Jim Corbett National Park: Forest Lodges

Forest lodges are the only option to stay within the gates of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Forest lodges are available in every zone of Corbett National Park. Inside the Dhikala zone, five forest lodges are available – Dhikala main forest lodge, Gairal Forest Lodge, Khinnanauli Forest Lodge, Sarapduli forest lodge and Sultan forest lodge. Entrance gate for the Dhikala forest zone is at Dhangari. Bijrani Zone has two forest lodges for the tourists – Main Bijrani lodge and Malani forest lodge, and Jhirna safari zone has Jhirna Forest Lodge. Loha Chaur and Rathuadhab guest houses are inside Durgadevi forest zone. Kanda rest house is inside Kanda Zone. Kanda is the northern most side of Corbett National Park.


Corbett ZonesForest LodgesNumber of roomsEntry Gate
Dhikala ZoneDhikala Forest Lodge20Dhangari Gate
Sarapduli Rest House2
Sultan Rest House2
Gairal Rest House6
Khinnanauli Rest House4
Bijarani ZoneMalani Rest House4Amdanda Gate
Bijrani Rest House4 Dormitory
2 Single bedded rooms
2 Double Bedded Rooms
Jhirna ZoneJhirna Rest Houes4Dhela Gate
Sonanadi ZoneLohachaur Rest HouseVatanvasaa Gate
Rathuadhab Rest House
Halduparo Rest House
DhelaDhela Rest HouseDhela Gate

How to Book

Tourists need to have a permit to ensure their stay at the forest lodge. Permits are issued by the Corbett Tiger Reserve Management as per request basis. Currently, it is based on the first come – first serve rule. The procedure may, probably, turn online after Jan 2013.

Opening Time and Best Time

Forest lodges open from the first week of November and close in Mid June. During this period, you can stay inside the forest and get the extreme experience of wildlife adventure. You have to plan 2-3 months before, to pre-issue the permits to stay inside.