Betla National Park is located in Chota Nagpur Plateu of the Latehar district of Jharkhand. The Park is spread over an area of 1026 square kilometers. Betla was one of the first national parks in India to become a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. The park is managed and administrated by the forest departments.
Initially known as the Palamu Sanctuary, the Betla National Park is one of the most widely known national parks in the northeastern part of the Indian subcontinent. The park spreads over an area of around 1026 sq km, out of which 232 sq km forms the core area. The sanctuary acquired the status of a national park in the year 1989.
The park has a vast range of vegetation consisting of tropical wet evergreen forests in the lower, mixed (moist & dry) deciduous forests and also Sal and bamboo trees cover a major portion of the national park.
The different species of fauna that can be spotted here are Deer, Mongoose, Nilgai, Jackals, Languor, Small Indian Civet and Ant Eating Pangolin.
Best time to visit:
Betla National Park is open throughout the year. Best time to visit the park is during the months of October to May.
Visitors are advised to get in touch with officials of the sanctuary for complete information entry timings and fee.
There are several accommodation options around Betla National Park to accommodate outsiders or tourists. Visitors are advised to get in touch with us to get know about accommodation and other facilities along with charges.
By Air: Ranchi is the closest airport and is situated approximately 140 km. away.
By Rail: Daltongunj is the closest known railway station. Ranchi and Gaya are connected to Delhi and Kolkatta respectively.
By Road: Regular buses run by the state government as well as private firms connect to the sanctuary.