Dhikala Forest Lodge Booking
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About Dhikala Forest Lodge
Dhikala Forest Lodge is largest and most beautiful tourism zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve consisting large grasslands, river beds, Sal and mixed forests. Ramganga river flows through dhikala zone which supports variety of wildlife in the zone. Dhikala is also popular amongst photographers and wildlife enthusiasts since it acts as seasonal home to large population of Asiatic elephants and good density of wild tigers.
Dhikala Forest Lodge Booking
Dhikala forest lodge is run and managed by forest department under Corbett national park, it is located in the core area of Corbett national park. The entry gate for Dhikala is Dhangadi gate. You have to show your permits to forest guards here at this point.
Dhikala forest lodge is 30 kms from Dhangadi gate, and it will take around 01 Hr to 01 Hr 15 Mins to cover this distance. This journey from Dhangadi gate to Dhikala itself is full of adventures, you have to cross dense sal forest and Ramganga River with several seasonal rivers, the animals you are most likely to spot while going to Dhikala are herds of spotted deer, Barking deer, Sambhar, Barasinga, Elephants, and Hyena, Fox, Monitor Lizard and even Tigers also. Its location at core area of Corbett national park made it a perfect place to stay for wildlife enthusiast.
Dhikala Forest Rest House Booking
Bookings of Dhikala rooms are mainly divided into offline and online rooms. 17 Online rooms are booked online through official website of corbett national park and 8 offline rooms are alloted by booking office available at Ramnagar. 17 online rooms are further divided in Indian and foreign quota with 12 and 5 rooms respectivly.
The six different wings of the Dhikala Forest Lodge can be categorized as:
Old Forest Rest House (Number of Room -05)
Dhikala Annexes ( Number of Rooms - 07)
Hutment ( Number of Rooms - 06)
Cabins ( Number of Rooms - 06)
New Forest Rest House ( Number of Rooms - 04)
Old Range Quarters ( Number of Rooms - 04)
Fooding in Dhikala forest Lodge
The food in Dhikala forest lodge is not a problem as there are two canteens within the premises of lodge. One of them is run by Kumaon mandal vikas nigam which is run by the tourism department of uttarakhand and offers buffet meals. Other canteen in dhikala forest lodge offers food in alacarte menu.
The Dhikala forest rest house campus is covered with solar wire fence.
Facilities in Dhikala forest Rest House
All rooms in dhikala forest rest house have washrooms attached with running hot and cold water.
Power Supply at Dhikala forest Lodge
Dhikala is the only forest rest house in corbett national park which has electricity.
Rooms specification at Dhikala forest rest house
All the rooms at dhikala forest rest house are basic and there are no TV’s, AC’s. Though rooms have electricity points to charge your cameras and mobile. Rooms of same category can differ in size and space.
How to reach Dhikala Forest Lodge
Our packages starts & ends at Ramnagar (Corbett Tiger Reserve Office). In case if guest is looking for pick up from any particular resort or place we can customize package as per their requirement.
By road: Dhikala, Corbett National park is around 300 kms from Delhi. It takes approx 6 hrs to reach Dhikala from Delhi.
Route from Delhi is – Delhi - Hapur – Garhmukeshwar - Moradabad - Thakurdwara - Ramnagar – Dhikala, Corbett National Park.
By Train: Ramnagar is the nearest railhead to reach Dhikala. Dhikala entry gate is around 32 kms from Ramnagar railway station. Ramnagar station code is RMR.
By Air: Pantnagar is the nearest domestic airport to reach Dhikala, Corbett National park. It is only 50 km away from Corbett Park. Delhi is the nearest International Airport at a distance of 300 km.
Clothing information for Dhikala Night Stay
Nov – Mid Dec – If you are planning to visit Dhikala from Nov to Mid Dec, then carry light woolen clothes.
Mid Dec – Feb – If you are planning to visit Dhikala from Mid Dec to Feb, then carry heavy woolen clothes, especially jackets, mufflers, hand gloves & cap (woolen).
March – April – If you are planning to visit Dhikala from March to April, then carry light jackets, sweaters etc.
May –June – If you are planning to visit Dhikala in
May or June, then carry loose cotton clothes which absorb sweat very easily. Also carry sunscreen lotions, sunglasses & caps for protection from sun.
Entry timings of Dhikala Forest Rest House
Dhangari gate is the main entry gate to reach Dhikala. One can enter into Dhangari gate from 06 am till 04 pm only. After 4 pm entry will not be allowed & booking will be canceled & no refund would be provided.
Note: In order to stay at night in the Dhikala Forest Rest House, the Indian and SAARC visitors have to book the accommodation in Dhikala Forest Lodge 44 days in advance and the Foreigners have to book the accommodation 92 days in advance. It is said that wildlife trip to India is incomplete if you have not visited Dhikala Forest Lodge. So, If you are dreaming of a great vacation and finding it hard work to make it happen, do not worry, we carefully select tour itinerary and make it perfect your dream vacation. If you are wildlife enthusiast, the wildlife tour to Dhikala in Corbett National Park will keep you busy as it is home to many species of mammals and reptiles and it could be an opportunity for you to see the Royal Bengal Tiger. Corbett is among few national parks of India that allows night stay in the heart of jungle.
Staying facilities are also available at Bijrani, Gairal, Jhirna and Kanda forest rest houses. The government has increased accommodation in recent years by introducing additional annexes and dormitories. These all forest rest houses have solar electric fencing that keeps the tourists safe.