Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as Sona Nadi Wildlife Sanctuary or simply Sonandai, is a vital wildlife reserve between the two well-known national parks of Corbett and Rajaji in the Uttarakhand region of India. It spans a territory of 301 square kilometres. It has gained popularity as a tourist destination because of its diverse flora and fauna, which thrives particularly well to the north of the Sonanadi River. The Asiatic Elephant, as well as the tiger, cheetah, sambhar, leopard, and reptiles, love to hang out in this area. At Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, visitors can see more than 150 different species of birds in their natural habitat.

The reserve is also the only protected area where walking is permitted. As a result, it is teeming with several non-venomous snake species, and visiting here is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Sonanadi, a gorgeous Nainital area reserve, benefits from the splendour of the Plain and Mandal rivers. The Vatanvasa gate provides entry to the Halduparao Forest Rest House, a functioning facility within the Sonanadi Reserve. thick sal and bamboo covering

A fantastic location for those seeking the embrace of nature and nirvana, complete with the sound of birds chirping and a sense of peaceful coexistence with the wildlife. The Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, established on January 9th, 1987, is fundamentally connected to “Project Tiger,” which started in 1973. Together, Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Jim Corbett National Park are home to the world’s second-largest panther and tiger population.

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The Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary’s fauna

Rare creatures, including Asiatic Elephants, Tigers, Barking Deer, Sambhar, Cheetal, Wild Bear, and many Reptiles, use the sanctuary’s marshes as their abode. The refuge is also home to around 600 birds, both migratory and resident, and has a thriving avian life. The migrating birds travel to this sanctuary in search of a warm winter residence when their primary adobe becomes colder during the season.

Some bird species present at the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary include falcons, warblers, hornbills, Himalayan bearded vultures, pheasants, wall creepers, thrushes, changeable hawk eagles, emerald doves, flycatchers, and brown fish owls.

Some of the rarest medical plants in the nation can be found in the sanctuary’s flora, along with a few shrub species listed as endangered.

At the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, the famous Jeep Safari

There is a facility for tourist jeep safaris so they can enjoy the diversity and beauty this location has to offer. As exciting as it is, it gives you a glimpse into the native habitat of the local animals and birds. Of course, one of the most well-known hobbies here is looking for tigers, but safety comes first.

The Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary also offers elephant safaris. At the sanctuary’s Ramnagar office, tickets for these safaris can be reserved in advance. The Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is available to visitors from June 15th to October 15th and is closed during the monsoon season.

Visit Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary at these times:

The sanctuary has varied hours throughout the summer and the winter.

Summer morning safari hours are from 7:00 am to 10:00 am.
Safari in the evening: 2:00 to 5:30

6:00 am to 9:30 am for the Winters Morning Safari
Evening Safari: from three to six o’clock

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Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary timetable

Optimal Period to Visit Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

Since the majestic Asiatic Elephant migrates to this area between November and February to enjoy the monsoon, these are the most OK months to visit the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary.

Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary lodging

You can reserve one of the rest houses at Rathuadhab, Lohachaur, or Halduparao to have a comfortable and nostalgic stay at the sanctuary. Additionally, we have a carefully curated list of businesses that handle traveller accommodations and logistics so they may have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Things to do around Jim Corbett National Park and Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the most famous traveller attractions in the neighbourhood is the Corbett Museum. When renowned hunter and naturalist Jim Corbett visited, it served as the home of his collections. At the Dhangadi Gate is the Corbett Museum.

Another popular spot is Corbett Falls, located 28 miles from Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary.

The local goddess in the area is known as Garjiya Devi, and her temple is magnificent. Only 15 kilometres away, the Garjiya Devi temple is a must-see. It is located at an elevation connected by steep stairs near the banks of the river Kosi.

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the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary’s location

Because of its size, the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary may be reached from many points within the Jim Corbett National Park, including Kalagarh, Vatanvasa Gate, Durgadevi Gate, and Kotdwar.

Jim Corbett National Park is easily accessible thanks to its excellent connectivity to other motorable roads and major highways.

By Air:

The closest airport, located about 80 kilometres from Jim Corbett National Park, is Pantnagar Airport. Numerous taxis run between the airport and the national park. For additional connection, there are multiple daily flights from Delhi to Pantnagar.

By Rail:

The Jim Corbett National Park is 5 kilometres from the nearest train station, Ramnagar, if you’re taking the train. Major cities in India and Uttarakhand are easily accessible by motorable roads from Ramnagar Railway Station. Many trains from across the nation travel via Ramnagar, which serves as one of the sites when trains exit towards Nainital. You can travel from the Railway Station to the Jim Corbett National Park by using a private cab or auto-rickshaw.

By Road:

Both domestic and international tourists frequent the Jim Corbett National Park. Motorable highways well connect major Indian cities and the national park. From significant towns, numerous cabs go to Nainital and Jim Corbett National Park. A lot of luxurious buses also travel between Delhi and Ramnagar. These buses are available for hiring at ISBT Anand Vihar in New Delhi.

You can reserve a Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary trip from the best companies and explore all the park’s most well-known tourist attractions without any fuss.

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forest rest houses inside the park

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BUDDHA TEMPLE DEHRADUN – Buddha teaches that we live in a fog of delusions created by our mistaken perceptions. Our impurities like hate, greed, and ignorance stray us away from the path of truth. A buddha is the one who is freed from this fog. It is believed that when a buddha dies he is not reborn but rather passes into the state of Nirvana. Nirvana is not a “heaven” but a transformed state of our existence.

Buddha took birth in a royal house in Lumbini, Nepal, around 567 BCE.  They named him Siddharth Gautam.  During his well-protected years in the kingdom, he came across a sick person, an old man, a corpse, and a saint. All this affected him deeply and he embarked on a journey to find out solutions to his questions.

Eventually, after experiencing all sorts of extreme penance practices, Buddha realized enlightenment. He preached that path to peace is from the middle of all extremities. The true nature of reality is experienced when we remain balanced with our emotions.  Buddha claimed to be an ordinary person and rejected all the myths about god and the soul. He attributed his enlightenment to human endeavor. According to him, all humans have the potential to achieve that state where one becomes a Buddha.

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Buddha Temple Dehradun

The temple nestles in the foothills of the gigantic Himalayas.  It is regarded as one of the largest Buddhist centers in the subcontinent. Built in 1965 by his excellency Kochen Rinpoche and a few other monks.  It is a close replica of the original temple monastery situated in Tibet. The temple is famous for its extravagant structure. This temple was built with the objective to protect the cultural and religious heritage of Buddhism. Known by various names such as Buddha temple, Buddha garden, or Mindrolling monastery, this structure has become one of the most visited places in the city of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It is located in Clement Town and witnesses tourists from all across the globe. Additionally, the followers of Buddhism are drawn to this monastery throughout the year.


The Architecture – Buddha Temple Dehradun

The temple is popular for its splendid architecture and pleasing interiors. It is built in the Japanese architectural style. The deep-colored murals on the walls depict the compassionate life of Buddha. Stories from his birth till his nirvana are beautifully crafted on the walls here. The Great Stupa here draws most of the attention of the visitors. This Stupa was inaugurated in 2002. The artwork of the Stupa represents the zenith of Buddhist art. It is as high as 220 feet and as wide as 100 sq. feet.

One can feel the energy and aura of the Buddhist culture here.  It is believed that 50 odd artists made the extraordinary design of the temple. This took them about 3 years to complete the structure. The five floors in the temple enshrine the idols of Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava. The first three floors have intricate golden-colored wall paintings. The fourth floor showcases an open platform where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the Doon valley.

It was built with the motive to maintain and promote Tibetan culture in India. The temple has its guest houses, a community prayer hall, its own healthcare clinic set up, and a primary and secondary Buddhist school. The idea was to create four Buddha temple schools to share the teachings of the Tibetan religion in a more organized manner. Four temple complexes namely Nyigima (Dehradun Budhha temple), Sakya, Kagya, and Geluk were built.

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THINGS TO DO – Buddha Temple Dehradun

    • This temple is a place to unwind in peace and serenity. One can pay his respects to the 130 feet tall statue of the Buddha. The statue is installed at the temple complex. It is built in the honor of the Dalai Lama.
    • To enjoy the bird’s eye view of the city, this is the apt place.
    • Quite a few small cafes and shops are adjacent to the temple complex. One can devour some delicious Tibetan cuisine.
    • Another attraction is the fancy clothes stores situated here.
    • The avid reader in you can handpick a few spiritual and other Tibetan culture books that are available at the bookstores here.
    • The scenic beauty of the temple and the areas around our favorite spots that every photographer keeps looking for.
    • The Vloggers – travelers can easily find worthy content worth shooting here.

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REMEMBER WHILE VISITING – Buddha Temple Dehradun

  • The admirers of art and culture are advised to visit the temple on Sundays. Normally the garden area and rest of the premises remain open on all days. The interior of the temple is only open on Sundays, please remember.
  • Remember to remove your shoes at the entrance of the temple. The shoe check facility can be availed at nominal rates.
  • Visiting a holy place requires the maintenance of peace. The Lamas and Buddhist disciples look forward to privacy for their prayers and meditation.
  • The sparingly placed dustbins are meant to be used carefully. Please keep the premises trash free.


LOCATION – Buddha Temple Dehradun

Buddha Temple is in Mohabewala, Clement Town in Dehradun, and Uttarakhand.  It is situated at a distance of 5 km from ISBT Dehradun. This makes it quite feasible to visit.


HOW TO REACH – Buddha Temple Dehradun

The temple is highly feasible to reach –

  • Bus service to Clement Town is available from Rajpur and Parade Ground
  • There is also an option to take Vikram no. 5 from Survey Chowk
  • Railway connectivity – Dehradun railway station at a distance of 10 km
  • Air Connectivity – Jolly Grant airport is at a distance of 36 km

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OVERVIEW – Buddha Temple Dehradun

Location Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Timings 8 AM to 7 PM
Highlights Stupa, School, Prayer Hall
Distance from ISBT Dehradun 5 km / 20 Mins

 VISITING HOURS – Buddha Temple Dehradun

Season Morning Timings After Noon Timings Evening Timings
Summer 8:00 am – 12:00 noon 12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm
(Lunch Break, the area is open but the Shrine Rooms remain closed)
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Winter 8:00 am – 12:00 noon 12:00 Noon – 2:30 pm
(Lunch Break, the area is open but the Shrine Rooms remain closed)
2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Lachhiwala Picnic Spot

Lachhiwala Picnic Spot is one of the most beautiful tourist places to visit. It is Nature Park Manager by Forest Department and it is well maintained.

Previously it is Very raw and open to visitors. People keep bathing inside the park and keep destroying the natural beauty there. but now it is not possible again as this park is following lots of strict discipline with Security.

Lachhiwala picnic spot near Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

if traveling from Haridwar road to Mussoorie then you can visit Lachhiwala also as this is the only tourist place placed on the main Haridwar Mussoorie highway near Doiwala.

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Lachhiwala picnic spot

Lachhiwala Picnic Spot park

is a city forest or you can say a nature park with lots of playground for children and grass garden for a family picnic. there is a museum called Dharohar. which consists of lots of information about the Uttarakhand state in detail.


Lachhiwala open

Lachiwala Remains Closed only on Monday and It Remains Open From Morning to 5 pm in the evening.
Lachhiwala picnic spot entry fee is only 60 Rupay only for adult
Lachhiwala’s timing is from 8 am to 5 pm. 

lachhiwala picnic spot
Lachhiwala picnic spot
Lachhiwala Ticket Price is 60 inr only for adults above 10 years and 5 to 12 year is 30 rs and beloved 5 year is Free of Cost. While Car Parking Price is 50 inr.

weather Lachhiwala range, Uttarakhand

As Lachhiwala Range have Lots of Grass Grounds where you can sit and make a picnic in the sunshine so there you won’t feel much cold and also lots of trees to sit under in summer so there you won’t feel much hot too.

Lachhiwala distance from Dehradun

is just 40 minutes and 20 km away from Dehradun city.

lachhiwala picnic spot
Lachhiwala picnic spot
Lachhiwala to Sahastradhara distance is just 23 km and 40 minutes distance. 
Lachhiwala nature park is one of the happiest places in Dehradun everyone should have visited this with their family.
Lachhiwala nature park ticket price is only 60 rs but other adventure activities or museum cost ranges from 20 inr to 100 inr.
Lachhiwala Dehradun is open today- yes it is open all days except Monday.

Lachhiwala picnic spot
Lachhiwala picnic spot\

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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.

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Sahastradhara Road

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Sahastradhara Road

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sahastradhara road in dehradun

Sahastradhara Road is one the most famous road along Rajpur road, EC road and gms road of Dehradun city.

IT is 11 km long which normally took 26 minutes to cover from one end to another.

Sahastradhara Road Starts from crossing ( T point ) and ends at Sahastradhara tourist spot.

Crossing (T point) is situated on Raipur road from where Shastradhara Road Starts and goes long for about 11 Kilometres.

Till 2010 this road is very calm with less traffic and huge Trees both the side but after 2010 thousands of people shifted from other cities makes this road more famous for business and new residential colony.

Nowadays many colleges, institute and school, hotel and restaurant are open.

This road is basically divided into three patches.
1) Crossing to IT park ( which is very crowded and dusty and with less tree.
2) IT park to Pacific golf ( Road is wider and still more peaceful with less traffic and business)
3) Pacific golf to Shastradhara tourist spot( all hilly area road with almost forest land both the side)

Property Rates on Shastradhara Road.

The highest property rate on Shastradhara Road is on the patch from Crossing to IT park. ( Around 35 k/sq yard)

Then IT park to Pacific golf rate is around 25k/sq yard.


The best area is the one with a good Mussoorie view and more peace around it in the patch from IT park to Pacific golf. One can buy land on both sides of the road. I recommend considering living near Kala Gao( Kala village ) which is situated just near DPS Dehradun ( Delhi public school Dehradun)

Sahastradhara Road main tourist attractions

It has a famous khalanga war memorial, Sahastradhara water stream, waterfall and caves, khalanga Forest.

Restaurant walking wood is one of the most renowned on the road with the most number of visitors every day.

Institute like doon defence academy Dehradun is very famous in all over India among students doing preparation for Defence joining.

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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
Wood stand inside Dhikala Rest House

Accommodation in Dhikala

In the Corbett Tiger Reserve, Dhikala is one of the most sought-after visitor accommodations. The expansive Dhikala Chaur is home to an elephant herd and spotted deer. In addition, the Tiger Reserve is the best location to see the extremely rare Hog Deer.
Every wildlife enthusiast looks forward to their stay at Dhikala. The Dhikala zone can be entered through the Dhangari gate. Ramnagar is 18 kilometres from Dhangari Gate, and Dhikala Tourist Complex is 31 kilometres within Dhangari Gate. Tourists can visit Dhikala from 15 November to 15 June. However, it is still inaccessible throughout the monsoon season. The Dhikala tourism complex, which has a view of the Ramganga Reservoir, is a great site to see crocodiles and gharials soaking up the sun on the Ramganga’s banks.

Dhikala Forest Rest House
Grassland Visible from Dhikala Forest Rest House

The Dhikala Forest Rest House is a place to stay.

At Dhikala, a variety of lodging options are available. The Forest Rest House, Cabins, Hutment, and Annexe, are also included. In addition, 24 bunk beds are available at Dhikala’s Log Huts. The accommodations are basic but comfortable.

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birds inside Jim Corbett national park

Services & Food: Dhikala Forest Rest House

There is an excellent restaurant for guests staying at the Dhikala Tourist Complex. The restaurant offers a varied selection of high-quality buffet dishes. Visitors can also use a modest canteen.
Visitors can spend their free time reading books in the well-stocked library or watching a wildlife movie in the evening.

grassland of jim corbett national park near dhikala forest rest house

The Corbett Tiger Reserve’s Dhikala is the largest and most picturesque tourism zone, comprised of expansive grasslands, river beds, sal, and mixed woods. The Dhikala Forest Zone is located in the middle of Jim Corbett National Park and is controlled by the forest division that falls under that authority. The renowned Dhangarhi gate serves as the entryway to the Dhikala Tourism Zone. You must now present your permission to the forest rangers to enter. The Dhangarhi Gate is the entrance to the Dhikala Forest Rest House Range, and its hours are from 10 am to 4 pm.

If you have a quick driver, it will take around 2 hours to go 30 miles to this lovely wooded area from the Dhangarhi gate. Travelling through dense sal forests, the Ramganga River, and numerous cycle rivers are part of the highly challenging journey from the Dhangarhi gate to the Dhikala forest zone. In addition to seeing herds of deer, Sambhar deer, Barking deer, Indian hog deer, monitor lizards, Asiatic elephants, jackals, fish, and crocodiles, you might also see tigers if you’re lucky. Since the Dhikala forest region is located in the middle, the location is ideal for those who enjoy wildlife.

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Dhikala zone core forest

Its prime place in the heart of the magnificent Jim Corbett National Park accounts for the lodge’s constant overcrowding and a constant stream of visitors. However, the location is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts who like visiting and staying there. Since there are just a few rooms available, it is best to reserve the lodge in advance to prevent any trouble. By going to the Dhikala Forest Rest House’s official website, one can make reservations for the Dhikala Forest region online.

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canteen food inside Jim Corbett national park

The Dhikala Zone is only about 30 kilometres away, and you may get there by going through the Dhangarhi gate. Three hundred kilometres separate Dhikala Forest Zone from New Delhi, a distance that can be easily travelled by car, train, or even air. Overall, a great location that one would return to time and time again, always cherishing the moments spent there.

Accomodation inside Dhikala forest Rest House
Dormitory inside Dhikala Rest House

The lodge has two wings, one new and the other old, containing rooms and dorm space. It has 32 rooms overall, which can be divided into six branches. There are four all-range quarters, five all-forest rooms, six hutments, six cabins, seven annexes, and four old forest rooms.

The Dhikala Zone is only about 30 kilometres away, and you may get there by going through the Dhangarhi gate. Three hundred kilometres separate Dhikala Forest Zone from New Delhi, a distance that can be easily travelled by car, train, or even air. Overall, a great location that one would return to time and time again, always cherishing the moments spent there.

Although the 32 rooms at the Dhikala Forest Rest House are not opulent, they all have adjacent washrooms with hot and cold running water, even though each of the two dormitories contains 24 beds and a shared bathroom. With an enclosed solar wall or barrier to keep wild animals at bay, the Dhikala forest rest home range is carefully guarded. There are two canteens, one of which offers an inexpensive buffet choice, and the rooms are very roomy and airy. The food quality is decent, and the place is spotless.

Ramganga River Dhikala Forest Rest House

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

And I get deeper and deeper and soon after a 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 wow 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 up 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 kilometres inside the core Forest from Dhangarhi gate to the dhikala Forest rest house.

This 20 kilometres 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 the 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 understanding everything with all excitement. I was also bombarded with many questions that satisfied 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 the evening Safari around 2 pm and we are again ready for 3 hours jeep the Safari around Dhikala Forest’s 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 this is the Only time we chit chat and relax and meet other visitors there.

There is one wood stand outside the 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 the position of all accommodation types in dhikala.

And then went to the dormitory and sat in it and talked 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 a railway coach bed 🛌 but after some struggling finally had little sleep and then soon early in the morning we woke 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 collected our belongings and checked 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 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.

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hirna zone jeep safari Jim Corbett national park


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


I have done this zone safari in august 2020 with my three more friends. We reached Ramnagar in the night from Dehradun via car. We stayed overnight in a resort, and the next day early morning, we headed towards our Jhirna zone safari in Dhela Range; actually, Jhirna and Dhela zone is in the 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 charges 200 Rupay extra for this distance, but we don’t mind paying him as we also understand this actual charge.



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

And we moved ahead and reached the Jhirna zone. Finally, after 45 minutes of Ride-on main concrete road, we found ourselves on the main Jhirna zone gate.



As we were traveling in a lockdown session and due to corona guidelines, we had to wear a mask and follow all covid rules and regulations. However, the primary forest guard checked our documents and allowed 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 the monsoon.




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

Dhela zone is a circuit which typically 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 its edge, which looks more amazing during summer as the grass is shallow 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 kilometers. So the Jhirna zone is a Little more Inside than the Dhela zone. Jhirna zone also Lies in the Buffer zone of Corbett national park. Still, one can not see any tribal community or domestic animals like buffalo inside the Jhirna zone, and wildlife is good. However, there can feel tiger presence quickly. During my jeep safari in the Jhirna zone, I heard a tiger roar clearly and saw axis deer, sambhar deer, hog deer, barking deer, white face monkey, etc.

If you are confused about selecting between the two, go with Jhirna Zone First and then Dhela Zone because both zones contain Different geographical areas and maps that one must visit at least once. In the forest, who knows which animal can encounter animal at what day and time. Many times, people are disappointed as they don’t have a glimpse of a tiger in the Dhikala zone, but visitors on the Dhela zone jeep safari are lucky enough.




jhirna zone jeep safari
Two guards patrolling the forest borders


jhirna zone
Another gate of the Jhirna zone inside the 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 made way for the 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 hours, and we also encountered a tiger who was roaring from the forest, but we did not watch him as in monsoon, the forest was very lush and green.

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apple orchard harsil valley



We were on our car(KIA seltos) journey towards Gangotri temple (Uttarakhand Char Dham Yaoutsidetra) and Gangotri Temple is inside Gangotri national park.

apple orchard in harsil valley gangotri national park
Apple Orchard in Harsil Valley Gangotri national park

There is a place called Harsil which is famous for there natural beauty and apple orchard. As we reached there it was the time of evening and suddenly we saw first apple orchard beside the road and we were so excited to stop the car and get into the apple orchard field but the apple orchard field was guarded by there owners so we took the permission and get inside quickly actually the owners are so humble and welcoming nature, so we don’t miss the chance and enjoy the quality time there.

We also talk about the apple varieties in the orchard and harsil valley and the owners really gave us quality information. they told most of the premium apple variety like (royal apple). royal apple is the first batch of the apple comes in early October and most of the apple is exported to foreign as the quality is best among all.

and they told 2nd batch is of the variety named delicious apple which comes in the last of October(the time we were travelling to Gangotri temple). so we have to purchase the delicious variety apple only as this is the session and time they are available. so we purchased four carton box of apple

all this activity and journey is recoded by me via my phone (one plus 6 ) for my youtube audience. so you also don’t forget to enjoy this al journey video. here is the link of video harsil valley Uttarakhand

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so I am continuing my story from the last blog here the link of the last vlog from Dehradun to Uttarkashi


on the way to gangotri
on the way to gangotri

it’s almost afternoon and we keep moving in our car towards Gangotri just after crossing Gangotri we reached a place called …… this place has the most number of Ashram as I show you in my youtube video 2nd part here is the link of the second part.

soon we reached the KHEDI waterfall and there we clicked many pictures and record beautiful waterfall video.

we took our lunch at bhatwari AT MERU restaurant we enjoy delicious bhang ki chutney and rajma chawal and we also opened our lunch box there.

soon after crossing bhatwari beautiful scenery view start coming and famous sulphur water swimming pool (gangnani) also in front of us but due to shortage of time, we cant visit there and promised ourself to visit this while returning from Gangotri.

it’s almost evening before we reach harshil. the part of this trip is that we have one aunty (sarla aunty)with us her hometown is itself harshil and there is all relatives and parents live. so we got a warm welcome from a local family. where we enjoy apple garden orchid and eat lots of apple by plugging directly from tree . apple of harshil was so amazing and fresh that we ordered 2 cart of apple instantly which we picked while returning from gangotri.

you can enjoy all this trip in the video format over youtube i already post of link but here is the one more link you can click over this is you will be directly diverter to my 2nd part of gangotri trip from dehradun over youtube

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Dehradun To Uttarkashi-Gangotri Dham Journey With Family गंगोत्री धाम की यात्रा in KIA SELTOS

Dehradun To Uttarkashi-Gangotri Dham Journey With Family गंगोत्री धाम की यात्रा in KIA SELTOS

gangotri temple visit
Gangotri temple


Hi, Today I want to put some light on my journey from Dehradun To Uttarkashi-Gangotri Dham With my Family (गंगोत्री धाम की यात्रा) in KIA SELTOS in October last 2020.

before I start writing this blog I would like to inform you that this whole journey is also available to watch in video format over youtube. Here is the link- Dehradun To Uttarkashi-Gangotri Dham Journey With Family गंगोत्री धाम की यात्रा in KIA SELTOS

So this story starts when our neighbour Rohit Pangti purchased a brand new KIA SELTOS from Dehradun showroom in October 2020 and he is very excited to visit somewhere far so that he can drive his car KIA SELTOS as long drive.

he wanted to take me and my mother with him along with his family. first, we decided to visit Badrinath temple but soon we realised that it’s too far to cover within a single day as Badrinath temple is 332 km approx(according to google) so we changed to plan to Gangotri.

we started our journey early in the morning around 6 am and reached Gangotri very comfortably(thank Kia seltos) by evening 6 pm and next day we joined Gangotri temple morning aarti at 7 am and after that, we do breakfast and leave for Dehradun and by evening we easily reached back to Dehradun home but in middle of that, we had lots of fun and much activities and also visited apple orchid in Harshil.

so to know in detail don’t forget to watch my vlog on my youtube channel – Subhash Chaudhary Vlogs

ABOUT ME – I am Subhash Chaudhary and I live in Dehradun city of Uttarakhand state in north India.

I am a travel and lifestyle vlogger and forest enthusiast. I am a regular Jim Corbett national park and Rajaji national park visitor. I have been to all forest rest houses inside Jim Corbett national park and Rajaji national park in Uttarakhand. To know about me in details you can visit this About me page.


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