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.