is distinct for its pristine scenic beauty and rich
rajaji National Park in the state of Uttranchal is situated along the hills
and foothills of Shivalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills and exhibits the
Shivalik ecosystem. rajaji is one of northern Indias major wildlife
reserves - and one of the best places to see the fauna and flora of the
terai region. The park named after the great freedom fighter Late Sri C.
rajgopalachari; popularly known as "rajaji" was created after
joining the three sanctuaries in the Western UP, Shivaliks - rajaji,
Motichur and Chilla into a large protected area in the year 1983. rajaji
National Park is a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, the
ecosystem of the park is adorned with elephants, tigers, leopards, deer and
ghorals as its best known life forms This area is the North Western Limit of
State : Uttaranchal
The climate is pleasant through out the year.
Minimum Temperature :
Maximum Temperature :
Max. 42°C; Winter : Min O°C.
820.42 sq km.
Travel Tips :
Consult the Doctor before you leave for the trip. Get
enough information about the place you are going to visit.
Best Time to Visit :
15th November to 15th June.
Nearest Town :
Rishikesh (6 km).
rajaji National park is accessible from many directions by road, rail and
air. Bus services and overnight trains are available for Dehradun and
Haridwar from Delhi and Lucknow. Elephants are available for wildlife
viewing at Chilla and Dholkand. To explore the park take an Elephant ride.
International Airport :
Indira Gandhi International Airport (231
38 km from Jolly Grant Airport
Haridwar (8 km) & Dehradun (24 km).
The park is easily accessible from Haridwar, Dehradun,
Rishikesh, and Mussoorie.
rajaji National park area has several peaceful and tranquil accommodations.
GMVN offers a Tourist Rest House with AC, Delux, Executive rooms and
Dormotary facilities alongwith 6 Gujjar Huts,There are also 10 Forest Rest
Houses in park, where visitors can stay. Tourist Rest House is adequately
furnished for a comfortable stay. They offer perfect retreat for visitors.
In addition there are many hotels and tourist complexes around rajaji
National Park at Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun and Mussoorie.
Venture Into The rajaji
Elephant Rides are conducted in morning and evening. So get ready well in
time to book one. Ride through the magnificent ecosystem of rajaji National
Park nestled in the Shivalik ranges and the beginning of the vast Indo
Gangetic plains. This varied topography represents vegetation of several
distinct zones and forest types like Sal forests, Reverine forests,
Board-leaved mixed forests, scrubland and grassland. In rajaji you will see
as many as 23 species of mammals and 315 birds species. The abundance of
natures bounties heaped in and around this park, are bound to beckon a
large number of wildlife conservationists, nature lovers and
environmentalists to visit this most awesome wilderness area.
There are an impressive array
of furred & feathered, docile & dangerous creatures, which wander
freely in the park. The animals you will come across are - tigers, leopards,
elephants, deer, jungle cat, wild boar and sloth bear. The most prominent
avian species include pea fowl, woodpeckers, pheasants, kingfishers and
barbets, supplemented by a number of migratory species during the winter
Besides that, the rivers which flow through the park harbour fish such as
trout and mahseer. This also offers an opportunity of fishing and angling.
is the Gateway
to the Himalayas. Entire Uttaranchal is amazing. You can go to any part of
Uttranchal and spend some time there relaxing. Go to Garhwal, Haridwar (8
km), Rishikesh (6 km) or Dehradun (24 km), the atmosphere of all these
destinations are exhilarating and soothing. Uttranchal is a good health
resort. If you are keen in practicing Yoga & Meditation or even go for
Ayurvedic Treatment then visit Haridwar and Rishikesh.
Extend the Trip
You can visit New Delhi (231 km), the capital city of India. You can also
go to Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, both will provide something very
different. Uttar Pradesh is the right place to know the India Way of Life.
It also displays numerous historical and religious sights. If you want to
relax in a peaceful surroundings then head towards, the Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal is also a paradise for the adventure lovers.
You might not face too many difficulties. The terrain is rugged and
challenging. Might not get your choice of food here. The winters are
Don't get into any unknown or illegal activity. Do not disturb the local
culture and local atmosphere. Try to be well informed about the routes and
the place you are going to visit. Contact us when and where needed, while on
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