BIJRANI FOREST LODGE

JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

Bijrani Tourist Zone is a very popular area of the spectacular Corbett Tiger Reserve. This zone is enriched with a huge number of floral and faunal species. Bijrani gives a tough competition to Dhikala zone while the tourist’s preferences are concerned. The zone is known for its wonderful landscape and is very calm and quite place. The beauty of this place is appreciated by all the visitors. This is one of the most tiger rich areas of the park.Bijrani consists of a mixed topography with dense Sal forests combined with grasslands. The entry to this zone is through Aamdanda Gate.

Bijrani is undoubtedly a priority for tourists and wildlife adventurers as it offers unique topography. The more you explore Bijrani , the more unexplored it seems, and this goes on and on as you move into the interiors of the Corbett national park. The rippling streams with Lantana bushes along the ridges, in fact, lend a truly natural and adventurous feel. For the staunch wildlife lovers, it would indeed be great idea to go across the stream as it can easily bring a Royal Bengal tiger to their sight, if not anything else. Many a times, the Lantana bushes will give you amazing sights of the tigers. The aroma of the Mahua flowers that add to the flora of the Bijrani trail are enticing for the Sloth bears. You can get a perfect view of the Sloth bears crossing your jeep and nothing can be as exciting as such a scene. Sloth bears generally come out to enjoy the sweet nectar of the Mahua flowers and to see them sucking the nectar is indeed an engaging activity.

Accommodation Details of Bijrani Forest Lodge

Accommodation in Bijrani

With in Bijrani Zone, Forest rest houses are located in Bijrani and Malani. The rest house at Bijrani has six rooms (Four with double beds and two with single bed) and dormitory consisting of four beds. The compound has its own restaurant and canteen. Elephant rides into the jungle are available from here. The region is frequented by wild animals and birds unperturbed by the human interventions. The chances of spotting a tiger, Sloth bear and herd of elephants are quite high in this part of the park. The rest house in Malani has two rooms (Double bed) and is very popular among bird watchers and tourist seeking a peaceful place. The picturesque beauty of Birjani is magnificent. It is endowed with wide grass lands, thick forests and huge water drains and inspiring count of flora and fauna.

 

Bijrani(frh) Malani Forest Rest House was built in 1930’s and is located at the edge of the core zone of the Corbett National Park approximately12km northwest of Bijrani. From Bijrani driving through the Machaan chaur, visitors take the old forest track to Mailani and enjoy the sight of deer grazing in the grassland, a Tusker peeling the bark of trees or an occasional encounter witha bear or Leopard. This small FRH named after the Malani sot (stream) offers one of the most picturesque surroundings and a quiet ambience. This is one of the best site for a peaceful stay and enjoying bird watching.

 

  • BIJRANI(FRH)-Double Bed

    Room Type: FRH(Double Bed)
    Location: Bijrani
    Entry Gate: Aamdanda Gate
    Distance from Ramnagar: 9 km
    No. of Rooms: 4
    Restaurant and Canteen: Yes

  • BIJRANI(FRH)-Single Bed

    Room Type: FRH(Single Bed)
    Location: Bijrani
    Entry Gate: Aamdanda Gate
    Distance from Ramnagar: 9 km
    No. of Rooms: 2
    Restaurant and Canteen: Yes

  • BIJRANI(FRH)-Four Bed

    Room Type: FRH(Four Bed)
    Location: Bijrani
    Entry Gate: Aamdanda Gate
    Distance from Ramnagar: 9 km
    No. of Rooms: 1
    Restaurant and Canteen: Yes

  • MAILANI(FRH)-Double Bed

    Room Type: FRH(Double Bed)
    Location: Bijrani
    Entry Gate: Aamdanda Gate
    Distance from Ramnagar: 18 km
    No. of Rooms: 2
    Restaurant and Canteen: Yes

Safari In Bijrani

Bijrani safari zone is highly endowed with rich diversity of flora and fauna. Bijrani zone, situated at a suitable distance from Ramnagar is the most preferred zone for Wildlife enthusiasts visiting the park for day visit. It gives its visitors a wonderful experience of the beautiful forests.

Food & Other Services

The compound has its own restaurant and canteen, where buffet meals are served with a variety of good quality food at affordable price.

Flora & Fauna

The forest area of Bijrani is purely serene and perfect for the tranquil atmosphere. It is seen that the forest vegetation is mainly Sal along with wide grasslands known as Chaur. The topography at Bijrani is a bit drier and has diverse character. Several types of Deer and antilopes namely Chital (Axis axis), Hog Deer or Para (Axis pornicus), Sambar (Cervus Unicolor), Kakkar (Muntiacus Muntjak) etc are seen here.

A great place to spot tigers and wild elephants, this is also a preferred destination of Birdwatchers.

The chances of spotting sloth bear are high in these forests. They are attracted by both termites and the sweet nectar of Mahua flowers. The bears have been recorded in intoxicated state when the Mahua ferments in their digestive system.

Reptiles seen in this region are the Indian Python, Cobra, Krait and the fearsome King Cobra and different species of Lizards.

Open & Close Time

Open

The Bijrani Day Safari zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve remains open for tourists from 15th October to 30th June.

 

Closed

Night stay in Bijrani Eco-tourism Zones is allowed from 15th November to 14th June

How to Reach Bijrani

Aamdanda gate is the entry gate to get inside Bijrani zone for safari and stay in the Bijrani forest lodge. It is approximately 2 kms away from the Ramnagar city. Forest rest house is 7kms inside the Aamdanda Gate.

Best Time to Visit

Bijrani gate opens from 15th October every year but forest lodge accommodation facility is provided from the 15th of November to the 15th of June.

How to Book

The bookings for the Bijrani forest lodge, Corbett Park can be done 45 days prior to your boarding date. Non-Indian travellers can complete their advanced booking procedures 90 days prior to the boarding date. Passport is mandatory for non-Indian travellers as an identity proof.

Safari Fomalities

  • Visitors must be carry entry permits with ID document, which mentioned in permit.
  • Day visit Entry permit for Dhikala Zone is only permitted for the tourists staying inside the forest rest house
  • Entry permit to the Corbett National Park is provisional and it can be cancelled or changed without any prior announcement.
  • Entry permits belongs to you not transferrable for others.
  • Entry to the forest area strictly prohibited after sunset

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