Rajaji National Park


Rajaji National Park is a renowned wildlife sanctuary located in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India. Established in 1983, it covers an expansive area of approximately 820 square kilometers and is named after C. Rajagopalachari, a prominent Indian freedom fighter.

The park is situated at the foothills of the Shivalik range and is a significant part of the larger Shivalik Elephant Reserve. Rajaji National Park is celebrated for its rich biodiversity and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including diverse species of plants, animals, and birds. This protected area is particularly famous for its population of elephants, tigers, leopards, and various species of deer.

The park is also crossed by the Ganges River, making it an essential corridor for the movement of wildlife in the region. With its lush forests, picturesque landscapes, and abundant wildlife, Rajaji National Park is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers, offering an opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of India’s natural heritage.

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Day 1: Arrival and Safari
  • Arrive at Dehradun or Haridwar, the nearest major cities to Rajaji National Park.
  • Check in to your accommodation near the park.
  • In the evening, take a nature walk around the vicinity of your accommodation.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel or resort.
Day 2: Safari Adventure
  • Wake up early for a thrilling jeep safari.
  • Explore the diverse flora and fauna of the park.
  • Spot various wildlife species like elephants, deer, leopards, and if lucky, tigers.
  • Return to the accommodation for lunch and some rest.
  • Visit the Chilla Range for an exciting elephant safari (subject to availability and prior booking).
  • Enjoy the sunset views from a designated spot within the park.
  • Dinner at the accommodation.
Day 3: Bird Watching and Nature Walk
  • Early morning birdwatching session. Rajaji is home to a rich avian population.
  • Explore the different zones of the park.
  • Have lunch and relax.
  • Guided nature walk to explore the flora and fauna up close.
  • Attend a campfire session (if available and permitted).
  • Dinner at the accommodation.
Day 4: Departure
  • Breakfast and check-out from the accommodation.
  • Depending on your departure schedule, you might have some time for last-minute exploration or shopping.
  • Departure from Rajaji National Park.
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