Hiking The Rajaji National Park
The 14th most popular hiking trail in India.
Sunday 21 August 2016 06:00 GMT
Northeast of Saharanpur near Chilla, the Rajaji National Park is known for hiking and trekking in the India state of Uttarakhand. It is a 820 square kilometer national park known for elephants, leopards and tigers.
The main entrance to Rajaji National Park is near Chilla.
To reach the park by air, use the Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun. It is connected to Delhi.
To reach the park by railroad, use the stations at Haridwar or Dehradun. There are buses and/or taxis that run to the park entrance at Chilla.
The Rajaji National Park has 7 entry points. These entry points are accessible from the following cities: Haridwar, Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Mussoorie.
Note: The Rajaji National Park may be closed from July to October. The park is open for visitors between November and June, while the best time for a visit is during the cooler months of December to March. From April onwards, the weather starts getting warm and it can get a bit sticky and uncomfortable. The most convenient way to travel inside the park is in your own four wheeler, preferably a sturdy vehicle like a jeep.
Note: In any national park known to have lions or tigers, hikers need to exercise extreme caution. It is highly recommended to us a park-approved guide prior to hiking or trekking in these regions.
Overall, Rajaji National Park is the 14th most popular hiking trail of all 42 hikes in India.