Sitabani Temple which is located 20 km from Ramnagar is situated in the Sitavani Jungles of the Jim Corbett National Park. It is of significant importance in Hindu mythology. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Sita, the wife of Lord Ram. It is believed that she lived in the region during her exile. Another significant belief is that the temple is said to be the hermitage of the Maharishi Balmiki. The unique dome shaped architecture of the temple is very beautiful.
The tranquil surroundings of this temple provide a soothing effect to the mind. A natural spring flows through the temple which forms a small waterfall at the base of the temple. On the auspicious day of Ramnavami, a fair is organized every year and thousands of devotees throng the temple to seek divine blessings. Several amlaka stones, one headless dancing Ganesha sculpture, doorjamb, decorated columns carved slabs scattered near the present temple prove the antiquity of the site. This ancient temple is maintained by the Archeological survey of India.
The temple is included in the Sitabani jungle safari. The weary visitors take rest and soak oneself with nature at the temple. It is covered by lush and evergreen forests. The Sitabani temple in Jim Corbett is absolutely an ideal destination to spend a great time with family as well as dear ones. A visit to this mythologically significant temple should be in the list during your visit to Corbett.