Rajaji National Park
UttarakhandWatch a family of elephants here as they go about their daily routine and try to pick out their distinct personalities and understand social hierarchies. Rajaji has the largest population of elephants in Uttarakhand (over 500) giving you excellent opportunities to study the pachyderms. Rajaji is also the first staging ground for migratory birds once they cross over the Himalayas into the Indian subcontinent, so you are bound to meet many feathered visitors in the winter months. Rajaji is spread over 820 square kilometres and was formed in 1983 by merging three wildlife sanctuaries - Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji. The Ganges cuts through these forests and is home to a wide variety of fish like trout, mahseer and chilwa. The park was named after C. Rajagopalachari who was a prominent leader during the Indian freedom struggle from the British. Jungle safaris are offered at two locations currently, Chilla and Motichur Ranges. Visitors can enter from one of the seven gates ...at Ramgarh, Mohand, Ranipur, Motichur, Chilla, Kunao and Laldhang.
How To Book
Safaris can be booked through your lodge or tour operators. No online facility is available.
Morning : 06:00 am to 09:00 am Evening : 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm The Park is closed from 16th June to 16th November for tourists
Getting Around the Park
Gypsies and other safari vehicles are available on hire from the entry gates but make sure to book them in advance to ensure availability. A local guide is a must with every vehicle
Cost of Safari Vehicle:
R 2,000 from the gate
R 150 for Indian Nationals
R 600 for Foreign Nationals
R 250 per vehicle for Indian Nationals
R 500 per vehicle for Foreign Nationals
Cost of Guide:
R 300 for a general guide
R 1,500 for an experienced bird and wildlife guide
By Air: Dehradun (35 km). Transportation is easily available on hire. By Rail / Road: Haridwar (24 km), Rishikesh (18 km) are the nearest towns and railheads. Transportation can be hired from here to the park.
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