Where is Corbett Tiger Reserve located?
Geographically, Corbett Tiger Reserve is situated in the Shivalik hills of Himalayas while administratively it spreads over Pauri Garhwal, Nainital and Almora districts of Uttarakhand State in India. Ramnagar, in Nainital district is its administrative headquarter.
About Permits & Reservation?
Permits are necessary for entering Corbett Tiger Reserve. For day visits, permits can be booked online prior to one month of the date of arrival. However permits for night halts are issued at the CTR Reception Office at Ramnagar for which visitors have to file an application as early as they can by sending fax to the reception office or by hand through any local correspondent.
Day visits to Dhikala Tourism zone are not permitted except in conducted safari organized by Corbett Tiger Reserve. Only visitors who have prior accommodation reserved can enter Dhikala Zone.
What are the precautions I need to take for my safety while in the Corbett Tiger Reserve?
Visitors are allowed to move only in designated vehicles in Corbett Tiger Reserve with a registered Nature Guide/Naturalist. Always keep a safe distance from wild animals. One should refrain from teasing wild animals and should never try to feed them. Getting off the vehicle and moving on foot is strictly prohibited. These are punishable offences. First-aid box is mandatory in all the vehicles. Winter garments are advised during the months of December and January. It is always advisable to follow the instructions of the Guide and adhere to the Do's and Dont's. Sitting firmly inside the vehicle, remaining watchful to any dangling branches, avoiding touching of plants, eating of leaves/fruits and obeying all rules and regulations are important for your own safety. Please be well informed about such rules and regulations before entering Corbett Tiger Reserve.
How do I reach Corbett Tiger Reserve?
Corbett is accessible -
By Road: Delhi-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar.
By Train: Delhi-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar (Ramnagar is the nearest railway station).
By Air: Dehradun and Delhi are the nearest operational airports.
Regular flights are also being proposed from the nearby Pantnagar Airport in Udham Singh Nagar District.
How is the weather at Corbett Tiger Reserve?
In Corbett Tiger Reserve, minimum temperatures can reach as low as 2 Degree C, in the months of December and January while the maximum temperature during the months of May and June reaches as high as 42 Degree C.
Where to stay in Corbett Tiger Reserve?
Inside Corbett Tiger Reserve, accommodation facilities are available in Dhikala FRH, Sultan FRH, Sarpduli FRH and Gairal FRH in Dhikala Zone, Bijrani FRH and Malani FRH in Bijrani Zone, Jhirna FRH in Jhirna Zone; KandaFRH and Lohachaur FRH in Durgadevi Zone. Accommodation is also available at Halduparao in the Sonanadi Tourism Zone. All rooms are provided with double beds and basic amenities. A twelve bed dormitory at Dhikala and an eight bed dormitory at Gairal are also available. Electricity is not available at any of the FRHs except at Dhikala. Some campuses have a limited Generator backup
What is the Closed Period at Corbett Tiger Reserve?
Corbett Tiger Reserve remains closed during the monsoons. All zones of Corbett Tiger Reserve are closed for night halts by visitors from 15th June to 14th November. The Bijrani Zone remains closed for day visits from 30th June to 14th October. The Dhikala, Lohachaur and Sonanadi Tourism Zones are closed for day visits from 16th June to 14th November. The Jhirna Tourism Zone, however remains open for day safaris throughout the year, subject to road and weather conditions being safe. Between 1st to 15th June, the Dhikala, Lohachaur and Sonanadi Zones are on standby mode. During this period, advance reservations are not done and these Zones can be shut down by the Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve at short notice depending on weather conditions and in consideration of visitor safety.
Which are the entry points to Corbett Tiger Reserve?
Corbett Tiger Reserve has five entry gates for access to its Tourism Zones, namely Bijrani, Dhangari, Jhirna, Durgadevi, and Vatanbasa (Kotdwar). Vatanvasa (Kotdwar) gate is the entry point for the Sonanadi Tourism Zone and is regulated from the Kotdwara reception centre.
For night halts three tourist complexes located at Dhikala, Gairal and Bijrani offer a choice of accommodation type. Dhikala has the maximum bed capacity including a dormitory. Basic lodging is available for tourists at other Forest Rest Houses at Malani, Sultan, Gairal, Sarpduli, Khinanauli, Kanda and Jhirna. Visitors can also stay at the Forest Rest Houses at Lohachaur, Rathuadhab, Halduparao, Mundiapani, Morghatti, Sendhikhal and Dhela.
Travelling inside the Corbett National Park / Transportation?
Visitors can move about in vehicles inside the park area after making entries at the respective gates. Tourists will have to hire taxi permitted gypsies from Ramnagar which are available near the reception area. Tourist’s own vehicles are not allowed inside the Park so they have to be parked in Ramnagar. It is advisable to refuel vehicles before entering the park because there is no fuel station beyond Ramnagar.
Another option is to undertake a day-tour conducted by the park on a safari bus which is operational only for Dhikala Tourism zone for a ride of max 6 houINR However, the capacity for this facility is limited.
Walking or trekking inside the park is not allowed except at certain places.