CORBETT NIGHT STAY

BIJRANI ,DHIKALA ,JHIRNA , GARJIYA , SONANADI & DHELA NIGHT STAY.

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Choice Of Forest Rest House Night Stay
Six Member / FRH

Bijrani Night Stay

BIJRANI(FRH) Malani Forest Rest House was built in 1930’s

       
Six Member / FRH​

Jhirna Night Stay

Jhirna FRH is located on the southern boundary of the Corbett Tiger Reserve.

 

 

         

Six Member / FRH​

Dhikala Night Stay

Different kinds of accommodations are available at Dhikala.

       

Six Member / FRH​

Sonanadi Nigthstay

Forest Rest Houses are available a Halduparao at Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary located between the rivers Palain and Sonanadi, Loha chaur and Rathuadhab.

           

About Corbett Night Stay

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Night stay at Jim Corbett National Park

This is the best possible FRH to stay inside All  as most of the tiger sightings happen near to this. There are 3 double bedded rooms, 2 single bedded rooms and 1 4-bedded room. Rooms are spacious, with attached washrooms. Food is average and is served at KMVN canteen. There is no electricity here, so the power sockets are not connected. Light and fans work, but that too in the night and for limited hours. Running hot water is available.

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Jhirna is located on the southern periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve.
The animal population also comprises sloth bear and wild elephants which provide great sights for the wild life enthusiasts. Jhirna zone is open throughout the year. The Jhirna jeep safari zone is one of the most eye-catching spots inside the Corbett Tiger Reserve.
Day visit to Jhirna Zone is through Dhela Gate which is 20 Kms from Ramnagar. Its main topography mainly constitutes deciduous and secondary forest interspersed with plush open grasslands that offer amazingly good visibility of wild animals.

Quick Facts about the Jhirna Tourism Zone
 Entry Gate: Dhela Gate
 Distance from Ramnagar : 15Km
 Open and Closed Period : Open throughout the year (subject to road and weather condition)
 Safari Offered : Day Jeep Safari
 Maximum Number of Safari Jeep : 30 Jeeps per Shift (2 Shift in a day)
 Forest Rest House : Jhirna FRH)
 Exploration Time : 03 hours 30 min

Jungle Safari

Can be done using the registered jeeps. Taking registered nature guides is mandatory on all wild excursions.

Chaurs (Grass Lands)

Around Jhirna we have a large chaurs (Grass land) known as the Laldhang Chaur. This is the favored area by the wild herbivores like elephants and deers.

How to Reach Jhirna?

Jhirna gate is around 20 kms from Ramnagar city, Jhirna safari opens round the year for day safaris.
The booking for day visits can be done using the official web portal. During monsoon advance booking of safaris cannot be done for Jhirna gate because in case of heavy rains safaris can be cancelled any particular day, hence permits for the safaris are given on current basis.

 By Road


Delhi-Ramnagar – 270 Kms


Distance from Other Places


Lucknow 410 Kms via Sitapur Road and NH30 & Drive to NH309 in Ramnagar
Dehradun – 230 Kms via Haridwar Road and MDR26W
Haridwar-170 Kms via NH309
Bareilly-165 Kms via NH309 to Chandpur-Kashipur Road in Kashipur
Haldwani(Katgodam)-65 Km via UT SH41
Nainital-65 Km Via UT SH41


 By Train


Nearest Railway Station-Ramnagar


 By Air


Nearest Airport from Ramnagar is Pantnagar
(Connected by Road Distance – 70 Kms)

Situated at the southern edge of the Corbett Reserve Park, the Jhirna tourism zone offers some exclusive tiger and sloth bear sighting along with the spectacular view of the landscape which is pretty rich in wildlife. The topography of the Jhirna zone primarily is a dry deciduous type and consists of a large Grassland (Chaur) known as the Laldhang Chaur. This big Chaur is the favorite place for the herbivores of the zone like deer, chitals, nilgai and elephants. Numerous water streams in this zone nourish the wildlife of this zone and adding the natural ambiance of the zone.

About Bijrani
Birjani Tourist Zone is a very popular area of the spectacular Corbett Tiger Reserve. This zone is enriched with a huge number of floral and faunal species. Birjani gives a tough competition to Dhikala zone while the tourist’s preferences are concerned. The zone is known for its wonderful landscape and is very calm and quite place. The beauty of this place is appreciated by all the visitors. This is one of the most tiger rich areas of the park.Birjani consists of a mixed topography with dense Sal forests combined with grasslands. The entry to this zone is through Aamdanda Gate.
Accommodation inside Bijrani Zone
With in Bijrani Zone, Forest rest houses are located in Bijrani and Malani. The rest house at Bijrani has six rooms (Four with double beds and two with single bed) and dormitory consisting of four beds. The compound has its own restaurant and canteen. Elephant rides into the jungle are available from here. The region is frequented by wild animals and birds unperturbed by the human interventions. The chances of spotting a tiger, Sloth bear and herd of elephants are quite high in this part of the park. The rest house in Malani has two rooms (Double bed) and is very popular among bird watchers and tourist seeking a peaceful place. The picturesque beauty of Birjani is magnificent. It is endowed with wide grass lands, thick forests and huge water drains and inspiring count of flora and fauna.
Safari In Bijrani
Bijrani safari zone is highly endowed with rich diversity of flora and fauna. Bijrani zone, situated at a suitable distance from Ramnagar is the most preferred zone for Wildlife enthusiasts visiting the park for day visit. It gives its visitors a wonderful experience of the beautiful forests.
Food & Other Services :
The compound has its own restaurant and canteen, where buffet meals are served with a variety of good quality food at affordable price.

 

Bijrani Safari Zone
Bijrani safari zone of Corbett national park is one another famous tourist destination of Corbett Park. This zone is located at a few kilometers distance from Ramnagar and is known for having a good number of resorts at Corbett National Park. Bijrani Safari zone shows rich population of tigers and offers a wonderful sighting to its visitors. Amdanda gate is the entrance to this zone and it consists of buffer, tourism and core areas. Safari can be experienced in morning or in the evening, but only out of core areas. On a particular path, limited numbers of vehicles are allowed at a time so that the habitat of wildlife can never get disturbed. If you wish you can enjoy Jeep safari for the full day to catch greater number of wildlife of Corbett Park. Bijrani and malani forest rest house are two wonderful loading options in the Bijrani zone, where you can experience a comfortable stay. Visiting hours for morning and evening slots are as follows

Timing period-MorningEvening
15th Nov to 15th Feb06:30 am01:30 pm
16th Feb to 16th Apr06:15 am02:00 pm
16th Apr onwards05:45 am03:00 pm

Chaurs (Grass Lands)

The chaurs ( Grass land) near Bijrani namely Machaan Chaur, Badhai Chaur, Ringora Chaur etc. adds to the attraction of forests.

How to Reach Bijrani ?
The entry gate to Bijrani zone is Aamdanda gate, which is about 2 km. away from Ramnagar. After entering through Aamdanda gate, you cross about 5 km. of buffer zone before reaching the core area of Bijrani ecotourism zone.
Bijrani Ecotourism Zone Entry Timing
One can enter Bijrani Ecotourism Zone via Aamdanda Gate and the entry timing is as follows:

Winter Timings
EntryExit
Morning Safari – 07:00 amMorning Safari – 10:00 am
Evening Safari – 02:00 pmEvening Safari – 05:30 pm
  
Summer Timings
EntryExit
Morning Safari – 06:00 amMorning Safari – 09:30 am
Evening Safari – 03:00 pmEvening Safari – 06:30 pm
  

 By Road


Delhi-Ramnagar – 270 Kms


Distance from Other Places


Lucknow 410 Kms via Sitapur Road and NH30 & Drive to NH309 in Ramnagar
Dehradun – 230 Kms via Haridwar Road and MDR26W
Haridwar-170 Kms via NH309
Bareilly-165 Kms via NH309 to Chandpur-Kashipur Road in Kashipur
Haldwani(Katgodam)-65 Km via UT SH41
Nainital-65 Km Via UT SH41


 By Train


Nearest Railway Station-Ramnagar


 By Air


Nearest Airport from Ramnagar is Pantnagar
(Connected by Road Distance – 70 Kms)

Night stay at Bijrani

This is the best possible FRH to stay inside Bijrani zone as most of the tiger sightings happen near to this. There are 3 double bedded rooms, 2 single bedded rooms and 1 4-bedded room. Rooms are spacious, with attached washrooms. Food is average and is served at KMVN canteen. There is no electricity here, so the power sockets are not connected. Light and fans work, but that too in the night and for limited hours. Running hot water is available.

About Dhikala

Dhikala is one of the most popular sought after tourist accommodation in Corbett Tiger Reserve. Herd of elephants and spotted deers pack the vast expanse of famous Dhikala Chaur. This is probably the best place in the Tiger Reserve to spot very rare Hog Deer.
Staying at Dhikala is an experience every wildlife enthusiast looks forward to. Dhangari gate is entrance for Dhikala zone. Dhangari gate is located 18 kms away from Ramnagar while Dhikala Tourist Complex is located 31 Kms inside the Dhangari Gate. Dhikala is open for tourists from 15th November to 15th June. But remains inaccessible during Monsoon season. Dhikala tourist complex overlooks Ramganga Reservoir and is a perfect place to observe Crocodiles and Gharials basking in the banks of Ramganga.

Accommodation : Dhikala Forest Rest House

Different kinds of accommodations are available at Dhikala. Along with the Forest Rest House, Cabins, Hutment, Annexe Dhikala also has 24 bunk beds in Log Huts. The rooms are comfortable with basis amenities.

Food & Other Services : Dhikala Forest Rest House

A very good restaurant caters to the need of visitors staying in the Dhikala Tourist Complex. The restaurant serves buffet meals with good choice of quality foods. A small Canteen is also available for the visitors.
Visitors can enjoy wildlife movie show in the evening and also spend their leisure time reading books in the well stocked library.

 

Canter Safari

Canter Safari in Corbett is the best option for those who reside outside the Dhikala Zone and wish to sight the wildlife of the area. Canter is a 16 seater open air bus that drives from Ramnagar to Dhikala and then back to Ramnagar. For canter safari also one needs to make prior booking using the official website.

Chaurs (Grass Lands)

Dhikala is famous for the vast grassland that is packed with Elephants, Spotted Deers, Wild pigs, Hog Deersetc. Often visitors can spot a wild Tiger crossing the grassland or chasing a deer.

Watch Tower

Watch tower situated at Dhikala is perfectly located and enables you to get an excellent view of wildlife which are come for grazing into the nearby chaurs, It also gives you an excellent view of entire ramganga riverbed as well as a large section of Dhikala chaur. This watch tower is located at a 10 mins walk from Dhikala forest rest louse. There is a man made waterhole around fifty yards to the south of the watchtower which makes it the perfect place to spot Deers, elephants, wild pigs and occasionally a Tiger.

Crocodile Point at Gairal

Crocodile pool is located on the short cut from Gairal to the other rest houses west of it. It is also a balcony-like natural structure, which looks down upon a pool almost permanently inhabited by crocodiles.

Sambar Trail

This jungle track extends from the base of the Dhikala watchtower till the Khinanauli rest house. This area probably has the maximum sighting of tigers in the area.This is due to its ideal location between the hills on one side and the riverbed on the other. Most of the animals cross over in this area while moving down for water. Elephants are also frequent visitors to this track and it is important to be able to reverse your vehicle as easily as you drive it forward, if you plan to drive down this way just before sunset in the summer months. A couple of Serpant Eagles also had their nest high up in a tree beside this track. If patience is one of your virtues, it can almost be guaranteed that this track will not send you back disappointed.

A night stay at the lodge over the Dhikala Tour is highly recommended for the hardcore wildlife enthusiasts. The best part about staying the lodge is its journey from the Dhangadi gate during which you will cut and run through the rich flora and fauna, vast grassland, dense Sal jungle, and various small river channels. The building of the lodge, which is a mix of old and new, is a sight to behold too. Old rest house at Dhikala possesses the historical architecture, built by the Britishers over hundreds of years ago. For a stay in Dhikala Forest Rest House on a Corbett National Park wildlife tour, you need to book 46 days in advance if you’re an Indian and 91 days in advance for foreign nationals.

 

About Sonanadi


The region has FRHs in both the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and the Domunda Tourism Zone of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. Halduparao, the only FRH in the Sonanadi Sanctuary and can be accessed from the Vatanvasa gate. The FRH at Kanda is in Corbett National Park. The FRHs of Morghatti and Pakhro are on the periphery of the Sonanadi Sanctuary and can be approached from Kalagarh and Kotdwar. The FRHs of Lohachaur, Rathuawadhab and Mundiyapani are in the Domunda Tourism Zone of CTR accessed from the. Durgadevi gate ahead of Ramnagar, The FRH of Kalagarh can be approached short of Ramnagar while that of Mohaan is 30km ahead of Ramnagar. Sonanadi Sanctuary is spread over 301.18 sqkm of prime forests of the Shiwalik Terai biotic province. Sonanadi literally means the river of gold. Gold panning used to be carried out in the river before the area became a sanctuary.

The Palain and the Mandal are the perennial streams of the sanctuary. Historically, it was carved out of Kalagarh Forest Division. It was brought under the umbrella of Project Tiger and became a part of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in 1991 and also a part of Project Elephant. There are no villages inside the sanctuary. The forests of Sonanadi are remarkable for dense sal and rich bamboo clusters besides other species and is teeming with wildlife. Sonanadi range is located in Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary which is a part of Corbett National Park. Developed as a natural habitat of wildlife animals and birds, Sonanadi range is blessed with amazing beauty of flora and fauna. Situated in the north of Sonanadi river, this zone is favorite place for Asiatic Elephant along with tiger, cheetal, sambhar, leopard and reptiles. Visitors can also enjoy over 550 of birds in their natural habitat.

LohachaurRithuadhab and Halduparao are some Forest Rest Houses in Sonanadi range available for night stay. Safari options like Jeep and elephant are available to enjoy wildlife at Sonanadi Range. Tourists are advised to pre-book entry ticket for a Safari in Sonanadi Zone. One can pre-book entry tickets from Ramnagar office. Sonanadi Zone is open for visitors from 15 October to 15 June and closed for monsoon. There are several safaris operated during a day in Sonanadi zone.

 

Forest Rest Houses are available a Halduparao at Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary located between the rivers Palain and Sonanadi, Loha chaur and Rathuadhab.