About Jim Corbett National Park:
Corbett National Park boasts of a rich natural heritage with its varied topography, diverse flora and fauna, the beauty of the meandering ramganga river and the splendour of its landscapes. The elusive Tiger, now the cynosure of every tourists questing eye, wild Elephants and Leopards are the main attractions, besides other mammal and bird species. One of the few national parks in India with basic lodging facilities in the heart of the jungle at Dhikala - the setting is awesome and the location picturesque.Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) is One of India's richest wilderness areas. The Tiger Reserve encompasses an area of 1288.34 sq km, which include two Protected Areas: Corbett National Park (520.82 sq. km) and Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary (301.18 sq. km). Corbett National Park has captured the imagination of many with its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. The natural uniqueness of the area was recognised long ago and so in 1936 Corbett attained the distinction as the first national park to be established in mainland Asia. Corbett National Park lies in two districts - Nainital and Pauri - in the hill state of Uttaranchal in northern India. It covers an area of 521 sq. km and together with the neighbouring Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest areas, forms the Corbett Tiger Reserve over 1288 sq. km. Its geographical location between the Himalayas and the terai, and the streams, rivers and ridges crisscrossing the terrain, present Corbett with a remarkable variety of landscapes. This vivid mosaic of habitats - wet and dry, plain and mountainous, gentle and rugged, forests and grasslands - supports numerous plant and animal species, representing Himalayan as well as plains kinds. The most famous of Corbett's wild residents are the Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant, but with about 600 species of avifauna Corbett is one of the richest bird regions of India.
Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) lies in the Shivalik-terai biotic province on the foothills of the Himalayas. This has led to an amazing diversity in habitat types and species. Elements of Himalayan flora and fauna can be seen here along with those of peninsular India.
Govt. of India launched an ambitious conservation programme Project Tiger on the banks of the Ramganga River in Corbett Tiger Reserve on 1st April, 1973. The launch of Project Tiger heralded the onset of scientific wildlife management in India. The major objective of this programme is to secure the preservation of the highly endangered species of tigers, (Panthera tigris tigris) and to use our national animal as a symbol of our precious natural heritage to secure the conservation of all major representative ecosystems across the tiger range.
Corbett Tiger Reserve today holds probably the second largest population of free living tigers in the world. The reserve is thus one of the last remaining strongholds, which holds a potentially viable population of this majestic and critically endangered felid. Nearly 600 Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) also have a home in this Tiger Reserve, and can be seen wandering leisurely along its length and breadth. CTR, along with the Rajaji National Park also represents the North -Western most limits of Tiger and Elephant distribution in the Indian subcontinent.
Several endangered species such as the Mugger, Gharial, Leopard cat, Goral, Serow, and Mahaseer etc. have a significant presence in the region. Four species of deer- sambar, spotted deer, hog deer and barking deer-with sloth bear, jackal, jungle cat, yellow throated marten, smooth Indian otter and black naped hare are also found. Along with, several identified and unidentified elements of biodiversity such as grasses, mosses, lichens, fungi, insects, etc. are also represented in this region.
The area is also home of about 600 species of resident and migratory birds. This amazingly rich avifaunal diversity represents nearly 6% of the total bird species represented in the world and is more than the total bird diversity of Europe. The 49 species of diurnal raptors found here are characteristic elements of this avifauna. The avifaunal diversity is at its peak during winters.
Advance Booking Procedure :
For booking request please provide us the following details:
The full name, age, sex of each visitor as printed same on the identity cards to be provided along with the confirmatory amount.
Preferred travelling date & Safari timing (Morning/Afternoon)
Specific ID card number of your ( Voter Id, Aaadhar No, Driving license No etc)
Safari Entry fee paid in advanceE-permits are non-refundable if permit is booked/confirmed
Please carry the same ID card submitted during online booking
Passport details are mandatory for making reservation of foreigner touristsSafari permit is issued on first come first serve basis (subject to availability
Jim Corbett Safari Important information:
Visitors are required to obtain entry permits that are being issued online (by producing above mentioned documents)
It should be noted that the entry permit to the Corbett National Park is provisional and can be changed or cancelled without any prior intimation
The order of Corbett Tiger Reserve Director will be final in this regard, we are governed by the rules made there under
Entry permit belongs to you is not transferrable
Official registered guides can only join your excursions, please do not try to change the guide or naturalist
Entry to the National Park is strictly prohibited after sunset
Day visit to Dhikala Tourism Zone is not permitted except for the tourists staying inside the forest lodges
While doing jeep safari do not get down from the vehicle, it is not allowed
Avoid carrying pets while you on a holiday tour as no pets can be taken inside the CTR
All visitors to the Corbett Tiger Reserve are abide by the rules and regulations of wildlife protection act. So please co-operate
Terms & Conditions:
Jeep and Canter safari at Corbett is conducted only two shifts – Morning and Evening daily
Morning safari is conducted from 06:30 AM to 09:30 AM and afternoon safari time is from 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM
visitors are required to send their passport size photograph needed for permit registration
The number of visitors going on safari vehicle should not exceed the limit as they will be stopped at the entry gate
The tourists are held responsible for their own luggage during the safari, no safari driver or guide is liable for the same