Rajaji National park is located in the Uttarakhand state of India. This park is now known as Rajaji Tiger Reserve. The Rajaji National Park Chilla range is the most visited by tourists because there are more jeeps available for Safari in this zone. Initially, all the ranges used to be separate but later these ranges were merged to form Rajaji National Park.
Chilla wildlife sanctuary Haridwar
The extension of Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary is 250 sq km and is locate d in the eastern side of Ganga River. This range was established in 1977 and in 1983 it was merged with Motichur Range to form Rajaji National Park. The Chilla Range is best for safari, the visitors can enjoy bus safari, jeep safari and elephant safari in this zone.
The length of the Chilla range circuit is 35 km long, which takes 1-2 hours to complete. The circuit Chilla range goes through the Kharaa, Mithawali, and Mundal, where the people can enjoy beautiful landscape view of the park. Elephant riding is the best part of this range. In jeep safari, the visitors drive through the road, but in elephant safari, there is a different offroad route for elephant safari which is very scrumptious.
A forest rest house is also located for visitors in Rajaji National Park Chilla range. There is also a scaffold (Machan) near the FRH from where the visitors can enjoy bird watching. Sometimes, visitors get to see Deer, Elephant, Nilgai and other wild animals from this scaffold.
Arundhati Tree – A Ficus tree has been planted near the FRH in memory of Arundhati a female Elephant, who died on October 2, 2007. This elephant had served Rajaji National Park and Forest Department for 27 years.
Motichur wildlife sanctuary Dehradun
The Motichur Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as the Kansro Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. The circuit of this range is surrounded by dense Sal forest which is quite thrilling. Visitors get an opportunity to see wild animals while going to the Motichur Forest Resthouse.
A scaffold name Kansrao is located near the house from where visitors get a chance to see wild animals. There is also a water source near the FRH which attract the wild animals. Visitors get a nice aerial view of the area from this scaffold.