Rajaji national park named after c rajagopalachari the first governor general of india is carved out 3 wildlife sanctuaries rajaji mudichur and chila , rajaji national park is part of shivalik and dehradun forest divisions this park is strategically located as it is proximate to haridwar dehradun rishikesh mussoorie having white tourist interest around 830 square kilometres of himalayan foothills east of haridwar is part of this national park belonging to the same forest belt which jim corbett national park it is specially wildlife map fourrts elephant population population there are 20 tigers present rajaji national park.
Rajaji national park lies in the shivalik hills of himalayan foothills rajaji national park is 31 kilometres southeast of dehradun 3 kilometres from haridwar and 200 kilometres from delhi the intended notification to establish earst while centuries covering area of 830 square kilometres divided into two sections by river ganges with larger portion 570 square kilometre rajaji moti choor on west side and smaller eastern portion 250 square kilometres chila side.
Erst while rajaji and motichoor centuries all together and chilla century has been separated by river ganges situated at the edge of dehradun valley rajaji national park was founded in the year 1966 and spreads over an area about 820 square kilometres nestling in between the lush valley of the shivalik ranges.
Dehradun rishikesh and haridwar are ideal holiday resorts with many picnic spots and excursions sites it is also known as rafting capital of india rajaji national park offers wonderful opportunities for viewing the wild in their natural habitat the wildlife includes elephant tiger leopard sloth bear deer wild boar python monitor lizard and wide variety of avian fauna rajaji national park is known for its elephants.
The shivalik range which runs through middle of rajaji national park main physical features numerous streams originate here mostly seasonal himalayan foothills shivalik health reason cool hot rainy
During cold season november to february day temperature goes up to 20 degree to 25 degree centigrade while humidity is low nights are cold in the hot season temperature rises up to 42 to 48 degree centigrade rainy season is from july to october with annual rainfall 1200 to 1500 millimetres rainfall rajaji national park is 84 % forested moist deciduous forest predominantly sal trees wildlife in rajaji national park his diverse monitor lizard king cobras 300 species of birds is the most characteristic himalayan mammal confined within this park and adjoining areas as per estimate 600 to 800 goral 20 tigers 250 leopards and 500 Elephant.