THANO FOREST REST HOUSE थानो फॉरेस्ट रेस्ट हाउस

THANO FOREST REST HOUSE थानो फॉरेस्ट रेस्ट हाउस

Hi, I am Subhash Chaudhary from Dehradun Uttarakhand and I have been recently visited Thano Forest Rest House.

Actually, this visit is not official but I was coming from Rishikesh to Dehradun via Thano, and but this time I decided to visit Thano Forest Rest house but both the gates are closed (Thano FRH has 2 gates- IN and OUT).

One Gate is Locked and another gate is also closed but without a Lock. I ask the Local Person Standing Near that if I can go inside without permission and he replies yes I can visit there I will find one person.

So I decided to go inside with my bike I open the gate. as I open the gate a person names shiva(caretaker in thano forest rest house) gets alert and ready to question me.

I park my bike and before shiva asks me anything I introduce myself and told I am a YouTuber and I recorded this complete journey for YouTube .you can watch my video there and don’t forget to subscribe to this Youtube channel as I keep exploring Uttarakhand and around.

Suddenly Shiva understands me completely and open his heart or me and start his further conversation and told me many many things about Thano FRH.

AND, I recorded everything and also publish a youtube video for the same.

here is the video link below.

Also read about this –

Dhikala Forest Rest House Night Stay Suspended Due To Corona

Dhikala Forest Rest House Night Stay Suspended Due To Corona

As per Guidelines issued by NTCA & Wildlife Division, Government of India in the wake of COVID-19 and instructions issued by CWLW, Uttarakhand, all tourism-related activities in Corbett Tiger Reserve remains suspended from 03.05.2021 till 15.05.2021. Inconvenience is deeply regretted. All advance booking amounts for the above period will be refunded.


I am also a YouTuber and I recorded all this complete journey for YouTube .you can watch my video there and don’t forget to subscribe to this Youtube channel as I keep exploring Uttarakhand and around.


Also, Read –Mundiyapani-forest-rest-house




Dhikala Forest Rest House


I have been to Dhikala forest rest house in 2017 1st time And since that year I am continuously going there.

I fell in love with Dhikala forest rest house( not only Dhikala but all Jim Corbett National park ) while my trip to Ramnagar for staying in a resort in 2016.

While my Spanish friends on the holiday trip to India we decided to go there for a Jeep Safari and we did Dhela zone jeep safari that was my first Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett national park.

So, in the year 2017, I was working in Sharekhan Ltd office Dehradun and I decided to do Jim Corbett National park Night Stay but I have no idea where to stay how it works how to book how much it cost, etc…

Dhikala Forest Rest House
Woodstand inside Dhikala Rest House


Dhikala Forest Rest House
Grassland Visible from Dhikala Forest Rest House


birds of north india dhikala forest rest house
birds inside Jim Corbett national park


grassland of jim corbett national park near dhikala forest rest house


jim corbett national park
wood stand inside Dhikala Rest House



jim corbett national park forest
Dhikala zone core forest


Dhikala Forest Rest House
canteen food inside Jim Corbett national park


Accomodation inside Dhikala forest Rest House
Dormitory inside Dhikala Rest House


Ramganga River Dhikala Forest Rest House



After few hours of my research, I come to know that the best Forest rest house in Jim Corbett national park is Dhikala Forest rest House inside the Dhikala zone which is accessible from the Dhangarhi gate.

And I get deeper and deeper and soon after few days I have completed knowledge about accommodation type, cost and permit booking of Dhikala forest rest house.

But the problem is the park was closed due to monsoon season the time I was doing all this so I have to wait for 15th November to book my first stay inside Jim Corbett forest rest house.

Soon November comes and I booked my permit to stay with one more person ( Vikas- my uncle from the village) and we get to the park wowow amazing super exciting I was.

So our first-night stay is an outside park in Bijrani camp ( runs by Bisht ji ) as we reached one night before at Ramnagar by bus from Dehradun.

The next day our jeep with driver arrived inside Bijrani camp on time to pick us for Dhangarhi gate and this is the day I was waiting for 6 months.

Soon after breakfast in Bijrani camps and jumped to the jeep and reached Dhangarhi gate after 30 minutes journey where we show our permit and do formality.

We start our second phase of a journey of 30 kilometers inside the core Forest from Dhangarhi gate to the dhikala Forest rest house.

This 20 kilometers journey almost took 2 hours and normal people start at 11 am from Dhangarhi gate which ended up around 1 pm in Dhikala forest rest house.

Just after we reach there we fill the reception register with all details and permit numbers and then we check in to Dhikala dormitory because we booked the dormitory for both of us.

The caretaker guy there introduces us to everything and I was also checking and understand everything with all excitement. I also bombarded many questions and satisfy my mind.

We put our bags there inside the dormitory and went to the dining room which is attached to the open kitchen and did our buffet Lunch 😋 which was really delicious and went for a little relaxation and we also have to leave for the evening jeep Safari in Dhikala zone.

Soon our jeep is ready and the gate is open for evening Safari around 2 pm and we are again ready for 3 hours jeep Safari around Dhikala Forest rest house.

Around 30 Jeeps were there inside the campus.

We come back from Jeep Safari around 5 pm and we again have to inform the recreation that we are back and then we directly went to the washroom as our mouths and head are all filled with sand.

It is almost dark by that time and we change clothes and went to the dining room for dinner and this is the Only time we chit chat and relax and meet other visitors there.

There is one wood stand outside canteen also known as High Bank as from here one can see very far in the grassland with ram Ganga reservoir. Believe me, this is one of the most beautiful views I ever had in my life.

After dinner, we walk inside the dhikala Forest rest house and check the area as I have to understand the map inside and position of all accommodation types in dhikala.

And then went near dormitory and sit of it and talk with other people staying with us in the same dormitory as one dormitory has 12 beds total.

Soon we charge our phone and camera 🎥📷 and went to our bed after preparing it.

It is quite difficult to sleep there as the bed is a bit tough like railway coach bed 🛌 but after some struggling finally had little sleep and then soon early in the morning we wake up in the dark around 5 am as we have to be in the jeep around 6 am for morning jeep safari.

After 3 hours of jeep safari from 6 to 9 am we collect our belongings and check out from the dormitory and beaded towards Dhangarhi gate for exit.

We reach Ramnagar bus station around 1 pm and from there we took the direct bus to Dehradun which drop us here in the night.

I am also a YouTuber and I recorded all this complete journey for YouTube .you can watch my video there and don’t forget to subscribe to this Youtube channel as I keep exploring Uttarakhand and around.


Also, Read –Mundiyapani-forest-rest-house


जिम कार्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान

जिम कॉर्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान भारत के उत्तराखण्ड राज्य के नैनीताल जिले के राम नगर के पास स्थित है, और इसका नाम जिम कॉर्बेट के नाम पर रखा गया था. जिम कॉर्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान भारत का सबसे पुराना राष्ट्रीय उद्यान है, और इसकी स्थापना 1936 में बंगाल बाघ की रक्षा के लिए हेली राष्ट्रीय उद्यान के रूप में स्थापित किया गया था. जिम कॉर्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान में 520.8 वर्ग किमी में पहाड़ी, नदी की बेल्ट, दलदलीय गडढे, घास कि मैदान और एक बड़ी झील शामिल हैं. इसकी ऊचाई 2300 से 4000 फिट तक होती है. यहाँ शीतकालीन राते ठंडी होती है और दिन गर्म होते हैं, यहाँ जुलाई से सितम्बर तक बारिश होती है.


घने नम पणृपाती वन में मुख्य रूप से शाल, पीपल, रोहानी और आम के पेड़ होते हैं जंगल का लगभग 73% हिस्सा घेरते है. इस क्षेत्र में10% घास के मैदान होते हैं, यहाँ पेड़ की 110 प्रजातियाँ हैं, 40 स्तनधारीयो की प्रजातियाँ, 650  पक्षियों की प्रजातियाँ और 24 सिरसृफ प्रजातियाँ हैं. जिम कॉर्बेट का खयाल आते ही मन में डिस्कवरी चैनल का वो सीन  जिसमें एक घना जंगल व उसमें  हिरण का शिकार करते हुए चिते का चित्र सामने आ जाता है. ऐसे महसूस होता है बस जाते ही बाघ दिख जाए तो यात्रा सफल हो जाए. यह उघान प्रोजेक्ट टाइगर का एक भिन्न अंग है.


हमारे देश में 103 राष्ट्रीय उद्यान है, इनमें से कई तो बहुत प्रसिद्ध है.जैसे-


  • जिम कार्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान.
  • नंदादेवी राष्ट्रीय उद्यान.
  • वेली ओफ फलोवर राष्ट्रीय उद्यान.
  • राजाजी राष्ट्रीय उद्यान.
  • गंगोत्री राष्ट्रीय उद्यान.
  • गोविन्द राष्ट्रीय उद्यान.


जिम कार्बेट का इतिहास


1936 में इस पार्क  का नाम हेली राष्ट्रीय उद्यान

था, लेकिन 1955-1956 के दौरान इस पार्क का नाम जिम कॉर्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान रखा गया. जिम कॉर्बेट बहुत ही बडे़ शिकारी थे, जिनका पूरा नाम जेम्स एडवर्ड जिम कॉर्बेट था. जिनका जन्म 25 जुलाई 1875 में नैनीताल में हुआ, इन्हे जानवरों का शिकार करना बहुत पसंद था.एक बार 1910 के समय अंग्रेजी उतराखण्ड सरकार जिम कॉर्बेट को टेलीग्राम के द्वारा नैनीताल बुलाते हैं. जहाँ उन्हें उत्तराखण्ड के गढ़वाल और कुमाऊँ क्षेत्र के आदमख़ोर बाघों और तेंदुओं को मारने का आदेश दिया जाता है और कुछ ही दिनों में जिम ऐसे बाघ को ठिकाने लगाते हैं जिसने 436 लोगों को मारा और कुमाऊँ के उस आदमख़ोर बाघ को मारा जिसने 1200 लोगों को मौत के घाट उतारा था माना जाता है इस बाघ की लंबाई 7.5 फिट थी. दस्तावेज़ों की बात करे तो जिम ने 12000 आदमख़ोर बाघ और तेंदुओं का शिकार किया है. जिम कार्बेटकार्बेट बाघों और तेंदुओं को मारते -मारते इतने विशेषज्ञ हो गये कि वे आदमख़ोर बाघों व तेंदुओं को एक या दो दिन में मार देते थे.


जिम कॉर्बेट उन्हें घर ले जाकर उनकी जांच पड़ताल किया करते थे. जिसके कारण उन्हें पता चला की केईयो के शरीर पर पहले से ही दो तीन घावों के निशान हैं, जिनमें से कुछ गोली व तीर के थे. जिनके कारण सेप्टिक हो गया था. जिम कॉर्बेट ने यह पाया कि इन घावों के चलते ही ये आदमख़ोर बन जाते हैं. यह सब देखकर जिम कॉर्बेट को एहसास हुआ कि सुरक्षा इंसानों को नहीं बाघों को चाहिए. उनहोंने यूनाइटेड प्रोविजन पर दबाव देकर ऐसा उद्यान को बनवाया जहाँ पर जानवर सुरक्षित रह सकते हैं. जिसके कारण 1928 में उन्हे केसरी ए हिंद के नाम से उपाधि दी थी और कुछ पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया था. 1935 के आते- आते उन्हें जंगली जानवरों से अधिक लगाव हो चुका था तब वो किसी ऐसे जानवर को नहीं मारते थे. जिसने किसी इंसान को न मारा हो और कुछ समय बाद रिटायर होने पर उन्होंने पुस्तकें भी लिखी जिसका नाम मैन इटृष ऑफ कुमाऊँ और जंगल लोर भी लिखी. साथ ही आज भी इनकी महानता के कार्य इनकी संहराल्य बन चुके घरों में देख सकते हैं.


जिम कॉर्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान के क्षेत्र


जिम कॉर्बेट राष्ट्रीय उद्यान में छ: क्षेत्र है.हर क्षेत्र एक से बढ़कर एक है, यहाँ सबसे प्रसिद्ध डहिकाला, डे ला क्षेत्र है.


बिजरानी क्षेत्र: इस क्षेत्र में बहुत ज्यादा मात्रा में हरी घास है. इस क्षेत्र में घना जंगल , जंगली जानवर  और तूफ़ानी ना लिया है. जिसमें जंगली जानवर छुपे रहते हैं. बीज रानी क्षेत्र जिम कॉर्बेट पार्क के गेट से 1 किमी की दूरी पर  है.


झीरना क्षेत्र :यहाँ आप जंगली जानवरों की कई प्रजातियाँ देख सकते हैं. जैसे निलगाय, चित्तल और शांभर ये सब इस क्षेत्र में देखने को मिलती है.यह क्षेत्र दक्षिण छोर पर स्थित है, ये क्षेत्र टाइगर रिजर्व की लिस्ट में सबसे बाद में आया, सन् 1944 में जोड़ा गया. टाइगर सिगहटिंग भी इस क्षेत्र में अक्षर होती है.यह क्षेत्र राम-नगर से 16 किमी की दूरी पर है.


डेला क्षेत्र: डेला ईकोटुरिजम क्षेत्र है. इसे टाइगर रिजर्व क्षेत्र भी कहते हैं, इस क्षेत्र में ज्यादातर टाइगर दिखाई देते है. यह क्षेत्र मध्यवर्ती छोर पर स्थित है, यह जिम कॉर्बेट के गेट से 13 किमी दूर है. इस क्षेत्र में बहुत से पेड़ पौधे और जानवर है. यह सब प्रर्कतिक रुप से बहुत सुंदर है.


डहिकाला क्षेत्र: डहिकाला क्षेत्र में जंगली हाथी, चित्तल, हिरण,कई घास के मैदान, चिड़ियों की प्रजाति और रेपटर देखने को मिलते है.यहाँ का र्दशय घाटी जैसा लगता है, इस क्षेत्र का प्रर्कतिक सौंदर्य बहुत ही सुंदर है. यहाँ बहुत से जंगली जानवर है, यह क्षेत्र 18 किमी की दूरी पर है.


दुर्गा देवी क्षेत्र: दुर्गा देवी क्षेत्र में राम गंगा नदी, मंडल नदी बहती है, जिसका पानी बहुत ही ठंडा है. यहाँ आकर जानवर व पक्षी पानी पिते है, यहाँ पर जंगली हाथी, मछली और हरा जंगल है. दुर्गा देवी क्षेत्र में चिड़िया देखने को मिलती है, यहाँ बहुत ही शांति है.यहाँ का पर्यावरण बहुत ही साफ और सुंदर है. राम नगर से 36 किमी की दूरी पर है यह क्षेत्र.


सिताबनी क्षेत्र: इस क्षेत्र में शाल का वन, पतझड़ी वन, नदी, वनस्पति और कुछ स्थलाकृति है. जिससे यह क्षेत्र बहुत ही सुंदर लगता है, इन सारी चीज़ो को देख कर मन बहुत प्रसन्न होता है.इस क्षेत्र में बहुत कम जंगली जानवर आते हैं, कभी कभी चिड़िया दिखाई देती है. यह क्षेत्र मध्यवर्ती छोर पर स्थित है, डेला क्षेत्र से कुछ ही दूरी पर है सिताबनी क्षेत्र.


hirna zone jeep safari Jim Corbett national park


Jhirna zone jeep safari in Jim Corbett national park is really a must-visit place for tourist as this zone also has tigers and they can be easily sighted and this zone also has one forest rest house and Jhirna river which you one must have to cross during jeep safari this zone is almost open throughout the year for tourist.


I have done this zone safari in august 2020 with my 3 more friends. we reached Ramnagar in the night from Dehradun via car. we stay overnight in a resort and next day early morning we headed towards our Jhirna zone safari in Dhela Range, Actually, Jhirna and Dhela zone are in same area direction (West side of Ramnagar) But we have stayed in a resort on Nainital Highway which is in the opposite direction and 25 km far from Jhirna Zone gate.

So, our driver Charge 200 Rupay extra for this distance but we don’t mind paying him as we also understand this genuine charge.



Soon we start out jeep safari we encounter this Hut inside villagers farm which looks really authentic with cow and buffalo tied there.

And we move ahead and reached Jhirna zone after 45 minutes Ride-on main concrete road we found ourself on the main Jhirna zone gate.



As we were travelling in a lockdown session and due to corona guidelines we have to wear a mask and follow all covid rules and regulation and main forest guard check our documents and allow us after confirmation.

Our jeep safari enters inside the buffer zone of Jhirna forest rest house our excitements keep increasing and I start making a youtube video for my youtube channel – SUBHASH CHAUDHARY VLOGS

Here is the link of Jhirna zone jeep safari Jim Corbett national park

you can enjoy the detailed information video about our jeep safari to Jhirna of Corbett national park in monsoon.




Both the zones have same entry gate called Dhela gate and just after entering the Dhela gate we come across the Dhela zone which is a buffer zone means it is close to villages and Tribal community can be seen roaming inside with there buffalo but as we get more inside we can see little wildlife like wild boar, axis deer and even tiger pug mark which shows the presence of Big cats in the Dhela zone itself.

Dhela zone is a circuit which normally jeep safari drivers cover in anticlockwise means we enter from one side and exit from other by taking around and at the end of the Dhela zone safari we also come across a beautiful grassland and a watchtower on the edge of it which looks more amazing during summer as the grass is very low and one can see till far.

While Jhirna zone is after crossing Dhela zone means to Enter Dhela zone we have to enter in the forest on our left side from the main road while for Jhira we have to keep moving straight for many kilometres. Jhirna zone is Little more Inside as Compared to Dhela zone. Jhirna zone also Lies in Buffer zone of Corbett national park but one can not see any tribal community or domestic animals like buffalo inside Jhirna zone and presence of wildlife is good there tiger presence can be felt easily. During my jeep safari in Jhirna zone, I heard tiger roar clearly and saw axis deer, sambhar deer, hog deer, barking deer, white face monkey etc..

If you are confused to select between the two I must say go with Jhirna Zone First and then Dhela Zone because both the zone are containing Different geographical area and map which must be visited at least once. In the forest who knows which animal can be encounter at what day and time. Many times it happens that people are disappointed as they don’t have a glimpse of a tiger in Dhikala zone but visitors on Dhela zone jeep safari are lucky enough.




jhirna zone jeep safari
2 guards patrolling the forest borders


jhirna zone
Another gate of Jhirna zone inside Dhela range
jhirna zone forest
Jhirna zone forest


Jhirna zone jeep safari Jim Corbett national park
grassland of  jeep safari Jim Corbett national park


Jhirna zone jeep safari Jim Corbett national park
elephants inside Jhirna zone in Jim Corbett national park


Jhirna zone jeep safari Jim Corbett national park
elephants inside  jeep safari Jim Corbett national park


Jhirna zone jeep safari Jim Corbett national park
Our jeep safari driver making a way for safari jeep to cross the road as the road was washed away last night by rapid rain


Jhirna zone jeep safari Jim Corbett national park
rules and regulation notice board inside Jhirna forest rest house area


Jhirna zone jeep safari Jim Corbett national park
Jhirna forest rest house picture


Jhirna zone jeep safari Jim Corbett national park
me taking a selfie during speedy jeep safari


Jhirna zone jeep safari Jim Corbett national park
ME( Subhash Chaudhary ) selfie during jeep safari Jim Corbett national park

we have successfully covered this jeep safari Jim Corbett national park in 2 hour time and we also encounter a tiger who was roaring from the forest but we do not have watched him as in monsoon, the forest was very lush and green.

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