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Chilla Range Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajaji National Park

Chilla Range Wildlife Sanctuary is a part of Rajaji National Park and this range lies at a distance of about 10 kilometres from Haridwar city center and 20 kilometres from Rishikesh. The Chilla range is spread in an area of 248 square kilometres and is situated on the banks of river Ganga.

Chilla Range Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect destination for nature lovers and wildlife admirers and photographers. The Sanctuary showcases varied wildlife including deer, the grey langur, tigers, bears, barking deer, peacock, red rhesus macaque, hornbills, elephants, hawks, falcons, quails, vultures and many other animals. The tourists visiting the Chilla range can enjoy the wildlife safari in jeeps or elephant which is an adventure in itself. 

The Chilla Forest Rest House is situated in the main tourism zone on the National Highway 58 after the long bridge on Ganga from the Chandi Gate and a pleasurable stay can be made at the place amidst the nature surrounding the Guest House but permission is required if one desires to stay there. A magnificent view of the Ganges can also be enjoyed at the Chilla Range. This is a perfect place for a weekend getaway as well as an ideal destination for wildlife lovers throughout the country.    

The Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the year 1977. In 1983, Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary was combined with the Sanctuary of Motichur and Rajaji to create Rajaji National Park.

How to Reach

One can hire a taxi from Rishikesh or Haridwar or even take the public transport including public buses and shared taxis to reach the Chilla Range Wildlife Sanctuary which is located near the Ganga Bhogpur village in the middle of Haridwar and Rishikesh.