Jim Corbett To Rishikesh is The most frequently asked question by lots of tourists visiting Corbett National park in Ramnagar. As A Famous Youtuber From This Area( Rishikesh and Corbett), It’s My responsibility to reply to You With a Perfect Answer.
Look there are 2 ways Anyone can Travel From Jim corbett to Rishikesh
1. Via By Road
2. via by Train
3. taking flight is not a good option as it takes lots of time and money for just this simple short route.
Let’s Talk about the road route and condition from Jim corbett to Rishikesh
First have a look on this google map image which shtance ows the time taken and dis
According to Google Maps, this is the perfect route and according to me as well. 196 km approx distance with approx 4 hours 30 minutes of non-stop drive but normally people take 1 stop on this route so suppose if one takes 1 stop of 1 hour then the time take from Corbett to Rishikesh is approx 5 hours 30 minutes.
My Favorite Food Stop on the route from Jim Corbett to Rishikesh
Khaira Dhaba is my Favorite food stop always during my visit to corbett or coming back from there to Dehradun Rishikesh.
Taxi Normally charge 4000 to 5000 inr from Jim Corbett to Rishikesh.
Let’s Talk about the Train route and condition from corbett to Rishikesh
Actually, there is NO Direct Train From Ramnagar Jim corbett to Rishikesh Available Till Date.
From Ramnagar one have to take a train to Moradabad and then have to take the Rishikesh train. but that’s a bit hectic so it’s better to come via an ordinary bus or Volvo from Kashipur or a private taxi.
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Mundiyapani forest rest house(FRH) is built in 1903 inside Jim Corbett national park. There are many Different forest rest houses at different zones inside Jim Corbett National park.
Mundiyapani FRH located in the Northern part of Jim Corbett national park and it lies inside Domunda Tourism Zone of Jim Corbett Park. Lohachaur, Rathuwadhab and Mundiyapani FRH all 3 lies under Domunda Tourism Zone.
Corbett Rest Houses Distributed in 5 Tourist Zones – Bijrani, Dhikala, Domunda, Jhirna, and Sonanadi.
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WHY MUNIDIYAPANI FOREST REST HOUSE
Most of the people visit Mundiyapani FRH just Because their Booking agent Refer this place as the Most Famous Dhikala Forest rest house is not available due to huge demand and popularity of it as Tiger Sighting is Guarantee there.
But, Few Visitors Like me visit Mundiyapani FRH just because they love to explore the Deep and Dence Forest of Jim Corbett National Park while staying in a more than 100 years old colonial clean and luxury bungalow. Mundiyapani FRH is also a Perfect Place for Bird Watching as Corbett park itself contains 650 Different species of Birds.
HOW TO REACH MUNDIYAPANI FOREST REST HOUSE
We started our journey early in the morning (7 am) from Dehradun in two cars with 6 people and we reach Mundiyapani FRH Around 1 pm. Our route is via Rishikesh>Kotdwara>dugadda.
BEAUTY AROUND MUNDIYAPANI FRH
After we check in to FRH we don’t find anyone there for 5 minutes as the caretaker Mr. Amar Chand was busy watching and calculating the situation from 100 meters far(from a forest fire control room) which is situated just another side of the road. Just After Amar Chand Ji fully realize that we are his today night stay guest he starts running towards us and within a second he cross the little river and within a moment he was with us.
The First Thing Amar Chand Ji does is to check our permit for booking and start filling the entry in the register and also we checkout the British Era entries to this FRH which you will watch on my youtube channel as I record everything in detail.
After all the formalities with Checkin, I start watching rooms, bathrooms, and the kitchen. I Start feeling that place and then I start walking around FRH to check all the things as much as possible because this is among the most beautiful places I have been to and this is the place for what I am waiting for the last 1 year.
while all other group members sit outside FRH me and Bansal Ji went to the nearby river to feel the forest and we found some fishes there
After coming back from the nearby river Bansal Ji Abhishek Bhai (our cooking expert) gone to the kitchen with all the Raashan we buy from the market for our lunch and start helping AMAR CHAN JIand BRIJMOHAN JI.
We decided to have just rice and lentil in our lunch and within minutes BANSAL Ji starts making dal by themselves and Amar Chand Ji start with rice.
I was Roaming around since time I heard a call from inside FRH (LUNCH is ready) I run towards the dining room and we really had such nice Satvik food (Dal Chawal) and like always I go to my bed after lunch and start reading a book(birds of north India)
After resting for about 1 hour on the bed we all get up and start roaming in the dining room and kitchen. The architecture design of the FRH is so well that the kitchen and room with bathroom and interconnected so well that anyone can access them from anywhere, FRH has two room and both are attached with bathroom and both bathrooms have 2 gates one open in the room and another outside FRH and kitchen is also having 2 gates one is connected withdrawing room and another opens outside.
We start Preparing for Dinner but before dinner, we prepare for the evening snacks(peanut chat, roasted soya Chaap-which Abhishek Ji bring from his factory Delhi 6 Chaap) we sit behind FRH near the kitchen back boor.
We keep talking and enjoying evening snacks and our 2 cooking experts Abhishek Ji and Bansal Ji keep visiting kitchen for the instruction on how to make our dinner more delicious (paneer, soya chaap etc …)
Soon sun goes down and there is completely dark inside our Mundiyapani FRH and day birds keep silent and the forest start awakening with nightjar singing near our FRH.
Around 10:30 we all went to our room and wakeup after sunrise. Soon we had our Breakfast(Aalu jeera+paratha) we all ready for the checkout from Mundiyapani FRH around 10 AM.
This is our Stay at Mundiyapani forest rest house in the month of March 2021. I book this Forest Rest house from the Corbett National Park Official Website and Also Don’t forest to Subscribe to my youtube Channel there you will find this journey in detail in the video format, Here is my MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL Link.
My WhatsApp number( +91 9760385133) If in case you need a jeep safari near Mundyapani Forest rest house or Haldupurao Forest Rest House.
Jhirna zone jeep safari in Jim Corbett national park is a must-visit place for tourists as this zone also has tigers, and they can be easily sighted. This zone also has one forest rest house and the Jhirna river, which you must cross during a jeep safari. This zone is almost open throughout the year for tourists.
I have done this zone safari in august 2020 with my three more friends. We reached Ramnagar in the night from Dehradun via car. We stayed overnight in a resort, and the next day early morning, we headed towards our Jhirna zone safari in Dhela Range; actually, Jhirna and Dhela zone is in the same area direction (West side of Ramnagar), But we have stayed in a resort on Nainital Highway which is in the opposite direction and 25 km far from Jhirna Zone gate.
So, our driver charges 200 Rupay extra for this distance, but we don’t mind paying him as we also understand this actual charge.
Soon we start jeep safari. Finally, we encounter this Hut inside villagers’ farm, which looks authentic with cow and buffalo tied there.
And we moved ahead and reached the Jhirna zone. Finally, after 45 minutes of Ride-on main concrete road, we found ourselves on the main Jhirna zone gate.
As we were traveling in a lockdown session and due to corona guidelines, we had to wear a mask and follow all covid rules and regulations. However, the primary forest guard checked our documents and allowed us after confirmation.
Our jeep safari enters inside the buffer zone of Jhirna forest rest house our excitements keep increasing, and I start making a youtube video for my youtube channel – SUBHASH CHAUDHARY VLOGS
you can enjoy the detailed information video about our jeep safari to Jhirna of Corbett national park in the monsoon.
JHIRNA ZONE VS DHELA ZONE
Both the zones have the same entry gate called Dhela gate. However, just after entering the Dhela gate, we come across the Dhela zone, a buffer zone, which means it is close to villages, and the Tribal community can be seen roaming inside with their buffalo. Still, as we get more inside, we can see little wildlife like wild boar, axis deer, and even tiger pug marks which shows the presence of Big cats in the Dhela zone itself.
Dhela zone is a circuit which typically jeep safari drivers cover in anticlockwise means we enter from one side and exit from other by taking around and at the end of the Dhela zone safari.
We also come across a beautiful grassland and a watchtower on its edge, which looks more amazing during summer as the grass is shallow and one can see till far.
While Jhirna zone is after crossing Dhela zone means to Enter Dhela zone we have to enter in the forest on our left side from the main road while for Jhira we have to keep moving straight for many kilometers. So the Jhirna zone is a Little more Inside than the Dhela zone. Jhirna zone also Lies in the Buffer zone of Corbett national park. Still, one can not see any tribal community or domestic animals like buffalo inside the Jhirna zone, and wildlife is good. However, there can feel tiger presence quickly. During my jeep safari in the Jhirna zone, I heard a tiger roar clearly and saw axis deer, sambhar deer, hog deer, barking deer, white face monkey, etc.
If you are confused about selecting between the two, go with Jhirna Zone First and then Dhela Zone because both zones contain Different geographical areas and maps that one must visit at least once. In the forest, who knows which animal can encounter animal at what day and time. Many times, people are disappointed as they don’t have a glimpse of a tiger in the Dhikala zone, but visitors on the Dhela zone jeep safari are lucky enough.
ENJOY SOME PICTURES FROM THE JHIRNA ZONE JEEP SAFARI
we have successfully covered this jeep safari Jim Corbett national park in 2 hours, and we also encountered a tiger who was roaring from the forest, but we did not watch him as in monsoon, the forest was very lush and green.
The best area to get the real resort feelings is always near any national park where we get immense peace with a wilderness experience and I don’t think there is any other better place than Jim Corbett national park resorts.
Resorts play an important role in our detoxification and rejuvenation of mind and we feel really relaxed once we stayed with any beautiful resort.
As I already been to many many resorts around Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh but the best quality time I lived the most is the resorts near the national park.
You know resorts are everywhere in-plane area, on hills, near city, rural area some are inside a big city like Dehradun also. But the best one I experienced is near the national park- Uttrakhand have 2 areas where the most numbers of resorts located and they are
near Rajaji national park-Rishikesh Haridwar region
near Jim Corbett national park- Ramnagar Nainital region.
Since 2016 I start travelling part-time and start driving outside Dehradun too. I have been to all pilgrimage in Uttarakhand – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri and trek will Madmaheshwar temple( i already published a blog on this ) and Jim Corbett and Rajaji National park is like a home to me have been there countless time.
Rishikesh city I lived the most my YouTube channel is flooded with Rishikesh videos. Recently I covered Rishikesh-river Ganga water cleanliness in lockdown on my youtube channel.
A hobby is generated inside me to know more about these resorts- how they put themselves unique, how each resort location is having unique wilderness property, unique floral and fauna around.
Each resort geographic area is very unique with a unique view and food.
Every resort is made for a special guest. It depends on which resort shoots you perfectly.
I just want to inform you that Around Corbett park itself there are approx 200 resorts and every resort is very unique and better than each other.
I still remember the days when it is a big challenge for me to select the best of the best resort which can suit my needs perfectly.
I’m kind of guy who loves nature, wilderness and a resort which I located inside the forest or just edge of it. As in Corbett, it is not permissible for private resorts to built inside forest land as it is all reserved forest so 100 per cent Resorts are outside or on the edge of Forest area except the government-owned forest rest house.
I always love to stay at Peaceful Resort with lots of birds and animal Around. I want to hear the sound of wild animals coming from Forest in the night and where staff gives instruction like not to visit here and there in the evening as this is dangerous because of wild animals movement.
Actually this area of Jim Corbett National park is all in the foothills of Himalayas or foothills of Shivalik hills and combination of planes and hills. It is rich with water as two river – Ram Ganga (the lifeline of Corbett) and Kosi river passing through it.
So, the climatical and geographical condition is very suitable for floral and fauna and maybe that’s the reason why 600 different species of birds are found here.
Let’s understand the area of Corbett where these Resorts mushrooming most.
There are 3 major roads leading from ram Nagar city.
Towards Nainital ( Kaladhungi)
Ranikhet road ( separated from the road leading towards Marchula )
I am posting some pictures of a few resorts in the Corbett area.
In the above pictures you see and can feel the environment you can get in our own country in north India and very close to New Delhi. now you don’t need to visit far and expensive south Africa safari trip because you have everything here, luxury with wildlife.
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