JHIRNA FOREST LODGE

JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

Jhirna is also well known forest house lies just inside the southern boundary of the park. If we move from Ramnagar to Kalagarh road that runs in east-west direction of the park, Jhirna lies on that particular road. If we talk about the landscape it is drier as compare to Dhikala and vegetation is mostly scrub. The area in and around Jhirna was a farming village till 1994 when it was successfully relocated under project tiger. This important zone of the Corbett is a good habitat for tiger, elephant, deer and mother interesting mammals like sloth bear and wild boar. Visitors can enjoy bird watching as many species of residents and migrated bird can be seen.

 

Jhirna is located on the southern periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve. The animal population also comprises sloth bear and wild elephants which provide great sights for the wild life enthusiasts. Jhirna zone is open throughout the year. The Jhirna jeep safari zone is one of the most eye-catching spots inside the Corbett Tiger Reserve.
Day visit to Jhirna Zone is through Dhela Gate which is 20 Kms from Ramnagar. Its main topography mainly constitutes deciduous and secondary forest interspersed with plush open grasslands that offer amazingly good visibility of wild animals.

 

Jhirna Zone – Winter Safari Timings

Morning Safari : 07:00  am – 10.30 am

Evening Safari : 02.00 am –  5.30 pm

 

Jhirna Zone – Summer Safari Timings

Morning Safari :  06:00 am – 9.30 am

Evening Safari : 03.00 am –  6.30 pm

Accommodation Details of Bijrani Forest Lodge

Accommodation in Bijrani

Jhirna FRH

Jhirna FRH (Forest Rest House) is located on the southern boundary of the Corbett Tiger Reserve and may be approached from the Dhela entry gate. Vegetation here is drier and mostly shrub. It was a farming land till the villages (Dhara, Jhirna and Kothirau) were relocated in 1994 under Project Tiger. The area has recovered really well and is a testimony of the rejuvenating power of nature. After the successful ecological recovery, the area is a favored ground of Wild animals now

 

  • Jhirna (FRH) – Double Bed

    Room Type: FRH(Double Bed)
    Location: Jhirna
    Entry Gate: Dhela Gate
    Distance from Ramnagar: 25 km
    No. of Rooms: 2
    Restaurant and Canteen: Yes

Safari In Bijrani

Can be done using the registered jeeps. Taking registered nature guides is mandatory on all wild excursions.

Chaurs (Grass Lands)

Around Jhirna we have a large chaurs (Grass land) known as the Laldhang Chaur. This is the favored area by the wild herbivores like elephants and deer.

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 terrain consists of large open grasslands, popularly known as Chaur. Its topography is mainly dry deciduous type with secondary forest. There are numerous natural streams inside the area. The stream beds are warm and accessible for exploring. There are cliff edges along with the streams, which can prove to be a good spot for bird watching.

One of the best places to spot tigers in their natural habitat, this is a must visit zone for the wildlife enthusiasts.

Open & Close Time

The Jhirna Tourism Zone, however remains open for day safaris throughout the year, subject to road and weather conditions.

How to Reach Jhirna

Jhirna gate is around 20 kms from Ramnagar city, Jhirna safari opens round the year for day safaris. The booking for day visits can be done using the official web portal. During monsoon advance booking of safaris cannot be done for Jhirna gate because in case of heavy rains safaris can be cancelled any particular day, hence permits for the safaris are given on current basis.

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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