Rajaji National Park
Haridwar is also a popular destination for nature and adventure lovers. The Rajaji National Park is about 820 sq. km. in area; attracts wildlife lovers with its pristine scenic beauty and rich bio diversity. Three sanctuaries of the Shivalik range of western U.P. -Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla were amalgamated into a large protected area and named Rajaji National Park in year 1983It has 23 species of mammals and 315 avifauna species. One may watch a herd of elephants roaming majestically in the jungle or may find oneself excited by wildlife of many kinds including tigers, leopard, jungle cat, Himalayan yellow throated marten, samber, cheetal, barking deer, wild boar, langoor, ghural, sloth beer, king cobra, woodpecker etc. The river shelters fish in abundance. For further information on the subject, one may contact the Director’s office, 5/1 Ansari Marg, Dehradun-248001, Phone no. 0135-621669.
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How to Reach:
Jolly Grant Dehardun Airport is the nearest Airport to haridwar situated at a distance of 72 kms. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights and is well connected by motorable roads .
The nearest railway station Haridwar Railway station. Haridwar is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Shatabdi Express and Mussoorie Express are the two major trains connecting Haridwar with major cities of India and has excellent rail network with all important cities like Amritsar, Howrah, Bombay, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi etc.
8 km from District Headquarter