Canter Safari in Jim Corbett National Park
It is a matter of pride that Corbett National Park is the first National park of Asia where Project Tiger was first launched in 1973 in order to protect the endangered species of Royal Bengal Tiger. Since then the park has the glory of being a first National Park where these majestic have been preserved. Established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park and later in 1957 renamed in the honor of legendary hunter turned conservationist Edward James Corbett; commonly known as Jim Corbett.
Dhikala Canter Safari: Canter safari offers much playful ride inside Corbett National Park where richest concentrations of animals occur. The ultimate safari experience maximizes the chance of spotting the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger resting in their natural habitats. Though, day visit to Dhikala Tourism Zone is not allowed except in the Canter safari tour that is organized by the Corbett Tiger Reserve authority.
Tourists willing to enjoy canter ride suppose to come at Ramnagar reception. The safari ride is for five hours in a given shift. Morning shift starts at around 06:00 Hrs while evening shift at around 02:00 hrs. It is important to note that day Jeep safaris are not allowed inside Dhikala Tourism Zone. Tourists can make booking request for canter safari in 30 days advance for Indian nationals and 90 days in advance for foreign nationals. In order to confirm your online safari booking we shall require your personal information like name, age and sex of all travelers and photo-identity proof along with the confirmatory amount. Please do not forget to carry the relevant photo id in original for the verification’s at the time of making entry to the park.
Only two canters are allowed to go inside the Dhikala Zone in a single time and 16 tourists can seat into one canter. Travelers are accompanied by expert naturalist and forest gunman.
Canter Safari Timings
Morning: From 05:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Evening: From 12:30 PM – 06:30 PM
Morning: From 06:00 AM – 12: 00 PM
Evening: From 12:00 PM – 05:30 PM
Please note that wild encounters are a matter of chance but the company you keep helps.
Corbett Canter Safari FAQ
Q:- Is Canter Safari available in core and buffer zone both?
A:- Dhikala zone is the only zone where canter safari is available in Corbett National Park. Canter Safaris are conducted twice a day (6AM-11:50AM & 12PM-6PM) and it also take you through the deep forest of the park.
Q:- How can I book for Canter Safari in Corbett National Park?
A:- You can book Canter safari in advance from our site https://www.corbettnationalpark.in/. 45 days prior online booking available for canter safari.
Q:- How many seats are there in Canter safari?
A:- 18 tourists can seat in one canter safari ride along with driver and naturalist.
Q:- Is canter safari booking amount is refundable?
A:- As per forest department of Corbett National Park rules the booking amount of canter safari is not refundable.
Q:- Is Corbett Canter safari is best compare to jeep safari?
A:- There is more or less same experience in both canter and jeep safari. It is all about you and your choice what you prefer for covering the forest. There is no dearth of fun even in canter safari and take you to the deep jungle even. If you crave for different experience then book both jeep, elephant and canter safari.