Dhikala forest rest house is the main zone of Corbett national park, also a heart of Corbett National Park, it is situated on the bank on Ramganga River which is a large river of the region. Dhikala forest rest house also known as Dhikala forest lodge is administrated by the forest department of Corbett National Park and it grants the vast facility to the tourists of the Jim Corbett National Park to stay inside the forest lodges. The picturesque location and beautiful landscape make it a wonderful place to stay away from the commotion of city life. Dhikala forest lodge is the only forest rest house which has the facility of electricity inside the cottages and thus is appropriate for families. To enter inside Dhikala forest rest house, visitors have to enter the Corbett National Park through the Dhangarhi gate which is approximately 30 km from Ramnagar City and Dhikala Forest rest house is 30 km further after taking an entry from Dhangari Gate. Dhikala forest rest house is named after the huge grassland there which is known as Dhikala chaur, which is one of the major attractions of the zone. The journey from Dhangarhi gate to Dhikala forest rest house is adventurous and has large opportunities for wildlife sighting..
Dhikala forest rest house has a total room inventory of 25 rooms which is further classified into 05 wings as mentioned below:-
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 canteen in dhikala forest lodge offers food in alacarte menu.
Bookings of Dhikala rooms are mainly divided into offline and online rooms. 17 Online rooms are booked online through official website of corbett national park and 8 offline rooms are alloted by booking office available at Ramnagar. 17 online rooms are further divided in Indian and foreign quota with 12 and 5 rooms respectivly.
Dhikala is the only forest rest house in corbett national park which has electricity.
All the rooms at dhikala forest rest house are basic and there are no TV’s, AC’s. Though rooms have electricity points to charge your cameras and mobile. Rooms of same category can differ in size and space.