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Location: Uttarakhand    Map

Area: 820 km2

Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rajaji National Park is a nature reserve situated in a Uttarakhand state in India. Rajaji National Park covers an area of 820 km2.

 

 

Flora
Rajaji National Park is located between the mountains of Siwalik and the Indo-Gangnetic plain. Deciduous forests, riverside vegetation, scrubland, meadows and pine forests form the flora in this park. Dense jungles here are home to a lively wildlife. The varied topography of the national park is also responsible for the vivid animal life that inhabits here. The undergrowth is light and often absent, formed of "rohini" (Mallotus philippensis), fistula cane, sisu, salt or room, Butea monosperma, Terminalia arjuna, catechu, "baans" (Dendrocalamus strictus), red cotton, "sandan" ( Desmodium oojeinense), Ehretia, currant of India, false mahogany, Indian plum, etc.

Wildlife
Rajaji National Park is predominantly made up of dense green jungles, and this environment forms a habitat for a number of animals. The park is the northwest limit of distribution for both elephants and tigers in India. The park is famous especially for its elephants. The mountain goat, the goral is another prominent resident. It is mainly confined to the sloping slopes covered with pine trees. In addition to the pachyderms and goats, flocks of chitals can be found, sometimes up to 250. The sambar, the muntíaco, the pig deer, the nilgó, the wild boars and the lazy bears also inhabit these forests although they may not be easy To see for visitors. Rhesus macaque and common langur are quite common here. Tigers and leopards are the main predators in Rajaji. The Bengal cat, jungle cat, civet and yellow-throated marten are other carnivores. Mammals such as hyena, jackal and Bengal fox look for food in the park. The Tibetan bear, although rare, can be seen in the highest parts of the park. Other wild animals found in the park include:

 

 

 

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