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Dhikala Zone or Dhikala Forest Lodge

Sultan Forest Rest House

If we head towards Dhikala from Dhangarhi gate, Sultan is the first Forest Rest House we come across. This rest house is named after the seasonal stream running through that area called Sultan sot. It typifies the dense forest area of pure saal that occupy in the park.

Gairal Forest House

This rest house can be accessed by a short detour of the Dhangarhi-Dhikala main forest road. The prime attraction of this rest house is that it lies on the banks of River Ramganga. Tourists staying here can experience crystal clear, fast flowing mountain river running through the scenic forests. Situated in the lap of the nature Gairal presents ideal condition for nature watch and wildlife viewing.

Sarapduli Forest House

Another forest rest house inside Dhikala zone is Sarapduli that is located downstream of Gairal on the flat southern bank of the Ramganga. It is preferred by wildlife lover as here one can spot movements of large mammals including tiger and elephants. It is also perfect place to watch crocodiles and birdlife viewing.

Khinnanauli Forest House

Strategically located amid the Khinnanauli Chuar, this wonderful forest rest house is an excellent tiger territory. It has been developed recently in order to promote easy tourism to the various parts of the park.

Dhikala Forest House

Dhikala forest rest house needs not much introduction if we talk about wildlife tourism in Corbett. This well-known tourist destination is located at the edge of Patli Dun valley through which River Ramganga flows in numerous channels. Dhikala is an easy gateway to the various part of the park. The place offers panoramic view of the valley with the Kanda ridge in backdrop. The old Forest Rest House at Dhikala is a historic structure, built over a hundred years ago.

It is said that wildlife trip to India is incomplete if you have not visited Dhikala Forest Lodge. So, If you are dreaming of a great vacation and finding it hard work to make it happen, do not worry, we carefully select tour itinerary and make it perfect your dream vacation. If you are wildlife enthusiast, the wildlife tour to Dhikala in Corbett National Park will keep you busy as it is home to many species of mammals and reptiles and it could be an opportunity for you to see the Royal Bengal Tiger. Corbett is among few national parks of India that allows night stay in the heart of jungle.

The six different wings of the Dhikala Forest Lodge can be categorized as:

  • Old Forest Rest House (Number of Room -05)
  • Dhikala Annexes ( Number of Rooms - 07)
  • Hutment ( Number of Rooms - 06)
  • Cabins ( Number of Rooms - 06)
  • New Forest Rest House ( Number of Rooms - 04)
  • All Range Quarters ( Number of Rooms - 04)

Staying facilities are also available at Bijrani, Gairal, Jhirna and Kanda forest rest houses. The government has increased accommodation in recent years by introducing additional annexes and dormitories. These all forest rest houses have solar electric fencing that keeps the tourists safe.

Dhikala Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Ramnagar- Transfer to Dhikala via Dhangari Gate

In the morning pick up from Ramnagar railway station and transfer to Dhikala forest lodge. Check-in at the lodge, freshen up yourself and have little rest. After a short break take refreshment and get ready for the game drive. Soon after the lunch we leave for three hour game drive that will pass through a pristine wilderness area with some of the best sighting of wildlife. Now you have evening at leisure to unwind in the serene surroundings of your forest lodge. Retire for the night after dinner.

Day 02: Discover the Most Fascinating Wildlife Territory (CTR)

A knock on your doors reminds you the start of your day with hot coffee / tea to warm up before you head towards the Jungle Safari. Do not forget to take your camera and binoculars before getting on the gypsy. The three hours morning safari this morning will be through unrivaled wilderness area with some of the amazing sighting of wildlife to look forward to. Now you entered into the Dhikala tourism zone which is a well know wildlife tourist destination in Jim Corbett National Park. It is situated at the border of the Dun valley from where from the Ramganga flows in numerous channels. This exclusive zone offers outstanding view of the valley. It gives you an opportunity to discover the most fascinating wildlife territory on earth. Lunch will be served back at the resort. Now you have afternoon at leisure to unwind in the serene ambiance of your classic lodge.

Day 03: Corbett National Park to Delhi

Get ready for early morning game drive in a dense saal forest, grassland of riverine forests, the presence of large water body and its location on the foothills. According to your tour package the last day we take you to Elephant ride. Explore the richness of flora and fauna of Corbett just from a height. Come back to the resort and check out from the resort on time. Later depart by surface for Delhi (260 Kms/ 06 hrs drive).

Dhikala 02 Night - 03 Days

(Package Available Only From 15th November To 31st May)

1st Day

  • Pick up from Ramnagar Corbett City.
  • Refreshment in Local Hotel / restaurant.
  • Departure for Check In
  • Arrival at 12.00 pm at Bijrani Zone /Dhikala Zone FRH Lunch
  • Rest
  • Departure for Afternoon Jeep Safari at in between 4 Hours
  • Back to FRH
  • Dinner and Overnight Stay

2nd Day

  • Early Morning Wake up
  • Departure Morning Jeep Safari at in between 4 Hours
  • Back to FRH
  • Breakfast
  • Rest
  • Lunch
  • Departure for Afternoon Jeep Safari at in between 4 Hours
  • Back to FRH
  • Dinner and Overnight Stay

3rd Day

  • Early Morning Wake up
  • Departure Morning Jeep Safari at in between 4 Hours
  • Back to FRH
  • Breakfast
  • Check out at 11 am.
  • Drop at Ramnagar.
  • Tour ends.
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