Rajaji National Park located in Haridwar which was established in 1966. This magnificent park is spread over an area of about 830 sq km. The natural beauty of this park greatly affects the people. The region is surrounded by three sanctuaries, Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla Range, due to which the natural beauty of the place draws people towards it. In 1983, these three parks were merged and named Rajaji National Park. The park is known for its elephant population. There are 23 species of mammals and 315 species of birds.Rajaji National Park is also famous for those who love jungle safari. People from far and wide also come here to enjoy the jungle safari.
Rajaji National Park, 6 km from Rishikesh and 23 km from Dehradun. It is one of the major tourist places of uttarakhand. The park is named after the famous freedom fighter fighter, the second and last independent India Governor General politician, Mr. Rajagopalachari.Shri Rajagopalachari is one of the first recipients of India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna (1954). On 15 April 2015, Kudremukh (Karnataka) and Rajaji (Uttarakhand) were given final approval to declare the tiger reserve a second tiger reserve in Uttarakhand.
Animals like Asian elephant, cheetah, bear, cobra, wild boar, bull, Indian rabbit, wild cat and kakkar are found in this park. Cheetahs, sloth bears, deer and barking deer can also be seen in this park. The Ganges River covers a distance of 24 km in the park. The park has sal, moist forests of the western Ganges, northern dry deciduous forests and Khair-sheesham forests. The park is open for tourists from 15 November to 15 June every year. Tourists can enjoy the beauty of the hills, panoramic views of the valleys and rivers during their 34 km long jungle safari.