Safari Zones in Jim Corbett National Park

Keeping in mind the increasing popularity and tourist footfall, the renowned Jim Corbett National Park has been divided into five safari zones where tourist activities take place. These five zones are where adventure and wildlife enthusiasts are allowed to roam the forest premises, click pictures and enjoy the wildlife in their natural surroundings. Please keep in mind, in order to visit these safari zones, the tourists are required to take the permit and have a naturalist guide accompanying them. The five safari zones at Jim Corbett Park are :

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Dhikala Safari Zone

Elephant grazing at Dhikala zone in Jim Corbett National Park.

Dhikala Zone is one of the most visited Safari zones of the Corbett National Park. Located 50 kms inside the dense forest of Jim Corbett, Dhikala Range is known for panoramic valley views and wildlife sightings. On the edge of Patli Dun valley, the Dhikala zone has several Ramganga channels converges in the reservoir. It also consists of the largest remaining grassland, Dhikala chaur with Phulai chaur.

Jhirna Safari Zone

At the Southern corner of the Corbett National Park, the Jhirna zone is known as easy and best wildlife sightseeing. Blessed with amazing wildlife beauty, Jhirna zone is open all round the year for visitors. Once Jhirna was a village which relocated under Project Tiger to some other place and now become a dense forest.

Bijrani Safari Zone

Tigress with its male cub at Bijrani- Corbett National Park.

Known for the diverse wildlife and amazing vegetation, Bijrani Zone is one of the highest wildlife populated ranges of Corbett National Park. Bijrani Range is located close to Amanda Gate near Ramnagar. Visitors can have a higher probability of tiger sighting during Bijrani Safari. Wildlife, grasslands and dense, deep forest with stormy drains are major attractions of the Bijrani wildlife zone.

Durga Devi Safari Zone

Elephant having a day out in Corbett

Durga Devi Zone is the hill safari zone filled with wildlife beauty and adventure within the Corbett National Park. Located at the North-Eastern side of the park, Durga Devi Range has Ramganga river and Mandal river flowing by is side. This zone is famous for sighting wild elephants and fishing at Domunda Bridge also enthrall visitors. Famous Mahasheer fish can also be found in the river water of Durga Devi Range. Green forest in this range provides ample opportunity for bird watching too.

Sonanadi Safari Zone or North Zone

Entry gate of Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

Sona Nadi 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.

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