Bijrani Forest Lodge
Jim Corbett National Park
Bijrani Forest Zone is also a part of the spectacular Jim Corbett National Park. It is also at par with the famous Bijrani Forest Zone. Bijrani Forest Zone is blessed with all the flora and fauna found in Corbett Park. Bijrani gives a tough competition to Bijrani zone while the tourist's preferences are concerned. The zone is very calm and quite. The beauty of this place is unbelievable. The zone is in proximity to the popular entry zone Aamdanda. Bijrani consists of a mixed topography with dense Sal forests combined with grasslands. After entering into this park, it is about five kilometer buffer zone while arriving at Bijrani.
For those people who would like to experience the wilderness of a national park at its best, the option to stay at an FRH inside the park is the best option. When the sound of various animals comes from the dense dark forest, nothing in this world compares with that feeling of joy mixed with fear.
When you pick up your torch to have a look at your surroundings, you can sight lots of eyes glowing in the light of your torch from the outside of the Rest House's electrical fencing. Deer, Wild Boars and sometimes even Tigers can be seen and heard very close to the fencing of the Rest House.
Bijrani Safari Zone
Bijrani safari zone of Corbett national park is one another famous tourist destination of Corbett Park. This zone is located at a few kilometres distance from Ramnagar and is known for having a good number of resorts at Corbett National Park. Bijrani Safari zone shows rich population of tigers and offers a wonderful sighting to its visitors. Amdanda gate is the entrance to this zone and it consists of buffer, tourism and core areas. Safari can be experienced in morning or in the evening, but only out of core areas. On a particular path, limited numbers of vehicles are allowed at a time so that the habitat of wildlife can never get disturbed. If you wish you can enjoy Jeep safari for the full day to catch greater number of wildlife of Corbett Park. Bijrani and malani forest rest house are two wonderful loading options in the Bijrani zone, where you can experience a comfortable stay. Visiting hours for morning and evening slots are as follows.
Chaurs (Grass Lands)
The chaurs ( Grass land) near Bijrani namely Machaan Chaur, Badhai Chaur, Ringora Chaur etc. adds to the attraction of forests.
Flora & Fauna
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.
Crocodile Point at Gairal
Crocodile pool is located on the short cut from Gairal to the other rest houses west of it. It is also a balcony-like natural structure, which looks down upon a pool almost permanently inhabited by crocodiles.
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
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