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Rajaji National Park

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Startkitchens

Startkitchens3.6/5

1 review

Fun and enjoying

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Very good and nice place for enjoyment with our families friends and all our love ones.
Here you can paln for your holidays to enjoy.
Here the beauty of nature and the wild life make your day very good and joyful.
This is the place you should have cm.

Rishabh Dhiman

Rishabh Dhiman4.3/5

9 reviews

A beautiful tiger reserve

Rajaji national park is a beautiful tiger reserve. It is situated next to the city of Rishikesh. During a safari in the park if you are lucky you can see a tiger, leopard, wild elephants and many more. I personally have seen peacocks, deers and elephants many times.

Rajaji National Park Overview

Rajaji-National-Park is situated along the Shivalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills. Bordered by Haridwar, Dehradun and Chillawali, Rajaji-National-Park is regarded as the north-western border line of Asian elephants.

Rajaji-National-Park, named after the last Governor-General of India, Dr. C. Rajagopalachari (Rajaji), is spread over an area of about 820. 42 sq km and it comprises of the Shivalik ecosystem. This National Park was established by the merging of three wild life sanctuaries – Motichur, Rajaji and Chilla wildlife sanctuaries.

Motichur Wildlife Sanctuary, which covers about 90 sq km, was carved out of Dehradun forests in the year 1966. Similarly, Rajaji Wildlife Sanctuary was formed from the Shivalik forests and Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary from the Landsowne forests in 1967 and 1974 respectively. The notification for the formation of Rajaji-National-Park was issued in 1983 and it was declared a National Park in 1984.

The Shivalik forests of Rajaji-National-Park used to be the winter resort of tribes like Gujjars, Taungyas and Gothias, who belong to the Himalayas. It is believed that they came and settled here as a part of the marriage of a Jammu Princess. They resided on certain sections of the forest and lived on forest produce during the winter period of November – March. Today, the Shivalik forests have become the home of these tribes as they are prevented from the annual migration to the Himalayas during summer.

Rajaji-National-Park is rich in diverse species of flora and fauna. This National Park consists of typical vegetation of tropical and sub-tropical moist forests, which is a combination of sal forests, mixed forests, riverine forests, scrub forests, grasslands and sub-tropical pine forests, especially in the moist deciduous forest areas of the Upper Gangetic Plain.

Rajaji-National-Park is home to more than 49 mammalian species which include Asian elephants, Bengal tigers, leopards, Himalayan black bear, barking deer, wild boar, goral, Rhesus macaques, yellow throated martin, etc. This National Park also consists of 315 avian species that include great pied hornbills, Himalayan pied kingfishers, pea fowls, woodpeckers, pheasants, barbets, the fire tailed sunbirds, etc. and is visited by a large number of migratory birds during the winter months.


Rajaji-National-Park is also home to 49 species of fish, 28 species of snakes, 12 species of turtles and tortoises and nine species of lizards. This Park also consists of 60 species of butterflies belonging to eight families, out of the nine families known to the world.

Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rajaji-National-Park. The park which lies in the vicinity of Dehradun and Haridwar can also be reached by road and rail from destinations across India.

The best time to visit Rajaji-National-Park is December to March. However, for bird watching and safaris November to February is the best time. May to June is very hot but is also a good season to spot wildlife.

Photos of Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand

Photo by

Manoj Kulshreshtha

Wild Elephants charging towards Gypsy in Rajaji National Park.

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