Rajaji National Park is a famous sanctuary located in Rishikesh. This park extends to 820.42 square area. This park is in the land area of three towns of Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh. Founded in the year 1983, this park is composed of sanctuaries named Motichur sanctuary, Chilla sanctuary and Rajaji sanctuary. Motichur Sanctuary was founded in the year 1936, Rajaji Van Vihar was founded in the year 1948 and Chilla Sanctuary was founded in the year 1977. The name of this park is named after the famous freedom fighter, "Shri Raj Gopalachari". To be counted among India's major wildlife sanctuaries, this Rajaji National Park is home to 315 species of birds and 23 species of mammals. This park is famous for Asian elephants. Asian elephant, cheetahs, bears, cobras, wild pigs, rabbits, wild cat and deer are found in this park. To roam inside the park, here are jeep safaris available in the rental. During the forest safari, tourists can enjoy the beautiful scenery of hills, valleys and rivers..
The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 20 km from Rishikesh.
The nearest railway station of Rishikesh is Rishikesh, which comes under to the Northern Railway Zone of Indian Railways.
Rajaji National Park is located at a distance of about 18 km from Rishikesh.
The journey of Rajaji National Park can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of October to May. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to cold in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of rains.