Motichur Zone Location
Near Dehradun & Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
Best Time to Visit
Summer Season in Dehradun: March to June
Winter Season in Dehradun: October to February

Opening and Closing
Open for tourists from 15th November to 15th June.
Closed for Day Visit from 16st June to 14th November.

Rajaji National Park is Open for Day Visit and Wildlife Tour. For Booking Call Now-9411568917
About Motichur Zone

Motichur Safari Zone is the famous gate of Rajaji National Park, here Sal Forest is very amazing in itself, Tourists do a Safari of about 25 km here. The forest of Motichur looks very dense, in which the Leopard sitting inside the bushes is sometimes seen by the tourist. Tourists are seen small or big herds of elephants in summer, along with Spotted Deer, Sambhar,Barking Deer and Wild Bore. Due to the forest of Sal, Woodpackers are more visible as well as Hornbills and Barbets are also seen eating fruit in ficus trees, if you have an expert (Nature) guide with you then Leopard Sighting can be very good.


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 National Park/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 National Park/Tiger Reserve.

Day Visit Booking

The tourists can book the safari vehicle from this gate. Motichur Zone gate/office is situated on Dehradun-Haridwar National Highway near Motichur over bridge. Motichur FRH is situated in this zone. There are 02 suites in FRH.


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/ Beteles Ashram remains open throughout the year.

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

ZoneEntry India/SAARCEntry ForeignerVehicle India/SAARCVehicle ForeignerDriverOnline India/SAARCOnline Foreigner
Photography Camera Fee Indian Foreigner
Fixed/Movie Camera (non Commercial) No Fee No Fee
SLR CAMERA 1000 2000
SLR CAMERA 300 MM LENS above 1500 3000
Movie Camera/video (Commercial) 2000/ 4000/-
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/- 100,000/-
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%
How to Reach Motichur Zone ?

Tourists can enjoy a wildlife safari to Motichur Range by taking a Jeep safari.

By Road
Jolly Grant to Motichur – approx. 35 KM
Dehradun to Motichur - approx. 55 KM
Delhi to Motichur - approx. 224 KM via NH 334
By Train
Nearest Railway Stations from Motichur are Raiwala, Motichur, Rishikesh & Haridwar.
By Air
Nearest Airport from Motichur is Jollygrant Dehradun
Do and Don't
  • Please enter the Park only after taking the necessary permits and follow all the rules.
  • Please obtain services of Nature Guides on the basis of avaibility. They are of great help to you in spotting wildlife and ensuring that you do not lose your way in the forest.
  • Drive slowly in the Park. In this way you can see, observe and enjoy the most wildlife without disturbing.
  • Keep to the specified roads and trails. Driving off track you may trample growing trees and cause disturbance to resting animals and their young.
  • Respect the wild animals and maintain a safe distance from them. Remember, you are in their home and they get first priority.
  • Listen to the music of the forest instead of your car stereo or transistor. The quieter you are, the more the chances of your seeing wildlife. Wear dull-colored clothes. Bright colors alarm most wild animals and they flee.
  • While you should have provide the your any emergency contact number to park administration. Every vehicle owner/driver should have put the Gandhi gun. Don’t carry guns or any type of arms. Feel free to shoot with a camera instead.
  • Do not smoke or light campfires in the forest. Accidental fires can destroy this wonderful jungle in a short time.
  • Don’t get off your vehicle at any point in the Park except where it’s allowed. This is for your own safety and the safety of wildlife.
  • The Park is not a zoo; so don’t expect to see wildlife everywhere. Rajaji is breathtaking even in its scenery.
  • Do not be disappointed if you don’t see a/an Tiger/Elephant or desirable wildlife species. There are many other interesting creatures that are to be seen and cherished.
  • Having alcohol and non vegetarian food is not allowed.
  • Help keep the park pollution-free. While inside the park, please put your entire non-biodegradable litter (tin cans, plastic, glass bottles, metal foils etc.) into the bag provided and dispose of it on your way out. The disposable bag will be provided by the vehicle owner/driver during the visit tour.
  • Every Gypsy owner/driver/nature guide/naturalist or visitor have to co-operate the forest official/field staff or officer/supervisor.
  • Obey the rules/directions instructed by the forest staff at the time to time.