Guest can visit one zone at one time. Safari is permitted only for the specific zone booked.
Permit once booked cannot be cancelled / amended as per the guidelines of forest department under any circumstance. It can not be rescheduled for any other date or time slot.
You can do as many safaris as you want according to the safari timings. There are fixed timings for safaris and these safari timings can change depending upon sunrise and sunset. Generally in peak winters morning safari would start at 6:30 am and in peak summers the morning safari would start at 5:30 am. The duration of safaris is generally 3 hours. Similarly in afternoons in peak winters the safari would start at 01:30 pm and in peak summers the safari would start at 03:00 pm.
Day safaris are allowed in Five zones in Corbett National park. These zones are Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhela, Durgadevi & Dhikala. Note- To visit Dhikala zone by jeep, one must stay inside Dhikala in Corbett national park
Maximum 6 adults & 2 kids (5-11 years) are allowed in a jeep during safari.
Children below 5 years are exempted from entry fee.
All visitors (above 11 years) are required to carry any of the following identity card (voter id, aadhar card, student id, passport, license, pan card & govt. employee card).
Night Safaris are not allowed inside the Corbett Tiger Reserve. Visitors are not allowed to walk on foot or getting off their vehicles during safari. It is strictly prohibited due to security reasons.
Paragliding is a safe activity and when the wind is conducive, not much of risk is involved in the activity. For explorecorbett.com guest safety is the most important criteria and we would only go ahead with the flying when the wind is conducive. Having said that, there are certain amount of risks involved with adventure
The take-off site is located 20 kms from Kotabagh. The site overlooks kotabagh valley with views of Corbett Landscape and kosi river. Considering the natural settings, it can be said as one of the best sites for paragliding.
The pilots are licensed, trained and seasoned pilots with minimum flying experience of more than 500 hours at varied terrains and locations.
Flight duration is between 7 to 12 minutes depending upon wind speed and direction. Although the flight time is 7 to 12 minutes, consider total time for activity as 4 hours including commuting time, briefing time and acclimatisation time. The drive from Ramnagar to Kotabagh is smooth and drive from Kotabagh to Site is scenic passing through virgin forests and meadows
Altitude of site is approx. 6000 feet and it is a known fact in paragliding that higher the altitude of paragliding site, the safer it is as winds are more conducive and stable.
As such there is no age limit for paragliding but weight is the deciding criteria. Minimum weight required for the activity is 30 kgs. Maximum allowed weight is 100 kgs.
Since paragliding is an adventure, a sports clothing is always preferred. Also as we climb at an altitude of 6000 feet for take-off expect colder temperature there in summers as well. Would recommend clothing accordingly.
Although there is no season for paragliding and wind is the deciding factor, From September to March winds are more conducive throughout the day. In summers and monsoons the winds can be found conducive in early mornings and evenings.
Since different resorts are spread in different directions, we shall consider Ramnagar as the reference point. Kotabagh, which is the meet and greet point is 28 kms from Ramnagar with good road condition. The take-off site is approximately 20 kms from kotabagh.
Guests have to reach Kotabagh on their own, which is the meet and greet point. There is parking facility available at kotabagh where guests vehicle will be parked. From Kotabagh, we shall provide a sharing vehicle till the take-off site.
Yes, non-participating members can also accompany the participating members to see them doing the activity and can enjoy the beautiful views from the take-off site. There is a small charge for commuting from kotabagh to the site which has to be borne by the members. The same can be booked from explorecorbett.com.
As such Paragliding is not a physically exhausting activity but In case some one has a low Blood pressure problem or heart related issues, we suggest you to consult your doctor before participating in the activity.
FAQ's Powered Paragliding
Powered Paragliding is generally a safe activity and when the wind is conducive, not much of risk is involved in the activity specially since the power of trike machine is involved. For explorecorbett.com guest safety is the most important criteria and we would only go ahead with the flying when the wind is conducive. Having said that, there are certain amount of risks involved with adventure
In paragliding we need to take-off from an altitude in order to have more conducive winds but in powered paragliding we are attached with a trike machine which generates force for take-off and attaining a certain height. When in air it is very similar to normal paragliding. Powered paragliding is also called as lightest form of aviation.
The take-off site is located at a village called Chhoi, approximately 10 kms from Ramnagar. One can have views of Corbett landscape, Kosi river, Dabka river and Orchards during the flight.
The pilots are licensed, trained and seasoned pilots with minimum flying experience of more than 500 hours at varied terrains and locations.
Flight duration is between 7 to 12 minutes depending upon wind speed and direction. Although the flight time is 7 to 12 minutes, consider total time for activity as 1 hour including briefing time and acclimatisation time.
In powered paragliding, since there a motor involved which generates force for take-off, altitude of the take-off site is not an important criteria. Although what matters is the clearance of surroundings similar to an airport. The site is pretty clear and safe.
As such there is no age limit for powered paragliding but weight is the deciding criteria. Minimum weight required for the activity is 30 kgs. Maximum allowed weight is 100 kgs.
Since powered paragliding is an adventure, a sports clothing is always preferred. Also as we attain height you can expect colder temperature and are suggested to dress accordingly.
Although there is no season for powered paragliding and wind is the deciding factor, From September to March winds are more conducive throughout the day. In summers and monsoons the winds can be found conducive in early mornings and evenings.
Since different resorts are spread in different directions, we shall consider Ramnagar as the reference point. Take-off site is approximately 10kms from Ramnagar. Road is pretty good and one can easily reach the site on their own vehicle. Explorecorbett.com voucher will assist you with the GPS coordinates of the take-off site.
Yes, non-participating members can also accompany the participating members to see them doing the activity and can enjoy the beautiful views from the take-off site.
As such Paragliding is not a physically exhausting activity but In case some-one has a low Blood pressure problem or heart related issues, we suggest you to consult your doctor before participating in the activity.
FAQ's Soft Adventure
These activities are quite safe and as such there is no risk involved in these activities as safety is well taken care of in the set up. The instructors are also well trained and consider safety of guests very safely
The setup is located at a village called Teda, 4 kms from Ramnagar. It is a nice drive till the activity point passing though small stretch of forest.
Although age can be different for different activities. Some activities like commando climb, zip line, Burma bridge, swinging ladder, wall climb minimum age can be said as 7 years some activities like giant swing, rope by rope walk minimum age can be said as 10 years.
As such most activities do not required physical strength except few like wall climbing and rope by rope walk. Most activities are very similar to rides in an amusement park.
For an all activity package, approximate time required is between 2 to 3 hours including harnessing and switching time between the activities.
The height for all the activities is approximately 30 to 35 feet which gives a good level of thrill to the participants. Some activities like giant swing can be very thrilling.
Go wild adventure park operates at fixed timings mentioned in the page. Guests have to make the booking for a particular slot and reach according to the booked slot.
Guests have to reach the set up site on their own vehicle. Explorcorbett.com voucher will have GPS coordinates for the setup for assisting with directions.
When you book a certain package for e.g. 3 activity package, you can decide which 3 activities you wish to do on arrival at set up after looking at the difficulty level of the activities. But in case you wish to add 4th activity, the same can be done after speaking to the instructor at set up but online discounts will not be applicable on the added activity.
FAQ's Jungle Trekking
The trek is mostly a safe experience and explorecorbett.com takes utmost care of safety of guests. The accompanying guides are born and brough up there with good knowledge of wildlife and habitat
The trek operates at fixed timings. These timings are set so as the trekkers are able to get the best views and weather is condusive.
The trek is shared activity with 10 to 15 members in every group. Number of guides accompanying depends on number of participants. The group is divided into subgroups depending upon their fitness levels.
Approximately the trek will take 3 hours at a normal speed. The distance of trek is approximately 6 kms. The time can be more or less depending upon the group configuration. Although the trek time is 3 hours, consider the total activity time as 5 hours including the commuting time from resort.
Talking from trekking point of view, the grade of trek will be from easy to moderate. Specially considering that we will be trekking downhill.
Since we will be trekking downhill, it does not required much physical strength but as the initial terrain is hilly with steep downhill, it may put some strain on legs to hold your own weight. Minimum age for the trek is 12 years.
Yes first aid it is carried by accompanying guides.
The beauty of this trek is that we get to negotiate almost all types of terrains available in Corbett. We start the trek with hilly terrains and open meadows, passing through a very small human settlement entering into semi dense forest and finally ending up into dense Sal forest. We began with an altitude of 1200 meters from sea level and end the trek at 500 meters.
It is one very good trek with lot of photography opportunities. During the initial phase, one gets to photograph landscapes and birds which are found on higher altitudes. Towards the end, when one enters into the dense, the altitude changes and one gets the opportunity to photograph macro wildlife and foothills birds.
Generally in a jeep safari and elephant safari one misses out on minute details of wildlife. In trek when one is on foot, every single detail can be observed. It is a very different and unique experience than jeep and elephant safari.
All the necessary equipments like trekking poles, trekking bags, water bottles will be provided to you for the trek. Guests only need to carry their personal items like cameras. Guests are supposed to carry a packed meals for the trek from the resort. In case someone does not want to carry meals, they can request for the same from explorecorbett.com website as an addon at the time of booking at extra cost.
Yes we can expect to spot wildlife during the trek. Deers, ghoral (Wild goat), birds are a common sight in the trek. In case one is lucky they might encounter tiger, leopard or an elephant during the trek. But accompanying guides ensure a minimum safe distance if encountered with wildlife.
Yes you will be picked and dropped from our resort in a sharing vehicle. Since the start point and end point of trek are different, we suggest you use the transport by explorecorbett.com, which is a shared vehicle but we ensure comfortable seating of every guest.
Yes there is a very small village during the trek. This is the place where guests are offered tea made by the villagers using organic milk. The village is very small with 5 to 6 houses. Interacting with them gives a fair idea of difficulties faced by people living in the forest.
Guests are supposed to carry a packed meals for the trek from the resort. In case someone does not want to carry meals, they can request for the same from explorecorbett.com website as an addon at the time of booking at extra cost.
There are no toilets / rest rooms during the treks. In case any female member needs to use the rest rooms, accompanying guides can request the residents of the small village to allow them use their washrooms.
Exporecorbett.com takes atmost care of the safety of guests, specially if it is a female solo traveller. The guides accompanying the trekkers are registered with government and respect the individuality of females. Solo travellers can be totally sure of their safety during the trek.
The variety of terrain negotiated is the speciality of the trek. This is the same trek which was used by ‘Jim Corbett’ to kill man eater of Mohan at katt ki Nav. Before starting the trek guests are briefed about Jim corbett, His life and spot where Man eater of Mohan was killed. Initial phase of the trek is somewhat similar to high altitude trek with limited tree line and open meadows and beautiful landscapes, but later half of the trek is a pure forest trek with more thrill attached to it.
FAQ's Elephant Safari
Elephant safari is private and whole elephant is booked for you even if the number of members are less than four.
Maximum 4 adults can sit on one elephant. In case there are small kids, they may be accommodated on the same elephant but that is at discretion of Mahout (Pilot of elephant) as he has to look at factors like overall weight and weight balancing.
Elephant is the safest animal to ride on and explore the jungles. Mahouts (Pilot of elephant) are also very experienced and equipped with knowledge of flora and fauna and keep safe distance from the wildlife for safety of guests and minimal disturbance to wildlife.
Elephant safari starts from a particular point also known as mounting point of the elephant. Guests have to reach the mounting point of elephant on their own vehicle where they board the elephant and start the safari
Elephant safari happens in corbett Landscape and there are treks on which it happens. There are no names given to these trek and mahout can change the trek based on the situation to maximize the chances of wildlife spotting.
Effectively elephant safari happens for 90 minutes but 2 hours are considered including boarding and deboarding time at the mount point.
Elephant safari duration is for 90 minutes and elephant does not walk at very high speed. So the limitation of elephant safari is the distance covered. In case there is a tiger present in the covered area at that time, chances are good that elephant will spot the tiger.
The advantage with jeep safari is that it covers more distance as compared to elephant safari but advantage with elephant safari is that it doesnot have to mave and fixed trek and can go anywhere inside the jungle. So both the types of safaris have their advantages. But if spotted wildlife can be observed from close quarters from the back of an elephant. This is the reason elephants are used by forest department for most of their operations as well.
Generally we suggest full body covered clothing on elephant safari as it may enter into bushes as high as elephant if required. Full body clothes can avoid scratches from the bushes.
Elephant safari timings are fixed and divided into slots. Guests have to book the safari for a particular slot and have to reach the mount point of elephant according to their booked slots only.
As such there is no age limit for elephant safari but very small children are not recommended for safari as while negociating rough terrains there might be bumps and can be testing for back.
Since elephant can negotiate forests and can go into deepest bush, all the timings are equally good for elephant safari in terms of wildlife spotting.
Yes, if the elephant is booked for you, you can add or replace any member. While booking as well, member names are not asked. But maximum number of members can go up to 4 on one elephant.