The Sonanadi Range lies in the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary which is a part of the Corbett National park.The Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is spread in an area of 301.18 sq kilometres.
The timings for safari in this range are:
Winters-Morning safari from 7 am to 10 pm.
Evening safari from 2 pm to 5:30 pm
Summers- Morning safari from 6 am to 9:30 pm.
Evening safari from 3 pm to 6:30 pm.
Sona nadi means river of gold and gold panning used to be carried out in the river before the area became a Sanctuary. The Sonanadi Range is blessed with immense flora and fauna. The range offers opportunity for jungle safari in the form of jeep safari and elephant safari just like the other zones of the Corbett National Park. This is the only zone of the park where the tourists can walk by foot but it is richly housed by non-poisonous snakes of different types.
There are also some Forest Rest Houses for the tourists to stay in this range which include Lohachaur, Rithuadhab and Halduparao. This place is known to house more than 400 resident and non-resident birds. This part of the park is favourite place of the Asiatic Elephant, tiger, chital, leopard and many other animals. A safari can be pre-booked from the Ramnagar office.
Historically Sonanadi range of the park was carved out of the Kalgarh Forest Division and it was brought under umbrella of Project Tiger when it became a part of the Jim Corbett National Park in 1991.
One can book a cab from Ramnagar to reach Sonanadi Zone of the Jim Corbett National Park or the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary.