Of all the tourist spots in Jim Corbett National Park, Dhikala is perhaps the most popular one. The site is located just at the end of the Patli Dun valley which the Ramaganga River cuts through. The wide valley with the numerous channels of the river is a sight to watch.
One of the most beautiful things about Dhikala is the view that you can enjoy of the valley with a beautiful backdrop of the Kanda ridge. You can enjoy this sight the best from the Dhikala Watch Tower.
There is a Tourist Complex that allows you to get a great view of the Dhikala Chaur. This is the largest grassland that remains in Jim Corbett National Park. You can also watch the Phulai Chaur.
The best thing about these grasslands is that they are great sighting spots for the royal Bengal Tiger. Several safaris allow you to drive through these grasslands to ensure that you have your encounters with wild elephants, tigers, chitals, hog deer and several other species of grassland animals and birds. You can even sight raptors in this zone.
Bird watching is another activity that attracts several visitors each year. If you are not staying that the Forest Rest House, you can explore the Dhikala Zone only in a Canter Safari. These safaris are operated by the park authorities. It is advisable to book a canter safari in advance as there are limited seats. You have two safaris each day. One is early in the morning and the other one is in the evening. Each safari will be about 5 hours long to make sure that you get a good tour of the area. Usually the canter safari will be open from 15th November to 15th June each year.
The elephant safari is another activity that you must experience when you are in the area. We provide you with special packages that will make these experiences affordable. We also ensure that you do not miss out on any exciting activity so that you can have several memories from each trip.