I have been going to Corbett since 1999 and I am still not tired of this place, absolutely in love with it.
Thought to share my experience so far, so that fellow wild lifers and travellers can benefit!
Initially I booked my trip on my own but for a visit with my American friends I got in touch with The Indian Voyage folks to plan and book my itinerary, since then I have never ever gone to any other wild life tour operators! They are the masters and the best in India if you are looking for wild life and adventure trips.
OK, back to Corbett and Dhikala: Though it would be unfair to only discuss Dhikala if you want to know Corbett because Corbett is huge and it would take at least 15 trips to make it all gates/FRH in Corbett.
Dhikala stands out because of facilities and the sheer presence of wild life right in front of you.
Caution : Do not expect luxury , its jungle :-). There is no wifi/internet, no meat, no alcohol! Hard beds, canteen food but offers amazing variety of vegetarian food , staff is courteous (tip them on day one, they will be generous too :))
Oops, Ok back to the Jungle that is Corbett again!
Dhikla landscape is the best stays I have had ever experienced in a wilderness setting. Highlights that gives you goosebumps is the morning safari rides of either elephant ride thru the forest and grassland, or the jeep safari which covers more geography compared to the elephant. Both has its advantages AND you must experience both rides!
Corbett has thriving wild life With 500+ resident and migratory birds, 30+ reptiles, elephants tigers, leopard , sloth bear, jungle cat, fishing cat, yellow throated martin ,goral, jackals, barking deer, sambar deer, hog deer and chital..the list is endless!
A true wild lifer would would never get enough of Corbett, its mesmerising!
Note : Bookings are extremely difficult to come by and you must start exploring attempts far in advance. I can only recommend The Indian Voyage folks but that in no way is a guarantee that your booking will be done for sure!
Keep exploring the mother nature, its amazing!