A wildlife safari at Corbett National Park is something that you should definitely avail while you are in Uttarakhand. The territory spreads over 520 sq km and comprises thick jungles, marshes and flat grasslands. Numerous rivers and streams flow through here. The reserve also has a large lake, acting as an important source of water for animals. There are reports that claim the total species of plants and trees here to be over 600. The most prominent wild creatures to make the region their home are tigers and elephants. Apart from these, leopards, several species of cats and deer, black bear, crocodile, gharial and many other animals can be spotted here.
When searching for comfortable and luxurious lodgings near Jim Corbett National Park, look no further than Tiger Camp. It is located away from cities and is surrounded by thickly forested foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, making it perfect for a quiet and relaxing stay. Tiger Camp in Corbett National Park offers accommodation in Standard Cottages, Deluxe Cottages and Superior Cottages. The Superior Cottages are like full-fledged houses with 4 air-conditioned rooms. They are perfect for families, and you may book as many out of the 4 rooms as you desire.
Similar in décor to the Superior Cottages, the Deluxe Cottages have three separate areas for you to sit and look around. You may sit in a closed balcony of sorts with large windows and sofas, on the open front porch or on the shaded, but open terrace. Additionally, all rooms and cottages have spacious bathrooms with dim lighting, showers, bathtubs and racks for keeping towels, and western-style toilets. The common dining hall of Tiger Camp in Corbett National Park, named Gol Ghar, has a proper eating area and an open barbecue section.
Recreational services and amenities offered here include massages and therapies at the spa, and the on-site swimming pool. Before heading out on a wildlife safari at Corbett National Park, you may watch animal documentaries in the common TV area. The Jeep safaris are 3-4 hours long, and they will be overseen by experienced naturalists, who will accompany you on the expedition. You may also travel on the backs of elephants for a higher vantage point to view the wildlife of the region. The establishment also organises trekking excursions through the Himalayan foothills in the area, and you may pick them for a rejuvenating experience. Fishing in the rivers and lake is also a fun activity, but remember that the fish has to be released after being caught.
Duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days
Location: Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Best Time to go: October to June
How to Reach?
From Delhi, follow Hapur Bypass till Gajraula and then divert to Moradabad Bypass. At the point where it ends, take a U-Turn towards the city of Moradabad. Keep on the road for roughly 2 km and then take a right towards Kashipur. From Chandigarh or Ambala, drive towards Paonta Sahib and then divert to Dehradun. On reaching here, drive towards Rishikesh and then divert to reach Haridwar. Next, take the road going to Najibabad and on reaching here, turn towards Kashipur and later to Corbett. The total distance between the reserve from Chandigarh is approximately 342 km.
From Lucknow, take National Highway 24 till Moradabad and on reaching here, divert to Kashipur. From Kashipur, drive towards Ramnagar, and then to the protected territory. Lucknow is approximately 436 km from the destination. When coming from Nainital, drive down first to the town of Kaladhungi and then towards Ramnagar. On reaching Ramnagar, divert to the final destination. Nainital is around 155 km from the national park. From Ranikhet, drive straight to the wildlife hotspot, in the process covering a distance of about 181 km.
The winter season in the region lasts from November till February and then the summers arrive. Warm and dry weather is experienced in the area between March and June, and the next three months receive heavy rains.
1). Accommodation on twin sharing basis per person for 02 Nights stay
2). All meals
3). Accommodation in Deluxe cottage
1). GST @ 5.0%
2). Air/Train fare
3). Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
4). Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
5). The tariff does not include barbeque and activities.
JUNGLE SAFARI IN OPEN JEEPS
There are four zones that can be visited
Bijrani & Durgadevi (from 01 Oct to 30 June)
Jhirna & Sitabani (round the year)
Dhikala Zone (from 15 Nov to 15 May)
There are 2 safaris that can be taken in a day:
Morning safari - from 6 to 10 AM
Afternoon safari - from 2 to 6 PM
Jeep Safari Tariff:
JEEP SAFARI in a 4WD (Bijrani, Jhirna, Sitabani & Durgadevi Zone) for 1-6 persons per jeep
For Indian Nationals: Rs. 3500 per jeep + 4.95% tax. This is inclusive of the jeep, a guide from the park authorities, passenger entry cost.
For Foreigner National: Rs. 3000 per jeep + 4.95% tax. Entry cost is extra i.e. Rs 500 per person + 4.95% tax. This is inclusive of the jeep, a guide from the park authorities .
Safari in a Canter in Dhikala Zone only:
For Indian Nationals: Rs 1600 per person all inclusive.
For Foreigner National: Rs 3100 per person all inclusive.
Elephant Ride: (in periphery jungle across Kosi river) for 1-4 persons per elephant
Elephant is available at the resort (from 01 Oct to 30 June)
Rates are same for Indians / Foreigners.
Ride for 2 hr: Rs.3000
Ride for 1 hr: Rs. 1500
Ride for ½ hr: Rs. 750
Note: There is a limit to the number of jeeps that can enter the forest in a day. Therefore we advise you to you're your Jungle safari in advance.
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