Dhikala forest lodge is located in the hearth of Corbett national park on the bank on ramganga reservoir. Forest lodge or Dhikala forest rest house is managed by forest department of Corbett national park and provides an opportunity to the visitors of the national park to stay inside the forest. Picturesque location and beautiful surroundings make it an ideal place to stay away from the hustle bustle of city life. Dhikala forest lodge is the only lodge within the national park which provides the facility of electricity within the rooms and thus is ideally suited for families. In order to reach Dhikala forest lodge, one has to enter the Corbett national park via Dhangarhi gate. The distance of Dhikala forest lodge is 32kms from Dhangarhi gate and as soon as the vehicle enters dhangarhi gate, one gets the idea about the beauty of dhikala zone. Other lodges like Gairal, Sultan, Sarapduli, Khinnanauli fall on the way to Dhikala forest Lodge. The journey from Dhangarhi to Dhikala forest lodge is adventurous and provides many opportunities for wildlife viewing. For the safety of its visitors dhikala forest lodge is covered with solar wire fence.
The permits for the booking of Dhikala forest lodge are recommended to avail much in advance as it is highly popular amongst visitors from India and abroad.
Accommodation in Dhikala Forest Lodge
Dhikala forest rest house has a total room inventory of 32 rooms which is further classified into 06 wings as mentioned below:-
- 04 rooms - New Forest Rest House, Dhikala
- 05 rooms - Old Forest Rest House, Dhikala
- 07 rooms Annexe room Dhikala
- 06 Hutment rooms, Dhikala
- 06 Cabin rooms, Dhikala
- 04 Old Range quarters, Dhikala
Apart from 32 rooms, Dhikala forest lodge also has 02 dormitories, with 12 beds in each dormitory. Bathrooms in the dormitories are common. All 32 rooms at Dhikala forest lodge has attached bathrooms & running hot (solar) & cold water. The Campus of Dhikala Forest Rest House is located in the core area of Corbett National Park.
The food in Dhikala forest lodge is not a problem as there are two canteens within the premises of lodge. One of them is run by Kumaon mandal vikas nigam which is run by the tourism department of uttarakhand and offers buffet meals. Other is a private canteen which offers food in alacarte menu.