The perfect place that will surely attract the nature enthusiasts is the Corbett National Park, also regarded to be a perfect place for wildlife lovers. The park got its name after the famous hunter who turned into a conservationist, Jim Corbett and is a hub of excitement and thrill and is addressed as a wonderful place.
There is mostly dense deciduous forest that has haldu, sal, Rohini, ipal, and various another kind of trees covering an area close to 73 per cent of the entire park. This refreshing place is house to 50 species of mammals, 110 tree species, 25 reptile species and 580 bird species. The excellent way to see the park is by consideration of a Corbett Tour.
How to decide the best time for visiting Jim Corbett Park?
There are many exciting features of the park that come with never-ending beauties and to capture all, the following plot describes the best time to visit the park and the characteristics of its various zones-
From the month of October to February:
The weather during this period of time comes with a sight to behold and is enriched with lush green surroundings. Though the winter arrives from the month of November but the core area of the park is opened from 15th of the same month for the people and that’s the best time to enjoy the safari. On an average, the temperature during this period can seldom go to 5 degree Celsius. Make sure that you pack some woolen clothes, especially for the night.
The average temperature during these months rests at 40-degree Celsius in daytime and thus marks the commencement of summer season. Normally, this temperature is quite hot but is considered as the perfect time to spot animals such as tigers in the park. It must be taken note of the fact that from 15th June onwards, the nucleus region of the park is closed due to the onset of rainy season.
From the month of July to September:
These months mark the commencement of monsoon season in the Corbett Park and are mostly adored by the nature lovers as according to them they get to enjoy the true greenery of nature at this time. Mostly the park remains opened but there are many parts that are closed from July 1st until 14th November. Being an off-season, these months attracts a lot of budget travelers as they can get affordable accommodations. Therefore, don’t just wait, commence gearing up.
Best time to visit the Zones-
Corbett emphasizes 5 separate zones and individually every zone has a varied topography with a distinctive visiting period.
- Jhirna Zone-
Located approximately 16 Km from Ramnagar, this zone can be visited at any time of the year and is thus regarded to be the “round-the-year tourist area” of Jim Corbett National Park.
- Sonanadi Zone:
The same goes for this zone also as it has enhanced dry topographical features and in real terms and comes in Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, which is located just on the edge of Corbett Park.
- Dhikala Zone:
Now if you are planning to enjoy the core of the park, then don’t forget to include this zone which is only open from Mid-November to Mid-June of the year. Decorated with primitive natural beauty, the zone is recognized as the excellent tourist area and is closed during the rest year.
- Bijrani Zone
This Zone can only be visited during 01st October to 30th June of the year.
- Durga Devi Zone
This one is the distant tourist precinct of Corbett which is 25 Km from Ramnagar and remains open from 15th November to 15th June every year.
As per from the info disclosed above, it can be ruled out that the best time to visit the Corbett Tiger Reserve is during winters, i.e., from November to February. Moreover, that is the only time of the year when you can actually have an access to the entire park and one can simply spot animals, such as Tiger, enjoy a sun bath.