About Rajaji National Park


Haridwar & Dehradun District, Uttarakhand

Best time to Visit

October to March

Nearest Airport

Dehradun - About 35 km


Approx. 820 Sq. Km.


Maximum 39oC & Minimum 13oC

Nearest Railway Station

Haridwar - About 23 km


The Park is usually closed for tourists from 1st July to 30th September every year.

The Rajaji National Park is located at the foothills of the Himalayas, encompassing the Shivalik range in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Spanning over three districts of Dehradun, Haridwar, and Pauri Garhwal, Rajaji National Park is named after the famed freedom fighter, C Rajagopalachari, also known as Rajaji, the second-last Governor General of Independent India and a recipient of the Honorary Bharat Ratna. The park was formed after merging three Wildlife Sanctuaries, namely, the Motichur Wildlife Sanctuary, the Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Rajaji Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated between the Indo-Gangetic plains and the Shivalik mountain ranges and hence contains vegetation that includes broadleaved deciduous forests, scrublands, pine forests, grasslands, and riverine vegetation.

Rajaji National Park acts as the core area for the Rajaji Tiger Reserve, while the Shyampur range and parts of the Kotdwar and Laldhang Forest divisions are also a part of it, creating a larger area for the tiger reserve.

Major Wildlife

Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Yellow Throated Marten, Striped Hyena, Common Jackal, Pangolin, Porcupine, Barking Deer, Goral, Blue Bull, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Sambhar, Rhesus Monkey, Common Langur, Common Mongoose, Monitor Lizard, Calotes, Tortoise, Common Krait, Rat Snake, and more.

distance from major cities

Haridwar – About 22 km
Dehradun – About 58 km
Delhi – About 264 km
Mumbai – About 1634 km

near by attractions

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