Tiger at Jim Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park, the first one in India, was founded in 1936 and has since become one of this country’s most famous destinations to find tigers. The jungles that cover the 1,300 square kilometers of this reserve has long been the abode of tigers. Jim Corbett, the legendary British conservationist who the reserve was named after, is said to have hunted plenty of man-eating tigers that terrorized the region. And now, it will cost a bit more to explore the jungles of Corbett Tiger Reserve thanks to a hike in prices. ALSO READ: 5 Reasons Why You Must Visit Corbett National Park in Uttarakhands Nainital District Also Read - Sunny Leone Looks Hot as Hell in White Tank Top and Pink Shorts During The Shoot of Splitsvilla 11 - See Pictures
The reserve administration at Corbett has decided to hike prices for park safaris and overnight vehicle rentals by up to 38 percent. This is the first increase in prices in five years. With the hike, a four-hour day safari through the Bijrani Zone will now cost INR 2,000, as opposed to INR 1,600 before. Meanwhile, the cost of safaris in Durgadevi, Dhela and Jhirna Zones has increased to INR 2,200 from INR 1,750. Also Read - Experience The Best of Wildlife With These Summer Safari's in India
It will also get costlier to stay overnight within the reserve with the hike in prices to vehicle rentals. If you want to stay within the reserve, you have to rent a Maruti Gypsy for traveling around because driving in your own private vehicle or walking in the jungle is not permitted. Night rental costs for a Gypsy have been hiked in the Dhikala Zone from INR 3,800 to INR 4,800. Meanwhile, rental prices in the Sona River zone have also been hiked by 38 percent, from INR 3,500 to INR 4,830. In Jhirna, prices have jumped from INR 3,000 to INR 4,000 per night. And in Fooltaal Zone, a Gypsy will set you back by INR 5,200, up from INR 4,000. NOW READ: Delhi to Jim Corbett: How to reach Jim Corbett from Delhi By road
Amit Verma, the deputy director at the reserve, gave reasons for the increase in prices after keeping it steady for five years. He said that a number of factors, including inflation, were kept in mind when revising the rates. All the price hikes are effectively immediately. Corbett Gypsy Welfare Association members welcomed the price hike, saying that it is in accordance with the demands of its members. Association secretary Virendra Singh Rawat said that some drivers had been overcharging customers to make profits.