Corbett National Park is one of the oldest and most well-known wildlife sanctuaries in India. Established in 1936, the national park is named after renowned hunter turned nature conservationist Jim Corbett. Its location in Nainital, Uttaranchal is an ode to the exotic natural beauty of India, and the Dhikala Forest Lodge is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience this wilderness in all its primitive glory. Operated under the administration of the Forest Department of Indian Government, the Lodge is conveniently situated bang in the middle of the jungle, making it an elite destination for tourists. Wildlife enthusiasts from India and all over the world come to the lodge not only to enjoy the diverse variety of wildlife found in the forest but to enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding valley, grasslands, and the Ramganga River.
Skirting the edge of Patli Dun Valley, the Lodge is a historic building established over a hundred years ago by the British, as is evident in its architectural style. It has remained an attraction due to its position in the heart of the forest. Most importantly, Dhikala is a chance to see the endemic Royal Bengal Tiger and Asiatic Elephant. Other animals that can be seen on the safari here include the spotted deer, Sambhar, elephants, fox, hyena, and barking deer among many others. The rooms and hutments are surrounded by a solar wire fence, ensuring the safety of visitors at all times.
The best time to visit Dhikala Forest Lodge would be between 15th November and 15th June every year. The lodge is unavailable during the monsoon season.
Located at Kaladhungi, Corbett Museum is a bungalow that earlier belonged to Jim Corbett- the well known tiger conservationist and contains his memoirs, his personal belongings, letters written by him as well as his friends and well wishers, antiques and rare photographs.
Birjani formed the shooting block area of the park in earlier times. The terrain is drier and has diverse vegetation than Dhikala.
Jhirna is a farming village turned into a park resort located inside the south area boundary. The Jhirna landscape is green but drier than Dhikala.
Sitabani Temple is situated in the Sitavani Jungles of the Jim Corbett National Park. It is an ancient temple, famous for its religious significance and temple architecture. The presiding deity is Goddess Sita, who lived in the region during her exile before facing the Agnipariksha.
Rates are not valid for Festive peak season.
Rates are based on Hotels Subject to Availability at the time of making Reservation.In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel.
Rates are subject to change if there is any Fair and Festival, Major conference, events in travel destination.
Early check in / late checks out is subject to availability of rooms. In Chardham sector maximum hotels are preferring 12:00 Noon Check in and Check out timing.
Cancellation charges would be as per the company policy.
Vehicle confirmed will be as per Itinerary and not at disposal.
All sightseeing mentioned are subject to weather conditions, political conditions and traffic conditions in the destination.
Any cancellation or delay in hotel check in due to third party services (like helicopter / pony / palaki ) , the retention will be charged. The next allocation for the hotels on same destination is subject to the availabilities.
Any sightseeing missed due to natural calamities / weather conditions / for any unforeseen reasons is non-refundable or non-adjustable.
All entrances fees will be on direct payment basis as per Itinerary.
It is not advisable to travel in night, if necessary supplement charge applicable
Deposit of 25% of the package cost at the time of booking.
Need 50% payment of the package cost, 30 days prior to departure date.
Need 100% payment of the package cost, 15 days prior to departure date.
10% of full tour cost – 45 days prior to arrival.
25% of full tour cost – 30 days prior to arrival.
50% of full tour cost – between 15 and 29 days prior to tour.
75% of full tour cost – between 14 and 7 days prior to tour.
100% – within 7 days prior to tour.