Rajaji National Park is located in the indian state uttrakhand at the foothills of himalyas. it is spread over an area of 820 sq km. the three wildlife sanctuaries, chilla, motichur and rajaji wildlife sanctuary merged into one and are collectively called as Rajaji National Park. it has been named after a renowned leader of freedom struggle, C. Rajagopalachari ji C. Rajagopalachari ji, Chakravarti Rajagopalachari (10 December 1878 – 25 December 1972), informally called Rajaji or C.R., was an Indian lawyer, independence activist, politician, writer and statesman. Rajagopalachari was the last Governor-General of India. He also served as leader of the Indian National Congress, Premier of the Madras Presidency, Governor of West Bengal, Minister for Home Affairs of the Indian Union and Chief Minister of Madras state. Rajagopalachari founded the Swatantra Party and was one of the first recipients of India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. Says Wikipedia . it has beautiful picturesque and rich bio diversity. it is a major tourist wildlife attraction. rajaji national park is famous for the elephant habitation. the park also harbors various other animals but the chief among them are elephants.
Rajaji National Park is rich in the flora and fauna making it a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. it contains tropical and sub tropical moist broadleaf forests. these are very much varied and diversified. the plants that are found here include shorea, adina, mallaotus, bridelia, terminalia, acacia, dalbergia, phoebe and syzygium. these dense forests inhabit a wide variety of wildlife too making it a perfect place for wildlife safari. rajaji national park safari is also undertaken by these nature lovers in the preferable seasons. the wildlife of this national park includes animals asian elephant, leopard, bengal tiger, striped hyena, jungle cat, goral, sloth bear, indian hare, himalayan black bear, jackal, king cobra, sambhar, barking deer, rhesus macque, Wild Boar
Wild Boar, The Indian boar also known as the Andamanese pig or Moupin pig is a subspecies of wild boar native to India, Nepal, Burma, western Thailand and Sri Lanka.The Indian boar differs from its European counterpart by its larger, more sharply featured and straighter skull, its smaller, sharper ears and overall lighter build.It is taller and more sparsely haired than the European form, though its back bristles are much more developed. The tail is also more tufted, and the cheeks hairier.Adults measure from 83.82 to 91.44 cm (33-36 inches) in shoulder height (with one specimen in Bengal having reached 38 inches) and five feet in body length. Weight ranges from 90.72 to 136.08 kg (200-300 lb). Says Wikipedia , monitor lizard, python and many more. this wide variety of wildlife adds beauty to this national park. observing them with bare eyes is definitely worth the experience. it is so hypnotizing that one that makes the journey once is bound to get back to this natural beauty again and again. the adventurous yet tranquil atmosphere of this place is worth travelling to rajaji national park.
The best season to visit rajaji national park is winters. it opens from mid november to mid june. this park remains closed for rainy season. wildlife safari to rajaji national park is usually undertaken from march to june because this is the best time span amongst the whole time span for safari because one get to observe maximum wildlife encounters during this time. this park is also the abode of various migratory birds in winters. great pied hornbill, fire tailed sunbird and himalyan pied kingfisher are also found in Rajaji National Park. people on wildlife safari get to observe this variety of wildlife. the wildlife safari in rajaji national park is usually undertaken in a jeep or canters where one can observe animals live! the overnight stays are also made available in various parks rest houses. also the camping arrangements are made available on the wildlife safaris to this national park.
This park is accessible from haridwar, rishikesh, kotdwar and dehradun. it is well connected by railways, airways and roadways making it easily accessible for the tourists. it is a major wildlife tourist attraction of indian state uttrakhand. the majestic animal, the Asian Elephant
Asian Elephant, The Asian or Asiatic elephant is the only living species of the genus Elephas and is distributed in Southeast Asia from India in the west to Borneo in the east. Three subspecies are recognized—Elephas maximus maximus from Sri Lanka, the Indian elephant or E. m. indicus from mainland Asia, and E. m. sumatranus from the island of Sumatra. Asian elephants are the largest living land animals in Asia. Since 1986, E. maximus has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. Asian elephants are primarily threatened by degradation, fragmentation and loss of habitat, and poaching. In 2003, the wild population was estimated at between 41,410 and 52,345 individuals. Says Wikipedia
is the reason for its grandeur. the scenic beauty, the varied flora and the diversified fauna of this place make rajaji national park a must visit for the wildlife enthusiast and nature lovers.