Frequently Asked Questions for the Jim Corbett Park Tour

What is included in the tour packages and tariffs mentioned on jim corbett park website?

There are various tour and tariffs mentioned on jim corbett park website, price depends upon the Itinerary and tour you choose.

How are the facilities?

At Corbett National Park, FRH (Forest Rest House), facilities are basic, the non- vegetarian food, smoking and fire activities are not allowed.

How much advance notice is required?

Accommodation in corbett park, particularly in Corbett Forest Rest House and Dudhwa can book online starting 90-60 days in advance, and for the jeep safari booking can be done online 45-30 days in advance.

How are the Condition of the roads in and around jim corbett national park ?

The roads leading to corbett park from delhi are fairly good except for very small stretches where the work may be going on.

What kind of vehicle is recommended?

Inside the reserve, only Jeeps registered with the park are allowed with park guide.

What is the medical help available in the lodges/retreats?

The Wild Jungle Lodge camps/retreats are equipped with First-Aid kits and a doctor is just a call away in case required.

What is the recommended stay in the lodges/retreats in jim corbett park?

Minimum 3-4 nights stay is needed to enjoy the beauty in Corbett National Park.

What should I carry?

The list of things to carry upon once it is decided on tour package you choose and time to come corbett park, you are coming to Corbett park India. Some are as under: Footwear: Light walking shoes, light socks. Clothing: As per season carry casual, comfortable and adequate clothing for traveling. sunscreen lotions, and other cosmetics as per personal needs. Other equipment: Day pack, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve. Other Items: Insect repellent, diary, pocket knife, tie cord, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film and personal medical kit. Extra camera film should be carried along with an X-ray-proof bag. Guide books: Collins Hand guide to Birds of Indian sub-Continent. Pictorial Guide to the Birds of the Indian sub-continent. BNHS (Bombay Natural History Society). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. A Photographic Guide to Birds of India and Nepal. Birdwatcher's guide by Krys K.& Raj Singh.

What are the trains coming to jim corbett park?

The trains in India are basic but provide comfortable sleeping berths. In case of advance notice and availability, we will book you in air-conditioned train. You can also take combination of train and Bus to Jim Corbett Park. There are direct trains from Delhi, Mumbai via some cities in Gujrat, Lucknow and Agra and connecting trains to chandigarh, Kolkata and Amritsar.

What about medical facilities?

Insurance is recommended. Vaccinations advised for Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid and Tetanus. A course of anti-malaria tablets is recommended. Do not touch stray dogs, cats, monkeys, etc. First aid kit: While medicines and aid is readily available, it is good to have an emergency kit of Band-Aids, antiseptic ointment, diarrhoea tablets, anti-allergy tablets, sterile syringes, sutures and needles.

What about water?

Water at most places is from a natural springs which is also boiled and filtered. Bottled mineral water is also available.

Where is Corbett Tiger Reserve located?

Corbett National Park is situated in the foothills of the Sub- Himalayan belt in Nainital districts of Uttarakhand state in India, with headquarter stationed at Ramnagar.

How do I reach Corbett Tiger Reserve?

Corbett is accessible from Delhi, Moradabad, Nainital, Lucknow, Bareilly and Dehradun by road through regular bus and taxi services. Delhi, Lucknow and Bareilly are connected to major cities in the country by road and rail.

Which are the tourism zones in Corbett Tiger Reserve?

Corbett Tiger Reserve has five tourism zones for five exclusive tourism zones namely Bijrani, Jhirna, Durgadevi, Dhikala and Sitabani. The forest department has opened new tourism zone named Dhela.

What is the best time to visit Corbett Tiger Reserve?

Corbett Tiger Reserve remains open from 15th November to 30th June every year. Best time to visit Corbett is from November to mid May.

What is closed period at Corbett Tiger Reserve?

Corbett Tiger Reserve remains closed for the period from July to October as the monsoon season approaches during these periods. It is so because the roads inside the park get washed away due to rain.

How to book ticket for safari in Corbett Tiger Reserve?

Tickets for park safari can be booked 30 days in advance. Foreign Nationals can ask for booking 90 days in advance. Please note that passport details are mandatory for making reservation of foreign tourists. You can contact us for hassle free jeep safari permits.

Is Mobile / Cell phones allowed during jeep safari?

Visitors are allowed to take their mobiles / cell phones on jeep safari inside the park, however they may face network issues at some of the places, but do not play any kind of music or sound inside the park.

Can I visit all the five zones with one entry permit?

Jeep safari permits is issued for a particular zone. The jeep safari is permitted only the zone is booked for. The other zones shall remain out of bound for the visitors.

Can I reschedule my permit for the jeep safari?

Jeep safari permits tickets can only be canceled and cannot be rescheduled either online or at the entry gates. Please note that the confirmatory amount paid is not refundable.

How many jeeps are allowed in Corbett Tiger Reserve for day visit?

180 vehicles are permitted to enter the park per day, including the morning and afternoon drives. Bijrani Zone allowed 60 jeeps; Jhirna Zone allowed 60 jeeps while Dhela & Durgadevi zones allowed 30 jeeps each per day.

How many jeep safaris can be done in Corbett Tiger Reserve in a day?

Visitors to Corbett National Park can do two safaris in a day, one in the morning shift and other during the afternoon shift.

How many persons are allowed in one jeep safari?

Maximum eight persons, including govt guide and registered jeep driver allowed in a vehicle during the safari on one permit.

Where to stay in Corbett Tiger Reserve?

Accommodation facilities are available inside the core area of the forest. Tourists can stay at designated forest lodge namely Dhikala, Jhirna, Sultan and Gairal forest rest house. Apart from these forest lodges several other luxury resorts are also available in the outskirts of Corbett. You may send query for the advance booking.

How to book Elephants for safari rides on my tour to jim corbett park?

If you want to enjoy elephant safari amidst the jungle of Corbett, first of all you have to book Jeep safari. Please note that elephants are available at Bijrani and Dhikala zones. Visitors can get elephant for rides on the basis of first come - first serve basis.

Other recommendations on corbett park visit:

One can convert the foreign exchange upon arrival at the airport or in a bank in any of the major cities. Please insist on encashment certificate as this will be helpful in converting Indian currency back to foreign currency. As trade of all species is banned in India, purchase of items such as peacock feathers and any other animal products is forbidden.

Similarly, please discourage snake charmers, Monkey and Bear shows. Use minimum non-bio-degradable material, such as plastics, cans, etc. Tips may be given collectively to ensure fair distribution.

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