Dhikala Jeep Safari / Canter Safari - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Jim Corbett National Park): 20 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 6 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 20 km from Ramnagar Railway Station, Dhikala is the main administrative center and also the biggest forest safari zone at the Jim Corbett National Park. Visitors can enter this zone via Dhangari gate and need to show the permit at the entrance gate.

There is watchtower located at the site, tourists can avail views of the valley and the Kanda Ridge from here. Dhikala chaur is one of the largest remaining grasslands of the park and is located in front of the Tourist Complex. Near this grassland also lies Phulai chaur. Tourists can spot wild elephants, chital, hog deer, raptors and numerous grassland bird species here. Built over a 100 year ago, the old rest house at the site is a historic structure.

Only those who have permit to stay overnight in the Park are allowed to take the safari in Dhikala Zone. Visitors can stay in the park from one to three nights. Regular Jeep Safari is not permitted in Dhikala during day time. Canter safaris is the only way to explore Dhikala Zone for tourists not staying in any Forest rest house in Dhikala. Canter safaris are operated by park authorities twice a day and it can be booked at Ramnagar office. The seats are limited for Canter Safari and it is advisable to book in advance. This zone is open only from 15th Nov till 15th June, rest of time it is closed for visitors due to monsoon season.

Safari Timings: 5.30 AM - 8.30 AM & 2.30 PM - 5.30 PM (Timings change depending on Season)

Jeep Safari Including Permits (Max 6 Persons) - Rs. 8000 per Jeep for Indians & Rs. 15000 for Foreigners

Note: Entry Fee & Safari Charges are subject to change by the management without any prior notice.