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We Organized Jungle Safari Day Trips in Rajaji National Park Speak to travel expert them or write to us for Customized Trips.
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Wild Life Safari - Raja Ji National Park

There is 34 K.M. Nature Safari Trail and drive passing through undulating forest track, hilly terrain, lush green valleys, river beds, dense forests, sprawling grasslands and many never before seen greenery and vegetation.
During this drive Visitors can see large number of peafowls feeding on seeds, fruits, tender grass and sometimes peacocks dancing with their tail feathers are also encountered. Spotted deer or cheetal groups are commonly visible during Safari, leaves and fruits dropped by monkeys one may see quite frequently. In the woodland, Sambhar, the largest deer in south east Asia can be seen browsing. The largest land mammal, the Elephant is also commonly sighted during the Nature Safari. This 2-3 hour drive is definitely a visitor's delight.

Its important to take permissions and tickets from the forest department before entering the premises of park. Jeep safaries are offered for 3 hrs each time in morning and evening from sunrise to sunset twice everyday inside park approximately in open jeeps through rugged terrain on unmetalled treks through "Raus" and over hills giving you opportunity to see wild life and birds in different habitats in Mundal,Mithawali,Khara and other ranges of park.

Tickets & Entries in Rajaji National Park
All visitors to Rajaji National Park need entry permits in order to be allowed into the park. Permits are available at each of the gates to the park.
The lodges located at the edge of the park also offer bird watching ,treks,walks outside the park and plunge in streams, rafting in Ganges under expert guides like offered in Wild Brook Retreat located near Gohari range.

Perfect bird watching destination, more than 400 species of endemic and resident birds, passage and migratory birds. The bird diversity in Rajaji National Park is very rich because of located in Eco-tonal zone and also because of different kind of habitats present in it. A bird species Checklist for Birds of Rajaji is available here listing the birds which Manoj Kulshrestha has observed himself working in this park from 2003 for almost 10 years till now.

The Park spans over an area of 820sq. Km which includes Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla wildlife sanctuaries, parts of Dehradun, Shiwalik and Lansdowne Forest Divisions. These three sanctuaries were amalgamated in 1983 to Rajaji National Park, named after the Late Raj Gopalachari The last Governor General of India in British period. The Holy river Ganges flows through the National Park for a distance of 24km, besides the innumerable streams and WILD BROOK s making it rich and diverse. It offers ample opportunities to nature lovers to enjoy the captivating landscape and wildlife.

Rajaji is thickly foliated predominantly by the Sal Forest and a number of other forest types which include the Western Gangetic Moist and Northern dry Deciduous and Khair-Sissoo forests. Low Alluvial Savannah Woodlands cover the drier southern margins of the park, in contrast to the Shiwalik Chir-Pine on the high reaches of the hills.The park is home to the Cheetal, Barking deer, Sambar deer, Wild Boar, antelopes such as the Nilgai, Goral and of course the Asian Elephant for which this park is the Northern and Western most boundary protecting it under Project Elephant

The primates include the Rhesus Macaque and the Hanuman Langur. The Indian Hare and the Indian Porcupine are among some of the small mammals found in the park.Reptiles in Rajaji include one of the largest Pythons, King Cobra, Common Krait, Indian Cobra and the Monitor Lizard. The park also houses over four hundred bird species. The Oriental Pied Hornbill, Crested Kingfisher and Crimson sunbird are some of the residents of our retreat.

This area is the first staging ground after the migratory birds cross over the mighty Himalayas into the Indian subcontinent. Rajaji National Park and the Wild Brook Retreat give you all the excitement and exhilaration of holidaying in the heart of the Indian wildlife. Just where all the action is. In the lap of Nature at its most raw and where the law of the jungle prevails. Predators prowl the wild pathways, the deer call for help, birds shriek in the skies and reptiles slither across the earth.The park also protects carnivores such as the Royal Bengal Tiger under Project Tiger and the Leopard and the lesser carnivores like the Jackal, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Civets, Himalayan Yellow-Throated Marten Himalayan Black and Sloth Bears.

Park remains open from 15th November to 15th June. It is closed during rainy season .
Important Information

  • Additional charges are levied for cameras and vehicle entry. It is Rs.250/entry of vehicle for Indians and Rs.500/entry of vehicle for foreigners.
  • Student discount is only possible if it is a certified institutional educational Tour. Children above 3 years old are charged for entry in the park.
  • Still cameras are free for Indians and Rs.50 for foreigners.
  • A local guide is a must with every vehicle for Rs.300/drive.
  • Gypsies and other jeeps are available on hire from the gate for Jungle drive of 3 hrs for about Rs.1500/- but make sure to book them in advance since the number of visitors is more than the available Gypsies. Park drive is through undulating terrain crossing through river beds and mountain for about 3 hrs inside the park.

  • How To Reach

    The way from Delhi to Rajaji National Park is via Meerut, Khatauli, Muzaffar Nagar, Roorkee, Haridwar to Chilla located on the other side of the river Ganges.

  • Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 35km. Jolly Grant Airport which is only a few kilometers away from the Northern Boundary of the Park has a daily 55 minutes flight from Delhi.
  • Rail : Nearest railhead is at Haridwar ( 24Km.), Dehradun (56Km.) and Rishikesh (18 Km).
  • Road : The National Park is 220 kms. from Delhi & from Lucknow it is at a distance of 510km.Chilla is 8 Km. from Haridwar Railway Station which is well connected to major cities and 24 Km. from Rishikesh.

  • Timing to visit Rajaji National Park

    Date :- Duration of Visits :-Last time of Visit
  • 15 Nov. to 31 Dec. 6:30 Morning to 3:30 Evening
  • 1 Jan. to 31 Mar. 6:30 Morning to 4:30 Evening
  • 1 April to 15 June 6:00 Morning to 5:00 Evening

  • Cost of Permits
  • Indians: Rs.150/visit of about 3 hours
  • Foreigners: Rs.600/person/visit for foreigners in Chila Range, which is the showcase of Rajaji National Park.
  • Cost of Gypsy : Rs.1500 from park gate
  • Vehicle Entry Charges : Rs.250/entry of vehicle for Indians and Rs.500/entry of vehicle for foreigners.
  • Cost of Guide : Rs.300 for general guide / Rs.600 for experienced Bird and wild life guide.

  • Best Time to Visit : March to June & July Mid and October to March are considered the best months for The Jungle Safari in Rajaji National Park Rishikesh.

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