THE WILD IN THE HILLS
Chila Wildlife Sanctuary, a haven for animal watchers is just 8 kms. from Haridwar and 21 kms. from Rishikesh. Located on the banks of the Ganga River, in the heart of Shivalik hills, Chila is a part of the famous Rajaji National Park.
The town itself is neither attractive nor interesting, but makes a good base for explorations of the park.
The Wild Population
The fauna species include elephants, spotted deer, stag deer, blue bull, wild boar, fox, porcupine, jungle fowls and peacock. Besides these, migratory birds are also seen on the river Ganga. Wild animal/bird watching and photography on elephant back is a prime attraction. Pleasure walks in the jungle provide the much-needed respite from the maddening noise of the city life.
A visit to the great pilgrim center of Rishikesh (21 kms. from Chila), which is located on the banks of holy Ganga, amidst tranquil surroundings is a highly rejuvenating experience for both the nature lover and the spiritually-guided mind.
The rafters camp developed by GMVN is just 62 kms. from Chila. It provides an excellent opportunity for river rafting & water sports.
Perched on the edge of time along the banks of the holy river Ganga, Haridwar, the foremost on a traditional Hindu pilgrims itinerary, is just 8 kms. from Chila.
Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 42 kms.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Haridwar, 8 kms.
Road: Well connected by a motorable road- Haridwar (8 kms.) Rishikesh (21 kms.) & Delhi (208 kms.)
GMVN Tourist Bungalow.
GMVN Gujar Huts.
Irrigation Forest Bungalow.
Forest Rest House.
Delhi : 208-km