Dhikala Forest Lodge Package

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Dhikala Forest Lodge Package 5Starting from 39999 PP

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Dhikala Forest Lodge is a remarkable and unique destination nestled in the heart of the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, India. This lodge is not just a place to stay; it’s an entry point into a world of natural wonder, offering a truly immersive experience in one of India’s most famous wildlife reserves.

Location: Dhikala is located in the largest and most varied zone of Jim Corbett National Park, which itself is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve. The lodge sits on the edge of the Patli Dun valley where the Ramganga River flows in multiple channels. This prime location offers stunning views of the valley and the lush hills of the Kanda range. It’s approximately 30 kilometres from the Dhangadi gate, the main entry point to this zone, and is accessible via a forest road.

Flora and Fauna:  Corbett National Park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, and Dhikala offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience this biodiversity first hand.

  • Flora: The area is characterized by dense sal forests, mixed forests, and grasslands known as ‘Chaurs’. This diverse vegetation supports a wide range of wildlife and is a crucial part of the ecosystem.
  • Fauna: Dhikala is famous for its tiger sightings, making it a coveted spot for those hoping to see these majestic animals in their natural habitat. Besides tigers, the park is home to elephants, chitals (spotted deer), sambars, barking deer, hog deer, leopards, crocodiles, and numerous species of birds, including the crested serpent eagle and the blossom-headed parakeet.

Uniqueness: What makes Dhikala truly unique is its unparalleled access to the core areas of the national park. It’s the only forest lodge situated within the park, offering an authentic and unfiltered wildlife experience. The chance to stay in the heart of a tiger reserve is a rare and exciting prospect for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers

About the Rest House: The Dhikala Forest Lodge includes a government forest rest house, which is the main accommodation for visitors. This rest house is historic, having been built over a hundred years ago, and offers basic but comfortable facilities.

  • Accommodation: It consists of several rooms and dormitories, offering different levels of comfort and privacy. The rooms are simple and functional, designed to blend in with the natural surroundings.
  • Amenities: The amenities are basic, in keeping with the eco-friendly ethos of the park. There is a canteen that provides meals to guests, but luxury amenities are limited to preserve the natural environment.
  • Experiences: Staying at the Dhikala Forest Lodge includes opportunities for jeep safaris, elephant rides, and guided nature walks. These activities are conducted by knowledgeable guides and offer the chance to see wildlife and explore the park’s diverse landscapes.
  • Conservation Focus: The lodge operates with a strong conservation focus, ensuring minimal human impact on the surrounding ecosystem. This commitment to conservation is evident in every aspect of the lodge and its operations.

In conclusion, Dhikala Forest Lodge is not just an accommodation but an experience in itself. Its location amid rich biodiversity, the opportunity to see rare wildlife up close, and its commitment to conservation make it a unique and sought-after destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts around the world.

About The Tour

Places covered

  • Dhikala Zone

Inclusions

  • 6 Safaris
  • Accommodation in Dhikala Zone
  • Pick & Drop
  • Permits
  • Guide Fee

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Camera Charges
  • Anything Not Mentioned Above

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Arrival and Introduction to the Wild

    Morning/Afternoon: Guests get picked up from Delhi Airport & and arrive at Ramnagar (6 hours drive), where they are warmly greeted and transported to Dhikala Forest Lodge, nestled in the heart of the Corbett National Park. The journey to the lodge is an adventure in itself, offering glimpses of the park's diverse landscapes. Check-In: On arrival at Dhikala, guests check into their rooms, each offering a rustic charm and views of the surrounding wilderness & and river. Time to relax and soak in the tranquil environment. First Safari: The first safari starts post lunch, Dhikala, known for its vast grasslands and dense sal forests, offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness wildlife, including herds of elephants, spotted deer, and if lucky, the majestic Bengal tiger. Evening: Post safari, guests return to the lodge for a hearty dinner. There's an air of excitement as everyone shares their first experiences of the jungle

  • Day 02 - Immersion in Nature's Splendor

    Dawn Safari: The day starts early with a safari at dawn. This time is magical, with the forest coming alive with the calls of birds and animals. The soft morning light provides a perfect backdrop for photography. Breakfast and Rest: After returning, guests enjoy breakfast. There's time to relax, perhaps enjoying a book on the lodge's veranda overlooking the Ramganga River. Post-Lunch Safari: The third safari explores different regions of Dhikala. Guests may spot crocodiles basking on the river banks or a variety of bird species. The fourth safari in the late afternoon is followed by dinner.

  • Day 03 - Deep Dive into Wildlife

    Early Morning Expedition: The fourth safari offers another chance to explore Dhikala's rich biodiversity. Each safari is unique, with different animal sightings and experiences. Breakfast and Leisure Time: Post-breakfast, guests can choose on the deck offering enchanting views of Ramganga or read a book or simply relax. Evening Leisure: Enjoy your fifth safari chasing the perfect shot. Post-safari in the evening, The lodge might organize a wildlife documentary screening, offering insights into the park's ecology. Farewell Dinner: The evening culminates in a special dinner where guests share stories and experiences from their safaris.

  • Day 04 - Departure and Reflection

    Morning at Leisure: Guests enjoy a leisurely breakfast, with time to start on their last safari of the trip. Check-Out and Departure: Post-check-out, guests are driven back to Ramnagar, carrying with them memories of the majestic beauty of Dhikala and the thrilling wildlife encounters. Dropping Back to Delhi - Our Driver will pick up the guests from Ramnagar & and drop them at Delhi airport/hotel.

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