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Garjia Ecotourism Zone

About Garjia
Garjia 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. Garjiya 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.Birjani consists of a mixed topography with dense Sal forests combined with grasslands.
Safari In Garjia
Garjia safari zone is highly endowed with rich diversity of flora and fauna. Garjia 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.

Garjia Safari Zone
Garjia safari zone of Corbett national park is one another famous tourist destination of Corbett Park. This zone is located at a few kilometers distance from Ramnagar and is known for having a good number of resorts at Corbett National Park. Garjia Safari zone shows rich population of tigers and offers a wonderful sighting to its visitors. Amdanda gate is the entrance to this zone and it consists of buffer, tourism and core areas. Safari can be experienced in morning or in the evening, but only out of core areas. On a particular path, limited numbers of vehicles are allowed at a time so that the habitat of wildlife can never get disturbed. If you wish you can enjoy Jeep safari for the full day to catch greater number of wildlife of Corbett Park. Garjia and malani forest rest house are two wonderful loading options in the Garjia zone, where you can experience a comfortable stay. Visiting hours for morning and evening slots are as follows

Date

CTR entry Timing for Jungle Safari

Morning

Evening

Morning

Evening

Last entry
Last exit
Last entry
Last exit
1 Oct to 14 Nov 6.30 am 2.00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
15 Nov to 15 Feb 6.30 am 1.30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
16 Feb to 15 April 6.15 am 2.00 p.m 7:30 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
16 April onwards 5.45 am 3.00 p.m 7:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Chaurs (Grass Lands)

The chaurs ( Grass land) near Garjia namely Machaan Chaur, Badhai Chaur, Ringora Chaur etc. adds to the attraction of forests.

How to Reach Garjia ?
The entry gate to Garjia zone is Aamdanda gate, which is about 2 km. away from Ramnagar. After entering through Aamdanda gate, you cross about 5 km. of buffer zone before reaching the core area of Garjia ecotourism zone.
Garjia Ecotourism Zone Entry Timing
One can enter Garjia Ecotourism Zone via Aamdanda Gate and the entry timing is as follows:

 By Road


Delhi-Ramnagar – 270 Kms


Distance from Other Places


Lucknow 410 Kms via Sitapur Road and NH30 & Drive to NH309 in Ramnagar
Dehradun – 230 Kms via Haridwar Road and MDR26W
Haridwar-170 Kms via NH309
Bareilly-165 Kms via NH309 to Chandpur-Kashipur Road in Kashipur
Haldwani(Katgodam)-65 Km via UT SH41
Nainital-65 Km Via UT SH41


 By Train


Nearest Railway Station-Ramnagar


 By Air


Nearest Airport from Ramnagar is Pantnagar
(Connected by Road Distance - 70 Kms)


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


Night stay in Garjia Ecotourism Zones is allowed from 15th November to 14th June.


The forest area of Garjia 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 Birjani is a bit drier and has diverse character. Several types of deers 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.





                

Garjia Zone Map