Dhikala Jim Corbett

dhikala jim corbett

Dhikala Jim Corbett – A rich source of wildlife, fauna, and flora, as well as exceptional natural beauty, the Dhikala section of Corbett National Park, is likely the most preserved and wildlife-rich area in Northern India. Only here are “Chaurs,” enormous, lush grasslands resembling the Savanna in Africa. The 1936-built Dhikala Forest Lodge is located on the Ramganga Reservoir’s border, looking out over the forested hills of Kumaon and Garhwal. An overnight stay here offers the chance to go on elephant rides and Jeep safaris and spend the middle of the mornings on observation towers with a view of the Ramganga river and watering holes. The Ramnagar Railway Station is 50 miles away.

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Wood stand inside dhikala campus Jim corbett

Although these accommodations were significantly refurbished in 2006, the Dhikala Forest Lodge’s location deep within the forest makes up for its poor accommodations, as you can see wildlife from your room’s verandah. By the standards of the Indian Jungle, the Dhikala’s rooms have undergone renovations and are no longer modest. The Dhikala Forest Lodge is located in the heart of the Corbett National Park and is protected from wild animals by an excellent solar fence.

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elephant inside dhikala campus jim corbett

The bathrooms are attached and have flushing toilets in the English manner. The rooms are clean. Although there are showers and working mixers, bucket baths are advised just in case. Although there is undoubtedly access to running hot and cold water, we recommend using mineral water to clean your teeth. The resort has a backup generator, inverters, and power with set supply schedules. Every other night, wildlife movies are played in a makeshift theatre, and the lodge has a lovely wildlife library.

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lunch inside the dhikala campus canteen

Accommodation inside Dhikala Jim Corbett

The Dhikala Forest Inn There are 12 beds in each of the two dormitories of Dhikala Forest Lodge’s 25 rooms. Five categories are further separated into 25 rooms.

Five rooms make up Old Forest Rest House.
4-room New Forest Rest House
annexe: seven rooms
Hutment: six rooms
Three rooms in the cabin

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dormitory inside the dhikala campus

Visitors to the Corbett National Park must first obtain a permit from the appropriate government. These can be acquired at the Ramnagar-based park administration centre. Then, under the condition that applicants present photocopies of their identity cards, the 03-day length permit is immediately issued. For the ticket, foreign nationals must present their passport and a photocopy.
Lodges in Corbett Forest Only three days at most would be allotted for the issuance of permits. Permits are not transferable and are not refundable after they have been issued. The park administration is not in any way liable for any harm that occurs.

old frh inside jim corbett park
old frh inside jim corbett park

Attractions inside Dhikala Jim Corbett

Safari Canter inside Dhikala Jim Corbett

If you live outside the Dhikala Zone and want to see the local animals, a canter safari in Corbett is your best bet. A 16-seater open-air bus named Canter travels from Ramnagar to Dhikala before returning to Ramnagar. One must also use the official website to make a reservation in advance for a canter safari.

canter safari inside jim corbett
canter safari inside Jim corbett

Chaurs (Grass Lands) inside Dhikala Jim Corbett

The vast grassland home to elephants, spotted deers, wild pigs, hog deers, etc., makes Dhikala famous. Visitors frequently see an untamed Tiger running after a deer or traversing the meadow.

grassland inside Jim Corbett
grassland inside Jim Corbett

Watch Tower around Dhikala Jim Corbett

The watch tower in Dhikala is ideally situated to provide a great perspective of the animals that come to the area’s chaurs to graze. It also gives you a fantastic view over the entire Ramganga riverbed and a significant portion of the Dhikala chaur.
The Dhikala Forest Rest Louse is a 10-minute walk from this watch tower. About fifty yards south of the watchtower is an artificial waterhole that makes it the ideal location to see deer, elephants, wild pigs, and occasionally a tiger.

Gairal’s Crocodile Point

The shortcut from Gairal to the other rest houses to the west leads to Crocodile Pool. Additionally, it is a balcony-like natural formation that overlooks a pool that crocodiles virtually always populate.

crocodile point
crocodile point near dhikala zone

Samantha Trail

This jungle trail runs from the Dhikala watchtower’s base to the Khinanauli rest house. The majority of tigers in the area are most likely to be seen in this location. This is because of its prime placement between the riverbed and the hills on either side. Most animals travel through this area on their way down to find water. Elephants frequent this track, so if you want to drive down here just before dusk in the summer, make sure your car can be reversed as quickly as it can be moved forward. Alongside this track, a pair of Serpent Eagles had their nest high in a tree. Indeed, this music won’t let you down if patience is one of your characteristics.
When in the zone, one can see numerous different varieties of deer, including spotted deer and others like the para (Axis pornicus), the sambar (Cervus unicolour), and the Kakkar (Muntiacus muntjak), popularly understood as the barking deer because of the hoarse sound it produces that sounds like a dog is barking.
It is one of the best sites on the planet to see wild elephants and tigers.
Additionally, this region is a bird watcher’s paradise. A wide variety of birds can be noticed in the area because of the nearby woodlands and the sizable body of water.

In this forest area, there is an excellent probability of seeing a sloth bear. Termites and the enticing Mahua flower nectar both draw them in. When the Mahua ferments in the bears’ systems, it has been seen that they are drunk.

dhikala trail

Rules and Regulations

We accept the following photo IDs as proof of identity: ADHAR CARD, DRIVING LICENCE, PASSPORT, PAN CARD, STUDENT ID, and VOTER ID. We need the number on these documents; a scanned copy is unnecessary.
The first traveller indicated on the reservation form must have the same ID proof that was supplied when making the reservation for the Jeep safari to see Corbett National Park.
Every other traveller is required to have identification.
There is NO REFUND for charges.

dinner inside dhikala zone
dinner inside the dhikala zone

How To Reach

Ramnagar is where our packages start and end (Corbett Tiger Reserve Office). If a guest requests a pick-up from a specific hotel or location, we can tailor the package to meet their needs.

Dhikala, home to Jim Corbett National Park, is about 300 kilometres from Delhi. From Delhi, it takes about 6 hours to get to Dhikala.

The following stops are from Delhi: Hapur, Garhmukeshwar, Moradabad, Thakurdwara, Ramnagar, and Dhikala, home of Jim Corbett National Park.

By Train: The closest rail station to Dhikala is Ramnagar. About 32 kilometres separate Ramnagar Railway Station from Dhikala Entry Gate. RMR is the Ramnagar station code.

By Air – Pantnagar is the closest domestic airport to Dhikala, Jim Corbett National Park. The distance to Corbett Park is only 50 kilometres. At a distance of 300 kilometres, Delhi International Airport is the closest airport.

canteen inside jim corbett
canteen inside Dhikala Zone of corbett

Clothing Information

Nov. to Mid-Dec.: If you’re planning to visit Dhikala around this time, pack some light wool clothing.

Mid-December through the beginning of February: If you intend to visit Dhikala at this time, bring heavy wool clothing, especially jackets, mufflers, hand gloves, and a hat (woollen).

March–April: Bring light jackets, sweaters, etc., if you plan a trip to Dhikala during this time.

May–June: Pack loose cotton garments that quickly absorb sweat if you plan a trip to Dhikala in May or June. Sunscreen creams, sunglasses, and hats are also recommended.

library inside dhikala zone
library inside dhikala zone

Entry hours

The primary entrance to Dhikala is through the Dhangari gate. Only between 6 AM and 4 PM is the Dhangarhi gate open for entry. Entry will not be permitted after 4 PM, and reservations will be cancelled without a refund.

dhikala during winter
dhikala during winter

More information on packages

The number of passengers: A jeep may hold a maximum of 6 adults. If there are more than five adults, we advise taking two jeeps because of the luggage each guest would carry.

Jeep safaris: 2 times are included in the 1-night plan, and four times are included in the 2-night package.

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tiger pugmark inside dhikala
tiger pugmark inside dhikala

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jim corbett to rishikesh

jim corbett to rishikesh

Jim Corbett To Rishikesh is The most frequently asked question by lots of tourists visiting Corbett National park in Ramnagar. As A Famous Youtuber From This Area( Rishikesh and Corbett), It’s My responsibility to reply to You With a Perfect Answer.

Look there are 2 ways Anyone can Travel From Jim corbett to Rishikesh
1. Via By Road
2. via by Train
3. taking flight is not a good option as it takes lots of time and money for just this simple short route.

Let’s Talk about the road route and condition from Jim corbett to Rishikesh

First have a look on this google map image which shtance ows the time taken and dis

jim corbett to rishikesh
Corbett to Rishikesh

According to Google Maps, this is the perfect route and according to me as well. 196 km approx distance with approx 4 hours 30 minutes of non-stop drive but normally people take 1 stop on this route so suppose if one takes 1 stop of 1 hour then the time take from Corbett to Rishikesh is approx 5 hours 30 minutes.

My Favorite Food Stop on the route from Jim Corbett to Rishikesh

Khaira Dhaba is my Favorite food stop always during my visit to corbett or coming back from there to Dehradun Rishikesh.

The exact location of this Dhaba – https://goo.gl/maps/AjgZSeX8cCc4qgXGA

khaira dhaba haridwar
kahira dhaba haridwar

Taxi Normally charge 4000 to 5000 inr from Jim Corbett to Rishikesh.

Let’s Talk about the Train route and condition from corbett to Rishikesh

Actually, there is NO Direct Train From Ramnagar Jim corbett to Rishikesh Available Till Date.

From Ramnagar one have to take a train to Moradabad and then have to take the Rishikesh train. but that’s a bit hectic so it’s better to come via an ordinary bus or Volvo from Kashipur or a private taxi.

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Mundiyapani Forest Rest House


Mundiyapani forest rest house(FRH) is built in 1903 inside Jim Corbett national park. There are many Different forest rest houses at different zones inside Jim Corbett National park.

Mundiyapani FRH located in the Northern part of Jim Corbett national park and it lies inside Domunda Tourism Zone of Jim Corbett Park. Lohachaur, Rathuwadhab and Mundiyapani FRH all 3 lies under Domunda Tourism Zone.

Corbett Rest Houses Distributed in 5 Tourist Zones – Bijrani, Dhikala, Domunda, Jhirna, and Sonanadi.

About Me – i am subhash chaudhary. A Youtuber from Dehradun Uttarakhand and I love visiting unexplored beautiful peaceful locations around Uttrakhand.

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mundiyapani forest rest house
Mundiyapani forest rest house-Jim Corbett national park


Most of the people visit Mundiyapani FRH just Because their Booking agent Refer this place as the Most Famous Dhikala Forest rest house is not available due to huge demand and popularity of it as Tiger Sighting is Guarantee there.

But, Few Visitors Like me visit Mundiyapani FRH just because they love to explore the Deep and Dence Forest of Jim Corbett National Park while staying in a more than 100 years old colonial clean and luxury bungalow. Mundiyapani FRH is also a Perfect Place for Bird Watching as Corbett park itself contains 650 Different species of Birds.

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Kingfisher near our Mundiyapani FRH


We started our journey early in the morning (7 am) from Dehradun in two cars with 6 people and we reach Mundiyapani FRH Around 1 pm. Our route is via Rishikesh>Kotdwara>dugadda.

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Dehradun to Mundiyapani frh route map


After we check in to FRH we don’t find anyone there for 5 minutes as the caretaker Mr. Amar Chand was busy watching and calculating the situation from 100 meters far(from a forest fire control room) which is situated just another side of the road. Just After Amar Chand Ji fully realize that we are his today night stay guest he starts running towards us and within a second he cross the little river and within a moment he was with us.

Forest fire check post jim corbett national park
Forest Check Post Near Mundiyapani FRH

The First Thing Amar Chand Ji does is to check our permit for booking and start filling the entry in the register and also we checkout the British Era entries to this FRH which you will watch on my youtube channel as I record everything in detail.

After all the formalities with Checkin, I start watching rooms, bathrooms, and the kitchen. I Start feeling that place and then I start walking around FRH to check all the things as much as possible because this is among the most beautiful places I have been to and this is the place for what I am waiting for the last 1 year.

river near mundiyapani frh

while all other group members sit outside FRH me and Bansal Ji went to the nearby river to feel the forest and we found some fishes there

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Bansal Ji watching the forest near Mundiyapani FRH
Going back to FRH
My room inside Mundiyapani FRH
Drawing room inside Munidyapani FRH
2nd room inside Mundiyapani FRH
Nikhil Bhai in Relaxing Mood @Mundiyapani FRH

After coming back from the nearby river Bansal Ji Abhishek Bhai (our cooking expert) gone to the kitchen with all the Raashan we buy from the market for our lunch and start helping AMAR CHAN  JIand BRIJMOHAN JI.

We decided to have just rice and lentil in our lunch and within minutes BANSAL Ji starts making dal by themselves and Amar Chand Ji start with rice.

I was Roaming around since time I heard a call from inside FRH (LUNCH is ready) I run towards the dining room and we really had such nice Satvik food (Dal Chawal) and like always I go to my bed after lunch and start reading a book(birds of north India)

After resting for about 1 hour on the bed we all get up and start roaming in the dining room and kitchen. The architecture design of the FRH is so well that the kitchen and room with bathroom and interconnected so well that anyone can access them from anywhere, FRH has two room and both are attached with bathroom and both bathrooms have 2 gates one open in the room and another outside FRH and kitchen is also having 2 gates one is connected withdrawing room and another opens outside.

We start Preparing for Dinner but before dinner, we prepare for the evening snacks(peanut chat, roasted soya Chaap-which Abhishek Ji bring from his factory Delhi 6 Chaap) we sit behind FRH near the kitchen back boor.

We keep talking and enjoying evening snacks and our 2 cooking experts Abhishek Ji and Bansal Ji keep visiting kitchen for the instruction on how to make our dinner more delicious (paneer, soya chaap etc …)

Soon sun goes down and there is completely dark inside our Mundiyapani FRH and day birds keep silent and the forest start awakening with nightjar singing near our FRH.

night jar Mundiyapani forest rest house
Nightjar bird near our FRH
Moon view from Mundiyapani forest rest house
Moon view from Mundiyapani forest rest house
Corbett national park forest rest house
Dinner@Mundiyapani forest rest house(me most left) Abhishek Ji and Bansal Ji most right

Around 10:30 we all went to our room and wakeup after sunrise. Soon we had our Breakfast(Aalu jeera+paratha) we all ready for the checkout from Mundiyapani FRH around 10 AM.

Mundiyapani forest rest house
Flowers inside Mundiyapani forest rest house
Mundiyapani forest rest house
Car parking inside Mundiyapani forest rest house
Corbett Tiger Reserve map
Map inside Mundiyapani forest rest house

This is our Stay at Mundiyapani forest rest house in the month of March 2021. I book this Forest Rest house from the Corbett National Park Official Website and Also Don’t forest to Subscribe to my youtube Channel there you will find this journey in detail in the video format, Here is my MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL Link.

My WhatsApp number( +91 9760385133) If in case you need a jeep safari near Mundyapani Forest rest house or Haldupurao Forest Rest House.

Also, read About My Jhirna Zone Jeep Safari


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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Corbett national park resorts India

The best area to get the real resort feelings is always near any national park where we get immense peace with a wilderness experience and I don’t think there is any other better place than Jim Corbett national park resorts.

Resorts play an important role in our detoxification and rejuvenation of mind and we feel really relaxed once we stayed with any beautiful resort.

As I already been to many many resorts around Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh but the best quality time I lived the most is the resorts near the national park.

You know resorts are everywhere in-plane area, on hills, near city, rural area some are inside a big city like Dehradun also. But the best one I experienced is near the national park- Uttrakhand have 2 areas where the most numbers of resorts located and they are

  1. near Rajaji national park-Rishikesh Haridwar region
  2. near Jim Corbett national park- Ramnagar Nainital region.

Since 2016 I start travelling part-time and start driving outside Dehradun too. I have been to all pilgrimage in Uttarakhand – Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri and trek will Madmaheshwar temple( i already published a blog on this ) and Jim Corbett and Rajaji National park is like a home to me have been there countless time.

Rishikesh city I lived the most my YouTube channel is flooded with Rishikesh videos. Recently I covered Rishikesh-river Ganga water cleanliness in lockdown on my youtube channel.

A hobby is generated inside me to know more about these resorts- how they put themselves unique, how each resort location is having unique wilderness property, unique floral and fauna around.

Each resort geographic area is very unique with a unique view and food.

Every resort is made for a special guest. It depends on which resort shoots you perfectly.

I just want to inform you that Around Corbett park itself there are approx 200 resorts and every resort is very unique and better than each other.

I still remember the days when it is a big challenge for me to select the best of the best resort which can suit my needs perfectly.

I’m kind of guy who loves nature, wilderness and a resort which I located inside the forest or just edge of it. As in Corbett, it is not permissible for private resorts to built inside forest land as it is all reserved forest so 100 per cent Resorts are outside or on the edge of Forest area except the government-owned forest rest house.

I always love to stay at Peaceful Resort with lots of birds and animal Around. I want to hear the sound of wild animals coming from Forest in the night and where staff gives instruction like not to visit here and there in the evening as this is dangerous because of wild animals movement.

Actually this area of Jim Corbett National park is all in the foothills of Himalayas or foothills of Shivalik hills and combination of planes and hills. It is rich with water as two river – Ram Ganga (the lifeline of Corbett) and Kosi river passing through it.

So, the climatical and geographical condition is very suitable for floral and fauna and maybe that’s the reason why 600 different species of birds are found here.

Let’s understand the area of Corbett where these Resorts mushrooming most.

There are 3 major roads leading from ram Nagar city.

  1.  Towards Nainital ( Kaladhungi)
  2.  Dhela road.
  3. Ranikhet road ( separated from the road leading towards Marchula )

I am posting some pictures of a few resorts in the Corbett area.

jim corbett national park resorts
a resort near Marchula zone of Corbett
jim corbett national park resorts
open dining with Corbett overview

In the above pictures you see and can feel the environment you can get in our own country in north India and very close to New Delhi. now you don’t need to visit far and expensive south Africa safari trip because you have everything here, luxury with wildlife.

actually I am regular Corbett national park traveller and already published many vlogs on my youtube channel, you must also watch those videos and in future also I am going to visit each resort in Corbett. don’t miss the opportunity to follow me. must subscribe my youtube channel.  Youtube channel.

Corbett national park official website is https://www.corbettonline.uk.gov.in/

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