A Trip to Kumaon, Uttarakhand – Part 2 | Inside Corbett National Park Dhikala Zone & Forest Lodge

At Dhangarhi Gate of Corbett National Park We reached at the gate at dawn and spent some time for the mandatory formalities and then started our journey inside the National Park After an hour of journey we reached at a view point where we saw two crocodiles in the river This river is one of the many tributaries of the Ramganga River Ramganga River is a tributary of the river Ganges We have reached Dhikala Forest Lodge campus Dhikala forest lodge is run and managed by forest department Dhikala forest lodge has 32 rooms in its 6 wings which are New Forest Rest House, Old Forest Rest House, Dhikala Annexe Hutment, Cabins and All Range quarters Dhikala forest lodge also has 2 dormitories, each dormitory has 12 beds Electric fencing of the campus to protect from wild animals Dhikala Forest Lodge is located 30 km from the Dhangarhi Gate The rest house is located in the core area of the national park beside the starting point of the huge Ramganga Reservoir The Ramganga Reservoir is formed by an embankment dam on the Ramganga River Construction of the dam has led to the submergence of a big tract of low-lying area Jim Corbett National Park is located on the foothills of lesser Himalayas and Shiwalik Mountains The park area features mountains, valley, ridges, small plateaus, rivers, streams and riverines Shiwaliks form the largest ridge across the park running east to west from Dhangarhi to Kalagarh These ridges are clothed by sal forests and other associates Rest of vegetation include different species of trees like Oak, Pine and rhododendron We saw many chitals and sambars throughout the visit

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