Jimcorbett Weekend Trip itinerary

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS
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  • Jim Corbett

About Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park, which is a part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve, a Project Tiger Reserve lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The magical landscape of Corbett is well known and fabled for its tiger richness. Established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park, Corbett has the glory of being India's oldest and most prestigious National Park. It is also being honored as the place where Project Tiger was first launched in 1973. This unique tiger territory is best known as the father who gave birth of the Project Tiger in India to protect the most endangered species and the Royal of India called Tigers.

Spans over an extent of 520 square kilometers, its whole area comprises of hills, marshy depressions, riverine belts, grasslands and large lake. It is among the few tiger reserves in India that allows overnight stays in the lap of the National Park. Nature watch and wildlife viewing in the park is done in an open four wheeler Jeep and on elephant back. Sheltering a healthy population of tigers and rare species like Otters and the endemic fish eating crocodile, the national park is one of the most sought after destinations for the wildlife buffs. Dhikala, situated at the border of the extensive Patil Dun valley, is the most popular destination in Corbett because of its superb location and sheer abundance of wildlife present.

If you love bird watching then Corbett is virtual haven for such tourists. Corbett and its adjoining area is a home to more than 650 species of residents and migratory birds. Particularly Dhikala is fine place to look for birds of prey, more than over 50 species of raptors alone shows the healthy biodiversity of the area. Their multiplex behavior is intriguing and their varied songs are very much pleasing to the ear. In a nutshell, this finest national park of India is well known for rich and varied wildlife including royal Bengal tiger, elephant, four to five species of deer and rich birdlife.

The Tourist Zones: In order to promote tourism in the region Corbett National Park has been divided into five different zones. These are the marked buffer or core area of the park where visitors can be part of wildlife safari and can enjoy the intriguing behavior of the animals with bare eyes at proximity.

Bijrani Safari Zone : Bijrani Zone is very popular tourist's hub because of its abundant natural beauty and open grasslands. The entry gate of the zone is located at only 01 Km from Ramnagar city.

Jhirna Safari Zone : Jhirna is another important tourist zone in the Jim Corbett National park that is open for tourist round the year. Jhirna Gate is located at 16 km from Ramnagar city.

Dhela Safari Zone : Dhela is a new eco tourism zone in Corbett National Park included in tiger reserve zone in November 2014. This is the only area in the reserve's buffer zone open to tourists in CTR. The zone is retaining the attention of large number of tourist because of its wealthy flora and fauna, open throughout the year, located at an approximate distance of 13 Km from Ramnagar City.

Dhikala Zone : Being the largest and most varied zone in Corbett, Dhikala is famous for its abundant natural beauty as well as offering the best sight for exotic fauna. The entry gate is 18 km away from Ramnagar city. Night stay inside the Dhikala Tourism Zone is highly recommended for the hard core wildlife enthusiasts.

Durga Devi Zone : Located on the north-eastern boundary of the Jim Corbett National Park, Durga Devi zone is the heaven on planet earth for those who are fond of bird watching. Entry gate is located at an approximate distance of 36 km from Ramnagar city.

Sitabani Buffer Zone : Sitabani Zone doesn't fall under the Corbett Tiger Reserve area. If you are fond of serene ambiance of the natural beauty, must visit Sitabani area.

How to Reach Corbett: Ramnagar is perhaps the best approach to the Corbett National Park which forms the headquarters of CTR. This small city is well connected by road and rail network with major cities of India like Delhi, Moradabad, Nainital and Bareilly. Once you reach Ramnagar, then it takes only half an hour to reach Corbett National Park. The park is around 15 Kms from Ramnagar railway station.

By Road: Ramnagar has a very good network of road that connects the different cities. The Corbett National Park is situated at an approximate surface distance of 260 Kilometer from India's national capital Delhi. The state government of Uttarakhand plies buses at a short interval of time from Delhi, Moradabad, Haldawani, and Nainital that reaches Corbett directly.

By Rail: The railway station in Ramnagar receives trains from different major cities of India like Delhi, Moradabad and Bareilly. A direct train to Ramnagar runs from Delhi. You can check out for Ranikhet Express, Corbett Link Express and Kathgodam Express that takes you directly to Ramnagar.

Distance from Major Cities:

  • Delhi: Delhi - Moradabad - Kashipur - Ramnagar (260 Kms)
  • Nainital: Via Kaladhungi to Ramnagar (62 Kms)
  • Lucknow: Lucknow - Bareilly - Kicha - Rudrapur - Kashipur - Ramnagar (436 km)
  • Dehradun : Dehradun - Ramnagar (232 km)

Dhikala Forest Lodge:

Jim Corbett National Park is the sole national park in India that offers night stay inside its Jungle. Dhikala forest lodge is a historic structure, have been built over a hundreds of year ago by Britishers. This old rest house is very much popular among tourists. It offers snug accommodation option with breathtaking vistas of flora and fauna. Though it is not very much luxury but the staying experience amidst jungle is something simply unforgettable. The tourism inside the park is run and managed by forest department.

Dhikala Booking Procedure:

  • Name, Age, Gender, ID Proof (Passport No., PAN No., Voter ID, Adhar No.) of tourists needs to be provided along with the confirmatory amount to carry out the further booking process
  • Availability of the dormitory/rooms shall be confirmed 90 days prior to the date of actual arrival
  • We are just local tour operators and enhance booking procedure for the forest rest house/ private resorts & hotels. Please note that we are not responsible for quality of services at the forest rest house which are operated by the forest department.

Staying in one of the major forest lodge (Dhikala) in Jim Corbett National Park brings an apex form of wildlife tourism and peaceful moments are unforgettable.


Jungle Safari in Jim Corbett National Park:

Jim Corbett National Park offers enthralling wildlife safari amidst its jungle with the options like Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari and Canter Safari for the wildlife enthusiast. Tourists may have safaris through the jungle of Corbett and if lucky enough can even catch Royal Bengal Tigers.

Jeep Sari in Jim Corbett: Jeep Safari is the most feasible option to discover the true wilderness and varied species of flora and fauna found in the Jim Corbett National Park. Jeep is a four wheeler vehicle permitted to enter through all buffer zones of the park. It is the most popular way because Jeep is smaller in size when compared with canter that takes you easily some of the unexplored and hidden corners of the jungle where we could easily spot tigers. Jeep Safari can be done in tourism zones like Bijrani, Jhirna, Durgadevi, Dhela and Sitabani.

Canter Safari in Jim Corbett: If you are willing to explore Dhikala Tourism Zone i.e. most inhabited region by the Royal Bengal Tigers, canter safari is the only option. Canter is also conducted in two shifts by Corbett forest officials. It is yet another way to explore the deep wilderness of Jim Corbett National Park. If you are traveling in group of 15-20 persons then canter would be the best option to know the wildlife of Corbett. Canter also promises maximum safety to the wildlife enthusiasts. It is an open roof vehicle and supposed to be an ideal way to enjoy wildlife safaris.

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Day 1 - Delhi – Nainital


Nainital with Corbett tour starts from Delhi. Hit the road to Nainital. A picture hill station in Uttarakhand, Nainital is blessed with oodles of natural wonders. Perched at a height of 6,358 feet above sea level, the hill town lures tourists from different nooks and corners of the globe. The place is also quite popular amongst the honeymooners. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing. But, if you want, you can also go for exploring the attractions nearby. Or else, you can visit Mall Road. Enjoying a boat ride on the Naini Lake is also an option. A scrumptious dinner and an overnight stay are planned at the hotel..

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Day 2 - Nainital


On day 2, savor delicious breakfast and you can begin to sightsee the attractions in and around Nainital. Rejuvenate your senses with the ethereal charm of the verdant jungles, lush valleys, soft white clouds, stunning vistas and so much more. Pay homage at the Hanumangarhi Temple. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the sacred shrines offers astounding sunrise and sunset views. Next, you can calm your senses at the popular lakes in Nainital. Take a tour of Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal. A beautiful gem of Nainital, the Bhimtal is adorned with a cerulean lake and temples nestled amid the green mountains. Sattal, on the other hand, is an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes. Tucked beautifully amidst hills, Naukuchiatal is truly surreal and is also known as the lake of nine corners. Don't forget to delight in boat rides here. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel..

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Day 3 - Nainital – Corbett


Day 3 starts with a hearty breakfast. Thereafter, check out from the hotel and get ready for your trip to Jim Corbett. Nestled in Nainital, Jim Corbett National Park was established in the year 1936. Reckoned as the first national park in the Asian continent, it is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including endangered species and Royal Bengal Tigers. The oldest national park in India derived its name from a hunter turned conservationist Edward James Corbett (Jim Corbett). It was the very place where Project Tiger was launched in 1973. Presently Corbett is divided into five different zones where visitors can delight in wildlife safaris. Upon reaching, check-in at the hotel. Unwind yourself and proceed for evening safari in the park. Enjoy spotting various species of flora and fauna. Rest of the day is to be spent leisurely. Satiate your hunger with tasty dinner and retire for the night. An overnight stay is planned at the hotel..

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Day 4 - Corbett - Delhi


Set out for morning safari (at an extra cost) in Jim Corbett National Park. Explore the pristine wilderness of the park and marvel at the wonderful sights, while seizing the glimpses of numerous flora and fauna. Subsequently, return to the hotel to have your breakfast. This is followed by a road trip back to Delhi. After reaching get comfortably transferred to the Delhi Airport or Railway Station for your onward journey.

INCLUDED

What is Included In This Trip?

Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation

Map meals Plan : breakfast, dinner

Sightseeing

Welcome Drink on Arrival

All toll tax, Parking charges, Fuel cost, Driver charges inclusive

All Taxes inclusive

NOT INCLUDED

What is Not Included In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)

Terms And Conditions

Payments: For all the services contracted, certain advance payment should be made to hold the booking, on confirmed basis & the balance amount can be paid either before your departure from your country or upon arrival in INDIA but definitely before the commencement of the services. Management personnels hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as advance payment, based on the nature of the service & the time left for the commencement of the service.

Apart from above in some cases like Special Train Journeys, hotels or resorts bookings during the peak season (X-Mas, New Year), full payment is required to be sent in advance.

Mode of Payment: Overseas advance payment can be made through Wire Transfer to our bank.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 45 days prior to arrival: 15% of the Tour / service cost
  • 15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
  • 07 days prior to arrival: 75% of the Tour / service cost
  • 48 hours prior to arrival OR No Show: No Refund

Note: Written cancellation will accept on all working days, except Sunday, Any cancellation sent on Sunday's will be considered on next working day (Monday).

For the X-mas and new year period from 20 Dec to 05 Jan the payment is non-refundable.

In case you cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

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