Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park is one of the most stunning protected areas to the east of Haridwar. It is in the Uttarakhand districts of Pauri Garhwal, Dehradun, and Haridwar. The park, which spans an area of 820.42 sq. km., includes the Shivaliks, which are close to the Himalayan foothills. It’s a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts who come here to experience the real wildlife. It is in a zone where the moderate western Himalaya meets the central Himalaya. It increases the species richness and the likelihood of sightings. Many different bird species live in the park, including the White-naped Woodpecker, Greater Scaup, Black-bellied Tern, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Great Hornbill, Black-necked Stork, Northern Goshawk, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Scaly Thrush, Pale-footed Bush Warbler, Tytler’s Leaf Warbler, Rusty-flanked Treecree.

How to Reach?

The Park is easily accessible from Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, and Dehradun and has multiple gates. The Mohand region of the Park is in an hour from Saharanpur. It has good train connections to other Indian towns.

By air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the closest airport (35km). There is a daily flight to Delhi that takes 55 minutes from Jolly Grant Airport.

Rail: Rishikesh (18 km), Dehradun (24 km), and Haridwar (24 km) are the closest stations (56 Km).

Road: Delhi (220 km) and Lucknow (510 km) are the closest routes by bus or automobile to go to the park. Chilla is 24 km from Rishikesh and approximately 8 km from Haridwar Railway Station, which has excellent connections to major cities.

Flora and Fauna

Riverine vegetation, broadleaved deciduous forests, grasslands, scrub land, and pine forests make up the variety of flora at these parks. The Indo-Gangetic plains and the Shivalik peaks surround this. In this park, abundant wildlife resides in lush rainforests.

In adition, there are about 315 different bird species that offer tourists a wonderful visual feast. Peacocks widely spread here. Small birds and a lot of butterflies also live in this area, which only enhances its beauty. The Babbler, the Rusty Cheek Scimitar, the Chestnut-tailed Starling, the Golden-spectacled Warbler, the Drongo Cuckoo, the Brown Hawk-Owl, the Great Hornbill, the Slaty Headed Parakeets, the Red Jungle Fowl, the Crested Kingfisher, the Lineted Barbet, the Black Hooded Oriole, the Finches, the Khaleej.

Things to do

You can find a variety of endangered plants and animals, including several bird and animal species. In light of this, it shouldn’t be surprising that wildlife safaris and bird-watching tours are common in this region. In addition, the River Ganges’ numerous streams offer chances for water sports including river rafting and canoeing. Its interior jungle lodges and these activities combine to make it one of the top ecotourism destinations in Uttarakhand. Importantly, following are some amazing activities to do:

  • Take a safari
  • Visit Tiger Park
  • Enjoy Rafting
  • Catch glimpse of Rare Birds
  • Support Eco-Tourism

Safari Zones

Ranipur Zone

Ranipur Zone

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Jhilmil Zone

Jhilmil Zone

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Chilla Zone

Chilla Zone

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