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What is Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett National Park? Which is best Time to Visit Jim Corbett National Park? Which Park has more probablity of Viewing Tiger? Which one would u guys suggest Jim Corbett, Ranthambore, Kanha or Sunderbans? Can anyone of u share Wildlife experiences? Approx . expenses etc? Where can i get Good Guides for wildlife tours?

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All the parks you have mentioned except Suderban are less tigers and virtually no wild life are now a days visible .You can only enjoy Elephant ride ,some good foods ,beautifull sceneries ,jeep safary in some parks .but I am sorry to say that these parks are no longer attracts in terms of real jungle visit due to so much commercialisations .I would suggest you once visit Sunderban and I bet its real ,natural,unique with nearly 150 small islands of jungle in the middle of nearly 20 rivers of high flowing waters and waves ,the only transportation of steamer service to reach some islands of tiger populations .The unique of Sunderban is how people and wild life living together with a marvelous Eco system and the last but not the wonderfull village foods mixing with delicious sea foods .I have visited all the jungles except Kanha but I must recomend visiters to see Sunderban once and another wild life in Goa which perhaps less people visit and you know ,Goa is the only place where you can easily find large size python which no where seen except in North East jungle .I am giving two contacts of Sunderban and Goa wildlife

1.Goa --1.Cotigao wild Sanc,86 sq km , canacona(south goa--from margao 30 km towards paolem sae beach,one of the lovely beach in GOA _)--Asstt conservator of forest ,panaji 0832-2229701 ,or ccf 0832-2224747--for booking of cottage Rs 400 to 500

2.Bhagwan mahavir sanc ,240,molem (from Ponda 20 km ),nearby Dudhsagar water falls --room Rs 500 to 800 ,0832-2612238 /2612319, mob no--09822130330

3.Bondla wild Sanc --20sq. km (from Usgaonkar ,south Goa 10 km --booking CCF-0832-2224747 /2229701/2610022

4.Netravali wild life sanc extreme south of goa --21 --

You can find easily big python,King cobra,leopard ,wild bores and varieties of birds and never forget to hire local guide and finally during rain and winter it is one of the most enchanting ,unforgettable experience in life

Suderban ---Come to Sajnekhali by motorboat departing from Canning which is accessible by train and bus services from Kolkata. Cruise along in M.V. Chitrarekha (weekly journey from October to March) for a life time experience. One can also get private boats from Canning, Gosaba and Basanti, Raidighi, Basanti, Namkhana and Najatare are all connected by roadways from Kolkata.

For Project Tiger and Sajnekhali Sanctuary Field Director Project Tiger, P.O. Canning,Dist. 24 Parganas. Canning 9118-55280,

STD 03218-55280

For Other Areas of Sunderbans Divisional Forest Officer, 24 Parganas,35 Gopalnagar,

Kolkata – 700 027. 479-9032

For Foreign Visitors Deputy Secretary

Forest Department

Writers' Building

Kolkata - 700 001

Deputy Director Tourism (Kol)

3/2 B.B.D. Bag

Kolkata - 700 001


Where to stay

M.V. Chitrarekha has excellent arrangements for on-board stay. One can also avail the facilities of tourist lodges at Sajnekhali, Bakkhali and Piyali for overnight stay. At Dayapur, Sundarban Tiger Camp provides both A/C adn N/AC accomodation and also organises package tours from Kolkata.


Whom to contact


West Bengal Tourism Dev. Corpn. Ltd. (A Government of West Bengal Undertaking) 1,Kiran Sankar Roy Rd.

Kolkata - 700 001

Tourism Centre 3/2, B.B.D. Bagh East, Kolkata – 700 001,India. (033)248-5917/5168/8271/

72/73, 210-3201/3199

Fax : (033) 248 5168

Sunderbans - Places of interest

Rate for Sunderbans Safari by M.V. Chitrarekha


Berth Capacity

Rate per head

Time period

Coupe (1) Double bedded

Rs. 2150 2 days and 1 night

Rs. 3000 3 days and 2 nights

Cabin (2) 5 each

Rs. 1850 2 days and 1 night

Rs. 2500 3 days and 2 nights

Cubicle 22

Rs. 1600 2 days and 1 night

Rs. 2250 3 days and 2 nights

Lower Deck 10

Rs. 1100 2 days and 1 night

Rs. 1700 3 days and 2 nights

Bed Roll-26 . Rs. 950 2 days and 1 night

Rs. 1400 3 days and 2 nights

* All rates are inclusive of Food


Tourist Launch M.V. Madhukar

Frequent Package Tours to the Sunderbans (October-Mid March). Also available on hire for cruises, company meetings, parties.

Charter Rates

Full Day (8 hours) Rs. 6,000/-

Half Day (4 hours) Rs. 4000

Extra charge for extra hours.


Download map of sunderban

General Information

Rediscover the natural treasures

Ever thought of spending a whole day in the midst of mudclad crocodiles, hopping Cheetals and majestic Royal Bengals! If not, then come to Sunderbans.

A World Heritage Site (awarded by UNESCO in ’97) that evokes the feeling of an animal lover in you. Where after a close encounter with the wild you can spend the adventurous night in the launch under the shooting stars.

Situated on the lower end of the Gangetic West Bengal, 22.00° N – 89.00° E, is this world’s largest delta covered by mangrove forest and vast saline mud flats. A land of 54 tiny islands, crisscrossed by innumerable tributaries of Ganga,

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Jim Corbett National Park lies in the Nainital, Pauri Garwhal and Bijnore Districts of Uttaranchal.

The present area of the Reserve is 1318.54 sq. km. including 520 sq. km. of core area and 797.72 sq. km. of buffer area. The core area forms the Jim Corbett National Park while the buffer contains reserve forests (496.54 as well as the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary (301.18

The core is bounded to the North by the Kanda Ridge, with a height of 1043 m at its highest point. The entire area of the reserve is mountainous and falls in the Shivalik and Outer Himalaya geological region. It forms the catchment area of the Ramganga, a tributary of the Ganga.

The Ramganga flows from East to West in the reserve through landscapes of incredible beauty. Dammed at Kalagarh at the south-western end of the reserve in 1974. The reservoir created, submerged 40-sq. km. of prime grassland. The area on the western side of the reservoir now constitutes the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary.

After India attained independence in 1947 the park was renamed as Ramganga National Park. In 1956, it was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park, in memory of Jim Corbett. Project Tiger, India's ambitious conservation program to save the tiger and its habitat was launched from Corbett in 1973.

General Information

Altitude: 385-1100 m above mean sea level

Annual rainfall: 1400-2800 mm.

Temperature range: 4°C in winter to 42°C during summer.

Getting There


280 km, around 7 hrs driving time

Delhi - Moradabad - Kashipur - Ramnagar - Corbett


Ranikhet Express from Delhi to Ramnagar

Departure at 10.40 pm from Old Delhi Railway Station.

Arrival at 5.00 am at Ramnagar Station.

Tips for Travellers

When visiting the wildlife park:

Follow the rules, for e.g., do not walk around if you are not permitted to do so

Wear clothes in shades of brown and green as they are less disturbing to the environment

Avoid wearing perfumes and do not smoke in restricted areas.

Animals are extremely weary of the human voice. Don’t make noise, don’t play music and please don’t honk car horn.

Carry Personal medication and insect repellent

Carry Binoculars, Cameras, film rolls and Flashlight along with books and other reading material

Don’t leave behind any litter and plastic bags are big hazards for animals

Comfortable walking shoes are appropriate than the fashionable ones

For winter travel heavy woolens are a must especially for open jeep safaris. Cottons are apt for summer months

Rain Gear is essential for the monsoons and

Find about the habits of the animal you want to see to avoid disappointment

Rest Houses in Dhikala Zone

Dhikala: Dhikala is the most well known of the destinations in Corbett. It is located at the edge of the broad Patli Dun valley through which the Ramganga flows in numerous channels. Dhikala offers an awesome uninterrupted panoramic view of the valley, with the Kanda ridge in the backdrop. This sight appears all the more imposing from the watchtower near Dhikala. The Tourist Complex overlooks Dhikala chaur (one of the largest remaining grasslands of the Park) and Phulai chaur. A drive through the numerous trails through chaurs is rewarded with sightings of wild elephants, chital, hog deer and numerous grassland bird species and raptors. The old rest house at Dhikala is a historic structure, having been built over a hundred years ago.

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