Bijrani Forest Rest House is located deep inside the thick forest of Jim Corbett National Park. Bijrani forest rest house remains open for tourists for seven months from 15th November to 15th June. One can easily feel the presence of tiger, elephants, deer, lots of birds around this forest rest house. Even after offering limited facilities in rooms, these forest rest houses are in high demand due to their exotic location-Inside Jim Corbett National Park.
Location and Route:- After taking entry from Amdanda gate of Bijrani range one have to cover 12 kilometers to reach Bijrani Forest Rest House. It takes around 30-40 minutes to reach this forest rest house. This 12 kilometer of 4WD(Four-wheel drive) from Amdanda entry gate to Bijrani forest rest house is full of the undulating forest landscape and can offer a great wildlife sighting any moment.
Temperature & Weather:- Between November to March, the weather will be cold in Morning and evening while pleasant in the afternoon. From April till 15th June the weather will be pleasant in Morning and evening while the afternoon becomes hot. In summers during afternoons people prefer to go for safaris rather than staying at the forest rest house.
Light in rooms:- There is no 24 hours electricity facility at the Bijrani forest rest house although in the evening for some time electricity is supplied by the forest department by solar inverter. Forest department offers solar-powered LED lamps in all rooms and for hot water, solar water heating facility is given at a common point near rooms.
Safety:- This accommodation facility is surrounded by solar power fencing to keep away animals from the forest rest house. Forest department has restricted walking in forest rest house compound only, outside this compound walking is not allowed. All accommodation facility in Bijrani forest rest house is masonry (pakka accommodation). There is no tent or mud cottage.
Bijrani Forest Rest HouseRestaurant and Canteen:- Bijrani forest rest house has a canteen facility for meals and beverages. Apart from breakfast, lunch, and dinner canteen also serves tea, coffee, and snacks. All meals are veg meals and available as per canteen timing.
There are three different room categories at the Bijrani forest rest house.
Four bedded room
All rooms are naturally ventilated means there are no electric appliances like Air conditioner or fan. As per occupancy rooms have the wooden bed. During day time open windows are the best source of daylight while at night LED lamps becomes a source of light. Rooms do not have any intercom facility. Rooms have attached the washroom facility. The Forest Department offers bath linen, soap in washrooms.
Jeep And Elephant Back Safari:- RWhile staying at this forest rest house one can enjoy morning and evening jeep and elephant safari of Bijrani range. Maximum six members can go for a jeep safari in one jeep while four-person can sit on the elephant. After dhikala bijrani is only rest house which has an elephant back safari option available for guest.
Accommodation Category – Standard Accommodation(Basic)
Non-Veg And Liquor - Non-veg and liquor is not allowed in any forest rest house in Corbett
Attached Toilet Facility - Yes all rooms have attached toilet and dormitory also have attached toilets
Star Category - None
Air Conditioning Or Fan In The Rooms – Not available
Television In The Rooms – No
Intercom Facility - No
Electricity In Rooms - Available for limited hours by solar inverters in evening
Tea Maker (Electric Kettle) In The Rooms – No
Mobile Connectivity – Negligible
Landline – No
Restaurant / Canteen - Bijrani rest house has a canteen which serves vegetarian meals.
Recreation Facility - There is no swimming pool or any recreation game available at any rest house.