Durgadevi is the only zone of Corbett tiger reserve which is situated in a hilly and tarain area, located in the northeastern side of this park; it has honor to have little hills and big landscape. Whole area of Durgadevi is lush green which is full of attractive beauty. Its gate is 42 km far on Garhwal road which takes 1.3 hours from main Ramnagr, this zone isone of the main 6 zones which is especially known for leopard and big number of different species of birds. If we say this is the dream destination for bird watchers, it wouldn't be an exaggeration. This is visited by a lot of tourists around the year. This zone can be visited on jeep safari and the Corbett administration conducts jeep safari for this.
As it is located on the hilly area so one visits Corbett you will get a glance of the whole Corbett which has a green lair. Ramnaga river comes from Bhikiyasen and enters at first in Durgadevi, in durgadevi you will get to see the alliance of Mandal and Ramnagar rivers. Riverside area has big grasslands wchih are selter for tusker and bunches of elephants, at the bank of river you will get many chances to face wildanimals wchih come here to have water. Like other zones of Corbett tiger reserve, this zone has the same wildlife which attracts many tourists in the zone if we talk about plants which you will see in the park such as Sheesham, Sisoo, Dhak, and Khair. Other plants are Chir Pine, Chir Choti, Gajar Sot, Banj Oak, Kanju, Jamun, Amla, etc. if we talk The animals which can be seen in the park are Royal Bengal Tiger, Wild Boar, Wild Asian Elephant, various species of Deer like Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Barking Deer, Chital, Rhesus Monkey, Black Faced Monkey, Jackal, etc. Durga devi zone has a big number of Elephants compared to others.
Durgadevi is the of the gate by which we get entry to this zone which is farthest gate from Ramnagar, for night stay it has only one lodge which works under government and this is Lohachur rest house. Tourist stay here to get a best experience of wildlife. In order to stay in jungle and have jeep safari tourist have to book jeep safari and rest house in advance. This remains close for 4 months in monsoon. And tourists are not allowed in this zone at this time.
Entry Gate : Durgadevi Gate.
Distance from Ramnagar : 28 km
Open and Closed Period :15th October to 15th June
Safari Offered : Day Jeep Safari
Maximum Number of Safari Jeep : 11 Jeeps per Shift (2 Shift in a day)
Forest Rest House : Lohachaur FRH
Exploration Time : 03 hours 30 min
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