Jhirna Zone - located on the southern periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve - 30 Jeeps are permitted every morning & evening and can be booked well in advance - the area consisted of many villages and was prime farming area - but being in close proximity to Corbett the crops were destroyed by wild animals - this made it one of the high man animal conflict zone for years.
The Park authorities then managed to relocate these villages with its farming population to another area and the Jhirna zone was added to the Corbett Tiger Reserve. This particular area was transformed into grassland habitat which is excellent for bird watching but this also provides rich grazing for herbivores and wild Elephants. One can see abundant cheetal, sambhar and wild boar which makes this place attractive for Tiger sightings - there is also a good chance to see sloth bear and wild elephants which provide great sightings for the wild life enthusiasts.
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.
|Morning Safari - 07:00 am||Morning Safari - 10:00 am|
|Evening Safari - 02:00 pm||Evening Safari - 05:30 pm|
|Morning Safari - 06:00 am||Morning Safari - 09:30 am|
|Evening Safari - 03:00 pm||Evening Safari - 06:30 pm|
Jhirna FRH 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
The Jhirna Tourism Zone, however remains open for day safaris throughout the year, subject to road and weather conditions.