Situated along the foothills of the lower Himalayan ranges, Rajaji National park possesses such biodiversity that the region has been a haven for both wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. The National park is a combination of three sanctuaries-Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji. Its boundaries engulf the Pauri Garwal region of Dehradun and Saharanpur districts of Uttarakhand.
The mix of moist western Gangetic and northern dry deciduous forests offer a natural habitat to an exotic wildlife. Home to the huge population of the Asian elephant, Cheetal, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Antelopes and many more, the Rajaji National Park is a chance to get the glimpse of the amazing wildlife of India. Besides, the national park is also accountable for its population of reptiles like King Cobra, Common Krait and 315 species of birds. Like the ‘Project Elephant’, the Rajaji National Park provides protection to the Royal Bengal Tiger under its ‘Project Tiger’.
Other carnivores like the Jackal, Jungle cat and Himalayan Yellow-throated Marten bear add to the varied wildlife of the sanctuary. Besides Fauna, the flora blooming in the national park comprises broad leaved deciduous forests, grasslands and pine vegetation. The topography has a whole new variety of vegetation like Rohini, Amaltas, Shisham, Khair, Baas, Chilla and Sandan.
Best time to Visit
The National park has a fixed timing policy of visits for the tourists. Under this, Rajaji protected park is open between the months of November and June every year.
How to Reach
As Rajaji National Park is situated in the state of Dehradun, it is very well connected with the other parts of India. Tourists wishing to plan a trip to the exotic national park can travel via road, rail and airway.
Rajaji is accessible from the city of Delhi via road. The journey covers a distance of almost 200 kms.
Regular trains from New Delhi to Dehradun are available at all times.
Same is the case for airways. One can hop into the regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun to reach the Rajaji National Park.