Dhikala zone is always been Tourist favorite attraction in Corbett, Whether for a canter safari ride or Night Stay inside the forest. Dhikala zone is the largest zone of Jim Corbett National Park, thus it has 4 FRHs close to the entry gate. Sultan is the first FRH you see as you enter the forest, and Gairal, Sarpduli, and Dhikala campus all entered along the same pathway.
The Dhikala zone is open from 15 November to 15 June and remain closed the rest of the year due to monsoon season. On the banks of the lovely Ramganga river, where animals may be seen while coming in the search of foods or water and they are living in their native habitat, you can even spend the night inside the forest there. where a variety of rare wildlife species can be seen from Crocodile to Gharial, Hog deers and others too. Dhikala Zone Packages are designed so you can your group can enjoy the feel of night stay inside the forest.
When you spend the night inside any of these FRH build by the government only then you can take a jungle jeep safari in Dhikala zone, for day visit only Canter ride is available for the visitors; which will let you and your group explore the forest while driving in an open jeep. The excitement of your trip will intensify as you enter Dhikala's deep, dense forest in such a breathtaking weather.
Because there are also dormitories in Dhikala Zone, which you can go for if you are coming with your large group; the Dhikala Packages there are made so that you and your group can enjoy the surroundings. With your friends and family by your side in such a stunning setting, you may have the best time of your life.
There are a variety of birds and animals on Corbett which you can see, including Elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger and so many more. The Dhikala Forest Lodge Packages include your accommodation inside the forest as well as jungle jeep safaris. Since you'll need to stay atleast for a day, then you will get 2 jeep safari in one time stay; you can get whatever meals you like from the canteen inside the campus.
Indian citizens must apply 60 days before their visit date for a Dhikala-Night Stay permit, while foreign visitors must apply 90 days in advance for a hassle-free booking. You will make a reservation for a Forest Lodge in accordance with the availability in the various FRH
When you pick up your torch to have a look at your surroundings, you can sight lots of eyes glowing in the light of your torch from the outside of the Rest House's electrical fencing. Deer, Wild Boars and sometimes even Tigers can be seen and heard very close to the fencing of the Rest House.
Dhikala Forest LodgeDhikala Forest Lodge has 25 rooms & 2 dormitory with 12 beds in each dormitory. 25 rooms are further divided into 5 categories.
Gairal Forest LodgeGairal Forest Lodge has 6 rooms & 1 dormitory of 8 beds. 6 rooms are further divided into 2 categories. Old Forest Rest House & New Forest Rest House.
After Dhikala Lodge, Gairal lodge is the most preferred forest lodge amongst visitors. Gairal forest lodge is located on the banks of ramganga river. Gairal forest lodge have electricity for a few hours in the evening via generator.
Dhikala forest rest house has a total room inventory of 32 rooms which is further classified into 06 wings as mentioned below:-
All visitors to Corbett National Park have to obtain permits from the concerned authority. These can be obtained from the park administration centre located at Ramnagar. The 03 days duration permit is issued on the spot without any delay provided photocopies of the identity cards along of the applicants are made available. Foreign nationals have to produce their passport and photocopy for the same to get the permit.
Corbett Forest Lodges Permits would be issued for a maximum of three days only. Permit is not transferable and once the permit is issued it is not refundable. The park authorities shall not be responsible in any way for damages caused.