- Location:Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, North India
- Closest Access:Jolly Grand airport (35 KMS)
- Major Wildlife of the park:Tiger, leopard, jungle cat, Sambhar, Wild boar
- Best time to visit:October to June
- Total coverage area:820.42-sq-kms
The plenty of nature’s reward loaded in Rajaji National Park area which attracts the wildlife lovers, corporate and friends of nature to visit Rajaji the most spectacular wildlife park of India.
Details about Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park has few forest divisions as Rajaji, Chilla wildlife sanctuary, Motichur and sections of Lansdowne, Dehradun and Siwalik. In 1983 all of these sanctuaries merged Rajaji National Park.
It is named after Raja Gopalchariya – a freedom fighter. The magnificent River Ganges flows in Rajaji for 24 KMS long which make the national park quite diverse and rich apart from the numerous streams and creeks. [ Check out all National parks in India ]
Rajaji gives many chances to wildlife enthusiastic to experience the charming landscape and the serene nature. Rajaji is located along with mountains and in the foothills of Shivalik Himalayan ranges. The national park characterizes the Shivalik eco-system.
The plenty of nature’s reward loaded in the park area which attracts the wildlife lovers, corporate and friends of nature to visit Rajaji the most spectacular wildlife park of India. It is reachable from various directions by air, road and rail.
Flora and Fauna in Rajaji National Park
Rajaji has a superb ecosystem laid in the Shivalik hills and on the opening of the enormous plains of Indo-Gangetic region, hence it represents various vegetation regions and forest kinds as Riverine, Mixed broad-leaf jungles, Chirpine forests and pasturelands full with grass.
It has got 23 mammals’ species and 315 avifauna species. The wildlife lover has the opportunity to view the herds of elephants wandering grandly in the forests and sometimes a royal Bengal tiger on his way by the high grasslands.
Apart from this one may be thrilled to see jungle cat, leopard, yellow-throated Himalayan marten, Sambhar, barking deer, Cheetal, wild boar, Langur, sloth bear, monitor lizard, civet, python and king-cobra. Rajaji has rich birdlife as peafowl, Hornbill, jungle fowl, woodpecker, kingfishers, thrushes, warbler, parakeets, finch, barbet, Indian roller and oriola etc. In winters months a many ranges of attractive traveling birds come to Rajaji to play in River Ganges’s blue water which run through the national park.
The rivers of the park give shelter to many fish species as Mahaseer, Goonch, Chilwa, Kalabanse and Trout.
Nearby attractions from Rajaji
There are many hill stations located around Rajaji as Dehradun and Mussoorie etc in Himalayan foothills. The auspicious places like Haridwar and Rishikesh are located closely.
Best time to travel to Rajaji National Park
From mid October to June is the best to see the wildlife and nature.
How to reach Rajaji
Air: Jolly Grand airport is the nearest airport 34 KMS far from the park.
Train: Haridwar (09 KMS), Dehradun (40 KMS)
Road: Rishikesh (15 KMS), Delhi (214 KMS), Dehradun (40 KMS), Haridwar (09 KMS)