Strategically located in the core of the dense forest of famous Corbett National Park, Dhikala forest lodge is one of the unique forest accommodations in the world. Surrounded heavily by wild ambiance, staying at Dhikala guest houses is a once in a lifetime kind of experience almost mystical. This simple yet amazing forest house is run and administered by the forest department of Corbett National Park. Highly popular among wild life enthusiasts and lovers of raw nature, Dhikala is situated within the periphery of Patli Dun Valley and offers the breathtaking view of this enchanting valley along with Kanda ridge. Various streams of Ramganga River are flowing through this area enhancing the rustic view of the forest. Dhikala guest house is around 32 kms from the Dhangadi gate which can only be travelled by the vehicles of forest department. Covering this distance is an adventure in itself as one can have to cross through the rich flora and fauna of this area which includes vast grass land, dense Sal jungle, various small river channels and different types of animals roaming on the grass land.
Note : In order to stay at night in the Dhikala Forest guest House, the Indian and SAARC visitors have to book the accommodation in Dhikala Forest Lodge 46 days in advance and the Foreigners have to book the accommodation 91 days in advance.
The Dhikala forest complex consists of old as well as new building structures and considered the unique accommodation amidst the large forest, one among few of its kinds. Old rest house at Dhikala possesses the historical architecture, built by the Britishers over hundreds of years ago. As Dhikala zone is comes under the area of Reserve Park so you will need the govt. permit to visit here, which you have to show to the forest guards at the Dhangadi entry gate. The guest house is only 32 kms from the gate but it will take around two hours to reach there on the rustic jungle roads.
This guest house provides you the amazing opportunity to stay inside one of the oldest tiger reserve in the world and experience the amazing nightlife of the forest. If you intend to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of city life then the guest house at Dhikala could be the best choice for you. The picturesque location, lonely quiet environment with soothing sound of birds can be highly refreshing and rejuvenating for mind.