Dhikala Night Stay Information - The Dhikala area of Corbett National Park is probably the finest unspoilt and abundant in wildlife area existing in Northern India, very rich source of wildlife, fauna and flora and that has extreme natural beauty. The vast dense grasslands called "Chaurs" like the "Savanah" in Africa exist only here. The Dhikala Forest Lodge built in the year 1936 is situated on the edge of the Ramganga Reservoir overlooking the forested hills of Kumaon & Garhwal. An overnight stay here provides the real wildlife experience with the opportunity of doing Elephant rides, Jeep Safaris and spending mid mornings on observation towers overlooking the Ramganga river and water holes. It is 50 km away from the Ramnagar Railway Station.
The location of the Dhikala Forest Lodge offsets its basic accommodation- though these facilities have been immensely improved in 2006, as it is situated deep in the heart of the forest and wildlife can be observed can from the verandah of your room. The rooms at Dhikala have been renovated and are no longer basic by Indian Jungle standards. Dhikala forest Lodge is located in the core area of Corbett national park and it is enclosed by an effective solar fence for your safety against wild animals.
The rooms are clean, with floor tilings and attached English style flushing toilets. Showers do exist and the mixers work - bucket baths are recommended, in case of malfunction. Running hot and cold water is surely available but we suggest mineral water for brushing the teeth.The lodge has electricity with supply timings and there is a back up generator and invertors. Wildlife films are shown every alternate evening in a make shift theatre and the lodge boasts of a fine wildlife library.
We are a personalized service organization managed by Wildlife, Bird watching and Fishing experts, and the pioneers of Wildlife Safari Tours to Corbett & Dudhwa National Parks. Our overnight tours to Dhikala & Gairal Lodges inside the Corbett National Park are a must for the Wildlife enthusiast, for a complete visit to this natural heritage of Corbett National Park.
We at "Corbett Tourism" carry our own clean bed sheets, pillow cases, towels, table cloths, hot water bottles, mosquito repellent coils and other necessary items to provide comfort in the wilds. The restaurant serves only vegetarian Indian, Chinese & Continental food served in Buffet style - the crockery is stone ware. Liquor is not available and allowed but some guests do carry their medicinal stock.
A stay at Dhikala is an experience and recommended for the "adventurous & forgiving wildlife traveler".
Dhikala / Gairal Tour 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.
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. We leave for three hour game drive that will pass through a pristine wilderness area with some of the best sighting of wildlife. Shambar road is the best place to spot tiger. Now you have evening at leisure to unwind in the serene surroundings of forest lodge. Retire for the night after dinner.
A knock on your doors reminds you the start of your day with hot coffee / tea to warm up before you go for elephant Safari. Do not forget to take your camera and binoculars. The two hours elephant ride will be through unrivaled wilderness area with some of the amazing sighting of wildlife to look forward to. Now you have entered into the Dhikala tourism zone which is a well know wildlife tourist destination in 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 forest lodge. An evening jeep safari gives you a better chance to explore the forest deep and closely. Overnight stay at Dhikala/Gairal forest lodge.
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).