Night Stay @ Corbett

As the sun sets and the forest comes alive with the sounds of the wilderness, the thrill of a nocturnal adventure begins. Whether you choose to stay at the iconic Dhikala Forest Rest House, the tiger-rich Bijrani Zone, or the serene Jhirna Zone, each night in Corbett offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart of the jungle.

Stay @Dikhala

Staying at the Dhikala Lodge, is a must for wildlife enthusiasts. The journey from Dhangadi Gate to the Lodge, offers a rich experience through diverse flora and fauna, vast grasslands, dense Sal jungles, and small river channels. The Lodge itself is a blend of old and new and includes historic architecture of the Old Rest House built by the British in the 1890s.

Dhikala, located on the edge of the Patli Dun valley along the Ramganga river with the Kanda ridge as a backdrop, is known for its stunning landscape. Originally built in the 1890s, the old FRH was one of the first accommodations in the park, but was infested with malaria until 1963. It has a unique history, as it was the venue for launching "Project Tiger." After 1975, Dhikala was officially opened for tourists, making it one of the most sought after destinations.

The complex offers various amenities, including restaurants, nature guides, jeep safaris, a library, evening movie shows, walking tracks, and even a post office for sharing park experiences. Nearby watchtowers provide excellent views of the Ramganga riverbed and the beautiful chaurs.

The complex also boasts a restaurant offering buffet meals, a small canteen, wildlife movie shows, and a well-stocked library for leisurely reading.

Dikhala FHR

Forest Rest House in Dhikala Zone

Dhikala

To stay at Dhikala Forest Rest House in Corbett National Park, Indian nationals should book 46 days in advance, while foreign nationals need to book 91 days ahead.

Gairal

Constructed in 1903, the Gairal Forest complex now includes a new FRH with four rooms and an eight-bed dormitory located along the Ramganga River, providing a peaceful setting for birdwatching and the chance to observe gharials in the nearby crocodile pool.

Sarpduli

A picturesque Forest Rest House in Corbett, offers stunning views of the Ramganga River. Built in 1908, it's known for frequent elephant sightings. River otters and ghoral, are frequently sighted on the slopes across the Ramganga. You can also find abundant Mahseer pools and fish-eating birds like kingfishers and fish eagles in the vicinity.

Sultan

Sultan, the initial FRH on the Dhangari- Dhikala road, offers a secluded and private retreat. Surrounded by one of the densest Sal forests in CTR, it is home to numerous deer and birds.
Built in 1903, it is perfect for small groups seeking communion and succor in nature

Bijrani
Stay @Bijrani

The Bijrani Zone in Corbett Tiger Reserve, offers Forest Rest Houses at Bijrani and Malani. The Bijrani Rest House features six rooms (four with double beds, two with single beds) and a four-bed dormitory, along with an on-site restaurant and canteen. Elephant rides into the jungle are available, and the area is rich in wildlife, making it a prime spot for tiger, sloth bear, and elephant sightings.

Meanwhile, the Malani Rest House has two rooms with double-beds, making it a favorite among birdwatchers and those seeking a peaceful retreat. The Bijrani Zone is known for its picturesque beauty, featuring wide grasslands, rich forests, and abundant flora and fauna.

Safari enthusiasts can explore the rich diversity of flora and fauna in the Bijrani zone, making it a preferred choice for day visits. The compound also offers a restaurant and canteen , which serve buffet meals with a variety of quality food at affordable prices.

Forest Rest House in Bijrani Zone

Bijrani

Built in the 1930s, Bijrani Forest Rest House sits on the edge of the Corbett Tiger Reserve's core zone, about 12km northwest of Bijrani. The route to Malani through Machaan chaur presents opportunities to spot deer, tuskers, bears, or leopards, while the peaceful Malani FRH offers picturesque surroundings and excellent birdwatching.

Malani

Established around 1930, Malani FRH is on the fringes of Corbett Tiger Reserve's core zone, approximately 12km northwest of Bijrani. Traveling via the Machaan chaur, you may encounter thrilling wildlife sightings, including deer, bears and nilgai. Named after the Malani stream, this quaint FRH provides a serene retreat amid picturesque surroundings.

Stay @Jhirna


For lodging in Jhirna, you can stay at the Jhirna FRH, accessible through the Dhela entry gate. The vegetation in this region, is predominantly dry and shrub-like, having been farmland until the relocation of villages (Dhara, Jhirna, and Kothirau) in 1994 as part of Project Tiger.
Witnessing successful ecological recovery, the area has now become a favored habitat for wild animals, highlighting the remarkable regenerative power of nature.

Jhirna tourism zone, situated at the southern edge of Corbett Reserve Park, offers excellent opportunities for tiger and sloth bear sightings and showcases a rich wildlife landscape. The topography here features dry deciduous terrain, including a vast grassland called Laldhang Chaur, a favorite grazing area for deer, chitals, nilgai, and elephants. Abundant water streams in the zone, sustain the wildlife and enhance the natural ambiance.

Jhirna
Sonanadi
Stay @Sonanadi

The Sonanadi Sanctuary spans 301.18 sqkm and lies in the Shiwalik Terai biotic province. Its name, "Sonanadi," means “the river of gold," referring to historical gold panning activities in the area. The sanctuary features perennial streams like Palain and Mandal and was incorporated into Project Tiger and Project Elephant, becoming part of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in 1991.

There are no villages within the sanctuary, which is known for dense Sal forests, bamboo clusters, and diverse wildlife. The Sonanadi range, located in the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, is a favorite spot for Asiatic Elephants, as well as tiger, cheetal, sambhar, leopard, and reptiles. Bird enthusiasts can also delight in observing over 550 bird species in their natural habitat here.

Forest Rest House in Sonanadi zone @Kalagarh Tiger Reserve

Halduparao

Halduparao FRH, dating back to 1890, is 50km from Kotdwara and can be reached through the Vatanvasa gate, followed by a 10 km drive along a forest road. Perched at an elevation of 385m on the right bank of the Palain river, it provides a century-old retreat with scenic river and forest vistas.

Rathuwadhab

Rathuwadhab is a quaint FRH established in 1899, nestled along the banks of the Mandal river. It provides a charming view of the river, the nearby village, lime-painted settlements with slate roofs, and the picturesque suspension bridge.

Mudiyapani

Mundiyapani FRH, located in dense mixed forests and constructed in 1903 at an elevation of 547m, is an ideal spot for passionate birdwatchers.
Visitors staying here, are encouraged to take a drive to Halduparao FRH in the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary for an enriching experience.

Morghatti

Morghatti FRH is nestled within dense mixed forests, making it an excellent destination for dedicated birdwatchers. Visitors staying here are encouraged to take a drive to Morghatti FRH in the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, providing an enriching wildlife experience.

Glimpse of Forest Rest House

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