Dhikala Forest Rest House

Dhikala is the most well known of the destinations in Corbett. It is located at the edge of the broad Patli Dun valley through which the Ramganga flows in numerous channels. Dhikala offers an awesome uninterrupted panoramic view of the valley, with the Kanda ridge in the backdrop. This sight appears all the more imposing from the watchtower near Dhikala. The Tourist Complex overlooks Dhikala chaur (one of the largest remaining grasslands of the Park) and Phulai chaur. A drive through the numerous trails through chaurs is rewarded with sightings of wild elephants, chital, hog deer and numerous grassland bird species and raptors. The old rest house at Dhikala is a historic structure, having been built over a hundred years ago.

Surrounded by greens on all sides, Dhikala FRH is a paradise to be in. Built-in 1936, the Dhikala forest rest house is situated on the periphery of the rustling waters of the river Ramganga providing the most picturesque view of the foothills of Garhwal and Kumaon. If you often wander for the lust of Indian Wildlife, Dhikala Forest Rest House should top your list. Dhikala is one of the major zones of Jim Corbett National Park and Corbett is one of the few national parks that will allow night stay in the jungle. Dhikala FRH is one of the few forest rest houses which offers all the basic accommodation facilities.

In the heart of Jim Corbett, Dhikala Zone offers a range of wildlife experience where one can just follow the lead of nature. Dhikala Forest Rest House is the perk lodging of this Dhikala zone, managed by Forest Department, Jim Corbett National Park. From Dhangadi gate to Dhikala FRH itself is a life of adventure. The 1-hour ride has the self-explanatory discovery of Spotted Deer, Elephants, Leopard, Tusker, Fishing Owl and a Tiger.

Dhikala is home to Royal Tiger of Bengal and you do not want to miss the adventure of exploring mammals, reptiles and other species with your naked eyes which is why many times you get to see animals from Dhikala Forest Rest House.

Trip to Dhikala will give a final touch to your wildlife trip to India. With an accommodation of 32 rooms, distributed in 6 wings, Dhikala Forest Rest House stands for its colossal spread.

Important Things to Keep in mind

You are entering a ‘No Network Zone’, so, you can enjoy your trip without the disturbance from outside life however there are few spots in the guest house where you can get the network to make emergency calls but do not expect high-speed internet to send emails or use social media.

Spot Dhikala on your map and you can reach here from the Dhangadi gate which is at 30 km. distance from Dhikala. It is 300 km distant from Delhi and 51 km from Ramanagar. You can also request a personalized tour by booking a personalized tour with us.

Interesting Facts About Dhikala Zone

Did you know? Dhikala is the home of tigress Paro, She is one of the most spotted tigresses of the zone and she has made a room of amazement for all the wanderers. It is believed that the Dhikala zones are home for most of the tigers in the Corbett national park. There.

Wildlife in Dhikala- Jim Corbett National Park

Herds of spotted deer, Sambar, Elephants are waiting to welcome you with the love of wildlife.

Leopards are also often spotted in Dhikala. You can easily spot mammals inhabiting Dhikala Zone of Jim Corbett National Park includes Barking, Sambhar & Hogg and cheetal deers. Sloth bears, Himalayan Black bears, Monkeys, Indian Grey Mongoose, Otters, Indian Elephants, Yellow-throated Martens, and Langurs can be easily seen in the Zone. Crocodiles (along with the banks of the Ram Ganga River) and Indian Python, King Cobra, Common Cobra could be spotted in the Dhikala Zone Of Jim Corbett National Park.

How To Book-

A little heads up travelers, you need to book Dhikala Forest Rest House a month prior to your trip, otherwise, you stand no luck in the heart of Jim Corbett so it is advised to get in touch with us minimum 01 month prior to your trip due to extreme demand of Dhikala Forest Rest House.

Our Tour Advisor would not only help you to plan your trip but also help book your stay. We advise you to request your trip 30 days prior so we can reserve the best professional drivers and guide for your trip for the optimum adventurous trip.

Dhikala Forest Lodge Booking


Dhangari Gate And Museum, Ranikhet Road – 244715,


dhikalaforestresthouse.in@ gmail.com


+91 +919068619989, +919548167580

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