Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park Safari
Early morning Safari in Rajaji

About Rajaji Tiger Reserve

Rajaji Tiger Reserve, with an area of 820 sq. km. is located in the picturesque hill of Shiwalik ranges and opens up into the Indo-Gangetic plains in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The Park is in the north-western most limit of distribution of endangered species like tiger, Asian elephant, leopard etc., king cobra and 315 different species of birds. In the 80s, Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji wildlife sanctuaries were merged into one to form Rajaji Tiger Reserve. This Park can easily be added to your itinerary if you're planning to spend a few days in Rishikesh, Haridwar and Mussorrie. 

The Reserve constitutes an important part of the Teraiarc Landscape (7500 sq.km) between Yamuna River in north-west and Sharda River in the south-east. It is also an important entity of the Shiwalik Elephant Reserve. Rajaji is home to 315 bird species belonging to 57 families. Out of the total species, 89 are migrants, 145 resident, 53 altitudinal migrants, 10 local migrants and status of 18 are currently unknown.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Resort
Afternoon pick up from Haridwar / Dehradun and transfer to Rajaji (1 hour drive). Arrive Rajaji by evening. Your naturalist will meet you at the resort and will discuss with you the plan for the duration of your adventure. Dinner at the resort.

Oriental Pied Hornbill
Oriental Pied Hornbill 

Day 2: Chilla Safari Track & Ranipur Safari Track / Motichur Safari Track
Early morning tea and we proceed for our first guided jeep safari in Chilla Safari Track of the Park for about 04 hours. Back to resort for lunch & rest. In the afternoon we move to Ranipur/Motichur Safari Track (depending on permit availability). Dinner at the resort.

Elephant in Rajaji National Park
Elephant in Rajaji National Park

Day 3: Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve and Chilla Safari Track
Morning tea at the resort then we move to Jhilmil Jheel morning safari. Back to resort for lunch. Post lunch we do another safari in Chilla. Dinner at the resort.

Day 4: Post breakfast, depart for your on-ward journey.

Asian Barred Owlet

  • Private safaris in the above tracks / ranges
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Meals, veg or non-veg as per your requirements
  • All park entry fees, permits and gypsy charges
  • Experienced naturalist for all the safaris
  • Pick up & drop off to Haridwar or Dehradun
  • Note: Transportation in a reliable taxi from Delhi to Rajaji can also be arranged.
  • Any additional safaris
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, phone calls, alcohol, medical insurance
  • Camera charges, if applicable
  • Any other item not mentioned in the inclusions above
Entrance to Chilla Safari Track

How to get to Rajaji

From Delhi, Rajaji is a six hour drive. You can also take a train to Haridwar from where I can get you picked up. Another option is to fly to Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun. The flight time is 01 hour from Delhi. From the airport it takes about 1.5 hours to reach Chilla Range in Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

Crested Hawk Eagle

Please Note:
  • Try to wear dull color clothes (brown, grey, olive green) during safaris.
  • There is no guarantee that you will see the above wildlife. The river and / or sanctuary is their habitat and sightings depend on water level in the river, human interference, climatic conditions, weather and other factors, migratory pattern of birds, most of which are beyond your and my control. I will do my best to show you all there is to see. 
  • What to carry during the safari: photo identification, camera, binoculars, warm jacket (in the winter), backpack, sun glasses, cap, vizer, sun block, some cash, and drinking water.
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly not permitted in National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries.
  • Please do not throw trash on the floor even if you don't see a trash can. Please ask me and I help to dispose it off properly.
  • To prevent any disturbance to wildlife, I do not permit the use of any call playback to attract birds, feeding or baiting of wildlife. Despite this, if you do and are caught by the authorities or called out by locals or fellow wildlife enthusiasts, then you are entirely on your own - embarrassment, fines and other penalties as per the local laws governing national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are to be borne by you.
  • Due to the remoteness of the location, you may not have access to the kind of amenities, facilities and services that you typically are used to / get in big cities. Please ask me if you have any questions about what or what not to bring with you on this trip. Cell phone network and power supply in the resort may be erratic too.

To book this holiday, email info@travelwith.in or call (+91) 9717148483.