About Jim Corbett National Park
Welcome to Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park is completely spread over Nainital, Pauri Garwahl and Almora Districts of Uttarakhand. It is one of the oldest national park in India. The park is known for its initiative Project Tiger, for endangered Bengal tiger of India. The total area of the reserve is 1318.54 sq. km. consisting 520 sq. km. of core area and 797.72 sq. km. of buffer area. After India's independence in 1947, the park was renamed as Ramganga National Park. But in 1956 it was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park in the memory of Colonel Jim Corbett.
Corbett National Park opens from mid November to mid June. The Jhirna zone of Corbett National Park remains open throughout the year. Birjani zone opens from mid October to mid June and the main core area Dhikala opens from 15th of November. The park closes partially during the period of monsoon. Most of the roads in Birjani and Dhikala are wash away during monsoon. The gates remain close after sunset and no nocturnal driving is allowed.
Corbett National Park Gates opening/closing Dates for 2019
All the gates of Corbett National Park will re-open on 15th November 2018 and will be closed on 15th June of 2019. The forest rest houses situated in the circle of this National Park are also opened for the same time period. These opening and closing dates are same for Rajaji National Park too.
Corbett National Park is also providing the Day visit and Night Stay facilities. The first shift timing of day visit is 6:60 and 13:30 for second day visit. Tourist can visit these gates by using Gypsies. You have to apply online first for safari permit. Night stay facilities are available at Dhikala, Khinnauli, Sarpduli, Gairal, Bijrani, Lohachaud, Pakhro, Kalagad and Ratwadab gates. Online booking is also available for these stays.
Corbett National Park remains closed during the monsoons. All zones of Corbett Tiger Reserve are closed for night halts by visitors from 15th June to 14th November.
Bijrani Zone: The Bijrani Zone remains closed for day visits from 30th June to 14th October.
Jhirna Zone: The Jhirna Tourism Zone, however remains open for day safaris throughout the year, subject to road and weather conditions being safe.
NOTE: Between 1st to 15th June, the Dhikala, Lohachaur and Sonanadi Zones are on standby mode. During this period, advance reservations are not done and these Zones can be shut down by the Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve at short notice depending on weather conditions and in consideration of visitor safety.