Rajaji National Park: A Wildlife Haven in Uttarakhand

After the Chardham Yatra in Uttarakhand was postponed for winter, now Rajaji and Corbett National Parks have been opened for tourists. With Rajaji National Park opening for tourists, the crowd of people enjoying jungle safari will soon start increasing. Rajaji National Park is spread across Haridwar, Dehradun, districts of Uttarakhand. Rajaji National Park was created in 1983 by combining three wildlife sanctuaries of Uttarakhand, Chila Range, Motichur Range, and Rajaji Range. Rajaji National Park was named after the famous freedom fighter C. Rajagopalachari. Rajaji National Park is spread over approximately 1075 square kilometers.

Rajaji Park has a large population of Asian elephants and tigers. Rajaji National Park is home to a lot of animals like leopard, jungle cat, Himalayan black bear, sloth bear, striped hyena, goral, sambar, wild boar, spotted deer, barking deer, etc. Rajaji Tiger Reserve is home to a variety of bird species including vultures, woodpeckers, hornbills and ruddy shelducks. And also provides a suitable habitat for various migratory birds like Great Cormorant, Red Crested Pochard, Mallard Duck, etc. More than 315 bird species are found in Rajaji National Park. More than 45 fish species are found in the aquatic systems of the park. Rajaji Park is also home to some large reptiles like King Cobra, Burmese Python, Common Krait etc.

Some of the popular flora found in this park include: Amaltas (Cassia fistula), Rohini (Malotus philippensis), Palash (Butea monosperma), Shisham (Dalbergia sissu), Sal (Shorea robusta), Sandon (Eugenia ogenensis), Khair. (Acacia catechu), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus), Semul (Bombax ceiba), Chamorr (Ehretia laevis), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana), Chila (Saffron tomentosa), Bael (Agal Marmelos), Kachnar (Bauhinia Variegata) etc.

If you also want to visit Rajaji National Park and enjoy jungle safari, then now you can also enjoy visiting the park from 15th November. The park is closed for tourists during the monsoon season.

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