Rajaji National Park Guide: Facts, Destination & Travel Tips To Consider

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The most beautiful reserve to the east of Haridwar, Rajaji National Park is located in Dehradun, Pauri Garhwal, and Haridwar districts of Uttarakhand. Spread across 820.42 sq. km. of area, the park beautifies the Shivaliks, in the vicinity of Himalayan foothills. It is heaven for nature as well as adventure lovers, who visit here to experience the wildlife closely. It is situated in a transition zone between central Himalaya and moderate western Himalaya, which boosts the species diversity as well as the viewing forecast. The park has a massive number of bird species such as Greater Scaup, White-naped Woodpecker, Palla’s Fish Eagle, Black-bellied Tern, Northern Goshawk, Black-necked Stork, Great Hornbill, nowy-browned Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Tytler’s Leaf Warbler, Pale-footed Bush Warbler, Scaly Thrush, Rusty-flanked Treecreeper, Reed Bunting, and Green Avadavat.

Basic Facts about Rajaji National Park

• Rank: 42nd of 70 destinations in Uttarakhand Tourism
• Famous for: Mammalian species, Asian elephants, tropical and sub-tropical moist forests etc.
• Area: 202,630 acres
• Climate: 20 to 25°C in winters and 32 to 45°C in summers
• Location: Uttarakhand
• Established in: 1983
• Nearest City: Dehra Dun and Haridwar
• Governing Body: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests


Rajaji National Park is a famous tiger reserve in India that is spread over an area of 820 sq. km. It is so huge that it covers Haridwar, Pauri Garhwal and Dehradun, i.e. 3 districts of Uttarakhand. It has been named after C. Rajagopalachari, who is known to have received Bharat Ratna, leader of Freedom Struggle and the second and last Governor-General of India. It was on 15 April 2015 that Rajaji (Uttarakhand) was declared as a tiger reserve.

Top Destinations to Visit in/ near Rajaji National Park

• Chandi Devi Temple
• Kankhal
• Haridwar
• Har-ki-Pauri
• Rishikesh
• Dehradun
• Kotdwara
• Mussoorie
• Chamba
• Lansdowne
• Kanatal
• Devprayag
• Dhanaulti
• Paonta Sahib
• Pauri
• Nahan
• Chakrata
• Unchagaon
• Garhmukteshwar
• Uttarkashi

Species Found In Rajaji National Park
Jungle Cat Goral Barking Deer
Bengal Tiger Asian Elephant Jackal
Wild Boar Rhesus Macaque Leopard
Striped Hyena Sambhar Monitor Lizard
Himalayan Black Bear Hog Deer Indian Hare
King Cobra Indian Porcupine Great Pied Hornbill
Sloth Bear Nilgai Indian Langur
Civet Hyena Bengal Fox
Woodpeckers Python Trout
Wild Pigs Yellow-Throated Marten Vultures
Pied Kingfishers Pea Fowl Fire Tailed Sunbird
Mahseer Pheasants Barbets
Rohini (Malollotus Philippinensis) Palash ( Butea Monosperma ) Arjun ( Terminalia Arjuna )
Baans ( Dendrocalamus Strictus) Kachnar (Bauhienia Variegata) Amaltas (Cassia Fistula)
Chamaror (Ehretia Laevis) Bel (Aegle Marmelos) Sal ( Shorea Robusta)
Shisham ( Dalbergia Sissoo) Chilla (Casearia Tomentosa) Khair ( Acacia Catechu)
Sandan (Ougeinia Oojeinensis) Ber (Ziziphus Mauritiana) Semul ( Bombax Ceiba)
Aonla (Emblica Officinalis)


Major Highlights

• How to Reach: You can travel by air (reach Jolly Grant in Dehradun, which is the nearest airport), rail (nearest railhead is at Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun) and road (this park is well connected to all different major cities).

• When to Visit: 15th November to 15th June

• Most Preferred By: Groups , families, wildlife lovers and couples

Travel Tips
Do’s Don’ts
Obey the park rules Do not smoke or lit fire in the forest
Avoid using deodorants & perfumes in the park Do not play loud music or Audio/Video cassettes players
Maintain absolute silence while observing wildlife Do not feed the animals
Follow all the instructions told by the guide Do not blow horn or drive fast in the forest
Wear dull coloured clothes Do not enter the forest after sunset

 This national park combines three sanctuaries, Rajaji, Chilla and Motichur. Thus, it is spread over three districts of Uttarakhand, viz. Dehradun, Pauri Garwal and Saharanpur. This clearly defines that Rajaji is a huge national park with a gigantic range of flora and fauna species. So, if you are planning to try something adventurous and exciting this time, travel to this place and get ready for a fantabulous experience.

Wrapping It Up:

It’s time to plan a trip to this beautiful place where you will be able to spend some time in a natural and green environment. Furthermore, if you live in some other country where a different language is spoken then you might need to translate your personal documents to make your traveling experience hassle-free.

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