Weekend Trip to Rajaji National Park, Uttarakhand
- Bird Watching
Summer 32 to 45°C; Winter 20 to 25°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Delhi: 223 kilometers / 3 h ,50 m
Best Time To Visit
Rajaji National Park, sprawled over an area of 820 sq km, is situated near the foothills of the Himalayas. The national park includes areas of three districts of Uttaranchal namely Dehradun, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar. Additionally, there are also three national sanctuaries together, namely Rajaji, Chilla and Motichur sanctuaries. The national park has been named after a prominent leader of the Freedom Struggle, C. Rajagopalachari (Rajaji). He was also acclaimed as the second and last Governor-General of independent India. In 1954, he also received India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.
How to Reach Rajaji National Park
Rishikesh, located at a distance of 18 km is the nearest railway station to reach the national park. In addition to this, Haridwar (24 km) and Dehradun (56 km) are the other two nearest railheads.
Jolly Grant (Dehradun) is the nearest airport to reach Rajaji National Park. The airport is located at a distance of 35km. There are taxis and cabs available on hire.
The road stretch from Delhi is of about 223 km. There are buses, cabs and private taxis available to reach the national park.