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Zone of Dhela Forest

The Dhela forest zone, which was added as the sixth and most recent zone in 1991, is one of the six that make up the Jim Corbett National Park. Public access to this area is available all year long. The Dhela Forest rest house is not far from the zone. Every bird lover will enjoy the area because it is perfect for bird watching.

Although the park is open all year round, November through June is the greatest time to come. You must use the Dhela gate, which is around 15 km from Ramnagar, to enter the Dhela eco-tourism zone. One of the most picturesque lodging options in the park is the Dhela Forest Rest House, which is located close to the Dhela village.

The Attractions of the Dhela Forest Zone

The newest area of Jim Corbett National Park has a lot of attractions. The well-known jungle safari, the ‘Chaurs’ or grasslands, and spotting rare wildlife are all available to visitors. Check out the details below:

Jungle Safari

Visitors can choose between a jeep safari and an elephant safari when they book a Corbett Safari. Prior reservations are required for the jeep safari. Adventure seekers can also walk a forested track while being watched by armed guards. Due to the Dhela forest zone’s proximity to the Corbett national park, tourists can see a variety of birds and animals there, including Royal Bengal Tigers, Asiatic Elephants, Barking Deer, Chital, Black Faced Monkeys, Jackals, Peacocks, Jungle Foul, White Bush Chats, Emerald Doves, Rested Kingfishers, Vultures, Parakeets, Common Grey Hornbills, Duck, Parrots, Seagulls.

Chaurs (Grasslands)

The main draw of this area is the well-known Laldhang chaur. Elephants, deer, wild pigs, neelgai, and other grassland birds are the dominant animals in the grassland. Following your Corbett Safari reservation, you can see all these beautiful animals. lush vegetation

Sheesham, Dhak, Sisoo, and Khair are abundant in Corbett National Park. The lone conifer in the park is the Chir Pine, which grows on ridgetops like Chir Choti and finishes in Gajar Sot. Major portions of the park also include Kanju (Holoptelia Integrifolia), Jamun (Syzygium Cumini), and Aamla (Emblica Officinalis) growing there. In Corbett Park, there are also Bel, Kusum, Mahua, and Bakli trees.


Dhela Forest Zone Timings

Summer Safaris-

● Morning Safari Entry- 06:00 am & Exit- 09:30 am

● Evening Safari Entry- 03:00 pm & Exit- 06:30 pm

Winter Safaris-

● Morning Safari Entry- 07:00 am & Exit- 10:00 am

● Evening Safari Entry- 02:00 pm & Exit- 05:30 pm

Dhela Forest Rest House Details

● Room Type: FRH(Single Bed)

● Location: Jhirna

● Entry Gate: Dhela Gate

● Distance from Ramnagar: 18 km

● No. of Rooms: 1

● Restaurant and Canteen: Yes

Booking for Dhela Forest Rest House

Please contact the Forest department representatives at Corbett National Park to make reservations for the Dhela Forest rest house.

Jim Corbett National Park Jeep Safari Tour

Enjoy the thrill of watching wild animals and birds in their natural habitat up and close with your family and friends with Jim Corbett National Park jeep safari. The park is famed as India’s oldest national park and home to the endangered Royal Bengal Tigers. The Jim Corbett National Park started operating in 1936 in Uttarakhand and is known for its pristine beauty comprising hills, rivers, and acres of dense forests. The Corbett jeep safari tour is a one of a kind experience for everyone to cherish forever.

Why Visit Jim Corbett National Park?

Jim Corbett National Park is home to more than 500 species of animals and birds and around 500 different species of plants. Hundreds of exotic animals, birds, and plants can be found here. The park is spread over more than 500 square meters area comprising hills, marshlands, river belts, and a large lake. The best way to explore the beauty of this place is by taking a Corbett jeep safari tour. The park has 5 zones, and each of them can be covered with the jeep safari tour. The zones are named as:
● Bijarani zone
● Jhirna Zone
● Dhela zone
● Dhikala zone
● Durga Devi zone

Jim Corbett National Park Major Attractions

The park is open throughout the year and the jeep safari tours are one of the biggest attractions here. As the open jeeps make their way through the narrow path of the jungle, get ready to spot royal Bengal tigers, elephants, tawny fish owls, golden jackals, crested serpent eagles, blossom headed parakeets and hundreds of other animals and birds. Be cautious while clicking pictures to get the best shots.

Other than exotic birds, animals, and plants, there are a few other attractions to look forward to within the national park, like the Kalagarh Dam located in the south-west side of the park, where you can spot many migratory birds flocking in. You can also spot the Corbett falls and Gajariya Devi temple which is located on the banks of Kosi. Dhikala is a popular area of the Corbett National Park located at the fringes of Patli Dun Valley.

Jim Corbett National Park Jeep Safari Tour Booking Procedure

Since the Jim Corbett National Park jeep safari tour is immensely popular, it is recommended that you book our service 30 days prior to your intended visit if you are an Indian resident and 60 days prior to your intended visit if you belong to any foreign country.

Hurry! Book now and set out for a unique adventure.

The Best Time to Visit
Although the park is open throughout the year, for a pleasant experience, try to visit in between November and February, i.e, during the winter season. Summers can get uncomfortable and most animals may avoid coming out during the day. Winters are also the best time to go for elephant safaris.

Terms & Conditions

1. Day visit to all zones are strictly regulated as per the scientifically calculated carrying capacity and only a limited number of vehicles are permitted entry during each morning and afternoon.
2. Permits for day visits to the Sonanadi Ecotourism zone can be obtained from the visitor reception center located at Kotdwar.
3. Permits for day visits to other zones are available online on our website.
4. Visitors are advised to acquaint themselves with gate timings and arrive well before the designated time to avoid any inconvenience.
5. Private vehicles are ‘not’ allowed entry for tourism purposes into the park and visitors use specially designed vehicles, registered with CTR for this purpose. Day visits to the Dhikala Ecotourism Zone are permitted only through the specially designed Canter buses via Ramganga Conducted Tours.
6. Visitors can also enjoy elephant rides at Bijrani and Dhikala ecotourism Zone, which is available on ‘First come, first get’ basis.
7. Canteen facilities are available at Dhikala, Bijrani and Gairal. At other locations, kitchen facilities have been provided
8. The Jeep will pickup & drop from/to the Resort/Hotel/Railway Station as specified by the Traveller. (Conditions Apply)
9. Jeep safari will book in advance basis. Booking starts 45 days prior to your tour date.