Dhikala Forest Lodge Corbett

The most admired zone of the Corbett National Park, Dhikala located within the periphery of Patli Dun Valley is blessed with abundant flora and fauna. It is the largest zone of the Corbett National Park, where tourists can easily spot species like spotted deer, Barking deer, Sambhar, Barasinga, Elephants, and Hyena, Fox, Monitor Lizard and even tigers. Doubling the fun of the wildlife holiday in Dhikala zone is its Dhikala Forest Lodge, which is one of its kinds in Corbett amidst wilderness. Far away from the hustle bustles, a stay in the Dhikala Forest Lodge offers just the right thing that every wildlife enthusiasts look forward too - the uninterrupted view of the jungle blended with influences from local cultures.

A night stay at the lodge over the Dhikala Tour is highly recommended for the hardcore wildlife enthusiasts. The best part about staying the lodge is its journey from the Dhangadi gate during which you will cut and run through the rich flora and fauna, vast grassland, dense Sal jungle, and various small river channels. The building of the lodge, which is a mix of old and new, is a sight to behold too. Old rest house at Dhikala possesses the historical architecture, built by the Britishers over hundreds of years ago. For a stay in Dhikala Forest Rest House on a Corbett National Park wildlife tour, you need to book 46 days in advance if you're an Indian and 91 days in advance for foreign nationals.

There are 32 rooms in the lodge:

  • 5 Rooms: Old Forest Rest House
  • 4 Rooms (Closed for Tourists): Old Range Quarters
  • 4 Rooms: New Forest Rest House
  • 7 Rooms: Annexe Room
  • 6 Rooms: Cabin Rooms
  • 6 Rooms: Hutment Rooms
  • 2 Dormitories: 12 Bunk Beds with an attached bathroom

All the rooms have an attached bathroom with the facility of hot and cold water as well. The lodges make a point to abide the rules of the jungle and make it more eco-friendly for tourists with the solar electric wire fence to ward off animals to enter the premises. Within the forest lodge premises, there are two eateries available that offers buffet meals; the quality of food is good. With the eateries, there's a general store as well where you can find all the daily needs. Alcohols and non-vegetarian food items are strictly not allowed here.Set deep in the wilderness grounds and perfect for a night stay under starry Indian skies, Dhikala Forest lodge promises to enchant and enthrall.