Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand
Rajaji National Park is distinct for its pristine scenic beauty and rich biodiversity. A paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The wildlife of the park is blessed with elephants, tigers, leopards, deer and ghorals as its best known life forms.
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Three sanctuaries in the Dehradun Shivaliks- Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla were amalgamated into a large protected area and named Rajaji National Park in the year 1983 after the famous freedom fighter Late Sri C. Rajgopalachari, popularly known as Rajaji.
Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation takes you on a tour to Rajaji National Park and acquaints you with the wildlife of the region.
Spread over an area of 820.42 sq kms., Rajaji is a magnificent ecosystem nestled in the Shivalik ranges and the beginning of the vast Indo-Gangetic plains, thus representing vegetation of several distinct zones and forest types like riverine, broad-leaf mixed forests, Chirpine forests, scrubland and grassy pasturelands. It possesses as many as 23 species of mammals and 315 avifauna species.
Considering the abundance of nature's bounties heaped in and around this park, it is bound to attract a large number of wildlife conservationists, nature lovers and eco-friends to visit this most breathtaking wilderness area.
Visitors may have the adventure of a lifetime vacationing in the Rajaji National Park. One may watch a herd of elephants roaming majestically in the jungle or even a tiger picking its way through the tall grass or may find oneself excited by wildlife of many kinds including leopard, jungle cat, Himalayan yellow throated marten, sambar, cheetal, barking deer, wild boar, sloth bear, langoor, ghoral, monitor lizard, python, civet and even king-cobra and a vast variety of winged delights; pea fowl, jungle fowl, kaleej pheasant, hornbil, woodpecker, thrushes, kingfishers, parakeets, warbler, barbet, finch, Indian roller, oriola and the list goes on.
In winters, a large variety of fascinating migratory birds play in the azure waters of the River Ganga, which flows through the park. Both the rivers of the area, Ganga and Song sheltered various species of fish like Mahaseer, Kalabanse, Goonch, Chilwa and Trout.
Rajaji National Park Wildlife Tour Packages
|Tour Name||Rajaji National Park Weekend Tour|
|Duration||02 nights & 03 days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi - Rajajie National Park - Delhi|
|Tour Name||Birding around Rajaji National Park|
|Duration||04 nights & 05 days|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi - Rajaji National Park - Asan Barrage Bird Sanctuary- Delhi|
Wildlife in Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park is an interesting animal habitat on accounts of its location at the meeting point of the lesser Himalayan foothills and the beginning of the vast Indo-Gangetic plains. Rajaji National park is home of 23 species of mammals and 315 species of birds. There is largest population of elephants of Uttarakhand in the park. Other major wild animals found in the park are tiger, leopard, asian elephant, Bengal tiger, jungle cat, Himalayan yellow throated marten, sloth bear, Indian hare, Himalayan black bear, jackal, barking deer, sambhar, wild boar, Rhesus macaque, king cobra, Monitor lizard, phython.
The park also houses over four hundred bird species including the Himalayan Pied Kingfisher, Great Pied Hornbill, and the fire tailed sunbird. This area is the first staging ground after the migratory birds cross over the Himalayas into the Indian subcontinent
Rajaji National Park Travel Information
Location : Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
Altitude : 300 to 1,345 mt. above from sea level
Temperature : 13.1°C Minimum, and 38.9°C Maximum
Languages : Garhwali, Hindi, English
Time to visit : October to March
Entry Gate : Ramgarh Gate, Mohand Gate, Ranipur Gate, Motichur Gate, Chila Gate, Kunao Gate, Laldhang Gate
How to Reach Rajaji National ParkAir : Jolly Grant is the Nearest Airport only 35 kms away from the Park
Rail : Haridwar is the Nearest Railway station which is only 9 Kms from the Park.
Road : Delhi 214 Kms, Dehradun 40 kms, Rishikesh 15 Kms.