Rajaji Tiger Reserve (Rajaji National Park)
About Rajaji Tiger Reserve
Ranipur Tourism Zone is situated in the western side of the reserve. Chances of sighting of nilgai, deer, wild boar, pheasants, leopards and elephants are high in this zone. It is just 5 kms from Haridwar BBHEl Gate no. 3, on the Haridwar Mohand Road. The FRH’s at Ranipur and Beribara are also located in this zone. Hathiwala circuit of approx 12km has been opened to visitors in 2015. It may be accessed by road leading to Sureshwari Devi temple from the entry gate. It is slightly tricky route with narrow passes and is allowed only if accompanied by forest staff. The circuit ends at the Harnol Chowki which is 12 km from the Ranipur FRH..
Mohand Tourism Zone is on the Delhi-Dunderhead National Highway 72A. A 13Km drive through Chillawali range to the Dholkhand FRH crossing Chillawali and Andheri rau is very interesting and assures sighting of Cheetal, Sambhar, Nilgai and other animals through the mixed forests. The Mohand machan near the gate and the Dholkhand FRH is must stop over to see a host of animals and birds. This zone falls in the southern aspect of the Shiwalik which is generally steeper and more eroded.Tall, exposed cliff covered with tufts of Bhabhar grass attract Gorals. Early morning is a good time to see them grazing here with a good pair of binoculars.