It was an immensely cold December morning and one needs to be equipped with nice Woolens at Ramnagar. We had a Safari car booked for our entire 3 days stay at Jim Corbett National Park, which was there at the Ramnagar station at those early hours, thanks to the driver for his responsible arrival, otherwise we could have been stranded at the spot during those cold hours of the day. The Jeepsy carried us to a hotel near the station, for a temporary 3-4 hours of stay to complete the rest of the sleep.
We freshen up and got ready in the morning at 9 am and started from Ramnagar to our Dhikala resort inside Jim Corbett. To enjoy the ambience of the forest it is a mandatory recommendation or a personal opinion to book the Dhikala forest bungalow in advance if you are planning to visit Jim Corbett.
We reached at Dhikala at 12 noon had our lunch at the nice cafeteria there which serves tasty and fresh lunch. Dhikala resort is just beside the Ramganga River, which is the grazing spot for wild animals like Elephant, Tigers, Deer and various species of birds. Don't ask me the name of these avian species as I am a last bencher in terms of remembering their names. I just enjoyed their color and chirping.
Lucky enough as we were to be greeted with the site of wild elephants grazing the river banks. Already mesmerized, we were not quite ready for the immediate Jeep Safari that was scheduled at 2 pm. In all we had 2 safaris booked at Dhikala of which the second was scheduled the next morning at 6 am. Both the safaris were 3 to 3.5 hours long and you know what, we were gifted with his majesty's site, yes we saw the two tiger cubs crossing the road, though not sure where the mother was.
Dhikala being a successful and a life time experience for us we continued our tiger hunting, but this time at the Bijrani zone.