About Rajaji National Park
With a beautiful location and natural sceneries, the Rajaji National Park has always lured its visitors with affluent bio-diversity. Rich in flaura and fauna, this place is a perfect place that the wildlife enthusiasts would enjoy. The grassy lands, mixed forests and the majestic Ganges that flows through here doubles up the beauty of the National Park. One is going to enjoy the feeling of staying in the lap of mother nature when they plan their excursion to the Rajaji National Park. One will also enjoy the jungle safari here and witness all kinds of species including Leopard, Tiger, Jackal, Goral, Nilgai and many more. Bird watching is another major activity that the tourists are seen indulging in. The pilgrims come here to pay a visit to the Chanda Devi Temple, as it is famous among them. To enjoy every natural aspect of your surrounding, you must definitely visit the Rajaji National Park.
Places To SeeNational Park
Rich in bio-diversity Rajaji National Park is home to diverse range of animals and birds including elephants, leopards, tigers, and deer. Set in the Shivalik range, at the foothills of the Himalayas, the park is actually an amalgamation of three wildlife sanctuaries: Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji sanctuaries. Spread across 820 square kms, the national park consists of diverse eco-landscapes including deciduous forests, riverine vegetation, scrubland, grasslands and pine forests. Together, these landscapes play home to vivid animal and bird life. In all, 23 species of mammals and 315 bird species have been identified.
Things To DoTrekking
The trekking expeditions in the national park take you through dense forests and allow you to witness nature in all its glory. Mountain Biking
Challenge the wilderness if you have it in you to traverse the rough paths of the park. And if you are looking for a smooth ride, you can explore the pasture lands with soft slopes. Wildlife Safari
There are two types of safaris available in Rajaji National Park – the elephant safari and the jeep safari. You need to take permits and tickets from the forest department before entering the park. The jeep safari is for three hours and is offered early morning and evening. These safaris give you the opportunity to see wildlife and birds in the Mundal, Khara, Mithawali, and other ranges of park. River Rafting
River rafting is permitted during the monsoon season and there are options available for both beginners and the experienced. Small rapids are recommended for the beginners. You need to be suitably geared for the trip and be accompanied by an experienced guide. Tip
: You need to be physically fit for river rafting. People with heart ailments are advised against the activity. Waterfall Rappelling
The waterfall near Rajaji park provides you the ultimate opportunity to negotiate down the cliff, suitably harnessed. The activity will help you conquer your fear of heights. Bird watching
The park is home to more than 400 species of birds and so bird watching is a favorite activity here. Be sure to carry your binoculars to spot the different species.