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Jharkhand Palamau Tiger Reserve
|Location||Jharkhand State, India|
|Area||Expands in an area of 1014 km2|
|Governing body||Jharkhand Government, Department of Forest and Environment|
|Summer Temperature||Maximum 48°C|
|Winter Temperature||Minimum 3°C|
This is one of the 9 tiger reserves and it is located in the Jharkhand state, India. It is one of the significant parts of the Betla Parks. This is one of the most beautiful forests that extend up to southern part of Netarhat hills and Latehar Sarju River in the northern region. This forest is regarded as the North Koel catchment and is used for representing deciduous forests. Moreover, it is also known for having the perfect amalgamation of Bamboo and Sal. You would be finding stately sal in its verdant landscape and in the lower slopes; it is covered with the deciduous forests. You can easily find grassy patches and copious bamboo. Bel pure patches are the common vegetation that is present at this reserve. Its complete track is in the undulating position and you would get access to some of the brilliant hills such as Netarhat, Murhu, Gulgul and Huluk. Tourists would also get the opportunity of checking out the suga Bandh water fall and this is regarded as one of the highest falls. Additionally, you would also get to check the Tataha Pani and this is a water spring and it is located near to Barwadih.
Palamau Tiger Reserve comes under the Project Tiger and it has been since 1973. The current era regards this reserve forest as the protected forest and it comes under the Act of Indian Forest i.e. 1927. When this forest was not established, then it was impossible to do the administration of these forests and one can easily find some of the cattle camps. Later on, entire forest was lit by the fire and poaching was also rampant.
Weather And Best Time To Visit
This is one of the forest reserves that receives very extreme climate and during the time of summers- you can find 48 degree Celsius and during the winter time it is 3 degree.
Best Time To Visit
You can plan your visit to this forest reserve at any time of the year, but summers are best to spot the wildlife.
Places To Visit
- This is one of the perfect places, especially for all those people who are interested in hiking and motoring.
- There are many of you who would be interested in photography and you would definitely get numerous attractive places.
- Undoubtedly, this is one of the major attractions and it is located at a very small distance.
- You can easily find some of the ancient temples and that would be giving the comprehensive views.
- If you are interested in exploring the entire sanctuary, then it can be easily done through the medium of Jeep Safari.
- You can have the spectacular and memorable time at this place.
How To Reach
You can take the flight from Ranchi airport and that is only 161 kms from Betla.
Daltonganj is one of the nearest railway stations and it is only 25 kms through Betla.
This place is very well connected through various cities and it comprises an area of 1026 square Km and buffer zone is approximately 813 km sq.
Flora And Fauna
The entire place has been distributed through the bamboo breaks and you can find here ample number of medicinal plants. This is one of the most attractive forests and you can easily find here deciduous trees.
Moreover, this place is very rich in endangered animals as well and some of them that are found here includes- barking deer, elephant, pangolin, sambar, leopard, four-horned antilope, mouse deer, wild dog etc.
One of the biggest problems is that this place is having very less population for the tigers and this is mainly because of the naxalite activities. According to the market research that was performed in year 2009 shows that there are only six tigers present in this reserve. The comprehensive report that has been prepared by the department of forest shows that it is almost impossible to do the inspection of the core areas because of the naxalite and terrain.
Another issue is that there are only 65 elephants and you would also get to view some of the animals like Wild dogs, leopard, sambar and gaur. People are recommended to go through the Betla National park list. Koel Northe river runs and this is one of the prominent reasons that water is accessible to the human beings. You can easily find some of the 140 bird’s species and that is inclusive of Peafowl.
Where To Stay
If you are planning to stay at this place, then you would be provided with a tourist lodge. You can also rest at Sanctuary Betla portion and there are ample of rest houses such as Mundu, Kerh and Kechki.
In order to get the reservations and permits contact on-
The Field Director, Project Tiger.
Palamau Tiger Reserve.