Dhikala Zone :
The largest zone of all which preserves the rich natural landscape is known for rare species the Hog deer. With diverse and rich flora and fauna, the place is exotic. And has the amalgamation of the Sal forest with the origination of Ramganga River. And this greenery belt is the favorite spot for exhibiting crocodiles and gharials at the forest where at Gairal Crocodile Point, tons of them can be viewed.
The Ramganga River which has the rustic natural essence is the lifeline of the forest boosting its loaded flora and fauna. Dhangari gate, is the entrance point of this zone. Recognized for Royal Bengal tigers and herds of Asiatic elephants, the exciting canter safari can be done at this zone by the visitors as the zone restricts the day time visit by jeep safari.
The journey to the lush wildlife is initiated by the Ramnagar Corbett office. Meanwhile, the forest watchtower is the exception of this zone which allows you to silently gaze at reservoir of wildlife. And take the stroll amidst jungle by residing at Dhikala forest rest house. And with enough exploration time you administer the unforgettable jungle ride at jeep under the supervision of guide and naturalists.
Canter safari is led by the Corbett National park authorities in the Dhikala zone to give a chance to explore the rich wildlife of this zone. The Canter safari is the only option for the wildlife lovers who stay out of the Dhikala tourism zone and want to visit the area because the Day Jeep safari is not conducted for this zone. The Canter is a 16-seater open transport and a seat on the Canter can be reserved from on the web or from the Corbett National Park office in Ramnagar. The beginning stage of the Canter safari is Ramnagar Corbett office so the sightseers can board the Canter here for the safari on the off chance that they have pre-booked license. During the day safari, the Canter makes a stop at the Dhikala woods rest house for some time and voyagers can get down from the Canter, get revived, go for a stroll around the compound and can likewise appreciate the magnificence of the sitting above Ramganga stream just as the opportunity locating of different wild creatures on the riverbed.
The night stay in the forest house in the Dhikala zone is like a dream adventure for any wildlife lovers. There are 4 forest rest houses situated in this zone, which are Dhikala FRH, Gairal FRH, Sarpduli FRH and Sultan FRH. Among all the four rest houses, the Dhikala FRH is the most sought after rest house due to its strategic location and enhanced facilities. Dhikala forest rest house is the biggest rest house with having around 28 double-bed rooms and a dormitory of 12 beds in various accommodation wings. Dhikala FRH is the only forest rest house in the Corbett NP which has the facility of 24-hour electricity in the rooms.
In contrast to different zones of the Corbett National Park, the Dhikala zone doesn't offer the Jeep safari office for the day guests. Just the sightseers who have the booking in the forest houses situated in the zone can appreciate the Jeep safari in Dhikala. Subsequent to getting the grant for the night remain in any FRH in the zone, you need to employ a Jeep with a driver and a naturist so as to get inside the recreation center and visit your booked woodland house. Once inside the recreation center, you are allowed to investigate the wilderness and its widely varied vegetation by the Jeep for the entire day inside the endorsed time.
Situated close to the Gairal Rest house, the crocodile point is a porch like spot worked over a pool having countless crocodiles as the changeless natural surroundings. You can watch the crocodiles and their action by remaining on the patio and glancing down in the pool. This is an astonishing inclination to watch such a perilous animal of water at so close.
The enormous meadow, which is known as Chaurs, is the prime area in the Dhikala to spot wild creatures from tigers to elephants, different types of deer, wild pigs and numerous others. Dhikala zone is a lot of well known for its tremendous Chaurs and the tiger locating in the region is oftentimes revealed by the vacationers.
Winter Safaris Timings-
Morning Safari Entry- 06:00 am & Exit- 12:00 am
Evening Safari Entry- 12:00 pm & Exit- 05.30 pm
Summer Safaris Timings-
Morning Safari Entry- 05:30 am & Exit- 11:30 am
Evening Safari Entry- 12:00 pm & Exit- 06:30 pm