Rajaji National Park and Tiger Reserve Haridwar

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Rajaji National Park and Tiger Reserve in Haridwar, National park in Cheela Colony, Uttarakhand. It is an Indian national park and tiger reserve that encompasses the Shivaliks, near the foothills of the Himalayas. It is spread over 820 km square and three districts of Uttarakhand: Haridwar, Dehradun and Pauri Garhwal. In 1983, three wildlife sanctuaries in the area namely, Chilla, Motichur and Rajaji sanctuaries were merged into one. More than 50 species of mammals including the highly endangered Asian Elephant and Tiger found in the Park. Besides tiger, leopard, Himalayan Black bear, sloth bear, Civet, Marten, Jackal, Hyena etc, it is estimated that there are more than 350 Asian elephants in the park. Goral (Mountain Goat) – a characteristic mammals of the lower Himalayas abound in the precipitous slopes of the Shivalik hills. Three species of deer – Sambhar, Spotted Deer (Cheetal) and Barking Deer (Kakar) and animals like Wild Boar, Neel Gai. Langoor, Black Napped Hare, Jungle cat etc are also found. Address: Near Cheela Dam, Haridwar to Rishikesh Road Cheela Colony, Haridwar, Uttarakhand 249401.

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