Best Time and Season to Visit Jim Corbett National Park in 2021
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If you are planning a thrilling vacation in the realm of nature, the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park is from the month of November to February. This is when the region enjoys the winter season with great weather and all the zones are open for tourists to see and enjoy. 

During the months of November to February, the Dhikala and Birjani zone, the most popular areas in the park to see the Royal Bengal tiger remain open to the tourists. Most animals come out of their hiding in this season after the summers when they can be barely seen in the open. Moreover, the roads are in the best condition during this season as the monsoons often lead to park closure making it a great time for tourism.

Offering an unforgettable getaway in the midst of wildlife, Jim Corbett National Park promises a great visit if you plan with friends and family. It is where one can spot a number of endangered animals and be captivated by the beauty of nature.

Here are the best seasons to visit Jim Corbett National Park:

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Jim Corbett National Park in Summer

Jim Corbett National Park in Summer
Months: The summer season in Jim Corbett National Park is witnessed from the month of April to June.

Why you should visit at this time:
Presenting a fresh escape with lush greenery, visiting Jim Corbett National Park is a great way to beat the summers. Although the temperature usually crosses 40 degree Celsius during summers, it is one of the best times to visit Jim Corbett National Park as all the five zones are open. Mostly, the sun can be unbearable for the tourists but there are often showers which make the weather pleasant in the evenings.

This is when tourists can spot a range of animals who come out in search of water and also escape the rush of crowds that is witnessed during the peak season. Also, leaves dry out during this season which makes spotting of the elusive tiger easier for the tourists.

Places to visit and activities to take during this time:
This is a good time to club a visit to Jim Corbett National Park with other tourist spots in Uttarakhand like Ranikhet, Nainital, Bhimtal, Pangot etc. Moreover, the summer season is great to enjoy adventurous pursuits like river rafting, jeep safaris, nature walks, and angling. It is a great time to enjoy a wildlife safari in Jim Corbett National Park as all the gates are open and having a close look at the animals there.

However, one should be prepared to face the heat and high temperatures during this season. It is advisable that you wear cotton clothes and carry lots of water to keep yourself hydrated. It is better that one plans their trip before the 15h of June as this is when the monsoon kicks in and the park remain closed due to rains and thunderstorms.

 Average temperature: 
Day: 42 degrees Celsius
                                      Night: 28 degrees Celsius.

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Jim Corbett National Park in Monsoon

Jim Corbett National Park in Monsoon
Months: July to September is when Jim Corbett National Park witnesses the rain showers.

Why you should visit at this time: 
One of the best times to visit Jim Corbett National Park and have a budget holiday is during the monsoons. Since the prices on hotels and resorts are discounted, one can plan a luxurious vacation during this time without burning a hole in their pockets. It is the offseason and one can avoid the crowds as well if you are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle. During the monsoon season, Jim Corbett National Park gets a new life as this is when the surroundings look verdant and offer a refreshing escape for all the tourists.

It is a great time for trekking as the weather drops during this season and one can see the verdant landscapes all around them in Jim Corbett National Park. Although it can be a bit risky to go out for adventure activities due to soil erosion and landslides, monsoon season is an absolute delight for adventure seekers. However, before planning a visit during monsoon season one should take note of the fact that most roads inside the park get washed away due to rains and zones like Jhirna and Dhela are open for guests only.

Places to visit and activities to during this time: 
Monsoons are a wonderful time if you prefer backpacking as there are fewer people here. Also, river rafting is one of the best activities which you should not miss during the monsoon season in Jim Corbett National Park. These rapids in Kosi river offer a great adventure for both beginners and professionals. Another of the great ways to have a look at the lush green areas of Jim Corbett National Park is to hop on a jeep safari. 

There are jeep safaris which can be undertaken in Sonandi and Sitabani zones. It is one of the best ways to have a look at the beautiful surroundings of Jim Corbett National Park in the monsoons. For the adventure seekers, monsoons are a great time to go for exploring amidst the jungles and hillocks. However, one should take extra precaution as there may be a risk of landslides due to heavy rains.

Average Temperature: 
Day: 35 degrees Celsius
                                     Night: 25 degrees Celsius.


Jim Corbett National Park in Winter

Jim Corbett National Park in Winter
Months: October to February are the best months to visit Jim Corbett National Park to witness the winter season.

Why you should visit at this time: Winter season is a great time to visit Jim Corbett National Park to explore the beautiful surroundings and indulge in hiking as the weather is cool and ambient. This is when tourists can have a great time birdwatching and also spot many mammals and reptiles. The most prominent animal to spot here is the majestic Bengal tiger and take home some captivating memories. The temperature drops down to about 5 degree Celsius during this season and the days are quite pleasant to explore the national park.

During the winters, one has the best chances to see the Royal Bengal Tigers who venture out in the open to soak up the sun. One can spot a number of animals during this season and it is a delight for shutterbugs who will get the opportunity to click the most enthralling shots of wildlife at Jim Corbett National Park. However, one should make sure that they are wearing warm clothes so as to protect themselves from the freezing air. Carrying a pair of gloves and mufflers also comes handy to beat the chilly winds that blow during this season in Jim Corbett National Park.

Places to visit and activities to take during this time:
All the safari zones at Jim Corbett National Park are open during the winter season and one can find some amazing accommodations inside these zones. Also, there are various activities which one can enjoy here during the winter season like rappelling, river crossing, slithering, fishing, and angling. It is one of the best seasons if you like to enjoy good weather and love the sun in the chilly winter days.

After the rains are gone, Jim Corbett National Park is great to visit in winters to have a great escape with your loved ones. Moreover, one can go and enjoy some short drives from here to nearby hill stations like Nainital and Manali.

Average Temperature: Day:
15 degrees Celsius 
                                     Night: 5 degrees Celsius.
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03 January 2020
If you are a nature and wildlife lover than this place and this resort is perfect for you. We have visited Corbett to explore the wildlife of India. Came across this resort and the reviews were great so we have decided to book it. And after a lot of research we have found that Thrillophilia provides it at the best deals so we have booked it here. And loved their deals of activities and stay. Our bird watching which was complimentary in this package was well organized and amazing. We enjoyed ourselves a lot. Will surely book again from Thrillophila again.
16 December 2019
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20 January 2020
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04 January 2020
I went to Corbett with my friends and we booked this resort through Thrillophilia at the best discounted deals after comparing on other platforms. Amazing place, friendly staff, Good quality food, hygiene was maintained at the top level. It was one of the memorable stay experiences. We had so much fun at the jeep safari and playing games. Our guide was very friendly enjoyed his company also. The spa session was so relaxing, would love to go again at this resort. Thanks, Thriilophilia for the amazing stay experience.
21 January 2020
Stayed for 2 days with my partner. On our arrival we were welcomed with a drink and smiling faces. Booked their executive room from Thrillophilia as they were offering it at the best price online. Also there was activities complimentary with the package. We loved our nature walk. Had a romantic time at the candle light dinner table. Must visit for couples especially.
20 December 2019
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20 December 2019
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19 February 2020
Perfect for adventure lovers, their cottages are awesome, spacious, are perfect for nature lovers. I would highly recommend to try their adventure activities. We tried ziplining, wall climbing and bungee swing which was the best of three. Take your time and do try all the outdoor activities. We had a lot of fun there. We made the booking online from Thrillophilia and they provided us the pocket-friendly package with discounts on adventure activities as well.
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  1. What is the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park for couples?

    July to September (Monsoon) is the best time to visit Jim Corbett national park for couples as it is the off-season, and you can enjoy a romantic walk in the park without the intervention of the crowd. During monsoon, the entire park gets a new lease of life, which tends to be a refreshing escape for the couples, and they can also enjoy river-rafting over here.
  2. What is the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park for families?

    February to November(winter) is the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park for families as mostly all the zones remain open for sightseeing. The most renowned areas of the park Birjani and Dhikala zone open, and you can witness Royal Bengal tiger during this time.
  3. Is Jim Corbett safe?

    Yes, it is extremely safe to visit Jim Corbett Park, but you should take care not to get off your jeep during the safari tour. Don’t tease or shout at the animals as they can act ferociously and can harm you in that case.
  4. Is Jim Corbett National Park worth visiting?

    Yes, Jim Corbett National Park is worth visiting due to its rich scenic beauty and lush forests where you can break free from the clamor of city life. Jim Corbett is known to have the dense population of Bengal Tigers, and it is divided into different zones where you can witness different birds and animals, and you can enjoy activities such as river rafting and jungle safari.
  5. Is June a good time to visit Jim Corbett?

    Yes, June is a good time to visit Jim Corbett as all the five zones are open, and you can spot even the rarest varieties of animals during this time. The major reason why people prefer to visit the park during June is that it becomes easier to spot elusive tigers during this season.
  6. How many days are sufficient for Jim Corbett?

    You’ll need at least two days to visit Jim Corbett as it spans in a huge area and has various zones where you can spot tons of different species of animals and birds. So you can reserve the first day for jungle safari and local sightseeing and the second day to enjoy activities such as river rafting and birdwatching.