The Park has been created in 1983 by amalgamation of three sanctuaries- Rajaji sanctuary (estd. 1948) Motichur sanctuary (estd. 1964) and Chilla sanctuary (estd. 1977) after the name of renowned statesman and freedom fighter Sri C. Rajgopalachariya - The first and last Governor General of independent India popularly known as "Rajaji". It is situated along the hills and foothills of Shivalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills and represents the Shivalik eco-system.
The Rajaji National Park and Shyampur, Kotdwar and Laldhang forests which come under the buffer zone, together comprised to established the Rajaji Tiger Reserve in 2015.
Road: Delhi (220 km), Haridwar (8 km) and Rishikesh (24 km)
Rail: Haridwar (24Km), Dehradun (56Km) and Rishikesh (18 Km)
Air: Dehradun (35km) is only a few kilometers away from the Northern Boundary of the Park.
The Park remains open from 15th Nov. to 15th June every year.
1)JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK (186 Kms, 4 hours) Famous for Wildlife Safaris (Tiger Reserve), Water Falls and Temples, with stay options available
2)RISHIKESH (32 Kms, 1 hour by road) Famous for Laxman Jhula, Water Rafting and Temples, with stay options available
3)KANATAL (102 Kms, 3 hours) Famous for Tehri Dam, Kodia Jungle and Surkanda Devi Temple, with stay options available
4)DHANAULTI (84 Kms, 3 hours by road) Famous for Eco Park, Farms and Nature activities, with stay options available
5)HARIDWAR (40 Kms, 1 hour by road) Famous for Pilgrimage and Ganga aarti, with stay options available