How To Reach Jim Corbett National Park

Corbett national park is situated in Ramnagar, a city in the state of Uttarakhand, India, about 260 km from New Delhi.

Being in proximity to the national capital city of India, the park is easily accessible via air, railways, and roadways.

Jim Corbett National Park is well united with most of the major towns/cities of Uttarakhand in the Nainital District.

Getting their guide below provides detailed information about how to reach Jim Corbett Park from Delhi, Mumbai, and other major countries by Road, Train, or Flight. Jim Corbett is the oldest national park in India with a large number of tigers.

The first national park comes under the Project Tiger initiative. The park has plenty of flora and fauna, which makes it the perfect place for a Jungle safari in Jim Corbett.

Also, you can catch sight of animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, Deer, Indian Hog Deer, Sambar Deer, Otter, Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear, and many more. After reaching Ramnagar, visitors can easily take a taxi from Ramnagar to Jim Corbett.

Entry Gates for Safaris:

You can enter for Jungle Safari in Corbett National Park through 4 gates you need to take permission to enter into these gates, timings are fixed to enter through any particular gate”

The list of Corbett park entry gates from where you can enter into the forest area of Corbett national park is:

Dhangadi Gate (Dhikala Zone):
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It’s about 20 km from Ramnagar city of Dhangadi Gate. Dhangadi Gate is the entry point for customers residing in any FRH of Dhikala zone, as well as for clients visiting Catering Safari.

The entry is only from November 15 to June 15, the rest of the time it is closed to visitors due to the monsoon season, time is fixed for entering from this gate.

Dhanbad Gate is a major gateway for visitors visiting the Dhikala Range of Corbett National Park. Situated at a distance of 20 km from Ramnagar at Ranikhet Road, Dhanagadi Gate is the best option for visitors looking to stay overnight at the Forest Rest Houses at Sultan, Geral, Sarpaduli, Khinnanauli or Dhikala.

Location & How to Reach Dhangadi Gate:

Dhangadi Gate is located at a distance of 20 km from Ramnagar city and a taxi/ jeep is easily available to reach Dhangadi Gate. Ramnagar is connected with major cities by road and rail.

Regular bus service is available to reach from Delhi to Jim Corbett, Haldwani to Ramnagar, Kathgodam to Ramnagar, and other major cities of Garhwal and Kumaon.

The nearest railway station from Corbett park is at Ramnagar and Pantnagar Airport or Delhi IGI Airport. After reaching Ramnagar taxi service to Jim Corbett Park is easily available.

DateCorbett National Park Visit timingsLast Entry Dhangari Gate 
15 Nov to 15 Feb 06:30 to 17:30 Hrs16:00 Hrs
16 Feb to 31 March 06:00 to 18:00 Hrs 16:30 Hrs
01 April to 15 May 05:45 to 19:00 Hrs 17:30 Hrs
16 May to 15 June05:30 to 17:15 Hrs17:45 Hrs
Amdanda Gate (Bijrani Zone)
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Aamdanda Gate is about 01 km from the city of Ramnagar, it is a gateway for tourists going to the Bijrani Zone for Jungle safari in Jim Corbett Park as well as to stay at the Bijrani FRH.

Morning, evening, and day safaris can be done through this gate, Night stays at Bijrani and Mailani FRHs opens from November 15 to June 15 of the year. This zone is preferred for a day trip.

Aamdanda Gate is suitable for morning, afternoon, and day trips. Aamdanda Gate is open to general visitors only from October 01 to June 30 and remains closed during the monsoon. Visitors can also visit the Garjia temple near Aamdanda Gate.

How to Reach Amdanda Gate Corbett

Aamdanda Gate is located 3 km far from Ramnagar city and taxi services to reach Aamdanda Gate are easily available. Ramnagar is connected with major cities by road and rail.

How to reach Jim Corbett from Delhi? Regular bus service is available from various places Delhi to Nainital, Delhi to Ramnagar, Delhi to Haldwani, Haldwani to Ramnagar, Kathgodam to Ramnagar, and other major cities of Garhwal and Kumaon.

The nearest railway station from Corbett park is at Ramnagar and Pantnagar Airport or Delhi IGI Airport. After reaching Ramnagar taxi service to  Jim Corbett National Park easily available

Entry Timings Through Amdanda Gate
  • 15 Nov to 15 Feb:  06:30 am to 05:30 pm
  • 16 Feb to 31 March: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • 01 April to 15 May: 05:45 am to 07:00 pm
  • 16 May to 15 June: 05:30 am to 05:15 pm
Jhirna Gate (Jhirna Zone)

The Jhirna gate in Corbett National Park opens year-round for visitors, visitors use this gate for the safari in the Jhirna zone area of ​​Corbett National Park.

During monsoon, advance booking of safari cannot be done for Jhirna Gate Coase rain, Safari can be canceled any day in case of heavy rains. Jhirna Gate is approximately 20 km far from the city of Ramnagar,

open for all 12 months which is its specialty of Jhirna Safari Zone. Take a guide with you for safety reasons as advised by Corbett Tiger Reserve

How to Reach Jhirna Gate

Jhirna Zone can be explored by Elephant Safari sitting back on the elephant and jeep safari in Jhirna zone or Khar Gate (16 km) from Ramnagar.

Jhirna is well connected by road and visitors can book a safari from the Ramnagar office of Corbett National Park’s officials.  Ramnagar is connected with major cities by road and rail.

Delhi to Ramnagar bus service is easily available from Nainital to Ramnagar bus, Kathgodam to Ramnagar, and other major cities of Garhwal and Kumaon.

The nearest railway station from Corbett park is Ramnagar and the nearest airport to Jim Corbett is Pantnagar Airport or Delhi IGI Airport. After reaching Ramnagar taxi service to  Jim Corbett Park is easily available.

Jim Corbett National Park  Safari Timing

Jhirna Zone – Winter Safari Timings

  • Morning Safari: 07:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Evening Safari:: 02:00 pm – 05:30 pm

Jhirna Zone – Summer Safari Timings

  • Morning Safari: 06:00 am – 09:30 am
  • Evening Safari:: 03:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Durga Devi Gate (Lohachaur Zone)

To explore the jungle safari in the Lohachaur zone tourists have to enter from the Durgadevi Gate of Jim Corbett National Park. This gate is approximately 27 kilometers far from Ramnagar city.

During the monsoon, it is closed to visitors. The area has an uncontrolled area that provides a great opportunity to see tigers.

In addition, you can find wild elephants in this area of ​​the park throughout the year.

Durga Devi is a picturesque area and it is an untouched area, you can see it through a jeep. In addition, the natural beauty of wildlife, the Durga Devi region also provides easy access to the banks of the Ramganga River.

Lohachur forest area in the Durga Devi region is considered a place for leopards and other wild animals. So for your stay top-notch, you can book a stay at Lohachaur Guest House.

For a safari in the Durga Devi area, you have to take a permit from the forest officials at the entrance. Jeep Safari Timing in Corbett National Park

Safaris Timings in Winter
  • Morning: 07:00 am – 10:00 AM
  • Evening: 02:00PM to 05:30 PM
Safari Timings in Summer
  • Morning: 06:00 am – 09:30 AM
  • Evening: 03:00PM to 06:30 PM
Reach by your vehicle

Jim Corbett to Delhi distance is approx 250 km via NH, you can take your car to reach Ramnagar from Delhi, it is only a 6 hours long journey.

Jim Corbett to Delhi by train

Delhi to Ramnagar train is easily available, there is a Ramnagar railway station near Jim Corbett National Park, this is the last railway station on this route and the train ends here.

Distance from Corbett National Park from different  Destinations:
  • Delhi to Jim Corbett National Park – 260 km
  • Pithoragarh to Jim Corbett National Park – 242 km
  • Almora to Jim Corbett National Park – 134 km
  • Kausani to Jim Corbett National Park – 162 km
  • Haldwani to Jim Corbett National Park – 58 km
  • Nainital to Jim Corbett National Park – 82 km
  • Bhimtal to Jim Corbett National Park – 84 km
  • Bageshwar to Jim Corbett National – 158 km
  • Bareilly to Jim Corbett National Park – 165 km
  • Lucknow to Jim Corbett National Park – 450 km
  • Haridwar to Jim Corbett National Park – 158 km
  • Meerut to Jim Corbett National Park – 212 km
  • Lansdowne to Jim Corbett National Park – 118 km
  • Udham Singh Nagar to Jim Corbett National Park – 32 km
Nainital Distance from Various Places
  • Delhi to Nainital Distance – 305 km
  • Kathgodam to Nainital Distance – 36 Km
Lucknow to Jim Corbett national park by Rail/ Train:

Train routes  from Lucknow to Jim Corbett National Park:

There are direct trains to Ramnagar from Lucknow and Mumbai, New Delhi, and Banaras (Varanasi). There are trains and connections from Kolkata, Mumbai, Amritsar, Bhopal, Gwalior, Mathura, Agra, Jaipur.

Anyone can reach via Lal-Kuan or Rudrapur. Visitors can easily reach Nainital and Jim Corbett Park, Nearest railway station to Nainital is Kathgodam Railway station

Distance and time for Chandigarh to Jim Corbett National Park travel and vice versa

Distance from Chandigarh ​to Jim Corbett Park ​by car is approx 358 ​Kms. The estimated travel time traveling from Chandigarh ​to Jim Corbett Park ​by own car is ​8 hours – 10 hours.

How to go from Mumbai to Jim Corbett?

The driving distance between Mumbai and Corbett is 1700 km. Trains also run direct from Mumbai to Ramnagar.

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