Jim Corbett National Park
Dhikala is most popular & loved tourist accommodation Jim Corbett National park area, Dhikala is a Paradise Awaiting The Dhikala Complex is most sought after place to stay at, Herds of Chitals Elephants are seen from the complex itself, Which attracts park visitors enormously. Dhikala stay is once in lifetime experience , Dhikala is accessible via Ramnagar , Dhangari gate is main entrance for Dhikala Forest Lodge, Dhangari gate is located 19 kms away from Ramnagar and Dhikala Tourist Complex is 32 Kms away from Dhangari Gate. Dhikala is open for tourists from 15th November to 15th June. Dhikala is inaccessible in Monsoon period. As we all know Dhikala is most popular part of Jim Corbett National Park , Dhikala Forest is known as core area of Jim Corbett National Park.
Visitor Season: 15 October to 30 June.
Jhirna tourist zone in corbett national park is situated at 16 km. from Ramnagar. You have to obtain the permit issued by the Corbett Tiger Reserve before you proceed to Jhirna. This area is full of natural beauty and specially known for its wild beer which suddenly appears from nowhere near your vehicle. 25 vehicles are allowed to get into this area in the morning and same number is allowed in the evening. For morning trips, day visit permit is released in advance which comes into effect for six days before the actual day of the trip. For evening trips, first come first serve system is followed. This is the only tourist zone in Corebett National Park which is open for all 12 months. It’s compulsory to take a guide along.
Visitor Season: Round the year.
Durga Devi Gate
Durgadevi tourist zone in corbett national park is farthest from Ramnagar at 28 km. This zone is a hilly area and is situated along the banks of Ramganga River. Besides looking at wildlife, you can also look at popular Mahasheer fish in the river waters. On your way you can halt at Dhangarhi museum. For the day visit, same rules are applicable here as those for Bijrani and Jhirna.
Visitor Season: 15 October to 30 June
Don’t forget to carry:
- Video camera
- Travelling clothes
- Travel bag
Sitabani tourist zone is not under corbett tiger reserve. In Sitabani, there is no limitation of vehicle. It’s a famous zone for bird watching. This is the only forest in corbett where we can walk inside the forest. Sitabani known for a temple and river. We can take some rest in river bank and see the reptiles. Morning and evening is the timing of safaris. When all the zones of CTR are full then we choose this zone for safaris. Corbett national park authority not issue permit for this. Sitabani forest department issue the slip for this safari. Scenic view of this part of the forest calls many tourists again and again.
Visitor Seeason : Round the year
Bijrani tourist zone in corbett national park is the first choice among day tourists. Its entrance is at Aamdanda which is about 1 km. away from Ramnagar. After entering through Aamdanda gate, you cross about 5 km. of buffer zone before reaching Bijrani and jungle safari starts from this point.
Bijrani is a beautiful spot and is known for its vast grass lands, deep forest , stormy drains and wild life. To visit this area, permission is granted by the Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve. Maximum 30 vehicles are allowed to travel into Bijrani during morning and same number of vehicles is allowed in the evening hours. For morning safari advance booking is required and for evening safari, permits are given on first come first serve basis. Bijrani has a forest lodge which has six rooms and a dormitory consisting of four beds. You can also take an elephant safari here.
Visitor Season: 15 October to 30 June
Dhikala is the biggest forest zone in the corbett national park and you enter this zone via Dhangarhi gate. You have to show your permit at the entrance gate and once it is checked then only you are authorise to enter the park. Once you are through the Dhangarhi gate, your corbett safari is on. Only those who have permit to stay overnight in the park are allowed to take the safari. You can stay for night in the park from one to three nights. It takes about one to one and half hour to reach forest lodge inside the park. On the way you will encounter dense Sal forests, look at Ramganga river and will across many monsoon-drenched drains. Touring by gypsy is not permitted in Dhikala during day time. However you can travel into this area by a Canter which takes in 18 passengers and starts off from Ramnagar in the morning and return to base in the afternoon. This tour is called as Ramganga conducted tour and is permitted by the Corbett Tiger Reserve .
Visitor Season :15th November to 15 June
Do not Forget
A well-planned travel is not only blissful but lingers fresh in the memory for a long time. One obviously would love a hassle-free travel, as it is meant for rest and enjoyment and above all to escape from the daily ordeal of life. If on a travel too, one finds oneself running from pillar to post and making last-minute arrangements, one would love to forget the holiday and the horrifying memories associated with it. India is a tough country, in terms of temperament and terrain. Before venturing on a sojourn to India, one needs to follow some simple guidelines to make the stay a pleasant one. Follow the tips in earnest and put your best foot forth and come to India with a desire, and India promises that you will leave the land with an ardent wish to come back again.
India Travel – Do’s and Don’ts
Follow these do’s and don’ts while you are traveling in India and you will remain out of any trouble hopefully.
Language – Make others understand what you are saying, speak slowly and repeat the things. Chances are that whatever you are saying is being misunderstood due to the differences in accent.
Permission for Photography – Take the necessary permissions and permits before photographing any government property, especially railways.
Beware – Never reply to a ‘hello’ of a common and never catch the eye of a professional beggar. Your simulated brutal indifference saves you energy and them time. No one pesters a hard touch when there are other tourists around.
Bargaining – Try to bargain as much possible, as most of the shopkeepers price the products well over the normal retail price.
Photography – Never buy camera film except from a recognized dealer. For places on higher altitude try using manual Indian cameras, as sophisticated automatic cameras might not be able to withstand extreme climates.
Beware of Dogs – Always give wide berth to the dogs that cross your path. The alternative may be two weeks of painful injections. Don’t run away or show fear to a stray dog or monkey, hold your ground and they will back off.
First Aid Kit – Don’t forget to keep the tablets of aspirin, paracetamol, and vitamins like the B-Complex. Check out with your doctor about the medicines you can use during your travel in India. Also try to keep in your first-aid kit, a pack of glucose powder, bandages, antiseptic creams or lotions, and Isabgol for abdominal problems.
Newspapers – Always buy a newspaper even if you are not going to read the news. They are very handy in relieving you of any boredom, work as a paper bag for shoes and fruits, help in stabilizing the rocking tables in a restaurant, sealing a window that rattles, swat flies, work as blotting paper, and will turn into paper airplanes.
Other Important Items – A small torch is an essential equipment as the lights are prone to power cuts. Always carry a small lock to double-lock the doors of the tourist bungalow or budget accommodation you are staying in. Also carry a string, if you have the urge to measure the length of everything in sight, an umbrella, which can be used as a walking stick, to scare off dogs, and to save yourself from raindrops.