Located in the Himalayan Shivalik range, Rajaji National Park is the second major Tiger Reserve of Uttrakhand after Corbett. It covers an area of 820 kms that belongs to three different districts of Uttrakhand- Dehradun, Pauri Garhwal, Haridwar. It was created in 1983 by merging three different sanctuaries- Rajaji Sanctuary, Chilla Sanctuary and Motichur Santuary.
Rajaji National Park offers a great opportunity to the nature lovers for enjoying wildlife and beautiful landscapes. An interesting fact about this park is that it serves the purpose of first staging ground for the birds which migrate to India. It has over 400 species of birds; Scaly Thrush, Black-necked Stork White-naped woodpecker and Palla’s Fish Eagle are a few of them.
Rajaji National Park not only has the highest number of elephants but also, it is the home to many other animals like Tiger, Leopard, Sambar deer, Barking deer, Wild Boar. Also, the antelopes such as Goral and Nilgai can also be found there. If you are interested in viewing all the animals, March to April would be the perfect time as they then come at river for water.