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CANTER SAFARI IN JIM CORBETT

A canter safari is a popular way to explore the wilderness of Jim Corbett National Park. Canter safaris are large open vehicles that can accommodate up to 16 passengers at a time. These vehicles are specially designed for wildlife viewing, with elevated seats that provide a good view of the surrounding forests and grasslands. Canter safaris are conducted twice a day in the Dhikala zone of the park, which is known for its rich biodiversity and wildlife. The morning safari starts at around 6 am and the afternoon safari starts at around 1:30 pm. The safari usually lasts for around 4-5 hours and takes visitors through the different habitats of the park, including dense forests, grasslands, and riverine areas.

During the canter safari, visitors have the chance to spot a wide variety of wildlife, including tigers, elephants, leopards, deer, and many species of birds. The canter safaris are accompanied by trained naturalists who provide information about the park's wildlife and their behavior. It is recommended to book canter safaris in advance, as they are very popular and tend to get fully booked quickly, especially during peak tourist season. Visitors should also follow the park's guidelines and regulations during the safari, such as not littering, maintaining a safe distance from the wildlife, and following the instructions of the park authorities and naturalists.

TIMINGS and OTHER DETAILS OF DHIKALA CANTER RIDE

The Dhikala Canter ride is one of the most popular ways to explore the Dhikala zone in Jim Corbett National Park. Here are the timings and other details of the Canter ride in Dhikala zone:

  • Timing: The Dhikala Canter ride is conducted twice a day, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. The schedules may fluctuate according to the time of year and the climate. The morning Canter ride timings usually start from 6:00 am to 10:00 am, while the afternoon Canter ride timings usually start from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • Duration: The duration of the Canter ride in the Dhikala zone is around 4-5 hours, covering a distance of approximately 35 km.
  • Capacity: Each Canter can accommodate up to 16 persons at a time, including the driver and the guide.
  • Booking: Visitors can book the Dhikala Canter ride online though us with the help of our tour consultant. To minimise disappointment, it is advised to make reservations in advance.
  • Entry gate: The entry gate for the Dhikala Canter ride is at Dhangari Gate, which is located approximately 18 km from Ramnagar, the nearest town.
  • Zone permit:Visitors are required to obtain a zone permit in advance for the Dhikala zone, which can be obtained from the help of our travel representatives.
  • Safari Charges: The charges for the Canter ride in the Dhikala zone vary depending on the nationality of the visitor. For Indian nationals, the charges are INR 1800 per person, while for foreign nationals, the charges are INR 3500 per person.
  • Safari Rules: Visitors are required to follow the rules and regulations of the park during the Canter ride, including not getting off the Canter, maintaining silence, not feeding the wildlife, and not carrying any prohibited items.

It is essential to note that the Dhikala Canter ride is subject to availability and can be canceled in case of adverse weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Visitors are advised to check the park's website or contact the park authorities for any updates or changes in the Canter ride timings or rules.

RATES FOR CANTER SAFARI

The rates for Jim Corbett canter safari vary depending on the season, the type of safari, and the zone you choose

  • For Indian nationals: INR 1800 per person
  • For Foreign nationals: INR 3500 per person

Please note that these are approximate rates and are subject to change. Also, the safari rates may differ based on the different zones of the park that you choose to visit.
Rates may increase in peak season like new year, Christmas, holi, diwali and on other festivals. Guide fees are included in above mentioned rates.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

If you are planning to go on a Canter Ride in Dhikala Zone of Jim Corbett National Park, it is important to be aware of the terms and conditions that govern the ride. Here are some of the standard terms and conditions that you should be aware of:

  • Booking: Canter ride bookings can be made through us or at our Ramnagar office of Jim Corbett National Park. Reservations are accepted based on availability and are completed in order of availability and arrival.
  • Payment: Payment for the Canter ride should be made in full at the time of booking. Payment can be made online, or in person at the Ramnagar office.
  • Identification: All visitors must carry a valid government-issued photo identification card, such as a driver's license, passport, or Aadhaar card, during the Canter ride.
  • Reporting Time: Visitors must report to the Ramnagar office of Jim Corbett National Park at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Late arrivals may not be allowed to board the Canter.
  • Age Limit: Children below five years of age are not allowed on the Canter ride. Children above five years of age will be charged the full ticket price.
  • Dress Code: Visitors are advised to dress in comfortable, muted-colored clothing, and wear comfortable shoes for the Canter ride.
  • Prohibited Items: Visitors are not allowed to carry any weapons, alcohol, or drugs on the Canter ride. Smoking is strictly prohibited.
  • Safety Measures: Visitors must follow all safety instructions provided by the Canter driver and the forest officials. It is mandatory to wear seatbelts during the Canter ride.
  • Cancellation and Refund: Canter ride bookings can be cancelled up to 48 hours before the scheduled departure time. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the departure time will not be refunded. In case of cancellation by the forest department due to unforeseen circumstances, the full amount will be refunded.
  • Restrictions: Visitors are not allowed to get off the Canter during the ride. Visitors are also not allowed to disturb the wildlife or feed them during the Canter ride.

These are some of the standard terms and conditions that apply to Canter ride bookings in Dhikala Zone of Jim Corbett National Park. It is essential to follow these guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in the park.

PROHIBITED THINGS

When going on a Canter ride in the Dhikala Zone of Jim Corbett National Park, visitors are required to follow certain guidelines to ensure their safety and the safety of wildlife. Here are some of the prohibited items and activities during a Canter ride

  • Weapons: Visitors are not allowed to carry any weapons, including firearms, knives, or any other sharp objects during the Canter ride.
  • Smoking: Smoking or lighting a fire in the forest is strictly prohibited, as it can cause a wildfire and endanger the wildlife.
  • Alcohol and Drugs: Consumption of alcohol and drugs is not permitted during the Canter ride as it can impair the visitor's judgment and pose a threat to the wildlife and the other visitors.
  • Getting off the Canter: Visitors are not allowed to get off the Canter during the ride, as it can be dangerous and can disturb the wildlife.
  • Feeding the wildlife: Feeding the wildlife during the Canter ride is strictly prohibited as it can lead to changes in their natural behavior and cause dependency on human food.
  • Loud noises: Visitors are advised to maintain silence during the Canter ride to avoid disturbing the wildlife. Loud noises can also startle the animals and cause them to run away.
  • Pets: Bringing pets on the Canter ride is not allowed as they can be a threat to the wildlife and can also disturb other visitors

It is important to follow these guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone on the Canter ride. By respecting the rules and regulations of the park, visitors can help in preserving the natural habitat and maintaining the delicate balance of the ecosystem.