Jim Corbett National Park is among the few national parks of India which permits night stay inside the core zone of the park. Tourists can ask for night accommodation permit between mid-November to the end of June every year. You could imagine the place where you can see one of the world’s biggest majestic cats called the Royal Bengal Tiger wandering around your forest lodges. The Night stay inside the core area of the jungle allows you to view the variety of wild animals through your naked eyes.
For better tourism management and to make equal distribution of the flow of visitors the Jim Corbett National Park has been divided into eight tourism zones and each zone offers night stay inside the forest rest houses that are erected by the forest officials. Tourists are allowed to make reservations for a minimum of 1 Night and a maximum of 3 nights only. Government-recognized forest houses are Bijrani Forest Rest House, Malani (inside Bijrani Tourism Zone), Sultan, Gairal, Sarapduli, Khinnanauli, and Dhikala forest house (inside Dhikala Zone), and Jhirna inside the Jhirna tourism zone.
To maximize the wildlife sightings and complete the tour around National Park, Corbett provides trained nature guides that accompany you while roaming inside the jungle. These naturalists or guides are registered with the forest officials and help tourists in spotting the tigers and not lose their way inside the forest. Corbett is a paradise for such tourists who love jeep safari through the wilderness. The Safari rides accompanied by trained nature guides and drivers are provided at Bijrani, Dhikala, Khinnanauli, Gairal, and Jhirna. You have to obtain permit for the safari ride that is conducted in two shifts - morning and evening in each of the respective zones.