Rajaji Tiger Reserve Opening Dates and Entry Fees for 2015-2016
The Rajaji National Park is opened from 15 Nov 2015 for the tourists till 15 June 2016. It is closed for tourists during rainy season.
Entry Fees for Indian Nationals: Rs 150 per person
Entry Fees for Foreigners: Rs 600 per person
Jeep Rate: Rs 1500 per safari
Safari and Timings of Rajaji National Park
Jeep Safari in Rajaji National Park is conducted in Chila Range and Motichur Range
The park normally opens at 0600 hrs in the morning and is open till about 1100 hrs in the morning. However, tourists who are booked for a full day safari spend the time from 1130 Hrs - 1300 Hrs at any of the rest houses inside the forest and do bird watching. In the afternoon the park timings usually are from 1430 to 1730. Depending on the season the timings change locally which the forest authorities of Rajaji National Park notify.
All the Safari's are booked by the Forest Department and it is completely at the discretion of the forest department.
Rajaji National Park contains tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests, in particular those of the Upper Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests ecoregion. The forest ecosystems of the Park are quite varied and diverse. Plants such as shorea, mallotus, adina, terminalia, bridelia, dalbergia, acacia, syzygium and Phoebe are found in the Park.
Fauna (Animals and Wildlife) in Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park is predominantly formed from dense green jungles, and this environment forms a habitat for a number of animals. The wild animal species found in the Park include: Asian Elephant, Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyena, Goral, Indian Hare, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, King Cobra, Jackal, Barking Deer, Sambhar, Wild boar, Rhesus macaque, Indian langur, Indian Porcupine, Monitor lizard, Python
It also the bird watcher paradise as there are 315 species of birds are found in the Park. The most prominent avian species include pea fowl, woodpeckers, pheasants, Hornbill, kingfishers and barbets, supplemented by a number of migratory species during the winter months. The rivers which flow through the Park harbour species of fish such as trout and mahseer.