|Rajaji National Park
Rajaji National Park is different for its immaculate picturesque beauty and well-off bio-diversity. This Park is located all along the hills and foothills of the Shivalik range in the Himalayan slopes and exhibits the Shivalik's tremendous ecosystem. It is one of northern India's major wildlife reserves - and one of the finest places to see the diverse fauna and flora of the terai region.
The park named after the great freedom fighter Late Sri C. Raj Gopalacharya, popularly well-known as "Rajaji" was formed after fusion the three sanctuaries in the Western UP, shivaliks - Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla into a huge protected area in the year 1983. Rajaji National Park is a ecstasy for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The ecosystem of the park is adorned with elephants, tigers, leopards, deer and ghorals as its best known life forms. This area is the north Western Limit of the Asian Elephant.
Venturing into The Rajaji National Park
you can reserve Elephant rides which are conducted every morning and evening. The Rides will take you from beginning to end the Rajaji National Park's splendid ecosystem which stretches across the Shivalik ranges right up till the start of the rolling Indo-Gangetic plains.
The varied topography represents vegetation of several distinct zones and forest types like Sal forests, Reverine forests, Board-leaved mixed forests, scrubland and grassland. In Rajaji you will see as many as 23 species of mammals and 315 birds species. The abundance of nature's bounties heaped in and around this park, beckon a large number of wildlife conservationists, nature lovers and environmentalists who visit this most awesome wilderness area. There is an impressive array of furred & feathered, docile & dangerous creatures, which wander freely in the park. The animals you will come across are - tigers, leopards, elephants, deer, jungle cat, wild boar, sloth bear & the mountain goat. The most prominent avian species include pea fowl, woodpeckers, pheasants, kingfishers and barbets, supplemented by a number of migratory species which make Rajaji National Park their home during the winter months.
|Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park was founded in 1936 after the well-known conservationist Jim corbett. Situated in the state of Uttarakhand, (INDIA) It create a center of attention of number of visitors from corner to corner every year. Its flowing rivers, fresh blue water and diverse flora & fauna are a visual pleasure to every nature enthusiast. And if you come about to be an animal follower, the Corbett Tiger Reserve is just the place made for you. It is not just the home of tiger as is generally believed, but also to elephants. Not only is this but there are numerous other mammals, reptiles and birds.
Corbett is mostly tiger state. On the border the leopard is also a regular site. The other main mammals are elephants. They can be seen moving in the region without restraint in herds and also as lone tuskers.
Other animals in Corbett Tiger Reserve include hog deer, cheetal, sambhar, barking deer, wild boar, langur and the ghural (goat antlope) nilgai, Reptiles like the crocodile and the venomous king cobra, viper, python, krait and monitor lizard can also be seen in Corbett. For bird watchers Corbett Tiger Reserve offers a splendid delight. Peacock, pheasant, pigeon, owl, hornbill, lark, myna, magpie, partridge, crow, vulture, parakeet, thrush, kingfisher, duck, eagle, falcon, gull and several migrant birds.
State: Uttarakhamd, Northern India
Climate: Maximum Temperature 44 C; Minimum Temperature 1 C.
Time to visit: From November 15 to June 15
Best Time: September to November
Area Covered: 1,200 sq-km