National Park 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.
sanctuaries in the Dehradun Shivaliks- Rajaji, 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.
Forest Development Corporation takes you on a tour to Rajaji
National Park and acquaints you with the wildlife of the
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 species.
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.
Visitors may have the adventure of a lifetime vacationing
in the Rajaji National Park. One may 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 goes on.
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.
820.42 Sq. Kms.
In Shivalik hills of Dehradun, Haridwar & Pauri Garhwal
districts of Uttaranchal
Approximately 75% hilly and 25% plains.
302 to 1000 mts. above MSL
Three distinct seasons; winter, summer and rainy
Nearest Railway Stations :
Haridwar & Dehradun
Nearest Air Port:
Jolly Grant (Dehradun)
From Delhi-231 kms. (Mohand Gate No. 2) from Lucknow-509
Kms.(Ranipur Gate No.4)
Time to Visit :
15th Nov. to 15th June.