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6 Mistakes To Avoid While Visiting Jim Corbett

6 mistakes to avoid while on safari in Jim Corbett in 2021 (1)

Uttarakhand tourism comes up with the tagline ‘Simply heaven’ because the state attracts tourists with the tallest mountains to explore heights, popular pilgrimage places where millions of devotees pay visit to and wide forest areas to explore nature. Jim Corbett is one of the oldest national parks in India and is in the heart of Uttarakhand.

Corbett Tiger Reserve is part of Jim Corbett National Park and is in Ramnagar town of Nainital district of Nainital. The unique part at Jim Corbett is that it is the only national park where the properties are within the jungle. However, planning a safari in Jim Corbett looks simple but not easy. We at WildTrails have come across a lot of queries and feedback from the clients.

Are you a wildlife lover?

Have you been on a safari drive before and disappointed for no sightings?

Planning for a safari vacation for the first time?

Then the blog is for you! You can cut-short on relying on the fortunes, with a precise planning for the safari drive. Let us pitch in the mistakes tourists do while planning for a safari vacation.

Don’t do these mistakes-

  1.   Planning the adventure at the wrong time.

The best time to plan for the safari Is from November to June. Most of the gates will be closed during the monsoon season, from July to October. The gates that are open during monsoon do not ensure any sightings, and hence it is not recommended.

  1.   The myth of exploring core zones alone.

Jim Corbett National park has 6 major zones, out of which 3 of them are core while the rest are buffer zones. The newly formed zone, namely Sitabani and Durga devi zones, have relatively fair numbers of sightings based on the sightings data we have. Relying for sightings on the core zones is no more recommended. Pro tip – Pick the right combination of core and buffer zones for the best sightings. We have experts who can help you schedule with this. Tips To Book Your Jim Corbett Packages

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  1.   Not accommodating an expert tiger tracker

Tiger trackers or the naturalists know in and out of the jungle. They have made the jungle as their home. You might even miss the sightings by seconds in their absence. These professionals have developed the perfection of sightings over the years and know where exactly the big cats are at a particular time of the year. Having a tiger tracker and choosing the right zone can guarantee 90% of the sightings while the rest depends on the luck-factor.


  1. Booking accommodation first and then plan to get a safari permit.

The fact that the properties are located inside the forest premises here in Jim Corbett. The search engines do display a list of properties from top travel sites based on the comfort level you wish to have. You go ahead and book the accommodations and the next step is to book your safari. You check out for the permits and get them; however, the chances are that the gate can be way far from the accommodation being booked. This creates a hassle in your vacation since you may end up wasting time travelling from the hotel to the gate. The gates in Jim Corbett are 20-50 km apart. Pro tip here is – Get your safari drives confirmed first before booking the accommodation. Smart way, connect with someone who can manage both safari and stay. Know when is the Best Time To Visit Jim Corbett National Park.


  1.   Over exploring the jungle for the first time

The excitement for the first-time jungle visitors is always expected to be high. However, it is never recommended to plan for more than 3 safari drives in the schedule. Ideally, 1-3 safari drives in a schedule of 2/3 nights is recommended. In this way, you can get a better exposure for your next safari expedition. Meanwhile, you can visit the tribal and schools in the forests, the fields nearby to make your first wildlife expedition a memorable trip.

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  1.   Relying on the resorts you book to organize safari.

There are properties in Jim Corbett who have the license to schedule safari. However, they need to get the permits from the forest and most of them might not be ready to get them. Nevertheless, they confirm about the safari at the time when you book the accommodation. This would end up messing your holiday schedule. Besides, as mentioned earlier, always book the safari first and then proceed with choosing the accommodation. 

At WildTrails, the accommodations and safari drives are completely reliable since we tie up only with the reliable properties. We perform regular checks on the quality services at the properties. Further, we have experts who guide you the right way before booking your trip.

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