Safari Zones in Jim Corbett
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The Jim Corbett National Park is a wildlife sanctuary which aims to protect and preserve the wildlife, flora, and fauna. The other main objective of the park is to raise awareness among the people to promote ways of conservation and sustainable living. Since both of these cannot be done independently. Safari Zones in Jim Corbett is the best option to get into the park, get to observe the wildlife in its natural home and get out of the park without making much ruckus about it. These safaris are conducted in gypsy vehicles in four safari zones of Corbett National Park.

The authorities allow only a small number of individuals to come inside the park as per not to disturb the peace of wildlife while also introducing people to the way of the wild. In the last few years, Corbett has been receiving an overwhelming number of people. To manage these people and to make sure that most of the people get inside the park. The authorities have created zones of which have an entrance from different gates.

ZoneEntry Gate

This is a brief Introduction to various Safari Zones in Jim Corbett:

Bijrani Zone Corbett:

Remains open: 15 October to 30th June.

Remains closed: 1 July to 14 October

bijrani zone map

Bijrani zone is very popular safari zone in the Corbett Area. The zone is filled with the biodiversity that many forests can only dream about. The zone only ranks second, after Dikhala, when it comes to Big Cat sightings. This zone is covered in dense Sal forests combined with grasslands.

When it comes to safari, Bijrani backs the crown because of its proximity with Ramnagar. Amanda gate which is only 2 km. Away from Ramnagar. After crossing a buffer zone of 5 km, you will reach Bijrani.

Dhikala Zone

dikala zone map

Remain open: 15th November to 15th June.

Remains closed: 16th June to 14th November.

Need I say more? Dikhala Zone is beloved of wildlife photographers. The Royal Bengal Tiger can seem here multiple times in a single Safari. If you are in Dikhala. Your chance of getting the rendezvous with the big cat is the maximum. The other prized possession of Dikhala is Hog Deer. The chajuras (grasslands) is the Dikhala area are filled with Elephants, Spotted Deer, Wild pigs etc. The crocodile pool and Sambar trail are important tourist attraction of Dikhala Zone in Corbett.

The area is bird waters paradise as you get to see a peacock, kaleej pheasant, kingfisher, teal, seagull, laughing thrush vulture, crow, jungle fowl, dove and many others due to the presence of large water bodies.

Jhirna Zone

jirna zone corbett

Remain open: Round the year.

When all else fail at least, you have the Jirna Zone. You have to go to the southern side of Corbett to enter Jirna Zone. Jana zone remains open for its visitors round the year. The zone is famous for sightings of the rare sloth bear and groups of wild elephants. The chaur in the area attracts herbivores and elephants.

The Entry to Jirna zone happens through Jirna Gate which is about 20 km south of Ramnagar.

Durga Devi Zone

Remain open: 15th November to 15th June.

Remains closed: 16th June to 14th November.

Durga Devi Zone is for anyone who is not so much concerned about the sighting of the tiger but wants to have a serene wild jungle experience. It’s safe to say that Durga Devi Zone remains insulated from the crowds.

The hill safari zone is filled with wildlife and adventure. The two major rivers that flow in Durga Devi Zone are Ramganga and Mandal rivers. Therefore it gives ample opportunity for its visitor the pleasure to witness the tiger of the water Mahasheer fish. The place is also ideal for birdwatchers as a variety of birds are found the rivers in the area. Durga Devi Gate is located at distance of 20 km from Ramnagar.

Delha Zone

dhela zone map

Remains open: Throughout the year

Dehla Zone is the youngest of them all. The eco-tourism zone was inaugurated in December 2015. The area is known for the large presence of wild snakes, the chief in which is the King Cobra. The zone spreads over 1,173 hectares, which has mixed forests of Rohini, Sal,   Bahera, Haldu, Kusum vegetation.

The ecotourism receives tourist throughout the year. You can enter the zone only with registered vehicles and with required permissions. The Dehla gate is located at a distance of 15 kms from Ramnagar.

Safari Zones in Jim Corbett Tariff

If you have to enjoy a day Safari Zones in Jim Corbett, you have to book your safari in advance, gather all the required permission and pay the required fees.

Entry Fees

Day visit permit fee for Bijrani, Sonanadi, 6Jhirna and Durgadevi
(per vehicle/per trip for 4 hours/6 people, two children or 2 students)

1000/-1900(for 2 people) 3300(for people)
Vehicle (Registered gypsy) Fee

Day visit (Bijrani, Sonanadi,
Jhirna and Durgadevi)

250/- 500/-
Camera Fee

1. Fixed/Movie Camera
six. Movie Camera/video (Commercial) 500/- 1500/-

No Fee


No fee


Timings of Safari Zones in Jim Corbett

There is a set time at which you can enter the Corbett National Park. These vary according to the zone and the time. The tiger sightings happen mostly in the morning.

Jeep SafariBijrani, Durga Devi, Jhirna, Dhlela*(30 jeeps at one time)

15th Nov to 15th Feb

16th Feb to 16th Apr

16th Apr onwards


06:30 am

06:15 am

05:45 am


01:30 pm

02:00 pm

03:00 pm

Canter SafariDikhala

15th Nov to 15th Feb

16th Feb to 16th Apr

16th Apr onwards



06:30 am

6:15 am

05:30 am


12:30 pm

11:00 pm

11:30 pm




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