Jhirna Jeep Safari JIM CORBETT PARK
Book Peaceful Forest Rest House to Stay in Jim Corbett National Park.
Jhirna Jeep Safari
Jhirna is one of the last added and popular zones of Corbett national park. It was formed by including farming lands of Jhirna and other nearby villages into the reserve territory. The best time to visit it is from October to June end. This zone, situated at the southern edge of Corbett tiger reserve boasts of a large number of wild animals. It is also preferred by avid birdwatchers as a large variety of elusive birds can be seen here. It is located 16 km from Ramnagar city and entry into this zone is through Dhela gate. Safaris are organized throughout the year in this zone, however, advance booking is not allowed during the monsoon season (July to September)
The Garial forest lodge is lodged deep into the Dhikala zone and is located 13 km from the gate (approximately 40 km from Ramnagar city). It offers a breath-taking view of the banks of Ramganga River. This presents a unique opportunity to see wild animals coming to the bank for either in search of water or a prey. One can easily observe a herd of elephants drinking, bathing or playing in the river water. It is also home to many birds and is a treat for avid birdwatchers.
Though deep inside the jungle, precautions are taken to ensure the safety of the tourists. The compound of Garial forest lodge is protected by solar electric wire which prevents the entry of wild animals inside the premises. Tourists can also see the Corbett museum which is on the way from the entry gate to the FRH.
Tiger sighting in Jeep safari at Jhirna
Jeep safari is organized in Jhirna zone in two shifts per day throughout the year. The number of jeeps is restricted to 30 per shift. A maximum of 6 adults and 2 children (below 1 years) are allowed in a jeep safari. A safari permit needs to be procured from the forest officials from the official website (www.corbettonline.uk.gov.in). During the monsoon season, day permits are issued on a current basis.
Jhirna jeep safari offers tourists an exciting view of wild animals in their natural surroundings. Machans are set by forest officials to help facilitate viewing of wildlife by tourists. The zone offers amazing landscape and is the favored haunt of sloth bear, elephant, tigers and a wide variety of birds.
Forest rest house in Jhirna zone
Booking to stay in Jhirna forest rest house can be done 45 days in advance by Indian nationals. Foreign visitors need to book 90 days in advance. The jeep safari charges for 1-night stay are INR 4800 and for 2 nights is INR 6500. These charges include entry charges, guide fees, gypsy charges as well as road tax. The forest rest house is devoid of luxuries and provides basic amenities (only solar electricity is available for a small time).
Important information regarding Jhirnajeep safari
Safari is conducted in 2 shifts with 25-30 jeep safari in one shift. Day visit permit is released in advance (6 days prior) for the morning shift, evening shift takes place on a first come first served basis.
Jhirna jeep safari timings in winter are 7-10 am in the morning and 2-5 pm in the afternoon, while those in summer are 6-9.30 am in the morning and 3-6.30 pm in the afternoon.
ID proof (Voter ID, PAN card, passport, DL) is required for making the booking. It is essential to carry the same on yourself during the safari.
Entry permits booked online are non-transferable.
Safari charges once paid are non-refundable.