Elephant Rides information
The village of Chilla , 13km northeast of Haridwar, is the base for visiting the Rajaji National Park. Elephant rides , which can take up to four passengers, are available on a first-come-first-served basis at sunrise and 3pm, but there are currently only two elephants. Contact the Forest Ranger’s office, close to the tourist guesthouse at Chilla, where you can also pick up a brochure, pay entry fees and organise a 4WD. These take up to eight people and cost Rs700 for the standard safari (plus Rs100 entry fee for the vehicle).