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Dhikala Safari Tariffs, Timing & Online Booking Procedure

Visitors can book online Dhikala Safari and Night stay in available forest rest house Dhikala zone of Jim Corbett National Park now solely administered by park authority. Jim Corbett Park allows canter two times in a day and duration of dhikala safari is appx for 4:00-5:00 hours. Dhikala Canter Safari is a great jungle safari experience for tourists on nature jungle trail inside Jim Corbett National Park. Canter is a modified bus vehicle which is open from  all sides to provide the best viewing experience, scheduled to carry maximum 18 tourists including canter driver and naturalist from Ramnagar at 7:30 AM (dhikala safari timings differ for Winter& Summer) in each trip. It takes approximately 5 hours to get through Dhikala zone. How to book - Dhikala Safari and Night Stay? Dhikala Safari bookings are automated and to be booked as per guidelines of forest department on availability basis. All safari zones in Jim Corbett have healthy population of tigers and wildlife sightings are reported more or less same. Bookings to different zones is managed by automated computerized system to ensure equal distribution of safari jeeps in respective zones.


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Price (Indian) : INR 1800 per person ( Maximum 16 Persons are allowed in ONE Open Bus ).
Price (Foreigner) : INR 2500 per person ( Maximum 16 Persons are allowed in ONE Open Bus ).
Zone : Dhikala Zone.
Visitor Season : 15th November to 15 June.
Dhikala Safari Timings - Summer Season : 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM; Evening : 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Dhikala Safari Timings - Winter Season : 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM; Evening : 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Dhikala zone is largest among the five zones of Corbett tiger reserve with having most beautiful landscape which consists of dense Sal forest, large grassland, narrow valley and various channels of Ramganga river. Jim Corbett National Park is divided in 5 zones Dhikala, Durgadevi, Bijrani, Dhela and Jhirna with Dhikala being most premium Zone.Dhikala zone is most popular because tiger sightings are more frequent compared to other zones. Attractions in Dhikala Zone are Dhikala Jeep Safari, Dhikala Elephant Safari, Dhikala Forest Rest House Complex, Watchtower at dhikala, Dhikala Crocodile Point, Dhikals Grass Lands (Chaurs). Dhikala Canter safari in Corbett is best way to explore the Dhikala forest when you are staying outside Corbett tiger reserve, touring dhikala by jeep is not the best way to spot animal movement in Jim Corbett National Park but is on Canter safari and is only allowed in Dhikala Zone in Jim Corbett National Park. Unlike other zones of Corbett National Park, Jeep safari is not available for day visitors in Dhikala tourism zone. But, one can get permit for night stay in any of forest house in Dhikala zone, After getting permit for night stay in any FRH in Dhikala Zone, you have to hire a Jeep with a driver and a naturist in order to get inside corbett park and visit your booked forest house and also do jeep safarai in dhikala zone for allowed period.


You can also choose from safari packages with stay options


Safari Costs







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Guest, Jeep & Driver entry fee

Jeep charges

Pick-up & drop from resort extra

Booking charges- extra

Govt guide fee & taxes extra


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Timings are Normally 6:00 AM in the Morning & 1:00 in the NOON,entry times differs during summer and winter months. You may check exact time at the time of booking


More Safaris: Dhikala Canter Safari Timings: 0600 Hrs - 1200 Hrs and 1100 Hrs - 1700 Hrs. There are two canters each of 14 seats in during both Morning and Afternoon.

Elephant Safari Duration: 02:00 Hrs outside park boundary. Elephant Safari is most traditional and adventurous way of visiting jungle, as height of animal ensures a wider view and you are less likely to distract tiger and other mammals. An elephant can accommodate maximum 4 passenger..


#Visitors are required to obtain entry permits issued first come first serve basis (subject to availability)- start 90-45 days prior.

#Director- CTR reserves right to suspend safari without prior intimation to tourist or sighting reason.

#Entry permit issued are non transferable & Safari Charges are NON-REFUNDABLE once booked.

#Id Card issued by government for Indian and Passport details are mandatory for making reservation of foreigner tourists.

#Please carry the same ID card submitted during online booking.

#No Jeep other than registered with park is allowed to enter inside park.

#registered guides must during excursions, please do not try to change the guide or naturalist

#Entry inside the National Park is strictly prohibited after sunset.

#Day visit to Dhikala Tourism Zone is not permitted on jeep except for the tourists staying inside the forest lodges

#Avoid carrying eatables, arms, pets while you on a holiday tour to corbett, there is list of things, which are not allowed- please get list before booking.

#All visitors to the Corbett Tiger Reserve are abide by the rules and regulations of wildlife protection act.