Jim Corbett National Park has total five zones for the tourists to enter and roam around. These are the selected areas where tourists can be part of the wildlife safaris and watch wildlife with bare eyes at proximity. To enjoy the wildlife safaris in Jim Corbett Zones, one need to take permit and must take a naturalist guide provided by the park authority. Outsider guide is not allowed and prior bookings can be made only for the morning safaris on first come first basis. For day safaris, the tourist must her/himself go and make reservation. It is on first come first basis. Find below the map of different zones of the corbett park viz dhkala, bijrani, jhirna, durgadevi and sonanadi wildlife santuary

Dhikala Zone

Dhikala zone is very popular among tourists for its abundant beauty and the enchanting views it offers. Dhikala Chaur and Phulai chaur are the two grasslands, Dhikala being one of the largest in the park, where tourists catch sights of tigers, elephants, hog deer, chitals, reptiles and many grassland birds.

Dhikala zone is situated on the edge of Patli Dun valley through which perennial river Ramganga flows along with its tributaries. Covered by dense forest, wide grass lands, enthralling Ramganga river and seasonal rivers; Dhikala Zone is house to numerous mammals including the endangered Bengal Tiger, elephants, deer – the prey of tiger,chitals; reptiles like crocodile, gharial, cobra; different fish species including masher,chilwa, goonch, kalimuchi and kalabasu; and the birds like peacock, kaleej pheasant, vulture, crow, jungle fowl, dove, kingfisher, teal, seagull, laughing thrush, cormorant, woodpeaker making Dhikala the most amazing zone in Jim Corbett National Park. Beautiful Dhikala zone can be better viewed from Dhikala watch tower. Tourists find Canter Safari in Dhikala the best experience. Passing through the dense forest of Sal, watching the wild beings from proximity and enjoying the mesmerizing landscape, panoramic view of valley, furious Ramganga, the Ramganga reservoir, and rejuvenating with the natural energy is wonderful experience in life.

Tourists in Dhikala zone stay inside the national park, this awe inspiring experience is not offered in any other zones in Jim Corbett Park. Tourists can’t enter Dhikala zone during the day and night stay is compulsory. One can stay from one to three days inside the park in Dhikala zone. To stay in Dhikala zone, visit our forest lodges page and contact us for the prior booking. Dhikala zone is open from 15th November to 15th June every year.

Jhirna Zone

Jhirna zone, open for tourists round the year, offers thrilling experience in the wildlife Safari. Situated 16Km from Ramnagar, Jihrna zone is popular for the sight of wild bear which appear from nowhere right in front of the tourist vehicle. The thrilling experience and amusement is shared by many tourists in Jhirna zone. The mode of wildlife safari is Jeep Safari accompanied by driver and naturalist guide. Tourists are taken into the deep forest passing through different varieties of trees, shrubs and encountering the tigers, leopards and sloth bear. Jhirna was included in the tiger reserve in 1994, before that it was an agricultural land. Thus the area is drier in comparison to other zones of Jim Corbett. The area mostly occupied with bamboo is best place for the birds who make your journey in the forest soothing with the chirps.

Tourists need to take permission from the directorate of Jim Corbett National Park to enter Jhirna zone. Morning safaris can be booked 6 days prior to the safari date with full details and documents. Please visit inquiry and booking for further details. Tourists who want to avoid the crowd in Jim Corbett and spend holiday in serene environment blended with amusement and thrill can choose Jhirna Zone for it remains open throughout the year. To stay in Jirna zone, visit our forest lodges page and contact us for the prior booking.

Bijrani Zone

Bijrani zone, recommended for a day tourist, offers the natural splendor keeping the tourists overwhelmed with pleasing sight. Diversified flora and fauna in Bijrani zone provide the picturesque view mesmerize the tourists. Tigers can be best viewed in Bijrani zone in a jeep Safari. Elephant safari in Bijrani is popular for bird watching.

Bijrani zone consists of buffer, tourism and core area and safari is not allowed in the core area for the safety of tourists. 1Km away from Ramnagar, Bijrani zone is reached after passing 5Km of buffer zone from the entry gate Amadanda.

Extending from dense Sal forest, vast grasslands, numerous species of trees, shrubs and herbs; the flora in Bijrani enchant the tourists. Tiger can be spotted easily in the Bijarni zone, other mammals include elephants, chitals, deer, monkeys and many others. Reptiles like cobra, krait reside on the shrubs and grasslands. The grasslands are home to many grassland birds and the dense forest and shrubs house numerous birds.

Tourists need to take prior permission from the directorate of Jim Corbett National Park before entering Bijrani zone; permission is on first come first basis. Jeep Safari and Elephant Safari are the attractions of this zone rewarding the tourists with all that s/he expects from Jim Corbett. Both Jeep and Elephant Safari for morning shift can be booked in advance for which all the details of all the members in Safari should be provided with photo id and documents. Please visit inquiry and booking for further details.

To stay in Bijrani zone, visit our forest lodges page and contact us for the prior booking.

Bijrani zone is open from 30th October to 30th June every year.

Durga Devi Zone

Durga Devi zone, on the bank of Ramganga river is popular for housing the breeding spot of endangered masher fish and the beauty it treasures in hilly terrain of Jim Corbett National Park. Soothing climate in the forest and scary experience of elephant safari are the highlights of Durga Devi zone.

Situated 28Km from Ramnagar, Durga devi zone offers the tourists opportunities of seeing varied species of fishes in Ramganga. Bird watching is the best experience in elephant safari in Durga Devi and most scary experience at the same time as tourists encounter tigers at proximity. Elephant safari in Durga devi takes the tourists where the jeep cannot take them. Travelling through the river and streams, gorges and deep stretches is fun and thrill at the same time.

Black chinned Yuhina, slaty blue fly catcher, grey headed fishing eagle, maroon orile, crested laughing thrush, bar tailed tree creeper, forktail, long tailed broadbill are the birds mostly seen in Durga devi zone. Also called Loha Chaur forest area, herds of elephants on the chaur (grasslands) are other major attractions. Numerous species of mammals and reptiles are found in Durga devi.

Jeep safari and elephant safari can be booked in advance for the morning safari in Durga devi. Day safari is first come first basis and permission need to be taken from the directorate of Jim Corbett National Park to enter Durga Devi zone. To stay in Durga Devi zone, visit our forest lodges page and contact us for the prior booking. Durga devi zone remains open from 15th October to 30th June every year.

North Zone (Sonanadi)

Sonanadi zone falls on Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary which is a part of Corbett Tiger Reserve. This is the only zone in Jim Corbett where tourists can walk on foot but richly housed by non-venomous snakes of different kinds. Offering diversified flora and fauna, Sitavani zone is the bird-watchers’ paradise. Popular mammals in the region are tiger, leopards and elephants. Tourists can take wildlife safari on jeep around Sonanadi zone observing the wild beings at proximity and enjoying the enchanting beauty of greenery and nature. There is a temple of Sita among the dense forest which is believed to be the place where Sita – the wife of lord Rama – incarnation of lord Vishnu in Treta Yuga, Sita being the incarnation of goddess Laxmi, brought up her twin sons Luv and Kush after being abandoned from Rama who was popular for his maryada (values). Sita was abandoned when the general public of his state told she must be abandoned – Sita was kidnapped by demon king Ravana and kept under a tree (safe and untouched) for a long time during the time of ‘banbas’ as described in Ramayana. To stay in Sonanadi zone, visit our forest lodges page and contact us for the prior booking.

FOREST REST HOUSE - Inside Reserve Forest)

To get the Forest House,to make booking inside the park, application invited from the office ofthe Director minimum  60 days in advance (November15th -30thMay) to the office for the bookings, as there is limited accommodationand available on first-come-get basis on only. If you have decided lessthan 60-75 days from the date of yourarrival, you can book your cottage Wild Jungle Lodge and visit Bijrani/Jhirna/Lohachauron Jeep OR Dhikala on Canter.


If you want us to make your applicationfor the Dhikala Or any other Forest Rest Houses Please send the followingdetails to the for all the passengers addressed to the Director- Jim Corbett National Park. Please send the following details.

01. Names:                   ALL

02. Age:                        ALL

03. Gender:                   ALL

04. Any Id proof to support your address and Identity, which you need tocarry along viz. Passport/ Driving License /PAN Card etc: 01 member ofthe room occupants-    NUMBER ONLY 

05. Permanent Residential Address of any one person in a room:

06. Phone No: (Mobile/ Landline):

07. Date of Arrival:            ( Check-in at 12:00 NOON, entry to the gate not advised after 03:30 Hours)

08. Date of Departure:       ( Check-in at 10:00 AM )

09. Total Number of passengers: 

09. Rooms Required:  ( Extra Bedding is 50% of the Tariff)

11. Passport No.- Foreign Nationals-ALL

12. Nationality ; ALL

13. Nummber of Jeeps Required- Dedicated for your  Trip:

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