Wild Life Safari
National Park is one of the most popular
national parks of India that is sprawled in
the Shivalik ranges near the foothills of
the mighty Himalayas. It is sprawled in the
area of 202,630 acres in three districts of
Uttarakhand – Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri
Garhwal. This famous national park is merger
of three wildlife sanctuaries of Uttarakhand
into one namely Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary,
Motichur Wildlife Sanctuary and Rajaji
The Rajaji National Park has been named
after C. Rajagoplachari (Rajaji), prominent
freedom fighter and the second & last
Governor General of independent India. He
was awarded in 1954 with India’s highest
civilian award “Bharat Ratna”. This park is
an excellent example of marvelous Ecosystem
nestled in the scenic Shivalik ranges of
mighty Himalayas. The park is known for the
highest concentration of wild elephants in
the entire Uttarakhand.
Flora in Rajaji
The Rajaji National Park is known for rich
and varied flora making perfect haven for
different species of animals and birds. It
is known for excellent, varied and diverse
ecosystem. There are six kinds of forests in
the park – Sal Forest, Mixed Forest, Scrub
Forest, Sub-tropical Pine Forest, Riverine
Forest and Grassland.
Fauna in Rajaji
The Rajaji National Park is known for rich
and varied wildlife attractions and fauna.
There are 23 species of mammals in the park.
The park also possesses 315 species of
birds. The park has largest population of
elephants and a good number of tigers &
leopards. The rich flora and fauna of this
park attracts a large number of wildlife
enthusiasts, eco-friends, nature lovers and
Major animals found in this park are Asian
Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Cat,
Indian Hare, Barking Deer, Sambar, Indian
Langur, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Himalayan
Yellow-throated marten, Goat-like Goral,
etc. Commonly seen birds in the park are Pea
Fowl, Kingfisher, Barbet, Pheasant,
Woodpecker, etc supplemented by a number of
migratory birds during the winter season.
Reptiles found in the park are Common Cobra,
King Cobra, Common Lizard, Monitor Lizard,
Jeep Safari: Jeep Safari is the most
convenient ways to explore the forests of
Rajaji National Park. It is the way to feel
the excitement of wildlife viewing and bird
watching. Safaris are organized by the
authorities of Rajaji National Park.
Best Time to Visit
The ideal time to visit the Rajaji National
Park is the periods between months of
October to March.
Jim Corbett National Park
first and finest park spread over 520 sq.
kms. along the banks of the Ramganga river,
just 300 kms. northeast of Delhi in the
foothills of the Himalayas is the Corbett
110 Spices of trees, 51 species of shrubs
and over 33 species of bamboo are found
here. There are three distinct seasons in
Corbett, Cold Nov. to feb., Hot- March to
June, Rainy- July to Oct. Over 50 mammal,
580bird and 25 reptile species have been
listed in the Corbett. Also astounding is
the insect life here. Corbett is a known
haven for tigers, largely owing to the
success of WWF funded project-tiger that was
launched on 1st April 1973. Other animals
which add to its attraction are : Leopard,
Leopard cat, Jungle cat, Fishing cat,
Himalayan black Bear, Dhole, Yellow-Throated
Morten, Elephant, Porcupine, Chital, Barking
deer etc. Some of the birds commonly seen
here are osprey, crested serpent Eagle,
Blackwinged kite, Shikra, Pallas's fishing
eagle, spotted eagle, Minivets, shrikes,
The Gharials, descendants of the prehistoric
reptilies, have made the park their home.
The Indian python, viper, cobra, krait and
king cobra, the largest of the poisonous
snakes, also inhabit Corbett, as monitors
and other lesser lizards.
Area : 520.8sq.km.
Altitude : Between 400mt and 1,100mt.
Temperature : Summer : 46°C 19°C &
Winter : 25°C 4°C
Main entry point : Dhangarhi, Main
Tourist Centre & Dhikala.
Tourist season : Nov. 15 to June15
Air : Nearest airport is
Rail : Nearest railhead is Ramnagar,
50kms. from Dhikala.
Road : Dhikala is connected by a road
to Dhikala- Ramnagar and from there to other
parts of the state. Other centers within the
park are connected by fair-weather tracks.
From Dhikala : Delhi is 290kms. Lucknow
503kms.; Ranikhet 114kms.
Local Transport :
Coaches and jeeps can be hired from the
National Park office at Ramnagar. Elephants
are available for wildlife viewing at
Dhikala, khinanauli and Bijrani. Elephant
rides conducted every morning and evening.