Rajaji National Park - Be right in the nature's lap



Rajaji National Park is situated in Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal districts of Uttarakhand. Spread over an impressing area of 820 sq. kms, the famous park comprises of the Shivalik range of the Himalayas. Rajaji National Park  is the outcome of the merger of Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji wildlife sanctuaries which were together merged in 1983. The park has been named after the prominent leader of freedom struggle C.Rajagopalachari was popularly known as Rajaji.
Rajaji National Park falls in IUCN category 2 of the national parks. It boasts of wide range of flora and fauna. The forest of the park is diverse and contained important indigeneous plants like shorea, mallotus, bridelia and phoeve etc. The park is also famous for tropical and the sub tropical moist broad leave forest. The park is dominated by thick green jungles and thus acts as perfect habitat for a wide variety of animals. The park is home to elephants and tigers. Other notable animals are leopard, jungle cat, Himalayan black bear, king kobra, striped hyena, Indian langoor, python, wild boar, Indian porcupine, monitor lizard etc.
The park is reported to have more than 315 species of birds and the count reaches to 500 and more in the season of migration. The park  dominantly holds pea fowls, woodpeckers , kingfisher, barbets, great pied hornbill ,himalayan pied kingfisher as well as fire tailed sunbird. This area is the first resting point for the migratory birds which cross Himalayas. Species like trout and mahaseer live in the rivers of the park.
The park is accessible from Dehradun, Kotdwar, Haridwar Rishikesh etc.  With such an amazing diversity of living creatures, the park remains as the favourite of tourists and adventure loving people.



HOW TO REACH RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK
The way from Delhi to Rajaji National Park is via Meerut, Khatauli, Muzaffar Nagar, Roorkee, Haridwar to Chilla located on the other side of the river Ganges.
Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 35km. Jolly Grant Airport which is only a few kilometers away from the Northern Boundary of the Park has a daily 55 minutes flight from Delhi.
Rail : Nearest railhead is at Haridwar ( 24Km.), Dehradun (56Km.) and Rishikesh (18 Km).

Road :
 The National Park is 220 kms. from Delhi & from Lucknow it is at a distance of 510km.Chilla is 8 Km. from Haridwar Railway Station which is well connected to major cities and 24 Km. from Rishikesh. 

Nearest Attractions : Haridwar (9 Km), Rishikesh (18 Km)
Some Major Accesses :
 Kotdwar(75 Km.), Dehradun(56 Km), Mussouri (98 Km.).

Rajaji National Park is situated along the hills and foothills of Shivalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills and represents the Shivalik eco-system. On the map it is located between Haridwar (Latitude 290 56’ 40”) and Dehradun (Latitude 300 20’ North) and 790 80’ E Longitude (Dehradun 780 01’ 15” E (Ramgarh), Chillawali- 770 54’ 30” East). Altitude: 300 meters to 1350 meters

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