Rajaji national Park, Uttarakhand


The Rajaji National Park is a charming destination that provides the perfect combination of urban convenience and natural tranquility.

Located at the Himalayan foothills, near Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun, with Ganga and Song rivers, flowing through it.

The name of the Rajaji National Park was derived from C. Rajagopalachari, the first Indian Governor General of India and a prominent figure in the country's freedom movement, who was fondly referred to as Rajaji.

The park is renowned for its picturesque landscapes and diverse wildlife, particularly its elephant population, making it a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

Other animals that call this park their home include tigers, leopards, deer, ghorals, and numerous species of birds.

The Rajaji National Park was established in 1983 when three sanctuaries in Uttarakhand - Rajaji, Motichur, and Chilla - were combined into a single protected area.

Spanning over 820.42 sq km, the park is a magnificent ecosystem situated in the Shivalik ranges at the start of the vast Indo-Gangetic plains, representing a range of distinct zones and forest types.

As the northwestern boundary of the Asian elephant's range, the Rajaji National Park is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to witness these majestic creatures up close

The nearest airport to Rajaji National Park is Jollygrant Airport in Dehradun, which is just 21 kilometers away. To reach the park from the airport, you can hire a taxi for your convenience.

The closest railway station to Rajaji National Park is Haridwar Railway Station. From there, you can take a cab to cover the remaining 21 kilometers to reach the park.

223 km from Delhi Rajaji National Park is easily accessible by road through buses or cabs. It is situated close to major cities in Uttarakhand: – Haridwar: 43 km – Rishikesh: 14 km – Dehradun: 21 km

For more information on this park, interested individuals can contact the Director at Rajaji National Park by phone at 0135-621669 or visit the Range Office at Chilla, reachable by phone at  01382-26675