Dhikala Forest Rest House is most preferable rest house of Jim Corbett Park, because of its unbeatable wildlife. It is located at the outer edge of Patli Dun valley. Dhikala is also called “Heart of Corbett National Park”. Dhangari Gate is the entry point of Dhikala Zone. Dhikala forest lodge is 32kms far from the Entry Gate. It is always being the first choice of wildlife and nature lovers. Its location and facilities are best rather than other forest lodges.
When you enter from the gate inside the jungle you can feel breathtaking view of jungle. Dhikala offers an amazing view of the dense Sal forests, valley around Ramganga River and several small rivers adjoining on it. In this zone you can see the many wildlife animals like Elephants, Hyena, Fox, spotted deer, Barking deer, Sambhar, Barasinga, Monitor Lizard and even Tigers also.
Tourists can enjoy Jeep and Elephant Safaris at Dhikala Chaur (One of the biggest grassland of the park) and Phuli Chaur.
Accommodation in Dhikala Forest Rest House
- Old Forest Rest House: 05 Rooms
- New Forest Rest House: 04 Rooms
- Annexe: 07 Rooms
- Cabins: 06 Rooms
- Hutment: 06 Rooms
- All Range quarters: No of Rooms 04
- Dormitories: 24 beds
Facilities in Dhikala Forest Lodge
Dhikala forest lodge are not so luxurious but attached toilet bathrooms, cooler, hot running water (with solar) is provided in every room. In dormitories everybody share common toilet/bathrooms. KMVN canteen is also at Dhikala campus, which provides excellent food services on buffet system.
Best Time for Dhikala Forest Rest House:
Dhikala forest zone opens 15 November to 15 June and during that time period Dhikala is always the first preference of wildlife lovers. Everybody must book Dhikala forest lodge in advance with a Corbett authorised tour operator.