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Rajaji National Park

Locations

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Uttaranchal

Main Wildlife Found

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Elephants, Tigers  and Deers

Coverage Area

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820.42 sq-kms

Nearest Access

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Shivalik & Dehradun

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.

Uttaranchal 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.

Sight Seeing (Rajaji National Park)

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.

General Information (Rajaji National Park)

Location : In Shivalik hills of Dehradun, Haridwar & Pauri Garhwal districts of Uttaranchal
Terrain : Approximately 75% hilly and 25% plains.
Altitude : 302 to 1000 mts. above MSL
Climate : Three distinct seasons; winter, summer and rainy
Nearest Railway Stations : Haridwar & Dehradun
Nearest Air Port: Jolly Grant (Dehradun)
Nearest Hospital/Bank/Petrol pump/Market/Post & Telegraph Office/Telephone : Haridwar, Dehradun and Rishikesh.
Distances :From Delhi-231 kms. (Mohand Gate No. 2) from Lucknow-509 Kms.(Ranipur Gate No.4)
Time to Visit : 15th Nov. to 15th June.

 

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