Dhikala is one of the most-visited safari zones in the Corbett tiger reserve; thanks to the view, it offers, of both the wildlife and the ethereal surroundings. It is located about 50 km deep into the national park, at the border of Patli Dun Valley. From here multiple channels of Ramganga converge into a reservoir. An exceptionally idyllic location, the zone also has expansive grasslands called Phulaichaur and Dhikalachaur.

Dhikala - tuskers in action
Photo by Kaushik mailbox [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons
In order to reach Dhikala, you need to enter through Dhangadi gate. The region is located around 30 km from the gate, inside the soul of the Jim Corbett National Park. The zone is extremely popular among tourists as it allows frequent sightings of various wildlife species. On your family vacation in the Jim Corbett National Park, at Dhikala zone, you may get to spot unique animals like chital, hog deer, and wild elephants among many more. You will also have the golden opportunity of spotting of umpteen species of grassland birds. Be sure to have a camera handy so that you can capture the nature’s grandeur in the form of wildlife in your lenses and forever cherish the memories. Also, if you are always worried whether your kids would enjoy a holiday activity, be assured that the little ones will love spotting animals that they have only seen in photos.

Dhikala, an old forest rest house, also holds historical significance. Once you are done enjoying the wildlife spotting activity, you can also explore Sambhar road, watchtower, reservoir, and other things located nearby. Overall, you will spend about four hours at Dhikala, and you can go for either a bus safari or an elephant safari. The safari timings are fixed and depend upon which season it is that you are visiting the national park. For winters, the timings are from 7 am to 10 am in the mornings and 2 pm to 5:30 pm in the evenings. During summers, you can enjoy the safari from 6 am to 9:30 am and 3 pm to 6:30 pm.

Where To Stay

When holidaying in one of the fascinating tourist places in Uttarakhand, you would want to find a place that provides you and your family with the best Corbett experience. Cozy and equipped to ensure a comfortable stay for you and your family, Club Mahindra Corbett is one of the best Corbett luxury resorts. A perfect amalgamation of raw nature and modernity, this Corbett resort in Uttarakhand is located amidst lush jungles and provides all urban comforts.

What’s more fun than a holiday with family in the dense forests of the Jim Corbett National Park? It is time to book your holiday soon!

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