Visit this National Park on your next visit to Rishikesh to set a date with the elephants

Tripoto
6th Oct 2011
Photo of Visit this National Park on your next visit to Rishikesh to set a date with the elephants by Aarush Tandon
Day 1

Rishikesh is a destination for adventurers, wanderers, theists, fitness freaks and whatever derivatives you can reach for them.

Wildlife enthusiasts, do you feel like you have missed out ?

Don't worry, I have got something to tell you.

18 kilometers from Rishikesh lies Rajaji National Park, home to the Asian Elephant along with various other reptiles, mammals and bird species.

Photo of Rajaji National Park, Chila Gate, Reception, Cheela Dam - Rishikesh Road, Veerbhadra, Uttarakhand, India by Aarush Tandon

Although it's not as scenic or dense as the other major national parks, there is a good chance that you would have some sightings of birds, deer and boars. 

Photo of Visit this National Park on your next visit to Rishikesh to set a date with the elephants by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Visit this National Park on your next visit to Rishikesh to set a date with the elephants by Aarush Tandon

Cost of Permits :

Indians: Rs.150/person

Foreigners: Rs.600/person

Cost of Gypsy :

 Rs.2800 (available from park gate)

There is no requirement of it, if you have a hired cab with you. If it's your own car, take care of it.(I am recommending you to take the gypsy) 

Vehicle Entry Charges : 

Rs.250/entry of vehicle for Indians 

 Rs.500/entry of vehicle for foreigners.

Cost of Guide : 

 Rs.300 for general guide 

Rs.600- Rs.1500 for experienced Bird and wild life guide.

Timings :

The entry timings are within sunrise to sunset, two times a day.

Morning: 6 am to 9 am

Evening: 3 pm to 6 pm

Important Information :

Additional charges are levied for cameras.

Student discount is only possible if it is a certified institutional educational Tour.

Children above 3 years old are charged for entry in the park.

Still cameras are free for Indians and Rs.50 for foreigners.

A local guide is a must with every vehicle for Rs.300/drive.

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