Rishikesh- A Paradise For Birdwatching
These birds are many, including Chakwa, Black Naked Stroke, Spoon Bill, Black Stroke, Painted Stroke, Grabal, Falced Duck, Fisherman, Earl, Raj Hans, Black Stroke, Patringa etc. Rajaji’s Cheela range was famous for Tiger, Elephant, Haina, Chital, Peacock, Great Barbet, Black Headed Jay, etc. So far. But, now it has been A Paradise For The Birdwatching-Rishikesh.
Some Popular Birdwatching Trails in Rishikesh
Kunjapuri — Tapovan Trail— Full Day Trail (about 7.3 Km /6 Hours)
Vashist Cave & Ashram nearby Rishikesh ( Half-Day)
Tapovan – Patho VillageTrail — 3 Hours Morning / Evening Trails
Parmarth Niketan Ashram to Mauni Baba Cave Trail
Chaurasi Kutiya — Half Day (4–5 Hours) Trail on the bank of the Ganges
Neelkanth Temple to Parmarth Niketan Ashram— Full Day Trail Down Trek Tail
Phool Chatti Ashram – Thapar House Trail Along Ganga river, 3 Hours Morning Trail
Jhilmil Lake Haridwar Full-Day Trip from Haridwar to Haridwar
Rajaji National Park Chilla Range ( Full-Day) Rishikesh to Rishikesh
Birding in Rajaji National Park, Rishikesh
Rajaji National Park, one of India’s main reservoirs, located in the Uttarakhand state of India. Rajaji National Park spread over an area of 820 sq. km is one of the favorite places for Indian and foreign tourists due to its superb ecosystem.
Jungle Jeep Safari in the Park
Asian elephants, bears, cobras, wild pigs, sambhar, rabbits, deer, and barking deer can be easily seen in Rajaji Park. This is also a friendly place for bird-watching enthusiasts. Ganga river also travels 24 km in the area. Within the park, a maximum of 80 km long jungle safaris can also enjoy the scenic beauty of the tourist hills, valleys and, rivers, during this time. Screaming in the Park area, a forest safari is arranged from Motichur, Asharodi, and Haridwar.
Suggested Read – Jhilmil Jheel: A Lake Dance Of The Birds
Some Facts about Rajaji National Park
- The area of Rajaji National Park is spread over three districts of Uttarakhand 1- Pauri 2- Dehradun 3- Haridwar.
- Tourists easily reach this place due to well connection to Dehradun, the capital city, Haridwar, and Rishikesh. The Rajaji National Park got the status of Rajaji Tiger Reserve in 2015.
- At present, 23 types of mammal animals are living in the park along with 34 tigers and 360 elephants.
- It is the only one of the country’s sensitive parks surrounded by a densely populated population. Despite this, this park is playing an important role in the conservation of wildlife.
Suggested Read- Rajaji National Park: the Kingdom of the Elephant