Bijrani Forest Zone

ABOUT BIJRANI

Birjani Forest Zone is also a part of the spectacular Jim Corbett National Park. It is also at par with the famous Dhikala Forest Zone. Birjani Forest Zone is blessed with all the flora and fauna found in Corbett Park. Birjani gives a tough competition to Dhikala zone while the tourist’s preferences are concerned. The zone is very calm and quite. The beauty of this place is unbelievable. The zone is in proximity to the popular entry zone Aamdanda. Birjani consists of a mixed topography with dense Sal forests combined with grasslands. After entering into this park, it is about five kilometer buffer zone while arriving at Birjani.

FOREST LODGE INSIDE BIJRANI ZONE

Forest lodges in Bijrani zone are based on the southern point of the park. The lodge is loaded wit six rooms and dormitory consisting of four beds. The compound has its own restaurant and canteen. Elephant rides into the jungle are available from here. The region is frequented by wild animals and birds unperturbed by the human interventions. The chances of spotting as Sloth bear or the Dholes are quite certain in this part of the park.

The picturesque beauty of Birjani is magnificent. It is endowed with wide grass lands, thick forests and huge water drains and inspiring count of flora and fauna. To visit this zone, the permission from the Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve is needed. It is advised to make advance booking for morning and evening safari. The permission is granted on the first come first serve basis. This area is the one after Jhirna & Lohachaur where day visits are permitted.

FLORA & FAUNA

The forest area of Birjani 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.

A very beautiful type of deer is found in the Park. It is the Chital (Axis), the well known spotted deer. Another three kind of deer are also seen here, a smaller species of the Chital family the Para (Axis Pornicus), The Sambar (Cervus Unicolor), Kakkar (Muntiacus Muntjak) which is also called as the barking deer. A large number of tiger are said to be found here. It is a great place to see tiger and wild elephants. Birdwatchers also frequent her as there is numerous count of bird life evident here. The chances of spotting sloth bear are high. 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. Other animals found in the park are the rare Dhole or the Wild Dog, and the mischievous Jackals.

Reptiles seen in this region are the Indian Python, Viper, and Cobra, Krait and the fearsome King Cobra and different species of Lizards.

SAFARI OPTIONS AT BIJRANI ZONE

Birjani zone is the most preferred safari zone in the Corbett area. The entrance gate is called Amanda gate, which is 1 km away from Ramnagar. After that it is a 5 km walk that reaches to the wonderful Birjani safari zone. The features of this zone are its widespread grasslands, magnificent forest and stormy drains and prominent wild life. Mailani Tal and Phul Tal located in the Birjani zone are stagnant water bodies. There are also other seasonal water streams namely, Kitcher Sot, Reethpani Sot, Khina Sot and malani Sot. Along the side of the streams there are riparian forests and thick lantana bushes which provide better chances of tiger viewing compared to other zones. You can pick between jeep safari and elephant safari. The elephant safari needs prior booking.

Indian Foreigner
Rs. 3500/- Rs. 7000/-
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • Maximum 6 persons are allowed in a Gypsy.
  • Children below 5 years are not charged for the ride.
  • The winter safari starts from morning 7:00Am and evening timing in the winter it is 2:00Pm.
  • The summer safari starts from morning 6:00Am and evening timing in the winter is 3:00Pm.

The best time to visit is from 15th October to 30th June. During monsoon it is closed because of the poor roads in the forest