Important Places Around Dhikala
1. Chaurs (Grass Lands):
Around Dhikala we have a chaurs ( Grass land) Which are the grazing ground for the resident wildlife and you can easily spot herds of elephants and deers around chaurs.
2. Watch Tower:
Watch tower situated at Dhikala is perfectly located and enable you to get an excellent view of wildlife which are come for grazing into the nearby chaurs, It also gives you an excellent view of entire ramganga riverbed as well as a large section of Dhikala chaur.
This watch tower is located at a 10 mins walk from Dhikala forest lodge. There is a man made waterhole around fifty yards to the south of the watchtower makes it one of the best places to see Deers ,elephants and wild boar.
3. Crocodile point at Gairal:
Crocodile pool is located on the short cut from Gairal to the other rest houses West of it. It is also a balcony-like natural structure, which looks down upon a pool almost permanently inhabited by crocodiles.
4. Sambar Trail:
This rest house can be accessed by a short detour of the Dhangarhi-Dhikala main forest road. The prime attraction of this rest house is that it lies on the banks of River Ramganga. Tourists staying here can experience crystal clear, fast flowing mountain river running through the scenic forests. Situated in the lap of the nature Gairal presents ideal condition for nature watch and wildlife viewing.
Sarapduli Forest House
Another forest rest house inside Dhikala zone is Sarapduli that is located downstream of Gairal on the flat southern bank of the Ramganga. It is preferred by wildlife lover as here one can spot movements of large mammals including tiger and elephants. It is also perfect place to watch crocodiles and birdlife viewing.
Khinnanauli Forest House
Strategically located amid the Khinnanauli Chuar, this wonderful forest rest house is an excellent tiger territory. It has been developed recently in order to promote easy tourism to the various parts of the park.
Dhikala Forest House
Dhikala forest rest house needs not much introduction if we talk about wildlife tourism in Corbett. This well-known tourist destination is located at the edge of Patli Dun valley through which River Ramganga flows in numerous channels. Dhikala is an easy gateway to the various part of the park. The place offers panoramic view of the valley with the Kanda ridge in backdrop. The old Forest Rest House at Dhikala is a historic structure, built over a hundred years ago.
Sultan Forest Rest House
If we head towards Dhikala from Dhangarhi gate, Sultan is the first Forest Rest House we come across. This rest house is named after the seasonal stream running through that area called Sultan sot. It typifies the dense forest area of pure saal that occupy in the park.
Jhirna Safari Gateway
Jhirna: Jhirna is also well known forest house lies just inside the southern boundary of the park. If we move from Ramnagar to Kalagarh road that runs in east-west direction of the park, Jhirna lies on that particular road. If we talk about the landscape it is drier as compare to Dhikala and vegetation is mostly scrub. The area in and around Jhirna was a farming village till 1994 when it was successfully relocated under project tiger. This important zone of the Corbett is a good habitat for tiger, elephant, deer and mother interesting mammals like sloth bear and wild boar. Visitors can enjoy bird watching as many species of residents and migrated bird can be seen.