Rajaji National Park is located in Haridwar. Area of Rajaji National Park is 820 square kilometers, best time to visit Rajaji National Park is between November – June .
The Tiger Reserve is a top destination for those who enjoy the outdoors and animals because of its beautiful beauty and diverse variety. The Shiwalik eco-system is represented by the Rajaji Tiger Reserve, which is located along the Shiwalik mountains’ slopes and foothills. The region has been identified as an Indus-Ganges Monsoon Forest type because it is covered in a variety of forest types, from semi-evergreen to deciduous, and from mixed broad-leaved to Terai grassland. The majority of the Rajaji Tiger Reserve is covered in lofty strands of Sal trees (Shorea Robusta). Its location at the meeting point of the temperate western and central Himalayas improves the species variety and, as a result, the viewing opportunities.
Asian elephants and tigers both have sizable populations in Rajaji Tiger Reserve. The Leopard, Jungle Cat, Himalayan Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, Goral, Sambar, Wild Pig, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, and many more wild species call it home. The Tiger Reserve is home to a wide variety of migratory species, including vultures, woodpeckers, hornbills, mallard ducks, red-crested pochards, and others. In the aquatic ecosystem maintained by rivers and streams that run through the tiger reserve, over 42 species of fish reproduce. Additionally, it supports a diverse range of reptile habitats, including that of the King Cobra, Burmese Python, Common Krait, etc.
Major Attractions in & Around the Park
The following are a few nearby tourist destinations with good access from the national park:
The pilgrimage town of Haridwar, which is only 9 km from Rajaji, is one of the stunning locations where Lord Krishna imprinted his imprint on a rock and is home to several sacred temples. The location is well-known for the Kumbh Mela, where visitors from all over the world congregate to bathe in holy water.
In India’s northern Himalayan foothills, 18 miles from Rajaji, is the city of Rishikesh. It is surrounded by the three districts of Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal, and Haridwar and is known as “The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas.”