Located close to Mohan, Camp Forktail Creek is situated on the northeastern periphery of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. The camp offers one a great forest experience in the land Jim Corbett once roamed. Situated in the village of Bhakrakot, the camp is surrounded by mixed deciduous forests that are extremely rich in wildlife and birdlife. Hikes in these forests are very rewarding for birdwatching. The camp is named after the Forktails that visit these forests in the winters, which along with other species make the area a favorite birding ground in northern India. Other excursions include game drives and Elephant safaris into the national park, Angling for the mighty Mahasheer on the Ramganga River, Overnight trips to the Dhikala forest rest house, multiday Elephant safari and overnight camping in the reserve forest.
Acess to the camp is by a dirt track just off the Mohan-Marchula road. Driving time from Delhi is 07 hrs. The nearest Railway station is Ram Nagar - from wkere pick up by jeep is available.
Dhikala at the heart of the core area is picturesquely located at the edge of a grassy plateau perched high above the Ramganga reservoir and set into a bend in the river. The grasslands of the Dhikala Chaur disappear into the dense sal forests of the foothills. You can view birds & wild life from watch towers and by taking an elephant ride.
A range of accommodation is available at Dhikala, including room cabins, forest rest houses, three-bedded huts and dormitories.
Restaurants, a library, a field post office, first aid centre, an open air theatre and a provision store are some of the other facilities available for visitors.
Corbett also offers a number of forest rest houses located in picturesque spots around the park, isolated, ideal for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, anglers, bird watchers - who wish to enjoy and feel the jungle. Enquire for details.
Betalghat lies midway between Ramnagar ( Corbett National Park) and Ranikhet This small village is located outside the Park boundry on the banks of the Kosi river. Driving from Corbett to Nainital you have to detour for a short distance to reach the "Call of the Wild" Safari Lodge.
The lodge has been created like a forest dak-bungalow from a bygone era. This is an exclusive place - with only eight rooms and four one-room cottages. The interiors are crafted with fireplaces, wooden ceilings, stone facade, lightwood furniture, well equipped toilets and showers. There is an atmospheric lounge with fireplace, sit out, dining facilities, and a swimming pool More than 400 species of birds have been spotted in and around Betalghat. This makes it an ideal place for birding.
Hosted by experienced naturalists, it is a a small-scale jungle camp which is in harmony with its superb natural setting, overlooking the River Boar and facing the Himalayan foothills.
5 well-finished and tastefully furnished cottages with double beds and attached baths provide all modern comforts. The design provides good ventilation and the roofs are topped with thatch grass which gives good insulation in all weather conditions. Each cottage is equipped with its own solar panel for water heating. Tented accommodation with individual bathrooms is also available.
In the centre of the camp the large thatched roundhouse is the focus for evenings spent round the camp-fire. An elevated dining room offers a view of the camp and surrounding jungle.
There is a well-equipped nature library and quiet jungle sit-outs nearby. The nearby River Boar offers excellent birding walks.
Food is of a high standard and comprises both Indian and western dishes. Drinking water is piped from a mountain source and purified. All cooking is personally supervised by the owners.
Its location is 25O km from Delhi and 31 km south of
Naini Tal. Travel time 6-7 hours by road from Delhi. The nearest rail head
Kathgodam is 30 kms, whilst the.Corbett Tiger Reserve is 30 km west of the
Camp and is easily reached by a day excursion.