For any national park, if u want to do real animal spotting you should always choose to travel in summers, as thats when the animals come out in the search of water. however, if it is just a ' Need a vacation' thing. then go ahead. :)
Yes, visiting Jim Corbett National Park would be a great idea now because the mating season is over and the park has now started offering jeep safaris to the visitors. Also, October-December is one of the most suitable times of the year to enjoy animal spotting. You can get more information about the same by reading a few articles at Tripoto.
Hi, With temperate weather, Corbett lets you visit the Park all year long, but the best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park is between November and February i.e, during the winter season when all the zones are open, and you can spot the most animals. Summers, though hot, isn't unbearable. It is the best time to spot most animals near water bodies. Monsoons (June- August) are likely not ideal since the park remains closed most of the time during these months. Jim Corbett National Park Opening Dates:
All the five zones of Jim Corbett doesn't remain open at all times. The Jhirna Zone is open throughout the year, and you can find birds and occasionally tigers there as well. The Sitabani Zone is also open all year round. These zones have a drier area, with rocky plains that are easily navigable in the monsoon as well. The Dhikala Zone is the most coveted of them all, where you can find the highest number of tigers and cubs, but this zone is open only between 15 November and 15 June every year. Similarly, the Durga Devi Zone is also open only between November and June. The Bijrani Zone is open from October to June. This is because the three zones are hilly and have dense forests, which are at a higher risk for landslides. The roads to these zones are also blocked in the monsoon. Keep in mind that the Park closes at night, and you cannot camp inside the premises. Jim Corbett National Park in Winter (October - February) This is the busiest tourist season in Jim Corbett National Park, and for a good reason too. The monsoon showers leave the Park refreshed and rejuvenated, and the whole region gets a new lease of life. Starting from the middle of November, all the zones of the Park are open for tourism, and you can spot the maximum number of birds and animals during this time as well. The weather is an absolute delight to be in – with the mercury dropping between 10°C and 20°C during the day. At night, the temperature goes down to as low as 5°C, so make sure you pack woollens and warm clothes. This is the time when you’re most likely to spot the maximum number of Royal Bengal tigers, as they love soaking up the sun in the afternoons. Wildlife photographers are in for a treat, as you can hope to catch animals in action, striking the most magnificent poses. Rafting, safari rides, nature walks and trekking are all allowed in the winter, so bring along your entire family for a day of guaranteed fun! Give your children a memorable lesson in conversation and the rich biodiversity of the region while you’re at it.