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Canter Safari in Jim Corbett

Located at the border of the Patli Dun valley, Dhikala Zone is one of the famous zones in the Jim Corbett National Park. A widely popular canter safari in Jim Corbett tour is the best and most convenient way to explore the wide variety of flora and fauna in Dhikala Zone. It is the largest zone in Corbett park with the picturesque landscape of dense Sal forest, numerous channels of Ramganga river, vast grassland, and valley.

The Canter Safari is the best way to explore the exotic wildlife in the Dhikala zone. A canter is a minibus-sized open vehicle that can accommodate 16 people at once. Witness the major attraction of the zone- Bengal Tiger and Asian Elephants, which are nurturing amid wild in a delightful number. The zone is home to more than 600 species of migratory birds, varying fauna and flora, hog deer, sambhar deer, langurs, sloths, jungle cats, spotted deer, wild boars, crocodiles, snakes, and different kinds of animals and reptiles.

The canter safari takes almost 5 hours. With well-constructed and connected roads, you can start the Dhikala Canter Safari tour from Dhangari Gate which is approx. 30 km from the Dhikala Zone. The road journey is beautiful for bird lovers. The trip comes to a halt for 30 minutes, where you can get refreshments and Maggi before heading out back to Dhangari gate.

Charges for Jim Corbett Canter Safari Tour:

The minimum cost of Canter Safari is Rs 1500/ per person. This price includes entry fees and canter costs.

Type of Tourists Cost
Indian nationals:Rs.1500 per person
foreigners:Rs. 3200 per person

Canter Safari in Jim Corbett: Timings

The timings of Canter Safari in the Dhikala zone is the same for summers and winters.

Morning – 6:00 am to 11:30 am

Evening – 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm

The best time to enjoy a canter safari in the Dhikala zone is from 15th Nov to 15th June of every year. This zone is closed from Mid June to Mid-November.

Not interested in canter safari, you can enjoy a jeep safari in Jim Corbett here!


  • Permit Charges
  • Driver Fees
  • Guide
  • Entry tickets


  • Pick up & drop
  • Anything specifically not mentioned in ‘inclusions.’

Important Points to Know:

  • Book the Canter Safari online to confirm your seat 30 days in advance.
  • Bring the same and valid ID proof you used to book your safari like Adhaar Card and voter ID (for Indians) and Passport is mandatory for Foreigners.
  • Anyone above the age of 5 years old can participate in the wildlife Dhikala Canter Safari.
  • A disposable, eco-friendly bag is advisable to carry with you to keep your leftovers and avoid the beautiful land getting spoiled.
  • Alcohol consumption, drug usage, and outside food are strictly not allowed in the zone.
  • Keep emergency money with you in cash in case there is no network or online payment facility available.
  • Report to your guide 30 minutes prior to the safari starts.
  • Follow the instructions from the guide and canter driver carefully.
  • You may encounter mosquitoes and other insects that can harm your skin. Bring full-length clothes and repellent spray or lotion with you.

Note – There will be no refund for this tour.

Frequently Asked Questions about Canter Safari in Jim Corbett:

1. Is Jim Corbett National Park Canter Safari safe?

Ans. Yes, Jim Corbett National Park canter safari is completely safe. It is considered as the safest and most comfortable among all the national parks. You will be provided expert drivers and guides to help you if any unpredictable circumstances arise.

2. What is the best time for canter safari in Jim Corbett?

The best time for a canter safari in Jim Corbett is during the winter season i.e from November to February when all the zones get open and you can spot the various animals. Although, you can visit throughout the year.

3. What is the suitable time to see a tiger?

The best time for a tiger sighting is in the morning. The morning safari offers the maximum chance to sight a tiger in Jim Corbett National Park.

4. How many vehicles are allowed for day safari?

Four canters each in morning and afternoon shifts are permitted in Jim Corbett’s Dhikala zone.

5. How long does it take to complete canter safari?

It will take approximately 5 hours to enjoy a canter safari in dhikala zone. The morning shift starts from 6:00 am in morning and end at 11.30 am. Then the evening shift starts from 12:00 noon and end at 5:30 in evening.

6. How many persons are allowed in a canter safari vehicle?

In a canter safari, a vehicle has a capacity of maximum of 16 persons for a single ride. Minimum 2 persons needed to start the safari.

7. What are the precautions I need to take during the safari?

Visitors are allowed to move only in designated vehicles in Corbett Tiger Reserve with a registered Nature Guide/Naturalist. 

Always keep a safe distance from wild animals. 

One should refrain from teasing wild animals and should never try to feed them. 

Getting off the vehicle and moving on foot is strictly prohibited. These are punishable offences. 

First-aid box is mandatory in all vehicles.

8. Are kids allowed in Jim Corbett canter safari?

Yes, kids are allowed to do a canter safari in Jim Corbett. The expert guides will take care of all the necessary precautions and are ready for every shortcoming.

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