Dhikala A True Jungle Experience...”
a Fantastic Jungle Experience !!!

About Dhikala Dhikala :- Dhikala is the most well known of the popluar tourist destinations in Corbett. It is located at the edge of the broad Patli Dun valley through which the Ramganga flows in numerous channels. Dhikala offers an awesome uninterrupted panoramic view of the valley, with the Kanda ridge in the backdrop. This sight appears all the more imposing from the watchtower near Dhikala. The Tourist Complex overlooks Dhikala chaur (one of the largest remaining grasslands of the Corbett National Park) and Phulai chaur. A drive through the numerous trails through chaurs is rewarded with sightings of Tigers. wild elephants, chital, hog deer and numerous grassland bird species and raptors. The old forest rest house at Dhikala is a historic structure, having been built over a hundred years ago by Britishers.

Dhikala Corbett National Park - Corbett National Park Dhikala

Dhikala Forest Lodge - Dhikala FRH

Situated around 50 km inside the forest. Therefore even transfer to and fro is an Amazing Wildlife Jungle Safari in itself. Further the adjacent dam reservoir makes it the most picturesque location in Corbett National Park.

The surrounding forest safari routes boast of a mix of grassland, water body and dense forest making it the best place in corbett for animal sightings. Visiting Dhikala is a true jungle experience.

Dhikala Forest Lodge - Dhikala FRH Dhikala Forest Lodge - Dhikala FRH :- The FRH is build on the banks of a river and has excellent views. The rooms are neat & clean. The blankets & sheets are clean & warm. The food is vegetarian and very good. The FRH is surrounded by an electric fence to keep out wild animals. At night the moonlight and fog makes the river look more beautiful.

Honestly there is only one reason to stay inside the Dhikala Forest Rest House and that is the fact that it is inside the deep jungle in Corbett National Park which has amazing wildlife plus Dhikala Forest Rest House has a lovely view, you can hear birdsong all the time and time slows down here.

Dhikala Forest Lodge - Dhikala FRH

Entry to Dhikala Forest Lodge

Entry to this rest House happens from Dhangari Gate, it takes about more than 2 hours to reach to this place. During this 2 hours you will pass thru thick Sal Forest & see quite a few wild animals like Deers, Wild Boar, snakes, Elephants, Monekys etc. This FRH is maintained & owned by govt & gettting booking here is major task. Most of the rooms are either booked by Travel house in advance or booked for VVIP's.

Please Note :- Dhikala Forest Lodge is maintained & owned by Government & gettting booking here is major task. Most of the rooms are either booked by Travel house like us in advance or booked for VVIP's.

FRH serves only veg food in canteen and limited room service for Bed Tea.

This FRH is located in core area of Jungle & wired by Solar Fencing for protection. From gate also Elephants & wild boar are visible. Areas to visit-Grassland, Sambhar Road, Kamar patta Road etc.

Tiger sightings are highest in Sambhar road & Grassland.

Birding - Birdwatching in Dhikala

Dhikala is also a bird watcher's paradise. Dont forget to bring binoculars. Birding in Dhikala is quite an attraction and species that can be observed here include Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Cinereous Vulture, Red-Headed Vulture, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Pied Harrier, Black Francolin, Tawny Pipit, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Slaty-Headed Parakeet, Emerald Dove and Jungle Bush Quail.

Bird Watching in Dhikala

Some Points to Keep in mind prior bookings in Dhikala

Dhikala is just a FRH (Forest Rest House maintained by Government) NOT a Luxury Suite. Just simple rooms with limited room service. The bathrooms are large, tiled and have a geyser but nothing fancy as expected.

Dhikala is almost 50 kms inside the forest from the entrance gate (Dhangarhi). The ride is a bit bumpy. We provide transportation to the FRH.

FRH has basic medical facilities. It is highly advisable to carry all the necessary medication and water bottles.

FRH complex has a library and an auditorium to show movie on wildlife.

Inside FRH NO mobile signals are available as you are inside a deep jungle. There are no landlines available inside the FRH.

ONLY Veg Food is provided inside the FRH restaurant.

Dhikala also it has many restrictions and walking is prohibited in this zone except in designated areas.

Do take your night stay permit before proceeding any further towards FRH Dhikala. You will not be permitted beyond Dhangarhi unless you have the permit.

No airconditioning but the coolers are enough since it is a bit cooler when you are inside the jungle.

If you are serious about your wildlife this is definitely the place to stay. Not the place for those seeking a luxurious relaxing holiday.

Only book if you are genuinly interested in wilderness. Also, don't be tiger-crazy. If you spot it, you are lucky if not, you still have so much before you. The sheer location of the FRH provides a mystic experience. Also, we suggest, do not miss out on Elephant Safari.

If you think agree with above points then All in all, you are in for a Fantastic Jungle Experience !!!

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Once confirmed and booked, the booking amount of Jeep Safari, Canter Safari and Elephant Ride / Safari is Non-refundable.

For Safari Entry is restricted ONLY to Petrol vehicles only. No Diesel Vehicles

Please Note :- We need One Photo Id No and list of all names who are coming for Safari with Age & Gender. (Passport Number is Compulsory for Foreign Citizens.)

Dhikala Canter Safari Dhikala Canter Safari :- Canter Safari (Bus Safari) is also a popular way to explore Corbett national park. Canter safaris can ONLY be done in Dhikala Zone, and it is the ONLY way to explore Dhikala Zone if you are not staying in any FRH (Forest Rest House) in Dhikala. Canter Safaris are operated by park authorities and can be booked at their Ramnagar office. The Canter Safari in Corbett Park can be experienced from 15th Nov till 15th June and it is operated twice a day during this specific period. As seats are limited for canter safari, hence, it advisable to book them in advance.

Dhikala Canter Safari

The green lush landscape of Jim Corbett National Park makes it a refreshing getaway and an excellent place to experience Jungle Safari.

Corbett National Park Records The World's Largest Population of Tigers.

Dhikala Canter Safari

Please Note :- There are only TWO safaris that can be taken in a day

Winter Safaris Timings - Dhikala Safari Zone

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Morning Safari: 0700 hrs Morning Safari: 1000 hrs
Evening Safari: 1400 hrs Evening Safari: 1730 hrs

Summer Safaris Timings - Dhikala Safari Zone 

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Morning Safari: 6000 hrs Morning Safari: 0930 hrs
Evening Safari: 1500 hrs Evening Safari: 1830 hrs

Please Note :- For Safari Entry is restricted ONLY to Petrol vehicles only. No Diesel

Dhikala Elephant Safari Dhikala Elephant Safari :-

Elephant Safari



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