Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National park is a beautiful National Park located amongst the foothills of the Himalayas known as the Siwalik Hills. The landscape is filled with beautiful white pebbles and streams which descend into these valleys from the Shivalik Range. These streams are in torrent during the monsoon.
The forest type at Rajaji National Park ranges from Riverine, Semi-evergreen, Moist Deciduous, Broad-leaved Mixed Forest and Terai Grassland. There are stretches of Sal Forest as well.
The National Park is comprised of 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries, namely: Rajaji, Chilla and Motichur. The Ganges River in the Southern edge separates Motichir and Rajaji Wildlife Sanctuary from the Chilla Sanctuary.
Best Time to Go
November – May
About Rajaji national Park
Elephants roam in large numbers at Rajaji, and another notable species the Goral or Mountain Goat can be seen here as well. Tigers and Leopards also occupy these habitats, with Himalayan Black Bears at slightly higher places at Rajaji.
Varied topography and vegetation give Corbett a rich diversity in habitats and natural beauty. While dense stands of sal cloak the higher ridges, mixed deciduous forests are found throughout the Park and over 110 varieties of trees, 51 species of shrubs, and over 33 kinds of bamboos and grasses are seen here.
Altitude: 300m – 1350m above sea level span
Vegetation: Broad leaved deciduous forests, riverine vegetation, scrubland, grasslands and pine forests
Water Resources: Ganga
Core Area: 819.54sq km
Buffer Area: 255.63sq km.
Coordinates: 29.9917° N to 78.2896° E
Rainfall: 1200-1500 mm
Temperature: 30 Degree Celcius
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Popular Fauna at Rajaji National Park
It is the largest land mammal on the Asian continent. They inhabit dry to wet forest and grassland habitats in 13 range countries spanning Southeast Asia. Asian elephants have adapted to surviving on resources that vary based on the area.
It has larger rosettes than the other subspecies, with a paler coat in desert habitats, greyer in colder climes and more ochre in rainforest habitats. They remain well-camouflaged at night but come down from trees to hunt during the day.
His majesty, the national animal of India. The Royal Bengal Tiger is considered by many naturalists as one of the most powerful apex predators. You catch a glimpse of this big cat in action at the Rajaji National Park.
Safaris at Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park conducts half day jeep safaris. A half day jeep safaris can be further categorized as a morning safari and an evening safari. The morning safaris start around 0600 hours depending on the sunrise time and lasts for about 4.5-5 hours. After the morning safari, the guest heads back to the lodge/resort. You can freshen up, eat a quick lunch, relax for a bit and later head back in to the jungle for your evening safari. The evening safari lasts for about 3 – 3.5 hours depending on the time of sunset. Post your evening safari, you head back to the lodge for dinner and take the rest of the evening at leisure.
Walking Trails to find birds are available in adjoining areas, one has to be careful to avoid the Elephant corridors.
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