The Ultimate 3-Day Itinerary To Jim Corbett National Park

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Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park, located in the Himalayan foothills, perfectly blends wildlife and adventure. It's an ideal destination for nature lovers and thrill-seekers, offering safaris, serene landscapes and cultural richness.

A leopard sleeps on a tree in Jim Corbett | Shutterstock

Day 1:


Begin your day early with an exciting safari in the Dhikala Zone, one of the park's most popular zones. This zone provides the best opportunity to spot tigers and other wildlife. Be sure to keep your camera ready to capture sightings of tigers, elephants, deer, langurs and various bird species. After the safari, return to your accommodation for breakfast.

A tiger at the addictive "ganga" zone of Dhikala | Shutterstock


Relax after breakfast and enjoy the amenities. Visit the Corbett Museum in Kaladhungi to learn about the park's history, flora, fauna and conservation efforts, housed in Jim Corbett's heritage bungalow. Have lunch at a nearby local restaurant to try Kumaoni cuisine.

Jim Corbett Museum is located near Corbett National Park in Kaladhungi | Shutterstock


Spend your evening by the Kosi River. You can also enjoy some angling or choose a guided nature walk along the riverbanks. Later, you can have dinner at your accommodation or explore the local restaurants for some local delicacies.

Kosi River | Shutterstock

Day 2:


On your second day, take part in a jeep safari in the Bijrani Zone, which is well-known for its dense forests and varied wildlife. Keep a close watch for tigers, leopards, wild elephants, sloth bears and a wide array of bird species. After the safari, you can return to your accommodation for breakfast.

Black-headed jay in the Bijrani Zone of Corbett | Shutterstock


After breakfast, engage in adventurous activities like river rafting in the Kosi River. Alternatively, you can visit the Garjiya Devi Temple, located on a hill near Ramnagar. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and provides panoramic views of the surrounding region. After that, you can have lunch at a local restaurant near the temple.

Garjiya Devi Temple | Shutterstock


Spend your evening exploring the nearby villages and interacting with the locals to see their way of life. You may also want to visit a local market to buy souvenirs or handicrafts the villagers make. Finally, you can enjoy a traditional dinner at your accommodation or try out a local dhaba to savour authentic North Indian cuisine.

A view of Nainital near Corbett | Shutterstock

Day 3:


Begin your day with a thrilling safari in the Jhirna Zone, which is open all year round. This region boasts a wide variety of flora and fauna, with tigers, leopards, deer and bears among the many species you may encounter. After your safari, return to your accommodation for a hearty breakfast.

A Blue-tailed bee eater in the Jhirna Zone of Corbett | Shutterstock


After having breakfast, visit Corbett Falls, a scenic waterfall located near Kaladhungi. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the waterfall and spend some time soaking in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Corbett Falls | Shutterstock


In the evening, enjoy a nature walk or birdwatching, or relax by a bonfire with traditional folk performances. Have dinner at your accommodation and reminisce about your wildlife adventures.

Elephant herd drinking and playing in river in Jim Corbett | Shutterstock

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