, and others.
Bird lovers are advised to visit during the winter season to get glimpses of varieties of birds. It is also the preferred season for the sighting of the tiger. The chances of natural sight of the tiger are high during this time of the year.
During this season the 5° C. but the day time are pleasant and balmy. The night can get pretty cold. Thus it is the best time to enjoy cold nights. Animals are easily spotted during this period as they come out to laze around in the sun.
Winter Season Safari Timings Are :
Morning: 6:30 am to 10:00 Am
Evening: 1:30 Pm to 5:00 Pm
Why Summer Season perfect to visit Corbett Park?
The summer season prevails from the month of March till mid-June. The temperature during this time becomes very scorching. The day time can get very hot, up to 40° C mark.
The inhabitants and animals suffer the wrath of the rising heat of the sun during this time. This is the best time for the sighting of animals. Mostly a hot wind blows throughout the day time during summers.
A thick cloud of dust covers up the region, penetrated by occasional thunderstorms. This season is considered as the best time for Elephants, Tigers, Reptiles and other wild animals, birds sighting.
Summer Season Safari Timings Are :
Morning: 5:45 am to 9:30 Am
Evening: 2:30 Pm to 5:45 Pm
Things to Do in Monsoon Season in Jim Corbett Park
Monsoon Season is the perfect time for those who want to avoid the crowd. The flow of the crowd declines due to the monsoon season.
It is the best for some great experience for Jungle trekking lovers. The monsoon prevails from mid-June to October. The temperature drops during this time and the weather is sustaining a pleasant aura.
The rainy season is the mating time of the animals and the park remains closed for tourists keeping that in mind. Also, the risks of soil erosion and landslides can prove to be harmful.
This is the best time to enjoy flora in Corbett national Park and explore the green serenity of Jim Corbett Park. The place becomes magnificent with greenery and vegetation.
Different Forest Zones Opening Time
Dhikala zone: 15th November to 15th June
Bijrani zone: 15th October to 30th June
Durgadevi zone: 15th October to 30th June
Jhirna zone: Throughout the year
Dhela zone: Throughout the year
Location: Nainital District, Uttaranchal
Altitude: 385-1100 m above sea level
Annual rainfall: 1400-2800 mm
Temperature: 5°C in winter to 42°C during summer.
You can book the safari from the online government website https://www.corbettonline.uk.gov.in/
Best time to visit
November to June.
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How to Reach
The nearest airport is Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 60 km.
Ramnagar (Corbett Park City) is 252 km from Delhi.
Distance from areas such as Dhikala -52 km,
Birjani- 28 km,
Jhirna- 32 km,
Durgadevi- 36 km from Ramnagar City.
The nearest railway station is Ramnagar. Ranikhet Express, Corbett Link Express are the main trains to reach there. You can online book tickets from https://www.irctc.co.in/
Best Places to Stay in Corbett
Best Jungle location in Jim Corbett Park are: Dhikuli Village, Dhela, Kyari, Teda, and Mohan
Premium, luxury, and budget resorts in these locations are suggested
Premium Resorts: The Taj, Namah Resort, Aahana Corbett, Tarangi Resort
Luxury Resorts: Tiger Camp, Manu Maharani, Infinity Resort, Wood Castel, Hradyesh Resort, Tusker Trail, De Coracao Resort, Irish Corbett
Budget Resort: Serenity Corbett Resort, Corbett Machaan, Pratiksha River Retreat, Tiger Groove Resort, Signate Alaya Resort, Camp River Wild