See Around Corbett National Park

Places to See Around Corbett National Park

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Best places to see in and around Corbett includes Corbett Museum, Corbett Waterfall, Garjia Temple, Bijrani, Jhirna, Kosi River, Durga Temple, Sitabani Temple, Dhikala Tourism Zone, Kyari Camp, Sitaban Forest Reserve, Kalagarh Dam and many more. Apart from it there are many prominent hill stations around in Corbett. Among all these the closest one is Nainital, which is 80 kilometres away. These places are secret hideouts where you can rejuvenate yourself. If you are planning a week long vacation in Corbett National Park, do visit these awesome places. Here are some other equally best places to visit near Jim Corbett national Park:

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Dhikala Tourism Zone :

Dhikala is a well known tourist destination in Jim Corbett National Park. Situated at the border of the extensive Patil Dun valley from where the Ramganga flows in numerous channels. Literally Dhikala is situated approximately at a distance of 35 km from Dhangarhi Gate, promising more real experience of the wild. Dhikala forest lodge is the sole place in Indian National Park that permits night stay in the lap of nature. Hard core wild lifer recommends a very interesting place to find accommodation in. It offers outstanding view of the valley, with the Kanda.

Garjia Temple :

Garjia Devi Temple is situated at an approximate distance of 14 km from Ramnagar city on the way to Ranikhet. The temple is actually a huge rock that is placed amidst river Kosi, which has been named as Garjia Devi after the deity. Devotees reach temple after climbing several flights of stairs. Temple attracts thousands of devotees from across the globe. Newlywed Couple coming to Corbett must seek the blessings of Garjia Devi.

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Sitabani Forest Reserve :

Located at an approximate distance of 10 km from Ramnagar, Sitabani is a hard forest area but not the part of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Sitabani is heaven for bird watchers as the place is only spot where many species of feathered creatures beautify the environs of area. Apart from, the reserve provides an adobe to a good number of wildlife including barking deer, tigers, leopard, wild boars, elephant and king cobra. The place has historic importance too; associated with the epic Ramayana, it is said that Sitabani is the same place where Goddess Sita (wife of Lord Rama) spent her days of expulsion. Declared as buffer zone area by the forest officials only has two modes of transport - Elephant and Jeep Safari is allowed. Corbett is paradise for such tourists who love elephant ride amidst jungle. An elephant rides accompanied by trained Mahout is offered at Bijrani, Dhikala, Khinnanauli, Gairal and Jhirna. You have to obtain permit for elephant ride that is conducted in two shifts - morning and evening in each of the respective zones.

Corbett Water Fall :

Situated at an approximate distance of 25 km from Ramnagar City by surface. The waterfall is snuggled amidst the green foliage and cascades down into a small lagoon like pool. It is a best picnic spot for groups visiting Corbett National Park. Tourist can enjoy swimming and can refresh all the senses of the body.

Dhangarhi Museum :

Dhangarhi gate is situated 20 km from Ramnagar railway station. The museum has been set up at the main entry gate of the park is like an introduction to Jim Corbett National Park. The museum depicts the maximum information about the land topography and wildlife species residing the park.

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Kosi River :

The River Kosi flows approximate to the Corbett National Park and forms the eastern boundary of the Park. Though the river does not enter the National Park boundary but wild animals from Corbett come to the river banks for drinking water especially during pinch periods. The river is inhabited by Masheer and attracts many species of migratory birds too. So the area is best for bird watching and photographing them. It is a great place for young travelers, sitting at the banks of river in evening, have a sip of beer and you can read your favorite book.

corbett bijrani safari

Bijrani Tourism Zone :

Bijrani Tourism Zone is the premium zone of the park, known for its exotic flora and fauna and amazing vegetation. Bijrani is one of the highest wildlife populated Tiger Reserve Area of Corbett National Park. The entry point of this zone is Amdanda Gate near Ramnagar. Travelers may have highest possibility of tiger spotting during Bijrani Jeep Safari. Healthy population of wildlife, open grasslands, deep & dense forest with stormy drains is some of the major attractions of Bijrani wildlife zone.

corbett jhirna safari

Jhirna Tourism Zone :

Jhirna is situated in the southern area of the park and is popular for easy wildlife sightings in its thick jungle. It is one of the prominent places to explore in Jim Corbett as in this area of the park you will be enough lucky to see many wildlife species like Nilgai, Sambhar, Cheetal and Royal Bengal Tiger in their natural habitat. Apart from it, here, you can also spot sound population of wild elephants and sloth bears. For more excitement and thrill, you can book a night stay at Forest Rest House Jhirna to see tigers as they usually visit at this location at night.

Durga Mandir Temple :

Durga Mandir Temple is an ancient temple which is amongst the notable tourist places in Jim Corbett for devotees to goddess Durga. The temple is also known for its unique architecture work depicting legends of other Hindu deities. Many tourists visit the temple to praise its beautiful design. The temple is a place nestled in the dense woods of the national park. The Kosi River flowing through it increases the charm of this prominent place.

Sitabani Temple :

Sitabani temple is dedicated goddess Sita, which is an ideal spot for those looking for some religious tourist places in wildlife destination. According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, the protagonist Sita of Ramayana spent some days stranded in a fugitive while in the Agnipariksha phase. Besides, this area is also known for a nearby flowing river that attracts many tourists. The serene riverbank is a lovely spot to take rest for a while after a tiring safari tour.

kalagarh dam

Kalagarh Dam :

Kalagarh Dam, built in 1947, also popular as Ramganga Dam, is an important part of the Ramganga Multipurpose Project. The project is focused at offering irrigation and hydroelectricity to the nearby areas. It is located within the boundaries of Jim Corbett National Park, popular spot for tourist visiting the national park. The dam is nestled on the shores of river Ramganga, Kalagarh Dam has also the responsibility of providing electricity to Jim Corbett National Park. The dam area is home to several migratory birds making an ideal destination for ornithologists to observe various species of birds, especially during winters. It is also picnic spot for family members and group of friends. This beautiful water spot takes you miles away from the everyday chaos of life and transports you amidst the serene surroundings of the dam and its adjoining natural landscape.