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Wildlife And Park Visiting

The geographical landscape of the Corbett National Park is predominantly enshrouded under the Upper Gangetic Plains Moist Deciduous Forests and the Himalayan Subtropical Pine Forests. Over 600 species of distinct trees, shrubs, bamboos, herbs, grasses, ferns and climbers grow amidst the Sal Forests, Khair Sissoo Forests, Chaurs, mountain ranges and the rivers banks of the Corbett National Park.
  • Trees : Sal, Khair, Sissoo, Chir Pine, Palms, Kanju, Aamla, Jamun, Bel, Tendu, Kusum, Mahua, Bakli, etc.
  • Flowering Trees : Kachnaar, Semal, Dhak, Madaar, Amaltas, etc.
  • Artificially Cultivated Trees: Eucalyptus, Teak, Jacaranda, Bottlebrush, Silver Oak, etc.
  • Shrubs : Ber, Maror Phali, Karaunda, Hisar, Jhau, etc.
  • Herbs : Drymaria Diandra, Bhilmora, Euphorbia Hirta, Indigofera Liniofolia, Clover, Leonotis Nepatafolia, Solanum Sp. etc.
  • Grasses: Kansi, Khus Khus, Bhabar, Narkul, Tiger Grass, Heteropagon contortus, Aristida Cyanantha, etc.

The Jim Corbett National Park thrives to protect 3 of the 5 ‘Terrestrial Flagship Species’ viz. the Bengal Tiger, the Asian Elephant and the Great One-horned Rhinoceros. Other birds and animals happily dwelling in this safe haven include 585 species of resident and migratory birds, 33 species of reptiles, 7 species of amphibians, 7 species of fish and 37 species of dragonflies.
  • Mammals: Leopard, Jungle Cats, Asiatic Jackal, Sloth, Himalayan Black Bears, Wild Boar, Chital, Hog Deer, Sambar, Barking Deer, Rhesus Macaque, Hanuman or Common Langur, Himalayan Goral, Indian Gray Mongoose, Otter, Buffalo, Indian Pangolins, Yellow-Throated Martens, etc.
  • Avifauna : Fish-Eagles, Fish-Owls, Storks, Kingfishers, Egrets, Pelicans, Red Jungle Fowl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Owls, Blossom-Headed Parakeet, Darters, Ospreys, Jungle Babbler, etc.
  • Reptiles : King Cobra, Indian Rock Python, Crocodiles, Gharial, Bengal Monitor, Russell’s Vipes, Krait, etc.
  • Fishes : Golden Mahseer, Goonch, Indian Trout, Rohu, etc.

Tourism Zones and Entry Gates
The Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve is classified into five tourism zones namely
  • Bijrani Zone
  • Dhikala Zone
  • Jhirna Zone
  • Domunda Zone and
  • Sonanadi Zone
which are accessible through the Amadanda Gate, Dhangari Gate, Khara or Kalagarh Gate, Durgadevi Gate and Vatanvasa Gate respectively. Tourists are required to obtain permits from any of these gates for entering the Corbett Tiger Reserve. The permits for day visit are issued at the sanctuary gates while the license for night halt can be obtained from the CTR Reception Office at Ramnagar.

Park Timings
  • 15th Nov to 15th Feb: 6:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • 16th Feb to 31st March: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • 1st April to 15th May: 5:45 am to 7:00 pm
  • 16th May to 15th June: 5:30 am to 7:15 pm

  • Entry Fee for Day Trip: 100 INR
  • Light Vehicle Fee for Day Trip: 250 INR
  • Camera Fee: NIL
  • Video Camera: 500 INR
  • Elephant Ride: 300 INR
  • Elephant Safari per day: 3000 INR
  • Ramganga Conducted Tours: 1000 INR
  • Angling (per day, per rod): 750 INR
  • Museum Visit: 10 INR