About Sitabani Buffer Zone:-
Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. Sitabani buffer zone is very famous at Corbett National Park. This zone is not inside the Corbett Tiger Reserve. This means the rules and regulations of Corbett Tiger Reserve are not applied at this zone. There is no limitation of vehicles enter inside it. Wildlife safari of Sitabani is more preferable while people don’t get permit of Corbett Tiger Reserve. At the time of monsoon all Corbett safari zones are closed but Sitabani buffer zone remains open round of the year. The ancient temple at Sitabani holds mythological importance for Hindus. This zone has been the hot favorite getaway for the tourists, to enjoy the adventurous activity like mountain cycling, trekking, elephant safari etc. This buffer zone is heaven for the adventure seekers, wildlife lovers and bird watchers alike since many years.
Flora and Fauna Information of Sitabani – Corbett:-
Sitabani buffer zone contains a variety of flora and fauna; there are almost 480 different types of spices of Trees, Shrubs, Herbs, Bamboos and Grasses. Sheesam, Sisoo, and Khair are the most visible trees at here.
This zone is the shelter for many dangerous wild populations of Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Deer, Chital, Wild Boar, Black Faced Monkey, Wild Pig and Jackal etc. You can also see reptiles like King Cobra, Indian Crocodile, Gharial, and Monitor lizard. It’s a famous zone for bird watching. Open gypsy safari helps us to give the best possible and clear view to watch various types of birds like Mergansers, River Lapwings, Waders, Puff-throated Babller, White Rumped Shama, Grate Honrnbills, Indian Roller, Lammergeier and Vultures.
Best Time to Visit:-
Sitabani buffer zone of Corbett National Park remains open throughout the Year. Avoid to go while heavy rain during monsoon season.
How to Visit Sitabani buffer zone:-
The town of Ramnagar is the headquarters of Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR). There are overnight trains available from Delhi to Ramnagar. Also, there are trains from Varanasi via Lucknow to Ramnagar.
One can visit Sitabani with Open gypsy safari and Elephant safari. Entry ticket 100/- per jeep needs to pay at the entrance gate. Three hours gypsy safari charges to visit Sitabani is 1800/- to 2000/- INR per gypsy. 2 hours elephant safari charges are 2500/- for four persons. One can take their own vehicle inside Sitabani. But not suggested by us due to very bad road conditions. Two wheelers are not allowed. Safari timing are morning 6:00 am. To 9:00 Am and Evening safari timings are 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
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