Bird watching, one of the most fascinating hobbies which has gained more momentum over the recent past years. Bird Watching is also considered and in fact has become a great source of recreation. Being an avid traveler if bird watching hobby finds a place in your list. Jim Corbett is famous for its healthy population of large mammals including the Indian Tiger & Asiatic Elephant, it is as famous for its birds with over 500 species recorded from the area. Lesser Fish Eagle, Cinereous Vulture, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Tawny Fish and Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Ibisbill, Wallcreeper, Hodgson's Bushchat, Bright-headed Cisticola, Rosy Minivet, White-tailed Rubythroat are just some of the species that are regularly seen in and around the park.Jim Corbett National Park Tour would surely be a rewarding experience for ornithologists as well as bird lovers.
Jim Corbett National Park is exceptionally rich in its avifauna. According to a survey conducted by the Zoological Survey of India team, there are about 600 birds species in the Jim Corbett National Park, that comprises of domestic as well as migratory birds including a variety water-birds and waterside-birds. The variety and the number of birds, the Jim Corbett National Park offers, never fail to impress its visitors. Book Corbett Bird Watching Tour Package to Jim Corbett National Park to enjoy journey through one of India’s most renowned national parks, and that too, at extremely affordable price.
Undoubtedly Dhikala is the most popular and preferred zone of the CTR. Though there is an equal chance of tiger sighting in all of the safari zones of Corbett, Dhikala is considered one of the best. It is the only zone where you can enjoy tiger sighting in a canter safari. Other zones of Corbett include Dhela, Jhirna, Bijrani, and Durgadevi.
Sitabani is the buffer zone that is open even in the monsoon. There are no restrictions regarding the number of vehicles entering this area and tourists can even trek inside the forest area. You can see wild animals as well as birds here. Prior booking is not essential hence it is preferred by tourists who decided to take off on the spur of the moment.
Nothing can beat the adventure of staying inside the jungle surrounded by wild animals. FRH offers a unique experience. For all wildlife enthusiasts, it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Though various FRH are available in Corbett, Dhikala Forest Rest House is the best. Unlike other FRH, it has more rooms available as well as a provision for solar electricity. It is essential to remember that only basic amenities are available inside the forest. Since limited rooms are available, tourists need to book one in advance.
The city of Ramnagar is sprawling with various resorts. Providing not just accommodation, some of the resort offers you a unique and unparalleled experience while you stay there. Apart from the safari at CTR, these resorts are something to look forward to. Some of the most popular resorts to stay while going to Corbett are Camp Hornbill, Kyari (@INR 6900 per night), The Riverview Retreat (@INR 5600 per night), Corbett the Baagh Spa and Resort (@INR 7500 per night), Aahana - the Corbett Wilderness (@INR 12600 per night).
CTR offers you a variety of options when it comes to safari. Jeep safari is the most popular way to explore the Corbett jungle. Canter safari at Dhikala offers you the chance to explore this popular zone even when you could not find accommodation in the FRH there. Elephant safaris are equally popular to explore the wild. Available at Bijrani and Dhikala zone, you can get a unique and unparalleled view of the jungle sitting on the back of the majestic animal. The timings, charges, and booking procedures for all of them vary. If you are with a wildlife enthusiast, then canter safari is advisable. It is also preferred for corporate outings too.
There is an abundance of vegetation in CTR which makes it easy for wild animals to hide in plain sight. However, since the park is home to a wide variety of animals and birds, you are bound to spot many animals here. Some of the most often sighted wildlife include spotted deer, barking deer, sambar deer, Indian grey mongoose, langur, Indian elephant, crocodile, peacock, and kingfisher. One can also spot tiger, leopard and sloth bear but they are recluse in nature and spotting them requires patience and luck.
More information about Jim Corbett like booking procedure permits to stay as well as safari etc. can be obtained from the CTR website: www.dhikalaforestresthouse.in
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