Beyond Jim Corbett
Girija Devi Mandir (Temple) is very famous temple in uttarakhand. this is very holy place, temple called local language in Garjia Mandir. Girija Devi Temple is situated in Garjiya at a distance of 12 KM from RamNagar on Dhikala road. It is a sacred Shakti shrine where Garjiya Devi is the presiding deity. This temple is built on a rock in the middle of river Kosi and visited by thousands of devotees during Kartik Poornima, a Hindu holy day celebrated on the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik (November - December). It is also known as the festival of lights of the gods. Devi Girija is the daughter of Himalaya and wife of Lord Shiva.
Known for the diverse wildlife and amazing vegetation, Bijrani Zone is one of highest wildlife populated range of Corbett National Park. Bijrani Range is located close to Amdanda Gate anear Ramnagar. Visitors can have higher probablity of tiger sighting during Bijrani Safari. Wildlife, grasslands and dense, deep forest with stormy drains are major attraction of Bijrani wildlife zone.
A favourite spot for shooting in British era, Bijrani range is still a hot spot for wildlife lovers. Bijrani Range has core, buffer and tourism zone. Tourists are allowed to visit only tourism zone which atarts after 5 km from Amdanda Gate. Forest Rest House FRH Bijrani is available for night stay at Bijrani Range. Visitors can take jeep and elephant safari at Bijrani. It is recommended to pre-book Safari at Ramnagar office. Bijrani Zone is open for visitors from 15 October to 15 June. Only two safari are operated during a day in Bijrani zone.
Jhirna is located on the southern periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve. It is one of the man animal conflict zone years ago. Jhirna was one of the three villages which have been relocated to other places for the sake of the conflict. This particular zones village namely Jhirna, Dhara and Kothirau transformed into densely forested and grassland habitat which is excellent for bird viewing. This zone is the prey ground of the nilgai, cheetal, sambhar and the wild boar by the big cats, which makes this place much appropriate for exploring tigers. 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.
A heritage museum, just 4.5 k.m away Corbett Museum is just more than a museum near Kaladhungi. Historians, heritage and wildlife lovers take a must visit to this special museum. Once a place of stay during winters for renowned hunter turned environmentalist Jim Corbett, this museum display amazing belongings of him.
Visitors can watch Jim Corbett's personal articles, gun, cap, bag, fishing net, paintings, sketches, manuscripts and the last hunting by him. Located at Choti Haldwani near Kaladhungi, Jim Corbett remains open throughout the year except on the occasion of Holi.
Nainital is located at a distance of about 87 Km from the Jim Corbett National Park. Situated at an elevation of 1,938 Mt above sea level, this place got its name from an eye shaped lake which is set amidst mountain surrounded by thick Alpine Trees. Nainital is also known as a ‘Lake District’ because it is home to five beautiful lakes named Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal, and Sattal. It is a glistening pearl of the Himalayan range since it is blessed with fantastic natural splendours and a variety of flora and fauna. Whether you are travelling alone or you are with your family, Nainital is perfect for you. You can enjoy nature as well as participate in some adventurous activities.
Ranikhet literally means the queen’s meadow. It is a hill station in Almora district of Uttarakhand and is situated 75 kms from Jim Corbett National Park at an altitude of 1,869 Mt above sea level. Known for being the base for Kumaon Regiment and Naga Regiment of the Indian Army, this place is a must visit since it gives an pulchritudinous view of the snow clad peaks of Himalayan range besides vast varieties of flora and fauna.
This place is located at a distance of about 84 Km from Jim Corbett National Park. Lying at an altitude of 1,375 Mt above sea level, Bhim Tal’s main attraction is the Bhimtal Lake with a small island at its centre. Bhimtal, unlike Nainital as is a peaceful and quite place which adds charm to the stay at here. Bhimtal provides ample water sport opportunities for amateurs with paddling and boating facilities.
Bhimtal is older than the Nainital city as it was once the part of the ancient silk route. The island amidst Bhimtal is 91mts from the shore of the Bhimtal Lake.
A well known destination in the ark and situated at the fringes of Patlidun Valley. There is a rest house, which was built hundreds of years ago. Kanda ridge forms the backdrop, and from Dhikala, one can enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the valley which is 36 kms.
The birdlife is rich and varied with over 580 species of birds. Birding Tours within Jim Corbett can also be organized on request. Lying amid the Indo-Gangetic plains and the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan ranges, Corbett National Park is a heaven for bird lovers. Its dense Sal forests, grasslands and hilly vegetation provide the perfect habitat for numerous species of birds. From lesser known regional varieties to long-distance migrants, these colourful chirping creatures are one of the major attractions of the park.
Tourists are not allowed to walk inside the park, but can go trekking around the park accompanied by a guide.
The dam is located in the south-west of the wildlife sanctuary. This is one of the best places for a bird watching tour.
Corbett Fall is situated 25 kilometres from Ramnagar. Thick teak wood jungles and a narrow winding road 1.7 kilometers inside is an out of the world experience. The best thing all along has been the chirpings of birds in the background and sound of flowing water. 4 kms from Kaladhungi, on the Kaladhungi - Ramnagar highway, falls at leisure. Corbett Water Falls. Surrounded by dense forests, pin drop silence, this 20 mts. high fall is simply a sight to behold! Famous as the ideal camping hide out, this spot now has become a major tourist attraction. Trekking in the forests, bird watching at peace or nature walks at leisure are the only routine and time pass at Corbett Falls.