The ultimate sojourn for all those people who have the zeal for the thrill and love wildlife, Jim Corbett is a great weekend escape to unwind in the lap of nature. Crossed by the Kosi River, Jim Corbett National Park is all about jeep safaris, elephant rides and a chance to have an intimate engagement with wildlife. A great idea is to explore the park throughout the day and then retire to one of the places to stay near Jim Corbett National Park.
For the purposes of operation and management, the park has been segregated into five zones:
- Dhikala zone
- Bijarani zone
- Jhirna zone
- Dhela zone
- Durga Devi zone.
Forest officials organize safari tour in two shifts every day in these ecotourism zones. Flaunting peculiar landscapes, each zone is a beauty in itself.
Enjoying acelebrity status among all the tourist zones of the park, Dhikala zone is situated in the boundary of the Patil Dun valley. It is believed to be the largest zone of the Jim Corbett National Park.
It boasts of a rich of natural vegetation & wildlife. This is why it is regarded as one of the best zones for sightseeing, especially tiger spotting. You can also spot other animals like herds of Wild Elephants, Spotted Deer, Royal Bengal Tiger, Wild Pigs, Hog Deer and Barking Deer when you are comfortably seated in your open air bus. What is particularly stunning about this place is that it is enveloped in a layer of large grasslands called Chaurs and is dissected by the various channels of Ramganga River. The backdrop of this setting is the panoramic view of the valley overlooking the Kanda Ridge.
Once you are done exploring this zone, you can make your way to the other zones of the park. You can also explore some of the other attractions that Jim Corbett National Park has in store for its guests. One such attraction is the Corbett Waterfall. Another great idea is to go for river rafting in the Kosi River. You can also drop by at the Corbett Museum to know more about this famous conservationist’s life. After your daylong excursion, head to one of the hotels as there are many places to stay near Jim Corbett National Park. Click here to know more