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Corbett National Park Weather And Best Time To Visit Corbett National Park
The Jim Corbett National Park is one you can visit almost all throughout the year. There are of course changes in weather of Jim Corbett and the temperature does vary from time to time. It could convince visitors of one season over the others but visits at any time of the year are not uncomfortable. While summers can get a tad bit hot, it is the time of year when all five zones are open for tourists. Given that the zones are also open during winters and that the temperatures are the most pleasant, winter, from October to February, becomes the most ideal time to visit the Jim Corbett National Park.
Summer: March to June
The summer season sees a lot of tourists and is one of the peak seasons for the park. Although the temperatures can go up to about 40°C, with its thick tree cover, the park remains rather cool. All the 5 zones of the national park remain open during the summers here. It is also considered the best season for animal sightings. The safari services are also at their peak and it could become tricky to get empty jeeps unless booked well in advance. So it would be wise to book accommodations and other services beforehand.
Monsoon: July to September
With the rainfall washing the place clean, the park looks quite spectacular during the monsoons. The place becomes amazingly lush and green and the monsoons are also the time when a lot of exotic fauna can be seen sprouting. Given that the only zones open at this time of the year are the Jhirna zone and the Sonanadi zone, it is not considered an ideal time to visit the park. But the monsoons also come with their advantages, the prices of accommodations and other services usually tend to drop allowing for a cheaper stay. The rains also bring down the high temperatures of the summer making for a more pleasant stay. The average temperature during the season is approximately 28°C.
Winter: October to February
The temperatures are the most pleasant in the park during winters, hovering around 12-22°C. Winters are usually considered as the best time to visit the national park as all the five zones, the Jhirna zone, the Dhikala zone, the Bijrani zone, the Sonanadi zone and the Durga Devi zone are open for tourists. During winters, the park also plays host to a vast array of birds making it the best time to spot these colourful creatures that inhabit the sky. Birds like the Himalayan Grey headed Fishing Eagle, the Crimson breasted Barbet, the Great Pied Hornbill and the White breasted Kingfisher can be spotted during this time of the year. Winters are also considered the best time to visit the park as it is more probable to sight the tigers that inhabit the park. Catching a glimpse of the Bengal tiger, a majestic creature, can be a magical experience. It is advisable to make bookings for accommodations and other services as it can get a little crowded.
Different Zones and Timings
Here is a list of all the above mentioned zones and the best time to visit them.
Jhirna Zone – Open throughout the year
Sonanadi Zone – Open throughout the year
Dhikala Zone – 15th November to 15th June
Bijrani Zone – 1st October to 30th June
Durga Devi – 15th November to 15th June