Jhirna became the part of Jim Corbett in 1994, Jhirna Zone has developed into one of the most favourable tourist spots among the tourist areas, and it continues to gain in popularity over time. It was mostly farmland that farmers used for agriculture before becoming a part of Corbett, but it eventually became a part of Jim Corbett National Park. You may have a delightful journey to the forest at any time of the year with an interesting view of the jungle because this zone is open all year long.
The "Dhela Gate" is the entry point for both the Jhirna and Dhela zones, and is located 15 kilometres from Ramnagar. During both time slots, only a limited number of Jeeps were allowed to access the Jhirna Zone Jim Corbett.
One of the main elements influencing this area's appeal is the fact that it is open all year round. Here, animals of both common and unusual species may be seen side by side of the Corbett Safari zone.
Nowadays, safaris in the Jhirna zone are the most well-liked among the other zones because of the greater tiger sighting rates. In the deep jungle, where sightings of Tigers in Jhirna zone and tigresses with cubs are common, there is a high likelihood of doing so. In this region, the government-registered vehicle may take you to the forest jeep safari.
Additionally, the zone only permits 30 Jeeps to enter at a time, same in the morning and afternoon hours. So, if you want a hassle-free safari, act quickly and reserve your Jhirna Zone Safari online in advance.
Laldhang, where herbivore creatures like elephants and deer may be seen gazing, is the main draw of this area. Despite having a dry landscape, the rainforest is traversed by a number of streams.
The Jhirna Forest Rest House, where enjoyment of life is possible with only the barest necessities, is another thrilling accommodation option offered by Jhirna Zone. There are two different room configurations of double bed rooms at Jhirna Forest Lodges.
Accommodation in Jhirna Forest Guest House
There is only one forest lodge in the Jhirna zone with 4 rooms which are available for tourists to stay at night. But one can book a maximum of 2 rooms at a time for a maximum of 3 nights at a stretch. All the rooms have a double bed in it with an attached bathroom. However, rooms are spacious and bathrooms are clean, but you will get the very little facility in the room. So, if you are looking for a luxurious holiday then it is not for you. This forest guest house is an ideal accommodation for true wildlife enthusiasts who can stay in the jungle with a minimum of facilities. There is no electricity here except solar electricity for limited use.
Activities at Jhirna Forest Lodge
You can use the safari which you have booked at the entrance of the zone to reach at the FRH in order to explore the deep insides of the forest in the daytime. You can indulge in bird watching here as there are a large variety of birds found in this zone. The guest house has a large, clean open area as its compound where you can roam and relax quietly.
How and When to Visit Jhirna FRH
Though a day visit to Jhirna Zone is open throughout the year, depending on the weather conditions, but a night stay at a forest rest house is allowed only from the 15th Nov to 15th of June of every year. In the remaining days of the year, the night stay remains closed for the tourists.
The entry gate of this zone is Dhela Gate, which is around 20 km from Ramnagar, the nearest town of Corbett Park. You have to show the entry permit at the gate in order to get inside the park. So, if you want to stay at the Jhirna FRH, you need to book a room at the FRH, hire a jeep safari and a guide which is mandatory to enter in the park.
Can be done using the registered jeeps. Taking registered nature guides is mandatory on all wild excursions.
Chaurs (Grass Lands)
Around Jhirna we have a large chaur (Grassland) known as the Laldhang Chaur. This is the favored area by the wild herbivores like elephants and deer.
Flora & Fauna
The terrain consists of large open grasslands, popularly known as Chaur. Its topography is mainly dry deciduous type with secondary forest. There are numerous natural streams inside the area. The stream beds are warm and accessible for exploring. There are cliff edges along with the streams, which can prove to be a good spot for bird watching.
Jeep Safari Timings
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