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Pakhro Zone(Pakhro Entry Gate Near Kotwar) (Pakhro - New Entry Gate For Corbett Tiger Reserve(Pakhro Zone). Reach Corbett Tiger Reserve In Just 2 Hours From Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun.)

About Pakhro

PAKHRO - New Entry Gate

New Entry Gate For Corbett Tiger Reserve(Pakhro Zone). Reach Corbett Tiger Reserve In Just 2 Hours From Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun


The region has FRHs in both the Pakhro Wildlife Sanctuary and the Domunda Tourism Zone of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. Halduparao, the only FRH in the Pakhro Sanctuary and can be accessed from the Vatanvasa gate. The FRH at Kanda is in Corbett National Park. The FRHs of Morghatti and Pakhro are on the periphery of the Pakhro Sanctuary and can be approached from Kalagarh and Kotdwar. The FRHs of Lohachaur, Rathuawadhab and Mundiyapani are in the Domunda Tourism Zone of CTR accessed from the. Durgadevi gate ahead of Ramnagar, The FRH of Kalagarh can be approached short of Ramnagar while that of Mohaan is 30km ahead of Ramnagar. Pakhro Sanctuary is spread over 301.18 sqkm of prime forests of the Shiwalik Terai biotic province. Pakhro literally means the river of gold. Gold panning used to be carried out in the river before the area became a sanctuary.

The Palain and the Mandal are the perennial streams of the sanctuary. Historically, it was carved out of Kalagarh Forest Division. It was brought under the umbrella of Project Tiger and became a part of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in 1991 and also a part of Project Elephant. There are no villages inside the sanctuary. The forests of Pakhro are remarkable for dense sal and rich bamboo clusters besides other species and is teeming with wildlife. Pakhro range is located in Pakhro Wildlife Sanctuary which is a part of Corbett National Park. Developed as a natural habitat of wildlife animals and birds, Pakhro range is blessed with amazing beauty of flora and fauna. Situated in the north of Pakhro river, this zone is favorite place for Asiatic Elephant along with tiger, cheetal, sambhar, leopard and reptiles. Visitors can also enjoy over 550 of birds in their natural habitat.

Lohachaur, Rithuadhab and Halduparao are some Forest Rest Houses in Pakhro range available for night stay. Safari options like Jeep and elephant are available to enjoy wildlife at Pakhro Range. Tourists are advised to pre-book entry ticket for a Safari in Pakhro Zone. One can pre-book entry tickets from Ramnagar office. Pakhro Zone is open for visitors from 15 October to 15 June and closed for monsoon. There are several safaris operated during a day in Pakhro zone.

Jungle Safari

Pakhro zone falls on Pakhro Wildlife Sanctuary which is a part of Corbett Tiger Reserve. This is the only zone in Jim Corbett where tourists can walk on foot but richly housed by non-venomous snakes of different kinds. Popular mammals in the region are tiger, leopards and elephants. Tourists can take wildlife safari on jeep around Pakhro zone observing the wild beings at proximity and enjoying the enchanting beauty of greenery and nature.
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.

Accommodation at Sonanadai Wildlife Sanctuary

Forest Rest Houses are available a Halduparao at Pakhro Wildlife Sanctuary located between the rivers Palain and Pakhro, Loha chaur and Rathuadhab.

How to Reach Pakhro ?

Tourists can enjoy a wildlife safari to Pakhro Zone by taking Elephant safari and Jeep safari from Durga Devi Gate, Kalagarh Gate and Vatanvasa Gate.
All gates are well connected by road and visitors can book a Safari from Ramnagar office of Park authorities of Corbett National Park.

 By Road


Kotdwar to Pakhro - 20KM
Dehradun to Pakhro - 139KM
Delhi to Pakhro - 213KM
Pantnagr to Pakhro - 153KM


Distance from Other Places


Delhi to Meerut (Distance 99.5Kms) via Meerut-Pauri National Highway and Meerut Road- Bijnor to Kotdwar (distance 61.1 Kms) via Nh24 and NH534


 By Train


Nearest Railway Station from Pakhro is Kotdwar. (The distance from Railway Station from kotdwar is 1.4 Kms)


 By Air


Nearest Airport from Kotdwar is Dehradun. (The distance from Dehradun to kotdwar is 146.2 Kms)
The entry point of Pakhro Zone (Kalagarh Tiger Reserve) is Vatanvasa which is 20 Kms from Kotdwar & Pakhro which is 25 Kms from Kotdwar


The Durga Devi Safari zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve remains open for tourists from 15th October to 15th June.


Durga Devi Ecotourism Zones remains closed for night halts and Day Visit from 16st June to 14th October.


Pakhro Wildlife Sanctuary is blessed with a surprise package loaded with various faunas, when it comes to the fauna part. The sanctuary is match with the typical North Indian tropical forests.
The plant life of the sanctuary is rich in different species of Sal, Sheesham, Semal, Bakli, Aonla, Jamun, Kanthber, Figs and along with medicinal plants and some endangered species of Herbs and Shrubs.
The Wildlife reserve is the shelter to about 600 types of resident and migratory birds. The diversity of avifauna in Pakhro Sanctuary represents approximately 6% of the total bird species in the world. The profuse gathering of bird species in the sanctuary offers a prospect to view 150 species of birds in a limited visit in
Pakhro Sanctuary. The kinds of Birds normally seen here are, Thrushes, Pheasants, Hornbills, Warblers, Flycatchers, Wall Creeper, Changeable Hawk Eagle, emerald Dove, Himalayan Bearded Vulture, Falcon, Brown Fish Owls, etc.

Mammals found in the wildlife sanctuary are Leopard, Sambhar, Cheetal, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Goral, Otter, Porcupine, Yellow-Throated Marten and Sloth Bear. The giants like Elephants and Tigers are favorites among the visitors. A large display of reptiles like Python, Monitor Lizard, King Cobra, Different kind of Turtles, Gharials, Mugger, Mahaseer, and Indian Trout etc.
Corbett National Park and Pakhro Wildlife Sanctuary together comprise the Corbett Tiger Reserve which hosts the second largest population of Tiger-Panther Tigris in the world. The rare sightings of Himalayan Black Bear and Albino Cheetal are also recorded in Pakhro Wildlife Sanctuary.

                

Pakhro Zone Map

Forest Rest Houses are available a Halduparao at Pakhro Wildlife Sanctuary located between the rivers Palain and Pakhro, Loha chaur and Rathuadhab.

Halduparao FRH built in 1890 is located at a distance of 50km from Kotdwara. The entry is through Vatanvasa gate followed by a 10 km drive on a forest road. It is located on the right bank of Palain river at an elevation of 385m, giving visitors a panoramic view for the river and the forests nearby. The FRH is over l00 years old.

Halduparao(FRH)-Double Bed

Room Type:FRH(Double Bed)
Location:HALDUPARAO
Entry Gate:Vatanvasa Gate (Via Kotdwar)
Distance from Kotdwar:50 km
No. of Rooms:2
Kitchen Facility:Yes

Rathuwadhab is a modest FRH built in 1899 on the banks of the Mandal river. Overlooking the suspension bridge and lime painted settlements with slate roof, it offers a wonderful view of the river and the village nearby.


Rathuwadhab(FRH)-Double Bed

Room Type:FRH(Double Bed)
Location:RATHUADHAB
Entry Gate:Vatanvasa Gate (Via Kotdwar)
Distance from Kotdwar:65 km
No. of Rooms:2
Kitchen Facility:Yes

Mundiyapani FRH is situated amidst dense mixed forests. It was built in 1903 at an elevation of 547m and is very good site for avid bird watchers. A drive to Halduparao FRH in Pakhro Wildlife Sanctuary is recommended for those staying here.

Mundiyapani(FRH)-Double Bed

Room Type:FRH(Double Bed)
Location:MUDIAPANI
Entry Gate:Vatanvasa Gate (Via Kotdwar)
Distance from Kotdwar:40 km
No. of Rooms:2
Kitchen Facility:Yes

Morghatti FRH is situated amidst dense mixed forests. It is very good site for avid bird watchers. A drive to Morghatti FRH in Pakhro Wildlife Sanctuary is recommended for those staying here.

Morghatti (FRH)-Double Bed

Room Type:FRH(Double Bed)
Location:Morghatti
Entry Gate:Pakhro Gate (Via Kotdwar)
Distance from Kotdwar:40 km
No. of Rooms:2
Kitchen Facility:Yes