Betla National Park
Wild Gaur @Betla National Park | By Marian kispotta - https://commons.wikimedia.org

Betla National Park

Betla National Park is located in Palamu district of Jharkhand, India. This national park represents the Chota Nagpur Plateau biogeographic region harbouring a wide variety of wildlife. This park is part of Palamu Tiger Reserve. The Koyal river and tributaries flow through the northern part of the national park.

Entrance of Betla National Park
Entrance of Betla National Park | By Marian kispotta -https://commons.wikimedia.org

Flagship animal of the national park: Gaur

Notified area of the National Park:  226 sq km
The National Park is designated in the year 1986.
Best time to visit National Park is from October to May.
Many waterfalls and hot springs are the attraction of this national park.

Flora

The vegetation is dry deciduous moist forest type. Sal and bamboo are the predominant plant species of the national park.

Fauna

Mammal

Gaur, elephant, leopard, jackal, hyena, chital, mouse deer, sloth bear, four-horned antelopes, nilgai, small Indian civet, wolf, porcupine and mongoose etc.  

Birds

Red jungle fowl, black partridge, white-necked stork, forest owlet, common hawk-cuckoo, black ibis, hornbill, peafowl, swamp grey, quail, pied hornbill, wagtail, dove, drongo, crested serpent eagle, cotton teal, knob-billed duck, geese and snipe etc.

Approach to Betla National Park

Nearest Airpor: Ranchi airport (140 km)

Nearest Railway Station: Daltonganj (25 km)

Road: Nearest town Daltonganj (25 km)

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