About Rajaji National Park
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. 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.
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.
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.
: 820.42 Sq. Kms.
: In Shivalik hills of Dehradun, Haridwar & Pauri
Garhwal districts of Uttaranchal
: 302 to 1000 mts. above MSL
: Three distinct seasons; winter, summer and rainy
How to Get There
: Haridwar & Dehradun
: Jolly Grant (Dehradun)
Best Time to Visit
: 15th Nov. to 15th June.