About Rajaji Location
Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri Garhwal Uttarakhand.
Best Time to Visit
Summer Season in Haridwar: March to June
Winter Season in Haridwar: October to February

About Rajaji Tiger Reserve

In 1983 the intent notification of Rajaji National Park was issued after merging the three wildlife sanctuaries of Uttarakhand – Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla. It was named after the famous freedom fighter C.Rajgopalachari popularly known as "Rajaji".Rajaji National Park is spread over an area of 820.42 sq km.Subsequently in 2015, 255.63 sq km area of adjacent reserve forest was added to the area of Rajaji Naitonal Park as buffer zone and whole area of 1075 sq km was declared as Rajaji Tiger Reserve under the provision of Wild Life Protection Act 1972. The tiger reserve provides fresh & clear air and serve as the lungs of the three major ciites of Uttarakhand – Capital city Dehradun, Sacred city Haridwar and Yoga City Rishikesh.


The Tiger Reserve with its picturesque beauty and rich biodiversity serves as a major attraction for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Rajaji Tiger Reserve is situated along the hills and foothills of Shiwalik ranges and represent the Shiwalik eco-system. The area is covered with diverse forest types ranging from semi-evergreen to deciduous and from mixed broad-leaved to Terai grassland and has been classified as Indus-Ganges Monsoon Forest type. Lofty strands of Sal trees (Shorea Robusta) dominates the most parts of rajaji tiger reserve. It's location in a transition zone between temperate western Himalaya and central Himalaya enhances the species diversity and consequently the viewing prospects.
Rajaji Tiger Reserve has a sizeable population of Tiger and Asian Elephants. It is home to a variety of wild animals like Leopard, Jungle cat, Himalayan Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, Goral, Sambar, Wild Pig, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer and many more. The Tiger Reserve supports the rich habitat of Vultures, Woodpeckers, Hornbills and various migratory birds like Ruddy Shelduck, Larger Cormorant, Red Created Pochard, Mallard Duck,etc. Around 42 species of fishes breed in the acquatic habitat supported by rivers, streams passing through the Tiger Reserve. It also supports the rich habitat of various reptiles such as King Cobra, Burmese Python, Common krait, etc.

How to Reach?

Tourists can enjoy a wildlife safari to 05 zones/ranges by taking Jeep safari. All gates are well connected by road and visitors can book a Safari from relative gate.Rajaji Tiger Reserve by road is accessible from Delhi, Meerut, Roorkee, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Dehradun, Nainital, Bijnore and Chandigarh. The nearest Rail head is located in Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun and nearest Airport is Jolly Grant (Dehradun). You can drive in a car or take a train to Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun. There are many flights available from Delhi and other Indian Cities.

By Road
Jolly Grant to Chilla – approx. 40 KM
Dehradun to Chilla - approx. 55 KM
Delhi to Chilla - approx. 224 KM via NH 334
By Train
Nearest Railway Stations from Rajaji Tiger Reserve are Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh .
By Air
Nearest Airport from Rajaji Tiger Reserve is Dehradun (Jolly grant).
Flora & Fauna

Flora in Rajaji Tiger Reserve is snuggled between the Indo-Gangetic plains and the Shivalik ranges and Riverine vegetation, broadleaved deciduous forests, grasslands, scrub land and pine forests make the array of flora at these parks. Verdant jungles are home to vibrant wildlife in this park/reserve. Some popular floras found in this park include: Amaltas (Cassia fistula), Rohini (Mallotus philippensis), Palash (Butea monosperma), Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo), Sal (Shorea robusta), Sandan (Ougeinia oojeinensis), Khair (Acacia catechu), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Baans (Dendrocalamus strictus), Semul (Bombax ceiba), Chamaror (Ehretia laevis), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana), Chilla (Casearia tomentosa), Bel (Aegle marmelos), Kachnar (Bauhinia variegata) etc.

Fauna in Rajaji Tiger Reserve has the bigger population of elephants and tigers. Other species of wild animals include: Jungle Cat, Leopard, Goral, Striped Hyena, Himalayan Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Barking Deer, Sambhar, Wild boar, In addition, there are also some primates that include the Hanuman Langur, Indian Langur and the Rhesus Macaque. Small mammals that are mostly found in park are the Indian Hare and the Indian Porcupine. Reptiles in Rajaji include (Indian) Cobra, King Cobra, Pythons, Common Krait and the Monitor Lizard.

There are approx. 315 bird species that give a big visual treat to visitors. National bird Peacock is found in abundance. Large number of butterflies and small birds are also observed that simply add beauty to this region. Some species of birds include Babbler, Rusty cheeked Scimitar, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Golden-spectacled Warbler, Drago Cuckoo, Brown Hawk-Owl, Great Hornbill, Salty Headed Parakeets, Red Jungle Fowl, Crested Kingfishers, Lineated Barbet, Black Hooded Oriole, Finches, Khaleej Pheasant, Thrushes and many more. To thrill and experience the wilderness and the richness of species, one has to visit this place and explore the Shivalik and Himalayan Ranges in Rajaji Tiger Reserve.

Day Visit Booking

The tourists can book the safari vehicle from the relative gate. Tourists can enjoy a wildlife safari to 05 zones/ranges by taking Jeep safari.


Rajaji Tiger Reserve remains open for tourists from 15th November to 15th June.

Rajaji Tiger Reserve remains open for tourists from 15th November to 15th June.

Safari Entry Timing
Morning : 6 Am to 10 Am
Evening : 2 Pm to 6 Pm
Safari Exit Timing
After entry in the relative tourism gate the tour will be conducted for 2-3 hours generally. It depends on sun rise/set or tiger reserve administration. Before the sun rising and after the sunset, the day visit is strictly prohibited.

Rajaji Tiger Reserve remains open for tourists from 15th November to 15th June. Chaurasi kuti/ Beatles Ashram remains open throghout the year.

Rajaji Tiger Reserve remains closed for Day Visit from 16th June to 14th November.

ZoneEntry India/SAARC (Per Person)Entry Foreigner (Per Person)Safari Vehicle India/SAARC (Government Entry Fee)Safari Vehicle Foreigner (Government Entry Fee)Online India/SAARC (Per Booking)Online Foreigner (Per Booking)
Chaurashi Kutia150.00600.000.000.0050.00100.00
Photography Camera Fee Indian Foreigner
Fixed/Movie Camera (non Commercial) No Fee No Fee
Movie Camera/video (Commercial) 500/ 1500/-
Filming Fee (per day)
Feature Film 100000/- 200000/-
Documentary Film 10000/- 30000/-
Security Money (Refundable) per film
Feature Film 100000/- 200000/-
Documentary Film 50,000/- 100000/-
Chaurasi Kuti/Beatles Ashram Visit (per person) 150/- 600/-
The amount of rate chargeable under G. S. T. are as follows:
Charge Amount Rate
Below Rs. 1000/- Nill
Rs. 1000 to 2499 12%
Rs. 2500 to 7499 18%
Rs. 7500 to above 22%
The charge for Day Visit tour /gypsy will be charged by the vehicle owner/Driver depends on the track length or geographical/Natural situations of that forest area. In a safari vehicle a group of 06-07 (Adult) persons will be allowed for visit.
Stay in Rajaji Tiger reserve

There are Chilla, Motichur, Lalitaro, Kunao and Ranipur Forest rest house’s in various forest Zone of Rajaji Tiger reserve.