DHIKALA FOREST LODGE 4.5
Day : 1 Arrive Ramnagar- Transfer to Dhikala via Dhangari Gate
In the morning pick up from Ramnagar railway station and transfer to Dhikala forest lodge. Check-in at the lodge, freshen up yourself and have little rest. After a short break take refreshment and get ready for the game drive. Soon after the lunch we leave for three hour game drive that will pass through a pristine wilderness area with some of the best sighting of wildlife. Now you have evening at leisure to unwind in the serene surroundings of your forest lodge. Retire for the night after dinner.
Day : 2 Discover the Most Fascinating Wildlife Territory (CTR)
A knock on your doors reminds you the start of your day with hot coffee / tea to warm up before you head towards the Jungle Safari. Do not forget to take your camera and binoculars before getting on the gypsy. The three hours morning safari this morning will be through unrivaled wilderness area with some of the amazing sighting of wildlife to look forward to. Now you entered into the Dhikala tourism zone which is a well know wildlife tourist destination in Jim Corbett National Park. It is situated at the border of the Dun valley from where from the Ramganga flows in numerous channels. This exclusive zone offers outstanding view of the valley. It gives you an opportunity to discover the most fascinating wildlife territory on earth. Lunch will be served back at the resort. Now you have afternoon at leisure to unwind in the serene ambiance of your classic lodge.
Day : 3 Corbett National Park to Delhi
Get ready for early morning game drive in a dense saal forest, grassland of riverine forests, the presence of large water body and its location on the foothills. According to your tour package the last day we take you to Elephant ride. Explore the richness of flora and fauna of Corbett just from a height. Come back to the resort and check out from the resort on time. Later depart by surface for Delhi (260 Kms/ 06 hrs drive).
Dhikala Forest Lodge
Dhikala Forest LodgeDhikala Forest Lodge has 25 rooms & 2 dormitory with 12 beds in each dormitory. 25 rooms are further divided into 5 categories.
Old Forest Rest House :- 5 rooms
New Forest Rest House :- 4 rooms
Annexe :- 7 rooms
Hutment :- 6 rooms
Cabin :- 3 rooms
Gairal Forest Lodge
Gairal Forest LodgeGairal Forest Lodge has 6 rooms & 1 dormitory of 8 beds. 6 rooms are further divided into 2 categories. Old Forest Rest House & New Forest Rest House
Old Forest Rest House :- 2 rooms
New Forest Rest House :- 4 rooms
After Dhikala Lodge, Gairal lodge is the most preferred forest lodge amongst visitors. Gairal forest lodge is located on the banks of ramganga river. Gairal forest lodge have electricity for a few hours in the evening via generator.
Located in the bosom of the Corbett National Park, Dhikala forest zone is among the largest safari zones in this region. Dhikala forest lodge is most popular among the wildlife enthusiasts. The lush green forests, verdant grasslands and the Ramganga River provide a suitable environment to develop the best habitat for wildlife. The main attractions of this zone are the Royal Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant. There are five different forest lodges inside Dhikala zone including Dhikala forest lodge, Garial forest lodge, Sarapduli forest lodge, Sultan forest lodge and Khinnanauli forest lodge. All the forest lodges are surrounded by solar wire fencing.
Dhikala zone has one of the most picturesque and beautiful landscape in the world and the rich wildlife in the area adds to its charm. Dhikala zone if the biggest zone of Corbett national park open for its visitors and provides wonderful chances of game viewing. Dhikala zone gets its name from Dhikala grassland, which is one of the biggest grassland of the national park supporting variety of wildlife. Other than grasslands Dhikala zone has sal forests, mixed forest and variety for flaura. Lifeline of the zone is Ramganga river which supports the wildlife in the area and adds to the beauty of the forest.
Dhikala zone offers sighting of variety of wildlife including many rare or endangered species. One of the major attraction of the Dhikala zone is royal Bengal tiger but some of the animals commonly sighted in the dhikala zone are elephants, Spotted deer, Sambar deer, Hog deer, barking deer, common langur, rehusus macaque, wild boar, crocodiles, yellow throated martins, gharials, mahasheer and pythons and snakes. If one is lucky one can also get to see nocturnal creatures like leopard, slot bear, porcupines, and pangolins. Dhikala is also a paradise for birds and one can get to see more than 500 species of birds. More than 300 species of birds are permanent resident of the area. Dhikala zone is highly popular in terms of providing shelter to some of the highly endangered species like hog Deer, gharials, otters and golden mahasheer.
Dhikala zone of Corbett national park again tops the chart when it comes for the opportunity to stay inside the national park. There are five rest house/ lodges within Dhikala zone, which are run by forest department for staying of the visitors of Corbett national park. Dhikala forest lodge, Gairal Forest lodge, Sarapduli forest lodge, Khinnanauli forest lodge and sultan forest lodge are the names of rest houses within Dhikala zone. Other than sultan forest lodge, all the forest lodges are covered with solar wire fencing for the safety of the people staying in the lodges. Out of all the lodges Dhikala forest lodge is the only lodge which has got electricity.
Dhikala zone is open for tourists from 15th Nov to 15th june every year and during the remaining period it remains closed due to monsoons as many streams cross the road leading to Dhikala zone and it gets impossible to cross the streams due to high water levels and pressures. There are many tracks like thandi sadak, champion road, sambar road, car road, ram singh road, kamar patta, main road, moda dal road, shikari batiya developed in the Dhikala zone to enhance the chances of wildlife sighting.
Dhikala zone can be visited by jeep only when one has the permit for staying within the forest lodges inside the dhikala zone. In case someone is staying in the resorts at the periphery of the national park, one can visit Dhikala zone by canters or open buses which are run by the forest department.
BASIC /STANDARD ACCOMMODATION
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Attached toilets :- yes except in dormitory.
Star category :- None.
AC in the rooms :- No.
TV in the rooms :- No.
Tea cattle maker in the rooms :- No.
Mobile connectivity :- Negligible.
Land line :- No.
Electricity :- Only Dhikala lodge has fixed electricity line. Electricity in all the other rest houses are provided by solar panels.
Restaurant / Canteen :- Dhikala and Gairal lodges offer canteen with buffet meals. Other lodges provide kitchen facility with room attendants
Room category :- Tough there are different room categories but all the rooms are similar. Even rooms with same category may vary from each other.
Location :- All the lodges in dhikala zone have excellent location and offers a wonderful view of forests and provides a rich and unique experience.
Safety :- All the rest house except sultan are covered with solar wire fencing to keep away the animals entering the forest lodges.
SAFARI ZONES IN CORBETT
Visitors must be carry entry permits with ID document, which mentioned in permit.
Day visit Entry permit for Dhikala Zone is only permitted for the tourists staying inside the forest rest house
Entry permit to the Corbett National Park is provisional and it can be cancelled or changed without any prior announcement.
Entry permits belongs to you not transferrable for others.
Entry to the forest area strictly prohibited after sunset