Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett National Park in 2024

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the oldest sanctuaries in India. This famous park is situated in Uttarakhand, India.  You can find various kinds of flora and fauna here including tigers, elephants, leopards, chital, para or hog deer, sambar, and many more. However, Jim Corbett National Park is famous for its tiger sightings.

If you are coming to Jim Corbett National Park then plan your visit according to what you want to see and do there. Here we will discuss the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park in 2024.

The sightings and timings of Jim Corbett are based on three seasons- Winter, summer, and rainy

1. The winter season is from November to February.

2. The summer season is from March to June.

3. The rainy season is from July to October.

Sightings and Timings Of Jim Corbett

Winter season ( from November to February)

Weather conditions:  This is the most pleasant weather to visit Jim Corbett. During this time the weather is cool and pleasant and you can stay comfortably in any accommodation around Jim Corbett. The landscape is good and pleasant with lush greenery making it a nice spot for nature enthusiasts. The temperature varies between 5 °C to 25 °C. 

Sightings: During this season wildlife sightings are not as frequent, but you can see them if they come out to the sun during the day. If you’re a bird watcher and you’re coming here to see and capture some beautiful resident and migratory birds then this is the best time as from November to February a lot of migratory birds visit Jim Corbett.

Summer season ( from March to June)

Weather conditions: This is the time when the weather is harsh, this is not an ideal season for those who don’t like hot and sticky weather. This is the hottest time of the year with temperature between 35 °C to 42 °C. It’s hot during the day, but early mornings and evenings are good for safaris. Don’t forget to keep your bottles and sunscreens.

Sightings: This is the best time for wildlife sightings as animals come out to find water. The park gets crowded during this time because of the high chances of tiger sightings. This is the hottest time of the year, but it’s also when animals gather around water sources, making it easier to spot them. Many resident birds also gather around water resources, but it’s not a good time to spot migratory birds.

Rainy Season (from July to October)

Weather conditions: The park is lush green, and offers a harmonious blend of dense forests, rivers, grasslands, hills, and water bodies. This is the most romantic season to visit Jim Corbett. The park is closed during the monsoon season due to heavy rains and the risk of flooding. However, the Jhirna zone is open throughout the year and nature enthusiasts should visit the park during this time.

Sightings:  Leopards are more active during this time, but tiger sightings are rare.  It’s not a good time to visit as safaris are not conducted but you can come in your vehicle. However, the park reopens and safaris start on the 15th of October.

Best Time to Visit

So, if you want to see a variety of animals and birds, the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park in 2024 would be during the winter months of November to February or the post-monsoon months of October to November. If you prefer warmer weather and don’t mind the heat, spring and early summer are good times to visit. But remember, it’s always a good idea to check weather forecasts and park conditions before planning your visit. To make your travel easy we provide Jim Corbett Online Booking facilities, so what are you waiting for, grab your safari seats now.

Published by Sanskriti Goyal on February 12, 2024

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