Dhikala Forest Rest House

Dhikala Forest Rest House

Corbett National Park
, Uttarakhand
, India

Staying at Dhikala, which lies within the core zone of Corbett National Park, is the ultimate experience for the discerning wildlife lover on a trip to India.

The orignal Forest Rest House was built during the Raj for the Forest Officers managing India’s first reserve, deep in the heart of Corbett. Gradually, further buildings were added to provide basic accommodation for tourists. The focus here is not on mod-cons, but on an enchanting close experience with nature.

The spread out complex includes a handful of buildings, each with a small set of rooms, a restaurant, and a viewing balcony that overlooks the river.The whole complex is encircled by electrified fence to keep wildlife and humans separate and safe.

Nights get really magical, as the coming and going of safari vehicles and wildlifers dies down, and you sit stargazing at crystal clear skies, while the sounds of the jungle are all around you.

Our Rating: Simple
Property Type: Wildlife/Nature Lodge


Rooms are simple, clean and in keeping with the historical purpose of the Rest house, which was to provide a safe place for the forest officers and shikaris of yore to rest amidst pristine natural surrounds.


The restaurant offers simple, home style fare, with vegetarian and non-vegetatian options.

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