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Jhirna Ecotourism Zone

About Jhirna
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.

Quick Facts about the Jhirna Tourism Zone
Entry Gate: Dhela Gate
Distance from Ramnagar : 15Km
Open and Closed Period : Open throughout the year (subject to road and weather condition)
Safari Offered : Day Jeep Safari
Maximum Number of Safari Jeep : 30 Jeeps per Shift (2 Shift in a day)
Forest Rest House : Jhirna FRH)
Exploration Time : 03 hours 30 min
Jeep Safari in Jhirna
Jeep Safari in Jhirna Can be done using the registered jeeps. Taking registered nature guides is mandatory on all wild excursions.

Jhirna Zone - Winter Safari Timings
Entry Exit
Morning Safari - 07:00 am Morning Safari - 10:00 am
Evening Safari - 02:00 pm Evening Safari - 05:30 pm
Jhirna Zone - Summer Safari Timings
Entry Exit
Morning Safari - 06:00 am Morning Safari - 09:30 am
Evening Safari - 03:00 pm Evening Safari - 06:30 pm

Jungle Safari

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 deers.

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.

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

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.

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Situated at the southern edge of the Corbett Reserve Park, the Jhirna tourism zone offers some exclusive tiger and sloth bear sighting along with the spectacular view of the landscape which is pretty rich in wildlife. The topography of the Jhirna zone primarily is a dry deciduous type and consists of a large Grassland (Chaur) known as the Laldhang Chaur. This big Chaur is the favorite place for the herbivores of the zone like deer, chitals, nilgai and elephants. Numerous water streams in this zone nourish the wildlife of this zone and adding the natural ambiance of the zone.

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

Jhirana(FRH)-Double Bed

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

Dhela FRH has a sprawling campus. It is located in the buffer area of Corbett Tiger Reserve that was added to it in 1991. The village of Dhela close to the FRH lends its name to it. Walking in the forest for birds watching is a delight anyone staying here can indulg in.

Dhela(FRH)-Double Bed

Room Type:FRH(Double Bed)
Location:Dhela
Entry Gate:Dhela Gate
Distance from Ramnagar:18 km
No. of Rooms:2
Kitchen Facility:Yes