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Park History
Rajaji National Park is situated in the state of Uttarakhand, now known as Uttarakhand. The picturesque beauty and rich biodiversity of the park serve as its major attractions for both nature lovers as well as wildlife enthusiasts. In the year 1983, Rajaji Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttaranchal was merged with Motichur and Chilla wildlife sanctuaries and made into Rajaji National Park. The park has been named after Late Sri C. Rajgopalachari (also known as Rajaji), a famous freedom fighter and first governor general of India Rajaji National Park of India spreads over an area of 820.42 sq km and is open to visitors only from Mid-November to Mid-June.

Visit Rajaji National Park
, which is around 8 kms from Rishikesh to view a good elephant population. You can spot other animals also including nilgai, wild boar, spotted deer, and sambhar here.

Rajaji National Park offers you wild beauty and rich biodiversity. This is a heaven for nature lovers and wildlife lovers. Spread across an area of 820 sq. meters, the best time to visit this place is from Mid- Nov to Mid June.

The way from Delhi to Rajaji National Park is via Meerut, Khatauli, Muzaffar Nagar, Roorkee, Haridwar to Chilla located on the other side of the river Ganges

Air : Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 35km. Jolly Grant Airport which is only a few kilometers away from the Northern Boundary of the Park has a daily 55 minutes flight from Delhi.

Rail :
 Nearest railhead is at Haridwar ( 24Km.), Dehradun (56Km.) and Rishikesh (18 Km).

Road : The National Park is 220 kms. from Delhi & from Lucknow it is at a distance of 510km.Chilla is 8 Km. from Haridwar Railway Station which is well connected to major cities and 24 Km. from Rishikesh.  

Nearest Attractions :
 Haridwar (9 Km), Rishikesh (18 Km)

Some Major Accesses : Kotdwar(75 Km.), Dehradun(56 Km), Mussoorie (98 Km.).

Rajaji National Park is situated along the hills and foothills of Shivalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills and represents the Shivalik eco-system. On the map it is located between Haridwar (Latitude 290 56’ 40”) and Dehradun (Latitude 300 20’ North) and 790 80’ E Longitude (Dehradun 780 01’ 15” E (Ramgarh), Chillawali- 770 54’ 30” East). Altitude: 300 meters to 1350 meters

Nanda Devi Sanctuary
Nanda Devi National Park is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The spectacular panoramas of peaks encircling the National Park are Trishul (7120 m) Dunagiri (7066 m) Nanda Devi (7817 m) Nanda Devi East (7430 m) Bethartoli (6352 m) etc.. The beautiful surroundings with abundant flora and fauna like Brahma-Kamal and Bharal (blue mountain goat) make this a sanctuary of nature.

In 1982 access to trekkers into the Nanda Devi National Park was banned to protect its biodiversity. The Nanda Devi National Park, which has been declared a world heritage site, has been partially opened recently for restricted number of tourist.

Sir Edmund Hillary, in his autobiography, has described that the “Nanda Devi Sanctuary is God-gifted wilderness-India’s-training ground for adventure”……
From Rishikesh to Joshimath is a 253 km drive followed by a further drive of 25 km to the road head at Lata village where the trek begins.
Visiting Season
The park will remain open for a period of six months from 1st May and close on 31st October.

Corbett National Park

Situated in the forested foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, the Corbett National Park is seven hours drive from Delhi. Spread across 520 sq kms, this park boasts of flat valleys, hilly ridges and rolling grasslands. Corbett is famous for tigers and large herds of wild elephants.

Corbett is home to 50 species of mammals, with 580 different kinds of birds and 25 reptiles. You can also see long-nosed Gharials and crocodiles basking on the banks of the river.


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Hotel Yog Vashishth is a 3 star category hotel and is situated at one of the best areas in and around Swargashram, Rishikesh - the Yoga Capital of the World, a serene and peaceful locale away from the main highway. Each deluxe room at Hotel Yog Vashishth offers breath taking views of the Himalayan Hills and a private quiet balcony area to relax, sip a cup of tea or just read a book to the sound of the wind kissing the hills.


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