Chilla Range: My Experience In Rajaji National Park

Today I went to Rajaji Tiger Reserve through the Chilla range, We stayed near the gate and booked a vehicle the previous evening for an early morning safari. We reached around 5.30 AM and started with a safari round right away. The forest is filled with lots of wildlife, a lot of birds, deer and of course the famous tigers

The tourists can do jeep safari, elephant safari, and also boat safari. We started our safari with a Jeep safari and covered a lot of distance and saw a lot of animals. The guide was well informed about the forest and the animals in it. We saw a lot of birds and animals. We were able to see the famous tigers as well. The guide was very informative. The safari was wonderful.

On the drive back we stopped at a viewpoint where we could see the confluence of the three rivers and the Chilla range. There was a small jeep that took us on a jeep ride of the Chilla range, which was a quick ride and then we headed back to the gate. We had a wonderful experience in the Rajaji Tiger Reserve and would highly recommend it to people who love wildlife.

Chilla Range Rajaji National Park

We went on a 2,5 hour trip with a very knowledgeable and patient guide. We went on a Sunday during the Christmas break, which meant there were many jeeps. Not all visitors like peace and quiet but prefer to race through the park chatting and shouting. However, we would recommend picking a day when it will be quiet so you can fully enjoy the experience.

Chilla Range Rishikesh
Chilla Range Rishikesh

Chilla Rishikesh

Located 16 kilometers away from Rishikesh, Chilla Rishikesh is a beautiful place located near Rishikesh. This place is excellent for nature and wildlife lovers, as it offers a huge number of rare animals and plant species. The scenic beauty of this place attracts a huge number of visitors from all over the world, making it one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in India. Wildlife photographers love to explore this place frequently, as it provides them with ample opportunities to take amazing photographs.

Chilla Range Haridwar
Chilla Range Haridwar

Chilla Range Haridwar

Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary, which covers an area of 249 square kilometers, is located on the east bank of the river Ganga. The sanctuary was established in 1977 and was merged with Motichur and Rajaji sanctuaries in 1983 to create Rajaji National Park

We arranged a day trip to Chilla range from Haridwar to go on a safari. There were plenty of drivers waiting around, so it was easy to find transport to get around the park. I saw lots of wild animals but unfortunately didn’t get to see any tigers. One of the highlights was seeing a pair of elephants – a mother and her baby – that walked with the procession of safari jeeps. That was an amazing experience.


We are delighted to be able to share our experiences of visiting Rajaji Tiger Reserve with our readers. We hope the information on where we stayed and the safari we went on was helpful to you, and that you enjoyed the photos and videos from our trip


Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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