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Overview - Rajaji National park

Rajaji National Park is named after celebrated statesman and freedom fighter Sri C. Rajgopalachariya, who was also the first and last Governor General of independent India and popularly known as "Rajaji". The park is made from the union of Rajaji sanctuary(estd. 1948); Motichur sanctuary (estd. 1964) and Chilla sanctuary(estd. 1977). The park covers three Districts- Dehradun, Haridwar & Pauri Garhwal in the Uttarakhand state in India.Rajaji National Park has dense growth of Sal Forest, besides the Western Gangetic Moist and Northern dry Deciduous and Khair-Sissoo forests. The high altitudes of park are dominated with Shivalik Chir-Pine, whereas the plains are covered with Low Alluvial Savannah Woodlands. The national park is citadel of hog deer, barking deer, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Civets, Himalayan Yellow-Throated Marten, Sloth Bears, Pythons, King Cobra, Common Krait, Indian Cobra, Sambar deer, wild boar, Jackal, Hyena, and the Monitor Lizard, Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Cheetal and the Asian Elephant.

Best Safari Zones: Ramgarh Gatefrom Dehradun, Mohand Gatefrom Dehradun, Ranipur Gate, Motichur Gate, Chila Gate, Kunao Gate, Laldhang Gate

Best Times to Visit

November to Mid-June is the ideal time for visiting Rajaji National Park.

How To Reach :

Air: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun which is only a few kilometers away from the Northern Boundary of the Park is connected through 50 minutes flight, every day from Delhi.

Rail: Nearest railhead is strategically situated in Haridwar (8km.), Dehradun (24km.) and Rishikesh.

Road: The National Park is 220 kms. from Delhi and 510 kms. from Lucknow. Road Transport Corporation and private luxury and Volvo buses ply daily from Delhi and Lucknow.