Situated at the edge of the sprawling Dehradun valley, the Rajaji National Park was founded in 1966 and covers an area of about 820 sq.kms. The wildlife here includes elephant, tiger, panther, bear, chital, sambar, wild boar, kakar, python, monitor lizard and wide variety of avian fauna.
Rajaji National park is accessible from many directions by rail, road and air. Bus services and overnight trains are available for Dehradun and Haridwar from Delhi and Lucknow.It is well-connected by road from Saharanpur which in turn is very well connected by rail to Delhi, Luknow, Amritsar, Jammu Tawi and Kolkata.
Jolly Grant airport which is only a few kms away from the northern boundary of the park has a daily 50 minutes flight from Delhi.
Best time to visit Rajaji :
Throughout the year except February to April.
Where to stay:
The sanctuary has 10 forest guest houses and there are many hotels and tourist complexes around Rajaji National Park at Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun and Mussoorie which make it very convenient to visit the park.