Jim Corbett National Park is one of the biggest national parks in India. Tourism Management has distributed the national park into five zones so that tourists can tour the park with much more convenience. All the five zones are facilitated with an entrance gate. The best thing about these five zones is the available accommodation facility i.e. Forest Rest houses. Forest Rest Houses in Corbett are really a treat to spend times.
Tourism zone------- Entry Gate
Forest Rest Houses In Dhikala Zone:
Dhikala Forest Lodge Situated at the edges of the Patli Dun Valley dissected by Ramganga River, Dhikala is the most loved part of Corbett. Dhikala is blessed with phenomenal natural beauty and charms that can really spell bind anyone.
Forest department takes care of the lodge and booking can be done through forest office at Ramnagar. Dhangadi gate is the entry point for dhikala zone and dhikala forest lodge is almost 30 Kms from the entry gate.
The journey from entry gate to dhikala lodge is breathtaking , you have to cross dense sal forest and Ramganga River with several seasonal rivers, enroute to dhikala forest lodge the animals you are most likely to spot are herds of spotted deer, Barking deer, Sambhar, Barasinga, Elephants, Hyena, Fox, Monitor Lizard and even Tigers also. More...
Sarapduli is one of the best places in Corbett to see the large mammals like tiger, elephant and others proximately. The Sarapduli Rest House (located on the Dhangarhi-Dhikala road) is situated in downstream of Gairal that is on the south of the Ramganga River. Near the river, you can see several bird species and crocodiles. If you are bird and large mammal lover, Sarapduli is the place to come.
Sultan Rest House is named after the local seasonal stream called Sultan Sot that flows through this region. The rest house is in the midst of the dense forests and is really a great place in Corbett to feel the calmness of nature. If you are heading to Dhikala from Dhangarhi, Sultan Rest house is the first rest house you will come across.
Drive through a small loop on Dhangarhi-Dhikala and you will reach Gairal rest house. Gairal is imbedded with wonderful nature creations that are speedy and noisy mountain rivers, dense forest with enriched wildlife and numerous more. Gairal is located on the banks of the Ramganga and offers a panoramic view to the entire park. Don’t miss out Gairal while touring Corbett.
Khinnanauli Rest house is located in the midst of Khinnanauli Chaur! Khinnanauli one of the newest rest houses in Corbett makes a great place to see the tigers. Khinnanauli is also reckoned as the shortcut gateway to the other corners of the park.
Kanda is the highest rest house (almost 1km altitude) in the Jim Corbett! Kanda is in the north most of the Corbett National Park. Being at the top, you have an advantage to experience and picture the entire Ramganga valley with the top angle. Kanda located in the north of the park is also said as the neighbor of Himalayas for its resemblance to Himalayas in terms of climate, vegetation and wildlife. Here you get the truest feel of Himalayas as Himalayan black bear, leopards and other wildlife creatures will keep on reminding of Himalaya.
Forest Rest Houses In Bijrani Zone:
Malani is located in the hearts or say centre of the Corbett Park, famous for soothing calmness and tranquillizing piece! Tourists, particularly bird lovers come here in large numbers. To visit Malani Rest House, you need to travel 12 kilometers northwest direction of Bijrani.
Unlike Dhikala, Bijrani is a dry region and owns greater range of vegetations. Bijrani had been hunting hub since British Rule! Today, Bijrani is one of the finest place to get proximate with the local wildlife.
Forest Rest Houses In Jhirna Zone:
Going deep into south part of the Park, you reach Jhirna. Jhirna Rest House is located on the main Ramnagar-Kalagarh road running east-west directions through the Corbett. Before 1994 Jhirni was a farming village, after the Project Tiger, the village was relocated. Now the place is densely forested with bamboo and filled with creatures like wild boar and sloth bear. Jhirni is too drier unlike Dhikala and owns scrub vegetation. Jhirna and its neighboring areas are complimented with the Shiwalik landscapes and some of the picturesque sceneries.
Forest Rest Houses In Sonanadi Zone :
Lohachaur Rest House can be accessed via Durga Devi gate (northern parts). Lohachaur is located in the RF buffer area and is pretty unique in terms of vegetations, conditions and wildlife availability. The beauty of entire scenery of Lohachaur is enhanced by the confluence of the Mandal River and Ramganga River.
Rathuadhab (spread in the northern parts of the park) is the famous destination spotting elephants. It is located on the Durga Devi Road (east) and Vatanvasa Road (west).
If you want to see the wild elephants in their truest habitat then Halduparao is the best destination to come. Halduparao rest house is one of the oldest rest houses, built way back hundred years ago. Halduparao is situated between Sonanadi River and Palain River just before they both merge into the Ramganga reservoir. The best thing about Halduparao you will never forget is the spell binding calmness and exquisite ambience! In addition, don’t forget to see the enriched wildlife imbedded in the Halduparao.