The Great Monsoon Safari – Jim Corbett, Rajaji Tiger Reserve & Jhimil Jheel
The good news for the adventure travelers who love to travel during the monsoon & ready to experience Jungle Safari during monsoon season even if under heavy rainfalls? Now Open, The Great Monsoon Safari – Jim Corbett, Rajaji Tiger Reserve & Jhimil Jheel in Uttarakhand
Jim Corbett, Rajaji Tiger Reserve & Jhimil Jheel
The Jim Corbett National Park, Jhirna Zone (Nainital) the Rajaji Tiger Reserve, Motichur Range ( Haridwar ), and Jhilmil Jheel Lake Zone ( Haridwar ) now remain open all year round, Uttarakhand.
Before the parks, which are the best known for tigers, leopards, deers, elephants, and other wildlife animals, used to close for the period of June 15 to November 15 each year.
Why Monsoon -Tiger / Jungle Safari?
Your presence in the park put off poachers who take mileage of monsoon season to hurt wildlife.
It is true to spot the big wild animals in the park under the rain but the jungle dance in the rainy seasons. some wildlife comes out to play in the rain only.
The cost goes down because many of us do not know that these parks are now open during the rainy season and the less crowd offers you the best price.
Suggested Read – The Jungle Safari In the Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand
Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
The National parks are closed during the monsoon because of the animal breeding period, and the rains make the trails harder and muddy to ride on. The jungle becomes thick and dense, so spotting the big cat is a difficult job.
But Jhirna Zone of Jim Corbett National Park now welcomes you to take a ride on Jeep to go on Safari in this zone along with buffer area which is the best known as Sitabani Zone.
The park’s nature is in fresh, lush green, blooming and you will encounter wildlife for example deer, antelope, and boar who love to come out to play in the rain.
This is maybe a great time for birding to train your binoculars & camera to watch Asian barbets, quail, partridge, owls, pheasants, parakeets, and raptors in action hunting for prey.
The Tigre may be a bit harder to spot during monsoon but your presence in the park put off poachers who take mileage of monsoon season to hurt wildlife. (Safari duration: 3.5 hours, Rs4,500/vehicle)
Suggested Read – Rajaji National Park – The Kingdom of Elephants in Uttarakhand
Rajaji Tiger Reserve Motichur Range
Rajaji Tiger Reserve has approx 37 tigers and only two tigresses in the Motichur range of National Park, the tiger reserve is spread over 570 sq km. The Moitchure tiger reserve has the capacity to house 83 tigers. Once it was a big home of tigres,
The reserve’s eastern and western zone is parted by a busy traffic corridor, making wildlife difficult, especially for the tigers to move between the two parts.
Before, the Motichur Zone was not open during breeding time 15 June to 15 November, but the government has decided to open all the year. ( Approx INR 2400 per Vehicle )
Suggested Read – Jhilmil Jheel – A Lake Dance of Wildlife in Uttarakhand
Jhilmil Jheel Zone Rajaji National Park, Haridwar
Jhilmil Jheel is just one hour from Haridwar, which is the best monsoon getaway for weekend travelers in Uttarakhand. The rain-wet wildlife put on a whole new look, once you enter the forested land, you admire the shades of the green lush forest and the Jhilmil Lake.
You spot in the Jhilmil Zone elephants, monkeys, and langurs, barking deer, birds, reptiles such as king cobra, and many species of avifauna.
Moreover, you sight thousands of butterflies namely blue nawab, onyx, and golden tree flitter & many more. Jhilmil Zone of the park is the best known for birdwatching and a paradise of birders, famous as the lake of bird’s dance ( Safari Duration: 1/2 hr to 2 hr, 2400 per vehicle and INR 15 0 entry fee per person )