Dhikala Forest Lodge Tour - 3 days


Get truly enchanted with the fresh air and lush green of the central sight of Corbett Tiger Reserve, offering you varied beauty and action of the nature. Home to the Bengal Tiger, capture the mesmerizing charm of the landscape and its surrounding. We have planned your trip in a manner, giving you ample opportunity to live the moment in the midst of the wilderness.


Fitness Level


Duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days

Activities: 4 Jungle Safaris

Tour starts from: Delhi and Ends at: Delhi

Destinations covered: Corbett National Park (Stay at Dhikala Forest Lodge or similar rest houses situated in Dhikala zone)

Grade: Easy. This is a wildlife trip based on mammal and bird watching in open top jeeps.

Season: Mid November to Mid-June

Elevation: 400-1200 metres


Months Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May-June Jul-Aug Sep-Oct Nov-Dec
Temp (Min) °C  1 10 20 23  16 1
Temp (Max) °C 29 41 46 40 38 34

Focus Mammals: Tiger, Elephant (March-June), Smooth-coated otter

Focus Birds: White-crested laughing thrush, Vulture (Red-headed, long-billed), Griffon, Eagles (Crested serpent, Pallas’s fish eagle, Grey-headed fish eagle), Pheasants (Khaliji, red jungle fowl), Owl (spot-bellied eagle owl, brown fish owl, Tawny fish), Hornbill (Great, oriental-pied), Minivets. Kingfisher (Crested, Stork-billed, Pied), Magpie (Common green), Dollar bird, Bee-eaters (green, blue-tailed, chestnut headed), Woodpeckers (lesser yellownape, Black-rumped flameback, White-naped), Green imperial pigeon, Dove (laughing, spotted, red collared), Osprey, Falconets (collared, red-necked), Orioles (black-hooded, maroon), Drongos, Asian paradise-Flycatcher, Thrushes, Chats, Redstarts, Forktails, Wagtails.

Other Attractions: Gharial, Golden mahseer, Sal Forest, Grasslands, landscapes

Note: All the birds are not seen in one particular season and are found in different months. But above list specifies the birds which are found easily in Corbett in comparison to other forests.

Day 1: Arrive at Corbett; evening safari in Dhikala Zone

Welcome! Your journey starts from Delhi, once you arrive at Corbett, in the afternoon, You will check-in at the Forest Rest House.

Corbett Tiger Reserve or commonly known as the Jim Corbett National Park, is one of the oldest park of Northern India and is home to the endangered Bengal tiger. Lying between the Himalayas and the Terai, it has wide variety of landscapes to mesmerize you with. Corbett Park has always been paradise to all the nature lovers, and also to other tourist because it gives them the best opportunity to witness, some exceptional wildlife.

You will have lunch at the rest house. In the evening, you will go for a jeep safari in the Dhikala Zone of Corbett National Park.

Day 2: Morning and evening safari in Dhikala Zone

Wake to a vibrant day with an adventurous morning safari in Dhikala Zone, followed by lunch and then some rest time. Later, you will again head for an evening safari.

Managed by the forest department under Corbett Tiger Reserve, Dhikala Zone, is centrally located inside of the park. To cover the entire distance from the park gate – Dhangari Gate, it takes up to an hour and half, which is approximately 30 km. It is known to be most popular tourist attraction and also it is one of the most sought after place to stay at. In Dhikala, one can see many wild animals and birds, giving ample chances to take photographs. For a true wildlife person, it is heaven indeed.

You have an overnight stay at the resort.  

Day 3: Morning safari; departure from Corbett.

After the morning safari, you will return to your rooms at 0900 hrs and have morning supper. Post breakfast, you will check-out of the room at 1000 hrs, then head to home.

The main attraction of the park is Asiatic wild elephants, Tigers and the wide variety of birds found here. The common wildlife includes Leopard, Sambar deer, spotted deer, Barking deer, Jackal, Langur monkey, among other various aquatic species such as Mahseer, Crocodile, Gharial and etc.

We believe, you had an exciting and memorable journey with us. We are sure, you took some beautiful captures in your camera to share with your loved ones

Trip Notes

The activities mentioned above in the itinerary, will be conducted during the trip and are subject to changes as per the unforeseen natural reason.

– Above itinerary is subject to change at the time of operation due to any unforeseen reason, keeping the best interest of a traveler, however, all the services possible that time will be provided according to the situation. Forest Department can cancel / change safari booking at any point of time.

– Safari timings and duration will differ according to different seasons and destination.

– Above itinerary is focused on mammals; if you wish to focus more on the birds, please notify in advance. Specialist in particular can accompany during the safari.

– A list of suggested items to pack is included in the pre-departure guidebook that will be mailed to you after the time of booking confirmation.

About Bharat Goel

Bharat Goel, an avid traveler and wildlife photographer has more than a decade’s experience of travelling in wild throughout India. His love for the wild urged him to leave his engineering career to dedicate his life for the preservation of nature and wildlife. He constantly strives to make people aware and encourage them to appreciate and being responsible towards nature through his endeavor.