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Zone of Dhikala Forest

The main safari zone in the center of Jim Corbett National Park is the Dhikala forest zone. Dhikala, which is situated on the Ramganga River’s bank, is renowned for its luxuriant vegetation, attractive surroundings, and tranquil ambiance. Along with a wide variety of flora and fauna, including more than 100 tree species, 7 kinds of climbers, about 50 species of shrubs, and 33 species of grass and bamboo, the Dhikala zone is renowned for its Asiatic elephants and Royal Bengal tigers.

In this area, you might also see barking deer, foxes, monitor lizards, jackals, leopards, and numerous more creatures. Dhangadi gate, which is located 30 kilometers from Dhikala Forest Lodge, is the closest entry gate. Corbett National Park is among the top lodging options.


The Dhikala Forest Inn

Wildlife enthusiasts are well known for the Dhikala forest lodge, which is located within the Dhikala forest zone. It is strategically placed in the center of the Dhikala forest zone and is managed by the forest department under Corbett National Park. Between November and June is the ideal time to visit Jim Corbett National Park and stay at the Dhikala Forest Lodge. For those traveling with their family, the Dhikala forest lodge is the best option because it is the only guest lodging in the national park with electricity in the rooms. Solar fences that surround the lodge prevent wild animals from entering the grounds.

Details for Dhikala Forest Lodge’s rooms

The lodge comprises a total of 32 houses, which are split into 06 wings:

1. The New Forest Rest House has 04 rooms.

2. Old Forest Rest House: There are 05 rooms.

3. Dhikala Annexe: There are 07 rooms.

4. Hutment: Number of Rooms: 06

5. Cabins: There are 06 rooms in total. 

6. All Range Quarters: There are 04 rooms.

Each room has a solar-powered geyser and an adjoining bathroom. The Dhikala forest lodge also has two dorms, each of which has 12 beds. For both dorms, there is a shared bathroom.

Information about booking Dhikala Forest Lodge

Bookings for the Dhikala Forest Lodge in Jim Corbett National Park can be made up to 45 days in advance. Bookings made by foreign nationals can be made 90 days prior to the check-in date. For foreigners, providing a passport and photo ID at the time of booking is required.

Rates for Dhikala Forest Lodge

The following are the current Dhikala forest lodge booking costs for Indian citizens:

● 2 Persons- Rs. 7000/- per person- One Room.

● 3 Persons- Rs. 6200/- per person- One Room + Extra Bed.

● 4 Persons- Rs. 5500/- per person- Two Rooms.

● 5 Persons- Rs. 5000/- per person- 2 Rooms + 1 Extra Bed.

● 6 Persons- Rs. 4800/- per person- 3 Rooms / 2 Triple Bed Rooms.

Dhikala Forest Lodge Service Checklist


● Stay at the Dhikala woodland lodge for one night.

● Jeep safaris in the Dhikala Zone twice.

● Housekeeping.

● Vehicle parking.

● Guide charges during the safari.

● Entry fee, vehicle charges, and permit fee included.

● A pick-up and drop-off service by jeep from Ramnagar to the Dhikala forest lodge.


● All meals in the Dhikala forest lodge.

● Any personal expenses.

● Anything that is not mentioned in the cost inclusions list.

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.