Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park

Located in

Pauri Garhwal, Garhwal

Recommended stay

  2 days

Best time to visit

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Railway Station

Haridwar Railway Station, 8 kms

Nearest Airport

Dehradun Airport, 33 kms

Famous for

Tiger Reserve with Jungle safari

Rajaji National Park

“There are more than 50 species of mammals , including the critically threatened Asian Elephant and Tiger found in the Park. Alongside tigers, leopards, Himalayan Sloth, black bear bear Civet, Marten, Jackal, Hyena etc, it is believed that there are over 350 Asian elephants living in the park. The Goral (Mountain Goat) A characteristic mammal of the lower Himalayas , is abundant in the steep valleys that make up the Shivalik hills. Three different species of deer are found namely Sambhar Spotted Deer (Cheetal) and Barking Deer (Kakar) as well as animals such as Wild Boar, Neel Gai. Langoor, Black Napped Hare, Jungle cat etc are too found. More than 300 species of birds are found in Rajaji National Park, making it a significant birding zone within the country. Around 90 species migrate, including Pochards, Gulls, Mallards, Teals and Shellducks that frequent the bodies of water at Bhimgora as well as Virbhadra Barrage and wetlands of the river Ganga. The birds that live there include Pea Fowl and Jungle Fowl as well as species of Parakeets Woodpeckers as well as Kingfishers. Barbets, Thrushes and Finches and many more. Great Pied Hornbill has a place of distinction among the many Hornbills that are found throughout the Park.”

Rajaji - Protected Area for Tigers

The renowned Rajaji Tiger Reserve is both an national park as well as the tiger reserve. It is renowned for its elephant sanctuary as there are about 600 elephants within Rajaji. It also has the presence of 16 tigers and 250 leopards which will soon outnumber the leopards.

Rajaji Tiger Reserve (earlier Rajaji National Park) is situated in the Shivalik range of the Himalayas and is spread across 820 kilometers. It extends three districts in Uttarakhand: HaridwarDehradun and Pauri Garhwal. It’s now an additional Tiger Serve of Uttarakhand after Corbet.

The park was created in 1983 through the merger of three sanctuary sanctuaries: Rajaji Sanctuary and National park (estd. 1948) Motichur sanctuary (estd. 1964) and Chilla sanctuary (estd. 1977). The 20th April, 2015 marks the 20th day that the name was modified into Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

About Rajaji Tiger Reserve

It is believed that the Rajaji Tiger Reserve has received the distinction to be one of the the second reserve for tigers in Uttarakhand following Corbett National Park. Corbett National Park. In the past, it was known under its name Rajaji National Park. The tiny town of Chilla located about 13 kilometers northeast of Haridwar is the place to start to visit the reserve. You can get an informational brochure, pay fees for entry and book an exciting jeep safari at the Forest Ranger’s Office, close to the guesthouse for tourists in Chilla.

The untamed wilderness of Rajaji has attracted a lot of nature enthusiasts, wildlife photographers and adventurers to enjoy a few blissful days among the stunning views. Rajaji Tiger Reserve is amongst the most popular tourist destinations in Uttarakhand which is visited by numerous locals as well as foreign visitors. This natural paradise is blessed with beautiful surroundings and flowing streams with lush green grasslands as well as scrublands that make it a perfect natural retreat.

Rajaji Tiger Reserve Opening Dates and Entry Fees for 2022

Rajaji Safari Booking is open for Jhilmil Zone only with new COVID-19 guidelines. Chilla, Ranipur zones are restricted to visitors. However, they are expected to open on November 15th, 2022.

Dates, entry fees and Safari Fees in Rajaji for the 2022 season will be updated shortly.

Entrance Fees Indian Nationals: Rs 500 per person
Entrance Fees For foreigners:Rs 1500/person
Jeep Price:Rs 1500 per safari and 150 per person.

Note: Similar to Corbett Two-day day-visit facility in Rajaji Tiger Reserve is also offered.

Entry Permit, Stay and Gypsy services at Rajaji National Park

Apart from that the day and night-time facility in Rajaji National Park is also available. To book this, only a manual booking options are available. Permits to enter Rajaji and Gypsy is accessible in the Gates of this national park. The rest house in the forest of Rajaji National Parks are available in Asharodi, Motichur, Chila, Ranipur and Beri Bada. To stay in these forest rest houses, you need obtain a permission from the Park Director’s Office, Dehradun at first. Then, you must complete all necessary booking requirements.

Safari and Timings of Rajaji National Park

Jeep Safari in Rajaji National Park is organized in the Chila Range and Motichur Range

The park usually opens at 0600 in the morning. It it is open until around 1100 hrs in the early morning. But, visitors who have booked the full day safari can have the option of spending time from 1130 to 1300 hours in any of the other homes in the forest. They also go bird watching. In the afternoon, time slots for the park usually run between 1430 and 1730. Based on the season, the timings vary locally, which the forest officials from Rajaji National Park notify.

All Safari’s are booked through the Forest Department and it is entirely at the discretion the department. Please note that Elephant Safari has been prohibited in Rajaji National Park.

Activities in Rajaji Tiger Reserve

Jungle Safari: Rajaji Tiger Reserve is the second tiger reserve in Uttarakhand following Jim Corbett and is home to many species of animals including Bengal Tiger, Asian the elephant and leopard and sloth bear. Himalayan Black Bear, King Cobra, Jackal, Barking Deer Goral, sambhar to mention some.

Bird watching: Alongside the species of animals There are over 300 species of bird species both resident and migratory, including the great pied hornbill as well as pied kingfisher as well as fire tailed sunbirds, barbers, pheasants, and kingfishers as well as a variety of other aviary species can be found in the Rajaji Region.

Flora (Vegetation) in Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park contains tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf trees and, more specifically, those of the Upper Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests ecoregion. The ecosystems of the forest in the Park are extremely diverse and different. The plants like shorea mallotus, adina and bridelia, dalbergia the syzygium, acacia and Phoebe are present within the Park.

Fauna (Animals and Wildlife) in Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park is predominantly composed of lush green forests which create an ideal habitat for a variety of species of animals. Animals that are wild that are found within this Park are: Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyena, Goral, Indian Hare, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, King Cobra, Jackal, Barking Deer, Sambhar, Wild boar, Rhesus macaque Indian the langur Indian Porcupine, Monitor Lizard, Python

Bird Watching in Rajaji Tiger Reserve

It is also a bird-watcher’s paradise, as 315 species of bird species present within the Park. The most famous birds are peafowl, woodpeckers and pheasants. Hornbill barbets, kingfishers, and which are complemented by a variety of migratory birds during Winter. The rivers that flow through the Park are home to a variety of fish species like mahseer and trout.

Migratory Birds: In winter, there are many migrating birds that arrive here from various parts of the United States and even from overseas. Ruddy Shelduck, Mallard, Red Crested Pochard, Larger Cormorant, Common Pochard, Pintail, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, etc. are a few of the water birds that are frequently observed in the Park in winter time within Rajaji National Park.

Future Updates on Extension

In accordance with the guidelines by the Tiger Conservative Authority of India The Rajaji National Park will be the main part within the Rajaji Tiger Reserve. About 300 km2 comprised of Shyampur range of the Haridwar forest division, as well as portions in the Kotdwar along with Laldhang forest division, which functions in the capacity of a buffer zone, will soon be part of the Tiger Project.

What is Rajaji Tiger Reserve famous for?

Rajaji Tiger Reserve is famous by tourists as a Tiger Reserve with Jungle safari.

Rajaji Tiger Reserve is recommended destination for corporates, Couples, Foreigners, Groups, and Foreigners.

Rajaji Tiger Reserve is popular destinations for the following types of activities or pursuits: Adventure, Bird watching, Emerging Destinations, Safari, Tiger Reserve Weekend getaway, Wildlife Tourism.

Rajaji National Park - Divine Travels

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