Rajaji Tiger Reserve & Rajaji National Park
Rajaji Tiger Reserve status has been given to Rajaji National Park in April 2015 , Rajaji National Park & Rajaji Tiger Reserve is named after India’s last Governor General Great C. Rajagopalachari Ji , Rajaji was his name given by people of India with love, First Bharat Ratna award was given to Shri Rajaji.Rajaji National Park was formed in year 1983 ( area 820 Sq Kms ) by merging three wildlife sanctuaries named as Rajaji , Chila & Motichur. Rajaji National Park & Tiger Reserve is spread in 3 disctrict Dehradun , Pauri & Haridwar.
Rivers like Chila , Song & Ganges are flowing through Rajaji National Park , These water bodies are life line of Rajaji Park as thousands of wild animals and birds drink water in these rivers , As Rajaji National Park is home of more then 300 species of birds and around 25 species of wild animals , River of Rajaji National Park have plenty of fishes including Mahaseer & Trout. Rajaji National Park is home of migratory birds in months of winters.
Rajaji National Park has population of elephants nearly 500 , Tigers nearly 30, Leopards & Panthers nearly 250 and other animals like Himalayan Black Bear & sloth Bear and thousands of spotted deer, Sambar, Barking deer, Goral ( Mountain Goat ), Wild boars etc.
Rajaji National Park is heaven for birding lovers as 400 Bird species are found here all you just need a binacular or high zoom camera to enjoy best bid watching holiday, Different species of reptiles are found at Rajaji National Park too.
The Most famous entry gate for open gypsy safari of Rajaji National Park is Chilla , Chilla is also known because of Chilla Hydro Power Plant, where Hydro Power is created by water of Ganga Canal , Chilla Hydro Power Plant is located in between of Haridwar & Rishikesh near to Ganga Bhogpur , Ganga Bhogpur is the area where Junglee Resort is located.