Rajaji National Park

  • District: Haridwar, Dehradun, Pauri Garhwal
  • Altitude: 300-1350 m
  • STD Code: 01334
  • PIN Code: 249407
  • Famous for/as: Wildlife
  • Languages: Hindi, English
  • Best Season: Nov – Jun
  • Weather: Summer 32 to 45°C, Winter 20 to 25°C

 

Rajaji National Park is distinct for its pristine scenic beauty and rich bio-diversity. A paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, the wildlife of the park is blessed with elephants, tigers, leopards, deers and gorals as its best known life forms. Three sanctuaries in the Uttarakhand, Shivaliks – Rajaji, Motichur and Chila were amalgamated into a large protected area and named Rajaji National Park in the year 1983 after the famous freedom fighter Late Sri C. Rajagopalachari; popularly known as “Rajaji”.
This area is the North Western Limit of Asian elephants. Spread over an area of 820.42 sq km, 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 sal forests, reverine forests, board–leaved mixed forests, scrubland and grassy. It possesses as many as 23 species of mammals and 315 bird species. The abundance of nature’s bounties heaped in and around this park, is bound to attract a large number of wildlife conversationalists, nature lovers and eco-friends to visit this most breathtaking wilderness area.

Distance

 

  • Delhi to Rajaji National Park: 223 km
  • Chandigarh to Rajaji National Park: 185 km
  • Shimla Manali to Rajaji National Park: 299 km
  • Haridwar to Rajaji National Park: 43 km
  • Dehradun to Rajaji National Park: 21 km

 

Getting there

By Air: Nearest airport is Jollygrant which is 21 km away from Rajaji National Park and is situated in Dehradun. Jollygrant airport, Dehradun is well connected to Delhi airport. Taxi services are available from airport to Rajaji National Park and it costs about Rs 600. Delhi is the nearest international airport which is 223 km away. Delhi is well connected to all major cities in India and many cities abroad.

By Train: Nearest railway station is Haridwar, which is just 43 km away from Rajaji National park. Dehradun is the major rail junction nearby, situated at a distance of 21 km from Rajaji National Park. This station is connected to all cities in India. Taxi services are available from Dehradun to Rajaji National Park.

By Road: Rajaji National park is well connected to many cities in the region by Buses. Private and public Buses offer services from Rajaji National Park to Haridwar (43 km), Rishikesh (14 km), Dehradun (21 km) and also to Delhi (223 km).