This is the newest and sixth eco-tourism zone that was opened for tourists in December 2014. Dhela Ecotourism zone remains open for tourists throughout the year.
This zone is extremely rich in flora and fauna. The zone spreads over 1,173 hectares, which has mixed forests of Sal, Rohini, Haldu, Bahera, Kusum vegetation, and tigers, leopards, Asiatic elephants, sloth bears and king cobras.
The area is particularly rich in bird diversity.
Dhela Zone is the newest zone of the Jim Corbett National Park which is next to the Dhela Village.
The entry gate for Dhela FRH is Dhela Gate which is located on the periphery of Dhela Village which is 20kms from Ramnagar, Uttrakhand.
The entry Gate for this Zone is the same as the Jhirna zone. Dhela Zone has a very beautiful landscape with a diversity of flora and fauna.
Dhela Forest Rest House has a single Forest Rest House which consists of 2 double bedrooms so if you are a peace and privacy lover then this zone is the best zone to stay in.
This zone has a large population of sloth bear tigers, king cobras, Asiatic elephants, and monkeys, which can be seen throughout the year, you can also spot some leopards here if you are lucky.
This zone is open throughout the year(depending on weather and road conditions) along with the Jhirna zone.
Dhela zone covers 1173 hectares of the area of the national park. This is called a Buffer zone cause it is the outside zone and very near to the Dhela village.
Dhela Zone consists mainly of mixed forests of Sal, Holdup, Kusum, Bahera and Rohini as in vegetation.
Dhela Forest Rest House has a diversity of wild animals and Birds. You can spot many new kinds of Birds here and this makes this zone one of the favourites among Bird lovers.
The FRH available at Dhela is listed as follows:-
Dhela Forest Rest House It has 2 double bedrooms available with all the basic amenities.
There are all basic amenities(electricity by Solar panels and water etc) available in these FRHs but if you are looking for a luxury break then you will be disappointed and it would be better if you book your stay outside of National Park in a luxury Resort.
Also, there is no good reception of any cellular networks inside the National Park and you will not be provided with any Wi-fi facility.
Please keep these things in mind while visiting the National Park(especially while having a night’s stay).
On Dhela FRH premises there’s not any restaurant availability but there you will get a cook with all the utensils, stove and gas available in a kitchen.
You have to provide raw material to the cook and he will prepare you the meals whatever you ask for.
Note:- You will only get vegetarian food inside the National Park because Non-Veg food is not allowed inside the Park.
Dhela Zone consists of forest in which you can see varieties of trees as Sheesham, Dhak, Khair and Sisoo are the common ones.
There are many other varieties of trees which make this zone very diverse. Some of the main types of trees which you can see in major areas in this zone are Bel, Kusum, Mahua, Bakli, Jamun, Aamla, and Kanju.
You can spot Royal Bengal Tiger, Spotted Deer, Asian Elephant, Barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Chital, Wild Boar, Black Faced Monkey, Rhesus Monkey, Wild Pig and Jackal etc. in this zone.
If you are a bird lover then you spot Peacock, Jungle Fowl, White Bush Chat, Oriental Pied, Emerald Dove, Red Wattle Lapwing, the Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Rested Kingfisher, Indian Shirks, Indian Alpine Swift, Woodpecker, laughing Thrush, Vulture, Parakeet, Common Great Hornbill, Duck, Storm, Parrot, Seagull and more unseen birds.
You can reach Dhela Forest Rest House via Dhela gate which is located 20kms from Ramnagar, Uttrakhand. The entry timing to Dhela Zone from the Dhela gate starts at 10:00 AM and stops at 4:00 PM.
In the winter season(October-February)
You will spot a variety of beautiful and unseen birds alongside elephants and many other wild animals. For Bird lovers, this is the dream time of the year as you can see many unseen birds.
In the monsoon season(July-September)
You should not visit the National park during this period of the year cause weather will not be favourable and there will be road blockages due to rain which will make it impossible to make it through dense Forest. but if the weather condition is good then you can visit this time also cause Jhirna is open throughout the year.
In Summer Season(March-June)
This time of year which includes March to mid of June is called the summer season in our country. In the summer season, the temperature gets very high as in day time, the temperature may go up to 40 degrees c. So if you can enjoy your stay in the jungle without air conditioning, a cooler and all the luxurious items then this is also a beautiful season to visit and spot tigers.
Open & Close Timing of Jhirna:- Dhela is open throughout the year, you can visit according to the weather and road conditions of the park.
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Jungle Safari at Jim Corbett National Park
Best Place in India for Tiger Sighting and provides awesome Night Stay!
This Zone has very beautiful landscape and great Visibility of Tigers.