Gairal Zone

The Gairal Zone is a well-known area within the Jim Corbett National Park, located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest and most renowned national park in India, established in 1936 to save the endangered Bengal tigers.

The Gairal Zone is named after the Gairal Forest Rest House, which is sited within this zone. Here, you can easily find a crystal-clear river flowing through the mountains. It is one of the key ecotourism zones in the national park and offers visitors an opportunity to experience the rich biodiversity and natural beauty of the region. Along with providing jeep safaris the zone also offers the facilities of rest houses including all the comfort. The Gairal Zone is characterized by dense forests, grasslands, and a network of rivers and streams. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including tigers, leopards, elephants, deer, reptiles, and numerous bird species. The zone provides a natural habitat for these animals and serves as an important conservation area.

Tourists visiting the Gairal Zone can engage in various activities such as wildlife safaris, birdwatching, nature walks, and photography. The King of the forest, Tigers are mostly sighted near the river bank usually waiting for their prey. The zone offers jeep safaris that take visitors deep into the forests, providing a chance to spot wildlife in their natural habitat. The region's scenic beauty, tranquil environment, and abundant wildlife make it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

Beautiful and Amazing Attractions

Here are some of the beautiful and amazing attractions of the Gairal Zone:

  • Gairal Forest Rest House:

  • The Gairal Forest Rest House is a charming room option within the Gairal Zone. It offers a tranquil environment surrounded by lush greenery and is an excellent base for exploring the park.

  • Dhikala Zone:

  • The Gairal Zone is adjacent to the Dhikala Zone, another popular area within Corbett National Park. Dhikala offers breathtaking panoramic views of the park, especially from the Dhikala Watchtower.

  • Ramganga River:

  • The Ramganga River flows through the Gairal Zone, adding to the picturesque landscape. Visitors can enjoy boat rides, fishing, or simply relax by the riverside, soaking in the beauty of the surroundings.

  • Elephant Safari:

  • Gairal Zone offers the opportunity to go on thrilling elephant safaris. Riding on the back of an elephant, visitors can explore the dense forests and get closer to wildlife, including elephants, deer, and various bird species.

  • Bird Watching:

  • The Gairal Zone is a paradise for bird watchers. The region is home to a diverse range of avian species, including kingfishers, hornbills, eagles, and many migratory birds that visit the area during the winter months.

  • Flora and Fauna:

  • The Gairal Zone boasts a rich biodiversity with a variety of plant species, including Sal, Sheesham, and Sissoo trees. The region is also home to numerous animal species, such as leopards, deer, sloth bears, and crocodiles. One can easily feel nature's beauty.

  • Jungle Walks:

  • Exploring the Gairal Zone on foot through guided jungle walks is an incredible experience. Trained naturalists lead visitors on trails, sharing their knowledge about the flora, fauna, and the park's conservation efforts.

  • Peaceful Environment:

  • The Gairal Zone offers a serene and peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors can enjoy the tranquility of the forest, listen to the sounds of nature, and rejuvenate amidst the beautiful surroundings.

  • Wildlife Photography:

  • The Gairal Zone provides ample opportunities for wildlife photography enthusiasts. From capturing the vibrant birdlife to spotting elusive tigers, the region offers stunning subjects and breathtaking moments to capture on camera.

Accommodation Facility:

The accommodations at Gairal are good and comfortable to stay in. All the rooms have a double-size bed, television, AC, Fan, and other needed electric appliances. It also provides a 24-hour running water facility. The rest house provides delicious food along with the canteen facility at a very reasonable price.

Day Visit Jeep Safari in Garjiya Zone

Embark on a captivating journey through Garjiya Zone with our Day Visit Jeep Safaris, designed to provide an intimate encounter with the rich biodiversity of Jim Corbett National Park.

  • Morning Safari: Begin your day with the Morning Jeep Safari, where thirty jeeps await to guide you through the enchanting landscapes of Garjiya Zone. Each jeep can accommodate a maximum of six individuals, ensuring a personalized and comfortable experience. As the morning sun bathes the surroundings, witness the awakening of the wilderness and the myriad of species that inhabit this picturesque zone.
  • Evening Safari: As the day transitions into the serene evening, seize the opportunity to join our Evening Jeep Safari. Thirty additional jeeps are ready to take you on a magical journey through Garjiya Zone, allowing you to witness the park's transformation during the golden hours. Experience the captivating sights and sounds of Garjiya Zone as the sun sets, casting a warm glow over the diverse landscapes.

Visitors Season:

The Gairal Zone remains closed during monsoons I.e. from 16th June to 14th November and remains open for the rest of the months.

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