Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park

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 Overview

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 ghorals as its best known life forms. Three sancturies 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. Rajgopalachari; 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 magnificient 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 posseses as many as 23 species of mammals and 315 bird species.The abundance of nature’s bounties heaped in and around this park, are bound to attract a large number of wildlife conservationalists, nature lovers and eco-friends to visit this most breathtaking wilderness area.

City Facts

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

Distances

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

Best Season / Best time to visit

Every season is merriment in Rajaji National Park. Summers from March to June have a moderate climate. Winters from October to February are pleasant and have a cool climate. Monsoons months from July to September receive mighty rainfalls.

Summers is the best season for elephant ride in the park, which is very enjoyable and a popular activity. The park is open from 15th November till 15th June every year. Post monsoon is best for spotting migratory birds.

Best season to visit here is from October to June.