Park Location :
In Shivalik hills of Dehradun, Haridwar &
Pauri Garhwal districts, Uttaranchal
Total Coverage Area:
820.42 Sq. Kms
302 to 1,000 mts. above MSL
15th November to 15th June.
is distinct for its pristine scenic beauty and rich
biodiversity. A paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The
wildlife of the park is blessed with elephants, tigers, Leopards, Deer And
Ghorals as its best-known life forms.
Three sanctuaries in the
Dehradun Shivaliks- Rajaji National Park
, Motichur and Chilla were
amalgamated into a large protected area and named Rajaji National Park
in the year 1983 after the famous freedom fighter Late Sri C.
Rajgopalachari, popularly known as Rajaji.
Spread over an area of
820.42 sq kms., 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 riverine,
broad-leaf mixed forests, Chirpine forests, scrubland and grassy
pasturelands. It possesses as many as 23 species of mammals and 315 avifauna
Considering the abundance of nature's bounties heaped in
and around this park, it is bound to attract a large number of wildlife
conservationists, nature lovers and eco-friends to visit this most
breathtaking wilderness area. Attractions
Within The Park:
you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime then Rajaji National Park
is just the place to check out. Watch a herd of Elephants roaming
majestically in the jungle or even a Tiger picking its way through the tall
grass or may find oneself excited by wildlife of many kinds including
Leopard, Jungle Cat, Himalayan yellow throated Marten, Sambar, Cheetal,
Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Langoor, Ghoral, Monitor Lizard,
Python, Civet and even king-cobra and a vast variety of winged delights; Pea
Fowl, Jungle Fowl, Kaleej Pheasant, Hornbil, Woodpecker, Thrushes,
Kingfishers, Parakeets, Warbler, Barbet, Finch, Indian Roller, Oriola and
the list is endless.
In winters, becomes a bigger attractions as
far as the avifauna is concerned with a large variety of fascinating
migratory birds play in the azure waters of the River Ganga, which flows
through the park. Both the rivers of the area, Ganga and Song sheltered
various species of fish like Mahaseer, Kalabanse, Goonch, Chilwa and Trout.
Jungle Safari Trips :Uttaranchal
Corporation organises a wide range of Jungle Safaris
in the high passes of Uttaranchal
. These have a wild thrilling
experience you can't get anywhere. So enjoy rides on elephants and get
within heart-stopping handshaking distance of Tigers, making you feel like a
character out of Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book'. All you have to do is
enter the amazing reserve forests of Uttaranchal
. Come and become
part of nature.