One of the most popular and accountable zones cherished by the tourists at Jim Corbett National Park, greets the enriched wilderness combined with flora and fauna treasure. The zone having admiration of phenomenal landscape located amidst the dense forest is surrounded by the dense Sal forests, the entry to this zone can be accessed through the Aamdanda Gate. Situated closely from the Rāmgangā River, one can find extremely superb relaxing and rejuvenating resorts here.
The prominent grassland (chaurs) also known as MachaanChaur, BadhaiChaur, RingoraChaur are major attractiveness for greenery lover. With tremendously awe-inspiring, great place for birds watching the topography of this areas is mostly dried. Hence get to encounter and explore the jungle from its root by booking safari for the whole day. And with plethora of river streams and waterholes, there are particularly two guests house at the forest areas to reside in and they constitute of Bijrani forest rest house and Malani forest rest house.
Dive in the impulsive range and categories of 600 bird’s species at a time which has the inclusion of several resident and migratory birds. And it’s advisable to get the permit for the jungle safari in advance as in the peak season it’s almost impossible to receive the permit at the entrance gate. Therefore, in order to avoid the travel time to forest, it’s preferable to book your hotel near the zone which is primarily known as Dhikuli Village which boasts of having several luxurious resorts with classic accommodation facility.
With in Bijrani Zone, Forest rest houses are located in Bijrani and Malani. The rest house at Bijrani has six rooms (Four with double beds and two with single bed) 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 a tiger, Sloth bear and herd of elephants are quite high in this part of the park. The rest house in Malani has two rooms (Double bed) and is very popular among bird watchers and tourist seeking a peaceful place. The picturesque beauty of Bijrani is magnificent. It is endowed with wide grass lands, thick forests and huge water drains and inspiring count of flora and fauna.
BIJRANI(FRH) Malani Forest Rest House was built in 1930's and is located at the edge of the core zone of the Corbett National Park approximately12km northwest of Bijrani. From Bijrani driving through the Machaan chaur, visitors take the old forest track to Mailani and enjoy the sight of deer grazing in the grassland, a Tusker peeling the bark of trees or an occasional encounter witha bear or Leopard. This small FRH named after the Malani sot (stream) offers one of the most picturesque surroundings and a quiet ambience. This is one of the best site for a peaceful stay and enjoying bird watching.
The chaurs ( Grass land) near Bijrani namely Machaan Chaur, Badhai Chaur, Ringora Chaur etc. adds to the attraction of forests.
The forest area of Bijrani 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 Bijrani is a bit drier and has diverse character. Several types of Deer and antilopes namely Chital (Axis axis), Hog Deer or Para (Axis pornicus), Sambar (Cervus Unicolor), Kakkar (Muntiacus Muntjak) etc are seen here.
A great place to spot tigers and wild elephants, this is also a preferred destination of Birdwatchers.
The chances of spotting sloth bear are high in these forests. 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.
Reptiles seen in this region are the Indian Python, Cobra, Krait and the fearsome King Cobra and different species of Lizards.
Winter Safaris Timings-
Morning Safari Entry- 07:00 am & Exit- 10:00 am
Evening Safari Entry- 02:00 pm & Exit- 05:30 pm
Summer Safaris Timings-
Morning Safari Entry- 06:00 am & Exit- 09:30 am
Evening Safari Entry- 03:00 pm & Exit- 06:30 pm