Palamu Tiger Reserve is known for
harboring some of the most endangered wildlife species. Located just 161 km
away from Ranchi, the capital city of Jharakhand, this reserve has been
recorded as the first forest in the world where first tiger census was
conducted by way of pugmarks, in 1934. Blessed with rich flora and fauna,
Palamau National Park is spread over an area of an area of approximately
1026 sq. km and provide protection and promotion to tigers and many other
Best Time : January to June
Wildlife Species in Palamau Tiger
largest part of Palamau tiger reserve is covered with dry deciduous forest
while other parts of the park are composed of moist mixed deciduous forests.
Some time, it also faces severe kind of droughts. The plants popularly found
here are Dhela, Siris, Jang siris, Safed siris, Chantni, Dhautha, Bhabiranj,
Kathal, Barhar, Neem, Kathul. It has many medicinal plants also.
The tiger and panther are the main attraction of the park while other
animals found in the park include leopards, wolves, wild dogs and jungle
cats, sloth bear, four horned antelope, mouse dear, sambar, chinkara, dhole,
wild bear, elephant, gaur and nilgai. If you manage to locate near the
waterholes, you will be able to see a large herds of gaur and chital.
What else to see and do?
Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information
- Palamu Tiger Reserve is an ideal base if you are interested in
adventure activities like motoring and hiking.
- The innocent wildlife in the park is best to be photographed. So
keep your camera ready with some extra real and capture the very real
pose of the wildlife.
- The Palamau fort is one of the chief attractions. It is at a very
short distance from the park.
- There are many ancient temples and rivers that give comprehensive
views about this tribe dominated land.
- Jeep safari is an impressive medium to explore the wildlife
sanctuary. It has a Watch towers also where from you can observe the
Tiger Reserve is located in Palamau district 25 km away from city
headquarter Daltonganj which is also the nearest railhead and offers trains
to all important cities of India. The capital city of Jharakhand, Ranchi is
the nearest airport and you can access air service to all important
destination in India. The park is extensively connected with Betla and all
nearby cities in the state.
Wildlife Lodges/Resorts in Palamau National Park
Palamau National Park offers tree houses in the heart of park. There is
also food arrangement in these tree houses. Some budget hotels are available
Daltonganj. Ranchi, the capital city of Jharakhand is just 161 km away from
the park and has all categories of hotels.