Dhikala Forest lodge


Dhikala is the most popular zone of Jim Corbett National Park. It is located at the core area of the Park. One can hear roaring of tigers and trumpets of elephants from the accommodation centre of Dhikala Forest Lodge. Main Dhikala Lodge is 33 kms far away from Dhangari Gate and Dhangari Gate is 19 kms. far from Ramnagar town. Dhikala Forest Rest House is located right in centre of Corbett National Park along the bank of river Ramganga.

Accommodation Facility

Total accommodation facility is only for 240 persons in Dhikala forest guest house. There is not any luxurious and sweet room in the rest house but real wildlife lover feels comfortable at the forest lodge. Rooms have Coolers and running hot waters (with solar) in Bath rooms.

  • Old Forest Rest House: No of rooms -05
  • New Forest Rest House : No of Rooms – 04
  • Annexe Rooms: No of Rooms 07
  • Guide Hutment: No of rooms 06
  • Cabins: No of Rooms 06
  • All Range Quarters: No of Rooms 04
Food and Other Services

Restaurant, Canteen and a small general store facility is available at Dhikala. A good quality food served in buffet system with a variety of food. Tourist can take food in Canteen at affordable prices

Library and Amphitheater

One small library & reading room is also available at Dhikala where one can get information about the history and wildlife of Corbett park. One more attraction of this park is Amphitheatre where every evening one can enjoy the wildlife movies.

Adventurious Activities

Tourist come to this park specially for wildlife adventure to watch wild animals. A watch tower beside a waterhole mostly 1 km far from the Dhikala accommodation centre. Elephant Safari and Jeep Safari are other activity in the park.

Important Thing to Know About Dhikala

Dhikala is the most popular zone of Corbett National Park. It is the main administration station of the Jim Corbett National Park. This park is famous for various wild animals Tiger, Elephants, Wild Boars, Deer, Barking Deer, Jackal, Crocodile, Ghariyal many more.

No private vehicles are allowed inside the park, without forest rest house booking at Dhikala or the nearby forest rest house such as Khinnauli, Sarpdulli, Gairal, Sultan. The only option to visit the park by day safari is Canter Safari.