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Rajaji National Park

Named after India's freedom fighter Sri C Rajgopalachariya, the Rajaji National National Park in the Uttarakhand region is a regular haunt of nature lovers and wildlife freaks. The national park was established in the year 1983. The whole expanse of the park today serves as the perfect example of the Shivalik eco-system. The park extends over an area of around 820.42 sq km, taking in the areas of three districts of Uttaranchal namely Dehradun, Haridwar and Pauri Garhwal. For visitors to Uttaranchal, a wildlife safari into the forests of Rajaji Park is simply an unforgettable experience and an opportunity to get up close with the natural riches of the Shivalik Himalayas.

Rajaji National Park

The Rajaji National Park harbours a huge variety of animal and bird species. Around 23 species of mammals and 315 species of bird call the wilds of the Rajaj Park home. A larger portion of the park area is covered with deciduous and sal forests. Towards the southern margins of the park are alluvial savannah woodlands while the upper reaches of the hills are overgrown with Chir and Pine trees. Whether it's the amazing landscape or the variety of wildlife species, a visit to the Rajaji National Park in Uttaranchal is an experience of a lifetime.

Major animal inmates at the Rajaji Park include Indian Tiger, Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Cheetal, hog deer, barking deer, Sambar deer, wild boar, antelopes such as the Nilgai, Goral , Jackal, Hyena, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Civets, Himalayan Yellow-Throated Marten, Sloth Bears, and Asian Elephant. Reptile lovers can enjoy watching species like Pythons, King Cobra, Common Krait, Indian Cobra and the Monitor Lizard. For birdwatchers too, Rajaji National Park is a real delight, as there are over three hundred bird species found here.