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Rajaji National Park

 

In the state of Uttrakhand , India there is National Park for visit. This Park is called by the name Rajaji National park. This park is situated in the Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal districts. This park is a gateway for watching wildlife and bird. In the year of 1983 this park was established. It covers the 820 square km area. The major attraction of this park is rich biodiversity. It is a good place for nature lovers. Rajaji National Park was merged by Motichur and Chilla wildlife sanctuaries. The park has been named after Late  C. Rajgopalachari. He was the freedom fighter and Governer General of India. There are many types of species in this nationla park. This park is famous for Asian Elements. There are more than 50 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds in this park.

 

Flora and Fauna

There are many types of Flora and Fauna in this national park.

Fauna : There are many variety of Fauna in this national park. The species of mammal include Asian Elephant, leopard, Himalayan Black bear, sloth bear, Civet, Marten, Jackal, Hyena etc. The species of deer also found in this park. These are Sambhar, Spotted Deer and Barking Deer. Many types of animals include Wild Boar, Neel Gai. Langoor, Black Napped Hare,King Kobra, Jungle cat, India Hare, Python, Goral  etc. are found in this park.

Flora :  There are different types of flora in this park. Broadleaved deciduous forests, riverine vegetation, scrubland, grasslands and pine forests form the range of flora at these parks. The different flora include Amaltas ,Shisham , Palash , Khair,  Baans, Semul, Chamaror, Kachnar, Ber, Chilla, Bel etc.

Places to visit near Rajaji National Park

  • Rishikesh
  • Haridwar
  • Roorkee
  • Dakhsha Mahadev Temple
  • Heritage Walks
  • Piran Kaliyar
  • Har Ki Pauri

Entry Fees

To enter into the national park, the visitors needs the entry authorized from the Rajaji National Park. There is some fees to enter into the national park. The fees for foreigners and Indians are different. The fees is given below:

Indians : The entry fees for Indians for 3 hours is Rs. 150.

Foreigners : The entry fees for Foreigners is Rs. 600.

Timings

Park Opens from the November to June. It remains closed in the Rainy seasons. The timing of this national park in morning and evening are given below :

Morning : The park is opens in 6 AM to 9 AM.

Evening : The park is opens in 3 PM to 6 PM.

How to Reach

By Air : Jolly Grant airport is the Nearest airport. The distance is 35 km from the Rajaji National Park.

By Rail : Rishikesh Railway station is the nearest railway station. It is 18 km from the Rajaji National Park.

By Bus : Rajaji National Park is well- connected to all major cities.