Jim Corbett National Park
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  • arnabc_iitm
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India192 contributions
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    Jim corbett national park
    Jim Corbett National park is one of the best Jungle in India. You can experiences ample amount of wild life activities inside the park. The place it self is a photographer's paradise. The jungle serenity, coolness is really worth of million. This is one of the best place to see the Nature at its best.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 March 2024
  • Mayank T
    Noida, India27 contributions
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    Good Trip…
    Overall It was an amazing experience. You feel in the lap of nature and well connected. Don’t go with an over excitement of watching tiger as it completely depends on the Mood of buddy but if you are a nature lover than it would be great journey for you. We went with a group of friends and their families and it was a memorable experience. You may find some difficulties if travelling with small kids as it’s very difficult for them to maintain a silence, which is required if you are in a search of tiger.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 March 2024
  • alinesaysciaobella
    Westfield, Massachusetts158 contributions
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    beautiful place to see animals & tigers!
    Went on 4 safari's to Jim Corbett in March. It was a wonderful experience! I saw so many incredible animals, including a Tiger! I was very happy to see how peaceful this park was. It is well taken care of and people really respect the nature!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 April 2024
  • James W
    Sydney, Australia85 contributions
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    Great Wildlife Viewing, Poor Management
    I visited Jim Corbett National Park near Ramnagar with my wife in April 2023. This park has the highest population of tigers in India, so offers one of the best opportunities to see the sub-continent's apex predator. We did two gypsy (private jeep) safaris (in Birjani and Jhirna zones) and two canter (shared truck) safaris (in Dhikala zone). We were fortunate to see a tiger in Birjani for an extended period and glimpse a tiger briefly in Dhikala. We also saw many other animals, including elephants, jackal, deer, monkeys, wild boar and marten. This is not Africa (where the flatter topography is far more friendly to sightings) so this represents a great outcome for two days in the park. Dhikala zone is the most famous, however it is especially hilly plus the canters (which most tourists visit this zone in) are very loud (scaring away animals, including the tiger we saw in this zone) and views more obstructed (jostling with 16 others to see). Given the price is comparable, taking the gypsy in other zones is probably a better plan. Ultimately, though, this national park could be managed better, which is the reason for the lower rating. The driver/guide quality is inconsistent, some brilliant, some disinterested. The hygiene of the toilets inside the park is the worst I've seen. Furthermore, the promising website only allows booking for individuals with both an Indian mobile number and bank account, but has no warnings to reveal this (just an ambiguous "failed transaction" message). Foreigners will need the help of a local (eg. tour agency) to book. The WhatsApp helpline is inconsistently manned, sometimes responding in minutes other times weeks. The email address is not manned at all. The booking slips don't explain clearly that the two pickup locations are the park gate (different for each zone) or the park office (next to the bus station in Ramnagar). The drivers of gypsies are meant to confirm before the trip where you want to be picked up via WhatsApp (again, unhelpful if your WhatsApp number is not the Indian number required for booking) and do this inconsistently. The canter drivers do not confirm so you need to be on time or risk missing out. The park office, in general, is in disarray, with all queries going to one very overworked woman with a pile of paper booking slips in front of her. Better management would help the park realise its potential and, in turn, benefit the local community.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 May 2024
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James W
Sydney, Australia85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I visited Jim Corbett National Park near Ramnagar with my wife in April 2023. This park has the highest population of tigers in India, so offers one of the best opportunities to see the sub-continent's apex predator. We did two gypsy (private jeep) safaris (in Birjani and Jhirna zones) and two canter (shared truck) safaris (in Dhikala zone). We were fortunate to see a tiger in Birjani for an extended period and glimpse a tiger briefly in Dhikala. We also saw many other animals, including elephants, jackal, deer, monkeys, wild boar and marten. This is not Africa (where the flatter topography is far more friendly to sightings) so this represents a great outcome for two days in the park. Dhikala zone is the most famous, however it is especially hilly plus the canters (which most tourists visit this zone in) are very loud (scaring away animals, including the tiger we saw in this zone) and views more obstructed (jostling with 16 others to see). Given the price is comparable, taking the gypsy in other zones is probably a better plan.

Ultimately, though, this national park could be managed better, which is the reason for the lower rating. The driver/guide quality is inconsistent, some brilliant, some disinterested. The hygiene of the toilets inside the park is the worst I've seen. Furthermore, the promising website only allows booking for individuals with both an Indian mobile number and bank account, but has no warnings to reveal this (just an ambiguous "failed transaction" message). Foreigners will need the help of a local (eg. tour agency) to book. The WhatsApp helpline is inconsistently manned, sometimes responding in minutes other times weeks. The email address is not manned at all. The booking slips don't explain clearly that the two pickup locations are the park gate (different for each zone) or the park office (next to the bus station in Ramnagar). The drivers of gypsies are meant to confirm before the trip where you want to be picked up via WhatsApp (again, unhelpful if your WhatsApp number is not the Indian number required for booking) and do this inconsistently. The canter drivers do not confirm so you need to be on time or risk missing out. The park office, in general, is in disarray, with all queries going to one very overworked woman with a pile of paper booking slips in front of her. Better management would help the park realise its potential and, in turn, benefit the local community.
Written 6 May 2024
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A D
Ottawa, IL11 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Family
The rest rooms are unclean, filthy and not of any use! Take care of your natural needs before taking the sfari trip thrpogh park.
Written 28 April 2024
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alinesaysciaobella
Westfield, MA158 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Solo
Went on 4 safari's to Jim Corbett in March. It was a wonderful experience! I saw so many incredible animals, including a Tiger!

I was very happy to see how peaceful this park was. It is well taken care of and people really respect the nature!
Written 20 April 2024
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Mayank T
Noida, India27 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Friends
Overall It was an amazing experience. You feel in the lap of nature and well connected. Don’t go with an over excitement of watching tiger as it completely depends on the Mood of buddy but if you are a nature lover than it would be great journey for you. We went with a group of friends and their families and it was a memorable experience. You may find some difficulties if travelling with small kids as it’s very difficult for them to maintain a silence, which is required if you are in a search of tiger.
Written 31 March 2024
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arnabc_iitm
Kolkata (Calcutta), India192 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Family
Jim Corbett National park is one of the best Jungle in India. You can experiences ample amount of wild life activities inside the park. The place it self is a photographer's paradise. The jungle serenity, coolness is really worth of million. This is one of the best place to see the Nature at its best.
Written 28 March 2024
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nbsane
Mumbai, India8 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Family
No stars at all. It is a scam. The total time of the safari was of 5 hours. A halt is provided after around 2 hours. This halt is for 30 minutes at one of their guest houses. From this halt, we are able to see a herd of elephants. The herd is present very, very far away in a river which is at a lower altitude. During the entire safari bus ride, we saw around 20 deer, 1 langur, 5-10 monkeys. I urge you all not to visit Jim Corbett Safari as it will waste your money, time and energy.
Written 11 March 2024
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435kutty
57 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Friends
We did a canter safari. Rough ride. Guide was not English speaking, so we had no idea what he was talking. People were standing up and blocking the view. Some elephants were seen far away. Stopped for comfort break - toilets were appalling & filthy. No tigers seen. On our return we saw an elephant at close quarters.
Written 7 February 2024
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AtulTravelStories
Bengaluru, India8 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Family
I visited on 13 Nov 2023 Morning Safari 6:30 AM to 10 AM and I saw Tiger and Tiger was chasing Sambar Deer, a big sambar deer. Sharing images
Written 21 November 2023
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Vibhor Jain
New Delhi, India193 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Family


We did 2 safaris one in bijrani and other in jhirna. Not even a single tiger.. Only deers and monkeys

Better to go to zoo instead. Highly overrated

Written 22 October 2023
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Sarabjit K
137 contributions
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Apr 2023 • Family
It has been several years since I last visited Corbett National Park. Much has changed during this time but the excitement of the chase still remains ever burning bright! Those were the days when getting an entry permit from the forest department meant simply walking into the office and purchasing one for a few nights. The range officers were quite lenient and allowed an enthusiast to occupy the tree machans in the jungle, in fact deputing his staff to safely conduct them to and from the machan. The only injunction was to remain very quiet and not to move once safely perched up. My wife & I have had some very exciting sightings of tigers in those days, including one when a wise old tigress got startled, rose up on its hind legs a few feet away, but quickly sizing up the situation, sank back on all four and disappeared into the jungle, leaving us stunned. Those yellow eyes and unsheathed 2-inch claws are still fresh in our memory, 27 years down the line!!

It is now time to introduce our grown up kids to the excitement of the chase! The bookings open on- line in the first week of every month. I got late in logging on and found only a few rooms left at the Bijrani FRH. It would be our first time at this FRH but we were not disappointed. The roads have become very good and doing 270mi / 8 hours wasn’t a big deal. (It is much closer to Delhi – about 5 hrs).

Our first night was at the Jim’s Jungle Lodge at Dhela village which lies in the buffer zone of the Corbett. The road is picturesque passing as it does through the farmlands and scrub jungle before entering the Sal forests. The luxury lodge is located on the banks of a large dry seasonal watercourse strewn with rocks and boulders, truly a tiger country. It was the 12th of April and a few rills were still running with small fishes darting here and there amongst the rocks. We were met by Govind Singh who promptly gave us a cold drink & a check-in. The family Jungle cottage we had paid for has two rooms, one with king and the other with twin-beds, tea coffee maker, cookies and two ensuite washrooms. Evening High-tea, where delicious sandwiches can be ordered, was at about 5:00PM. They have a delightful café but for those of us who love outdoors, the terraces are overlooking the dense forests where a lot of colouful birds can be seen flitting about. Dinners are served – fixed menu – in the equally delightful open-sided restaurant, though one can have it besides the swimming pool or in the small glade nearby. The meals were delicious! There is also a well-stocked Bar. The cost which includes all meals is approx. USD 225 for a Dbl Jungle cottage & USD 375 for a family cottage.

Once the entry permits are in your bag, one needs to book a 4-wd jeep on the same website of the forest department. You than need to talk to the owner of the jeep to give him your location for pick up & drop. Mohinder Bisht arrived duly at 11:00AM the next morning to drive us into the Corbett National Park, which lies about an hours drive from the lodge. At the entry point, one needs to fill a form and show the permits along with photo IDs to gain entry. Alcohol is strictly forbidden inside and so is non-vegetarian dishes, except eggs. The FRH built in the year 1928 for the British forest officer, has about 6 rooms in all, a separate dining hall and a canteen, where fixed-menu fair is served. It is like home cooked food…simple, but adequate. We had taken our own blankets, bed linen, towels and toiletries.

It was now time to go into the jungle for the afternoon safari, at 2PM. We were the first to go in and were rewarded by game sightings on the waterholes as it was quite warm. There were spotted deer, barking deer, a family of elephants with two young calves and the nervous mother ever on alert keeping a sharp lookout all around, keeping the youngsters very close. Her behaviour looked a bit strange to my accustomed eyes. The reason was not far to seek, for in the soft sand further up the fire track, we saw fresh pugmarks of a big male tiger. Quite possibly, he had moved off after quenching his thirst at the waterhole, before the arrival of the elephants. Apart from the alarm calls we did not see the tiger. We moved on to check the road to Malani FRH, as it lies very remote & deep inside the forest. We spotted a covey of Kaleej pheasants and the red jungle fowls feeding besides the road. There were sambhars, wild boars, langur monkeys and birds of all descriptions! At 6PM one needs to be back in the FRH. As it was still not dark, we sat out in the open ground in front of the FRH armed with binoculars to watch eagles perched up the giant Haldu trees and deer which come feeding very close to where we were sitting, at twilight hour. Pankaj our room attendant brought tea and vegetable sandwiches to munch after our exertion inside the forest. After dinners that night we went to bed listening to the alarm calls of spotted deer and sambhars not very far from the FRH. Listening to the jungle calls when staying in these FRHs is one of the most exciting experiences for you can virtually trace the movement of the carnivora!

The morning safari begins at 6AM. Nothing very spectacular happened that morning. The afternoon too was spent looking for the tiger.

Our last day at the FRH was the morning of 15th April. The park timings changed and we were able to go in at 5:45AM. This window of additional 15 minutes brought us right into the forest when there is still movement of animals. We followed the fresh pugmarks of a male tiger along the fire track for some distance. The jeep, a minute or so in front of us saw him just in time as he disappeared into the boulder strewn ravine. We sat motionless for him to reappear farther up but to no avail. After about 20 minutes we reversed the jeep and as luck would have it again missed a tigress with a half-grown cub, as it crossed the fire track a minute or so ahead of us, we only saw the bushes moving and a sambhar calling in the thicket on our right front! Our luck was totally out that morning for we missed another tiger by a whisker, as he disappeared into a water channel, where a langur monkey saw him and called hysterically, on the far side!!!

The pursuit shall recommence next year around the Easter, when my wife and kids have a few days holiday!!

Happy Hunting Ladies & Gentlemen!
Written 31 August 2023
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