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District : Haridwar & Pauri Garhwal districts of Uttaranchal
Location : 231 kms from Delhi
Famous For : Tigers, Leopards
Most Famous Activity : Elephant Safari

Rajaji National Park
The Amicable Beings of Rajaji National Park - Deers

To See : Tigers, Wild Cats, Jackals, Sloth Bear, Leopards, Wild Boar, Himalayan yellow throated Marten, Sambar, Cheetal, Barking Deer, Langoor and Ghoral.
Best Time To Visit : 15th November to 15th June.
Park Timings : 15 Nov. to 31 Dec – 6:30 Morning to 3:30 Evening.
1 Jan. to 31 March – 6:30 Morning to 4:30 Evening.
1 April to 15 June – 6:00 Morning to 5:00 Evening.
Safari Options : Elephant Safari, Jeep Safari.
Staying Options : Camp King Elephant, Forest Rest House.
Don't Miss : Chandi Devi Mandir – 1 km from the Park and Has a Chair Car Journey.
Getting Around : Haridwar – 9 kms, Rishikesh – 6 kms, Kotdwar – 25 kms
Important Distances : Lucknow – 509 kms, Delhi – 231 kms.
Getting There : Air – Nearest Air Terminal is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which has a 50 minutes Flight from Delhi, Everyday.
Rail – Nearest Railhead is at Haridwar (9 kms) and Dehradun (38 kms). Regular Trains Connect These Cities to the Metropolitans.
Road – Buses are Available From the Various Parts of the State.
Inside Tip : Maintain silence while exploring the park and make use of your Binoculars to have a clearer view of the animals. Follow the Environmental Guidelines.

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Rajaji National Park – The Hub For Nature Enthusiast

Beauty, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts naturally find their way to the Rajaji National Park in Uttaranchal. Located at a distance of 208 kilometres from Delhi and 9 kilometres from Haridwar, this park lies in the Shivalik range of Himalayas. Having a plethora of animal and bird attractions, this park is open for the travellers during the months of November to June. Thogh winter is the coolest time, but the peak season of sighting the wilds, is summer.
An incorporation of three sanctuaries in the Dehradun Shivaliks – Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla were fused together and named Rajaji National Park. Sprawling on an area of 820.42 sq kms., this park was named after the great freedom fighter Late Sri C. Rajgopalachari.

The Floral and Fauna Attractions in Rajaji

The eco system of Rajaji National park promotes 23 species of mammals and 315 avifauna species. A hub of wildlife conversationalist, the main attractions of this park are Yellow throated Martens, Cheetals, Barking Deer, Leopards, Langoors and Civets. Among the bird population, there are Pheasants, hornbills, woodpeckers, thrushes and fowls, that challenge a photographer's creativity. The reptile family in Rajaji National Park comprise Pythons, Cobras and crocodiles.
Take up wildlife tours of Uttaranchal and enjoy some leisure trip to the Rajaji National Park that lies covered in the broad–leaf mixed forests, Chirpine forests, scrub land and grassy pasture lands.

Elephnat Safari in Rajaji
Elephant Safari in Rajaji National PArk

The Impeccable Safari Options

Inside the Rajaji National Park in Himalayan peaks, there are options of Elephant as well as Jeep Safari. All the wildlife freaks are invited to this famous national park that is opened during the months of November to June. Taking one inside the dense parts of the jungles, these safaris ensure the tourists of great sights. Elephant ride in Rajaji National Park is a lifetime experience.
Tourists are also advised to take up Jeep safaris in Rajaji National Park that passes through the undulating tracks of forest and give the adventurer, a memorable experience. Try hunting for tigers, of course through your cameras, but you can be sure of sighting various species of deers and birds.

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How to Reach This Jungle Resort

Rajaji National park is accessible from many parts of the country by road, rail and air. Bus services and overnight trains are available for Dehradun and Haridwar from Delhi and Lucknow. Chila is 8 km from Haridwar railway station which is well connected to major metropolitan cities. Being just 14 km from Rishikesh through Canal Road, and 38 km from Jolly Grant airport, Rajaji Natioanl Park can also be conveniently reached via airways. Jolly Grant airport which is only a few kilometres away from the Northern boundary of the Park, has a daily 50 minutes flight from Delhi.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Rajaji National Park

Chital Deers in Rajaji National Park

King of Jungle Tourism – Rajaji National Park
Take up Wildlife tours of Uttaranchal that highlights one of the main national parks in the area – Rajaji National Park. Being one of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in Uttaranchal, this park has a plethora of flora and fauna attractions to look out for.

The Flora to Add Green Your Trip
The eco system of Rajaji National park is varied and supports a lot of diverse flora accumulation. Trail through the forests to see some of the most beautiful species like riverine forests, broad–leaf mixed forests, Chirpine forests, scrub land and grassy pasture lands.

The Fauna to Make You go Wild
Tigers and Leopard form the main wildlife attraction of Rajaji National Park in Uttaranchal. Elephants, barking deer and sloth bears are some animals to look out for on trips to Rajaji wildlife sanctuary. Cobras, chameleons and pythons are also awaiting your visit to the park.

Enjoy the Bait of Birding in Rajaji National Park
Having above four hundred species of birds, Rajaji National park is definitely a birder's delight. Some of the most popular residents of these jungles are Great Pied Hornbill, Himalayan Pied Kingfisher and fire tailed Sunbird. The view of the colorful flock of birds crossing the white Himalayas is panoramic.

Safaris in the Wildlife Resort
The options of Elephant as well as jeep safaris inside the park is definitely a feather in the cap of Rajaji wildlife park. The 2-3 hour long jeep safari will take you to the remote corners of the jungles. For a more leisure trip, take up Elephant safari and enjoy the forest to its maximum.

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