Corbett National Park, Photo: Narender Grewal

Corbett National Park FAQs

Corbett National Park is famous as Wildlife Tourism, Adventure, Honeymoon Destination, Weekend Getaway, Hot Destination, Editors Choice, Christmas and New Year, Bird Watching, Leisure, Angling, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, Safari, Tiger Reserve, with over 27 Places to See in Corbett National Park. Nearest Airport from Corbett National Park is Pantnagar Airport, 80 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Ramnagar Railway Station, 5 kms. There are over 93 Hotels in Corbett National Park.

There are lot of questions while planning a journey. To ensure that your preparations run smoothly, we have the answers to the questions most frequently asked about travelling to and in Corbett National Park. Corbett National Park useful information for travellers with reliable local advice. Latest Corbett National Park Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for your upcoming visit to Corbett National Park. Get all the solutions to your query with eUttaranchal Travel Help Desk.


What is the best time to visit Jim Corbett?

The best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park and maybe spot the Royal Bengal tiger is from November to June. These are the only months when the park is open for the tourists to indulge in wild safaris. Most of the park is off limits for tourists during the rest of the year.

What type of weather can be expected in Jim Corbett?

Jim Corbett National Park is open for tourists from 15th November till 15th June every year. The best time to visit the park is from December to March when the wildlife can be spotted easily. In winter, temperature reaches to minimum 4 degree Celsius in the morning while the rest of the day is pleasant and sunny. In the summer, temperature can reach to maximum 42 degree Celsius. Early summer is best time to visit the park when the wildlife is in abundance. Only Jhirna zone remain open during the monsoons.

Is there ATM facility available in Jim Corbett?

Yes, there are many various ATMs in close proximity of Jim Corbett National Park, mainly in Ramnagar.

 List of Banks & ATMs in Ramnagar 

Bank & ATMATM Address and Location 
Oriental Bank Of CommerceNanda Lane, Ramnagar
Uco Bank ATMNainital Ranikhet Road,Lakhanpur Chungi, Ramnagar
Bank Of Baroda ATMRanikhet Road, Ramnagar
Indian Overseas BankDangwal Tower, Opposite Mp College Field Ramnagar
HDFC Bank LtdJaspuriya Line, Ramnagar
Allahabad BankBazaza Line, Ramnagar
Punjab National BankRamnagar
Canara BankNanda Lines, Ramnagar
Uttarakhand Gramin BankRamnagar
State Bank Of IndiaRamnagar Road, Ramnagar

*Disclaimer: We have provided the list of ATM with location to the best of our knowledge. However, the ATM may work or not, or may closed or shifted without prior notice. We regret for that in advance and will try to remove it from the above list at the earliest. 

How can one indulge in wildlife safari in Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett National Park offers different types of wildlife safaris to the tourists. This includes Jeep safari, Canter safari and an elephant safari. Out of these, Jeep safaris are most popular and are offered in every zone of the park. Timings for entry into, and exit from the park vary according to the season.

What is the best time for a wildlife safari in Jim Corbett?

The best time to visit the park is from December to March when the wildlife can be spotted easily. The national park is off limits during the monsoon season with majority of zones closed for tourists. In addition to that, early summer is best time to visit the park when the wildlife is in abundance.

How do i contact the Corbett Tiger Reserve Management?

Kindly visit their website:  for booking and general queries. You can also contact them at: Mob-9759363344,   Fax  no: 05947- 251489  



Which are the entry points on Corbett Tiger Reserve?

It has five entry gates for access to its tourism zones named Dhangari, Bijrani,  Durgadei, Jhirna, and Vatanbasa. Vatanbasa gate (Kotdwar) is the entry point for the Sonanadi Tourism Zone and is regulated from the Kotdwar reception center.

What are off days for Corbett Tiger Reserve Safari?

No entry is allowed in the Corbett Tiger Reserve on the day of ‘Holi’ festival. All zones of Corbett Tiger Reserve are closed for night halts by visitors from 15th June to 14th November.

What are the various Tourism Zones in Corbett Tiger Reserve?

These are the five Zones named as Dhangari, Bijrani, Durgadevi, Jhirna, and Sonanadi  (Kotdwar).

Can I visit all the zones with one entry permit?

Entry permits are issued for a specific tourist zone. Safari is permitted only for the specific zone. Other zones shall remain out of bounds for the visitor.

How can I cancel and reschedule my entry permit?

There shall be no cancellation/refund for any permit issued on this website under any circumstances and no requet shall be entertained for refund/rescheduling of permit.

How to get a Vehicle for the safari?

Private vehicles are NOT allowed in Corbett Tiger Reserve. Only registered safari vehicles can be hired by tourists from near Ramnagar Reception Office or Amdanda Gate. No advance booking facility is available for hiring of vehicles.

How to get a Nature Guide/Naturalist for our visit?

It is mandatory to be accompanied by a Registered Guide/Naturalist during visits to Corbett Tiger Reserve. The Guide fee for each safari to be paid directly to the  Guide at the end of the visit. Guides shall be available at the entry point at Amdanda and Jhirna. Guides for Dhikala should be picked up by arrangement from Amdanda.

How many persons are allowed in a Vehicle for the safari?

Six adults and two children excluding the mandatory Nature Guide/Naturalist and driver are allowed in a vehicle during visits to Corbett Tiger Reserve.

How to book Elephants for rides?

Elephants rides are available only at Dhikala and Bijrani zones. These are available for rides by visitors on the basis of first-come, first-served.

What are the provisions for Elephant Ride?

Only four persons are allowed to sit on an Elephant during a ride. Children upto 5 years of age shall be allowed free, along with adults.

Is there any exemption for children during visits to Corbett Tiger Reserve?

Children up to five years of age are exempted from entry fee as well as for elephant ride fee.

Do the Forest Rest Houses have Canteen facility?

Canteen facilities are available only at Gairal FRH and Dhikala FRH. The Canteens are being managed by KMVN. Ltd. At other places, the kitchen facility is provided for cooking, for which guests need to take their own rations. The room attendants can provide necessary help in cooking.  

How to book for accommodation in Corbett Tiger Reserve?

Accommodation can be booked in advance through their website: Reservations can be made up to 45 days in advance. For foreign nationals, some facilities can be booked up to 90 days in advance. All reservations are provisional in nature and are subject to modification/cancellation by the Field Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve without assigning any reasons.

How do I contribute to the Tiger Conservation Foundation for Corbett Tiger Reserve?

All contributions must be sent through Crossed Cheques or Demand Drafts drawn in favour of The Secretary, Tiger Conservation Foundation for Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Travel (Trip Planning)

Is it safe to travel to Jim Corbett?

Yes, travelling to Jim Corbett is considered quite safe as the road conditions in Jim Corbett largely remain unaffected during the monsoons. So, it is pretty safe travelling to Ramnagar in a personal vehicle in the day as well as in the night. Once inside the national park, proper guidelines should be followed.

Are there taxi services available in Jim Corbett?

There are guided jeep safaris that are available inside the Jim Corbett for spotting the wildlife. One can opt for car rental services from Ramnagar to go for local sightseeing around Jim Corbett as personal vehicles are not allowed inside the park. The rates of the taxis vary depending upon the vehicle requested and the kilometers covered.

What are the other destinations in and around Jim Corbett?

The famous Garjia Temple is just a stone’s throw away from Jim Corbett. The National Park is also at a distance of 75 kms from the popular hill station of Nainital. In addition, Naukuchiatal, Bhimtal and Sattal also lie in the vicinity of Nainital. Ranikhet is another hill station located 95 kms from Jim Corbett.

What is the opening date of Corbett National Park?

The Corbett National Park opens every year on 15 Nov. The opening date of Corbett is fixed on 15th of November every year. The park remains open till 15 June of the succeeding year.

What is the closing date of Corbett National Park?

The Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand gets closed on 15th June every year. The closing date of Corbett remains same every year. The park remains closed from 15 Jun to 14 November. During this period, accommodation inside the park is not permitted. However, day safari to some of the regions from selected gates remains open throughout the year.

How to Reach

How to reach Jim Corbett from Delhi?

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the oldest national parks in India which is situated in Ramnagar, at a distance of 257 kms from Delhi. There are various modes of transportations that are available to reach Jim Corbett:

  • By Road: Jim Corbett is well connected with major northern cities via motorable roads. Ramnagar is connected with Delhi by buses on a regular basis from Anand Vihar ISBT and Kashmere Gate ISBT. The route is via National Highway 24 and goes as follows:

    Delhi - Hapur – Garhmukeshwar - Moradabad - Thakurdwara - Ramnagar - Corbett National Park

  • By Rail: The nearest railway station is situated in Ramnagar itself and connects Jim Corbett to various other cities like Delhi, Haridwar, Lucknow and Varanasi. 
  • By Air: The nearest airport is the Pant Nagar airport which lies approximately 84 kilometres from Ramnagar, and offers daily connectivity with New Delhi.

How can one reach Nainital from Jim Corbett?

Nainital is at a distance of 65 kms from Ramnagar, which is the nearest town to Jim Corbett. One can opt for taxi services on a private basis. Various local and state-run buses provide daily services from Ramnagar to Nainital and vice versa.

Where is Corbett Tiger Reserve located?

Corbett  Tiger Reserve is located in the Shivalik hills of Himalayas, it spread over  Pauri Garhwal, Almora and Nainital districts of Uttarakhand state in India. Its  administrative headquarter is located in Ramnagar.

How to obtain entry permits for visiting to Corbett Tiger Reserve?

Entry Permits for day  safari and night halts can be booked in advance by visiting their official website:

Hotels and Accommodations

How is the Food and accommodation facility in Jim Corbett?

As one of the popular adventure and weekend destination, Jim Corbett has the plethora of quality hotels and resorts. Accommodation in Jim corbett is not an issue as there are numerous hotels and resorts that have offered excellent accommodation facility. You can choose best one as per your need. Corbett mostly known for its luxury resorts, for being remote and jungle area there are no any restaurant in Jim Corbett National Park, food serves only by in house restaurants of hotels or resorts. 

All the resorts are located outside the boundaries of Jim Corbett National Park. 

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