Jhirna Safari Zone is one of the most popular safari zones in the Jim Corbett National Park. Located in the southern part of the national park, Jhirna was opened in 1994 for the visitors to explore the wilderness of the park. It covers an area of 25 square kilometers and is home to a variety of flora and fauna.
The Jhirna Safari lasts for around 3 hours to 3.5 hours and takes place in a 4×4 jeep. There are two timings for the Safari – morning and afternoon. The morning Safari starts from 6 AM and ends at 9 AM, while the afternoon Safari starts at 3 PM and ends at 6 PM. During the winter months, the afternoon Safari starts early as it gets dark around 5:15 PM.
The cost of the Safari is INR 5000 per jeep, which can accommodate up to 6 people excluding the driver and the guide. The guide provides valuable information about the animals, their behavior, and the park’s history.
The Jhirna zone is known for its diverse wildlife, and visitors can expect to see a wide range of animals during the Safari. The zone is home to a large population of tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild boars, and deer. Visitors can also spot a variety of bird species such as the Himalayan bulbul, crested serpent eagle, and pheasants.
Apart from the animals, visitors can also explore the Jhirna forest, which is primarily composed of Sal trees. The forest is also home to various medicinal plants, shrubs, and herbs