Forest Rest Houses, Lodges & Best Safari Zones

For better tourism management in Corbett National Park for wild lifers- a fine balance is created for best tiger safari zones in Corbett National Park and forest rest houses and forest lodges in Corbett National Park, following tourism zones each having separate entry gate.

Best Safari Zones in Corbett Tiger Reserve :

Tourism Zone Entry Gate
Dhikala Dhangari
Bijrani Amdanda
Jhirna Kalagarh, Khara
Domunda-Lohachaur Durga Devi
Dhela Safari Zone Dhela
Sonanadi Vatanvasa
Corbett Landscape- Sitabani Bhandarpani

Forest Rest House & Forest Lodges in Dhikala Zone


For Stay & Best Safari experience in Corbett National Park, Dhikala Zone is the best safari zone in Corbett National Park with from Dhangadi entry gate. Dhikala Zone in Corbett offers an uninterrupted view of the valley with Kanda ridge in backdrop and for the best view try it from the watchtower near Dhikala Tourist Complex. Dhikala Tourist Complex overlooks Dhikala chaur (one of the largest remaining grasslands inside Corbett Park) and Phulai chaur. A drive through the numerous safari trails inside Dhikala Zone through Dhikala chaurs is rewarded with sightings of wild elephants, chital, hog deer and numerous grassland bird species and raptors. The old forest rest house at Dhikala is a historic structure, having been built over a hundred years ago. For Photo & Video of Dhikala forest rest house & lodge images you may check our GALLERY Section and if you like to know about Home Stay, Resorts & Hotel TARIFFS and PACKAGES for Dhikala Forest Rest House & Lodge, Best time to Reach & Corbett Weather book Dhikala Forest Rest House and lodges in Corbett National Park near river Please CONTACT US


Sarapduli Forest Rest House lies on the Dhangarhi-Dhikala Forest Rest House road. Sarapduli Forest Lodge is located downstream of Gairal Forest Rest House on the flat southern bank of the Ramganga River while the opposite northern bank rises steeply to a ridge. Movement of large mammals (tiger, elephant included) is quite high near Sarapduli Forest Rest House. Sarapduli Forest Lodge is also good place to see crocodiles and also good for bird watching.


Sultan Forest Rest House is the first rest house during the drive from Dhangarhi Gate to Dhikala Forest Lodge in Dhikala Zone. Sultan Forest Lodge is named after the Sultan Sot, the seasonal stream running through that area. Sultan Forest Rest House typifies dense forest area and is located in one of the best stretches in the Dhikala Zone of Corbett Park..


Gairal Forest Rest House is reached by a short detour off the Dhangarhi-Dhikala Lodge’s main forest road. Gairal Forest Lodge lies on the banks of the Ramganga River near the place where it first enters the Park within Dhikala Zone. At Gairal Forest Lodge the Ramganga River portrays a different character than it does at places downstream (near Dhikala Lodge). Ramganga River is crystal-clear, fast-flowing mountain river flowing through scenic forests near Gairal Forest Rest House. Being out of the way, stay and safari near gairal forest lodge presents ideal conditions for viewing wildlife and birds in tranquility.


Khinnanauli Forest Rest House is located in the middle of Khinnanauli chaur in Dhikala Zone. Khinnanauli Forest Lodge is an excellent tiger territory and is closest to Dhikala Forest Rest House. Khinnanauli Forest Rest House is one of the most recently built rest houses of Corbett. Priyanka Gandhi, granddaughter of Mrs. Indira Gandhi (former prime minister of India), daughter of Rajiv Gandhi (former prime minister of India) & Sonia Gandhi- UPA Chairperson, Congress President & leader opposition in India, is also an avid wildlife lover visits Corbett Park to spend family time almost every year and prefers to stay in Khinnanauli Forest Rest House in Corbett National Park.


Kanda Forest Rest House lies in the northern part of the Corbett National Park flanking the Himalayas. Kanda Forest Lodge is the highest rest house in the Corbett National Park at about 1100 meter and due to its elevation one can get a bird’s-eye view of the Corbett National Park & Ramganga River Valley from Kanda Forest Rest House. While most of the vegetation and topography of Corbett has a Shiwalik type but the forests near Kanda Forest Rest House show characteristics that are Himalayan. The fauna near Kanda Forest Lodge also is typically Himalayan, with mammals like goral, Himalayan black bear and leopards seen here in plenty. Although the road to Kanda Forest Rest House via Dhikala Tourist Complex with entry from Dhangadi Gate is bumpy and narrow the surroundings are extremely serene. 

Forest Rest House & Forest Lodges in Bijrani Zone :


Malani Forest Rest House lies 12 km due northwest of Bijrani Forest Lodge. Malani Forest Lodge is located on the edge of the core zone of the Corbett National Park, Malani Forest Rest House offers one of the most picturesque surroundings and solitude in Corbett National Park. The drive up to Malani Forest Lodge from the Amdanda Gate- the entry Gate to the Malani & Bijrani Forest Rest Hose zones is quite rewarding in terms of mammal and bird sightings in Corbett National Park. 


The area in and around Bijrani Forest Rest House of Corbett National Park once formed part of a shooting block during the British period. Bijrani Forest Lodge zone was much famed for the quality of Tiger hunting that it offered to shikaris, before the formation of the Corbett National Park. In comparison to Dhikala Zone, the terrain at Bijrani Zone is drier and also has more diverse vegetation compared to other zones in Corbett National Park.

Forest Rest House & Forest Lodges in Jhirna Zone


Jhirna Forest Rest House lies just inside the southern boundary of the Corbett National Park. Jhirna Forest Lodge lies on the road from Ramnagar to Kalagarh that runs in an east-west direction through the Corbett National Park. The landscape of the Jhirna Zone is drier than in Dhikala Zone of the Corbett National Park and vegetation found in Jhirna Zone is mostly scrub. The major part of the now Jhirna Zone was a farming village until 1994 when it was successfully relocated under Project Tiger- Corbett National Park. The abandoned farmlands are gradually reverting to a wild state and is being managed to develop grassland habitat. The nearby terrain around Jhirna Forest Rest House consists of numerous sots and narrow gorges running through typically Shiwalik landscape. The hills to the north of Jhirna Forest Lodge are covered with dense patches of bamboo. In Jhirna Zone we may found from being good habitat for tiger, leopard and deer. The Jhirna zone of Corbett National Park also hosts other interesting mammals like sloth bear and wild boar. A variety of birds sighting can also be enjoyed in this forest zone of the Corbett National Park.


Forest Rest House & Forest Lodges in Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary Zone


Lohachaur Forest Rest House & Forest Lodge is located in the northern part of Corbett Tiger Reserve in the buffer area of the Corbett National Park. Lohachaur Forest Lodge lies on the banks of the river Mandal upstream of its confluence with the Ramganga River within the Corbett National Park. The Lohachaur Forest Rest House & Lodge can be reached from Durga Devi gate of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. 


Rathuadhab Forest Rest House & Forest Lodge is situated in northern buffer zone of Corbett National Park. Rathuadhab Forest Lodge lies on the forest road connecting the Durga Devi Gate of Corbett National Park in the east and Vatanvasa Forest Lodge of Corbett National Park towards the west. The area between Durgadevi Gate to Rathuadhab and Halduparao forest rest house is favored spot for elephants in Corbett National Park.


Halduparao Forest Rest House & Forest Lodge was built about a hundred years ago by British Government, is located between the Palain and Sonanadi rivers a short distance before they drain into the Ramganga reservoir. Halduparao Forest Rest House & Forest Lodge lies under the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and is known for its quiet, peaceful surroundings. Halduparao Forest Rest House & Forest Lodge is a good place to watch wild elephants from close quarters during summer.


How to Book Dhikala Forest Rest House Packages to Corbett National Park

If you are wondering how to reserve and make booking forest rest house and lodge inside Dhikala and other zones of Corbett National Park (Nov 15th- 15th June), application need to make minimum 60-90 days in advance either at official website of Corbett National Park or field Director of Corbett National Park, remember there are limited accommodation and available on first-apply-first-get basis only.

Dhikala Forest Rest House Package for 02 peoples each night is as under (subject to changes at the time of booking). Extra person sharing the room is 50% of the room tariff and 100% of the other costs.

To Make Booking for Dhikala, Gairal, Bijrani Forest Rest House and Forest Lodge inside Corbett National Park, Please send the following details for all the passengers :

01. Names –Age – Gender: All the Passengers
04. Any Id proof to support your address and Identity, which all the passengers to carry along viz. Passport/ Driving License /PAN Card etc: 01 member of the room occupants)
  05. Permanent Residential Address of any one person in a room: 
06. Phone No: (Mobile/ Landline): 
07. Date of Arrival: (Check-in- 12:00 NOON, entry to the gate not allowed after 15:00 Hours)
08. Date of Departure: (Check-out- 10:00 AM)
09. Rooms Required:
10. Passport Number - Foreign Nationals- ALL
11. Nationality: ALL 


Please Read before booking Forest Rest House and Forest Lodges in Corbett National Park

Extra person sharing the room is 50% of the room tariff and 100% of the other costs.
Guests can make booking in Forest Rest Houses for maximum for 02 Nights.
Campfire or any fire related activity is not allowed inside the park zones in Jim Corbett National Park.
Electricity is not available in most Forest Rest Houses and Forest Lodges in Corbett National Park.
Trek, Walk or any adventure activities is not allowed, while staying in Forest Lodges & Forest Rest Houses in Corbett National Park.
Only Vegetarian food is served while stay at Forest Rest Houses in Corbett National Park from government run canteen @ INR 1200 (or on actual) for each meal/ per person at Dhikala rest house & Gairal forest rest house complex, while at other Rest House at Dhikala area there is No canteen.
Carrying outside food and in possession and consumption of the liquor & cigarette is prohibited and a punishable act while stay at Forest Rest Houses in Corbett National Park.
Entry to the Corbett Tiger Reserve is up to 15:45 hours of the day of you booking. After 16:00 Hours entering inside the Corbett National Park is not allowed irrespective of your confirmed booking.
The Vehicle entry charges mentioned in the Dhikala Package Cost is only towards the entry of the vehicle and does not include the jeep cost, driver entry, drivers camping charges and overnight allowance and food charges.
The above mentioned opening/ closure dates, tariffs & Packages to Dhikala forest Rest house are subject to change as per government notification for the particular guest house. If you get the accommodation on the date more / less that the mention above, you agree to pay 100% of the payment on confirmation of the booking at Corbett National Park.
The forest rest house bookings are made non-refundable and non-transferable. 

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Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand 244715.