Sarapduli Forest Lodge Jim Corbett
Sarapdui Forest Lodge
Located on the Dhangarhi-Dhikala road, 18 km inside the forest lies the Sarapduli Forest Lodge. It is the most centrally located forest rest house (FRH), downstream from Gairal forest lodge. Proximity to the Ramganga River provides a unique opportunity to see many wild animals up close apart from the numerous birds and crocodiles. It is a quiet and tranquil place that makes you lose yourself in nature. Since it is located deep inside the forest, movement of tourists on foot outside the FRH premises is strictly prohibited. Stay in the Sarapduli Forest Lodge is highly recommended for all wildlife enthusiasts.
Accommodation at Sarapduli Forest Lodge
The Sarapduli Forest Lodge offers limited accommodation. It has 2 standard rooms and a dormitory with 3 beds. Tourists need to make their own vehicle arrangement to reach the lodge. It provides a kitchen facility, but not much food is available. It is recommended to bring some food and beverages with yourself from either nearby lodges or outside. Electricity is not available at the Sarapduli Forest Lodge and limited power backup is available through solar panel inverters. The rooms have attached bathroom with running water and western toilet and wash basin facility available. Even the dormitory has a separate washroom with entry from outside. The rooms are big, airy and well ventilated but basic in nature, devoid of TV and AC. The FRH is surrounded with solar wire fencing to protect the tourists from wild animals.
How and When to Visit Sarapduli Forest Lodge
Although the forest lodge is open and accessible throughout the year, the best time to visit the Sarapduli Forest Lodge is from 15th November to 15th June. Since limited accommodation is available, prior booking is recommended. Indian nationals can make reservations 45 days prior to the visit and foreigners need to book 90 days before their visit. The double bedrooms at Sarapduli Forest Lodge are booked offline from Corbett office at Ramnagar while the 3-bed dormitory can be booked from the Corbett national park website (www.jimcorbettsafaribooking.com). It is mandatory for tourists to carry identification papers while visiting the national park and FRH. Passport is essential for foreign nationals, while for Indian nationals, DL number, PAN card or voter ID card can be shown.