Travel & Tourism
Betla National Park is a national park located in the Chota Nagpur Plateau of the Latehar district of the Indian state of Jharkhand, in India. The park boasts a wide variety of wild life. “Betla” is an acronym of the following words: bison, elephant, tiger, leopard, axis-axis(Chital).
Netarhat is a town in Latehar district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Referred to as the “Queen of Chotanagpur”, it is a popular hill station. Tourists from all over India and abroad visit Netarhat, whose name means Nature’s Heart.
Betla National Park
Elephant rides and jeeps are available with guides and spotlight to enter the park, to see from the different types of wildlife, as described in one of the finest parks in the northeast of India. To see the wild life, hide towers and land are created. The park is open all year round. In wildlife scenes, the hot weather (May to June) is highest when the leaves are not thick, the most comfortable time to come in terms of climate is between November and March.
- District Headquarters: Latehar
- State Capital: Ranchi
- Nearest railway station: Barwadih
- Nearest airport: Ranchi
Initially, the Palamau Tiger sanctuary covers 1,026 km², an additional 226 square km. In 1989, Park and Mahuodar Wolfa Sanctuary were included in 63 km². One of India’s first national parks to reserve tiger under the project Tiger was Betla. Park is under the administration of forest departments.
In the forests of the park, there is a vast expanse of vegetation in which there are tropical wet evergreen forests in the lower areas, in the middle and temperate alpine forests, the mixed (moist and dry) deciduous forests include the upper and upper part of the deciduous forests, which contain the main components. There are grasslands in the area which flow along the Koyal river with many medicinal plants themselves and its suburbs are located in the northern part of the park.
There are various types of eco-systems and many wild animals in the park. A large number of elephants are seen most often after the monsoon when the water hole starts drying in March.Permanent residents include predators Sloth Brother, Panther, Wild Bear and Wolf. Sials and hyenas are common voluntary. Large herds of Gaur and Chittal are commonly seen. Large families of langers are a current attraction, like Rhesus Monkey. Other animals found in the park include mouse hearts, sambhar, four horned ancient shells, Nilgai, kakar, small Indian sevatess, ant food pangolin, Sahiho and Mongoose.
The park’s rich bird life includes Hornbill, Pieces, Red Jungle Fawl, Black Outer Storks, Black Ibis, Swamp Gray, Quail, Pred Hornbill, Vegatles, Hial, Pigeon, Drongo, Crested Snake-Eagle, Forest Wallet, Papaeva and other birds are usually found in dry-leafed forests. Many famous water birds are attracted to famous Kamaldah lake, which include common whistle and cotton chutneys, comb ducks, snakes and swans.
Other places of interest:
There are waterfalls and hot springs within the park, two historic forts. One of these, located 400 feet (120 meters) near Betla, was built in the 16th century as the seat of Chero King. It is now deep inside the forest, but the main guard of the old fort looks high on the hill with three directions and three main gates with security. Lodd Falls, 468 feet long, 95 km south of the park in Mahuadar.
How to reach:
Betla village (23.8878 degree N 84.190139 degrees E) is the only entry point for the park. The village is located 25 kilometers south of Daltonganj, 65 road-km north-west of Latehar and 170 km north-west of road-km.
Nearest airport, Ranchi, is connected to daily flights to all major Indian cities. About 250 road kilometers from Patna Airport Betla. Most resorts have pick-up facilities. Jharkhand Tourism also arranges pick-up on advance notice.
Nearest railway station near Belaal is at Barwadih Junction. This is 15 kms from the taxi or bus, in connection with connections from Daltonganj, Latehar, Ranchi, Sasaram, Gaya, Patna, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kolkata, Bhopal, Delhi and Amritsar.
Betlah is to be taken to a secondary road from 15 km, leaving NH 75, 10 km away from South-South Road of Daltonganj.
Where to stay:
In the tourist complex, three star hotels, tourist lounges with canteen, enter the jungle with fully decorated suites, and include a tree house. At a distance of a few yards in the tree house, a water hole is seen where the thirst of the animals gather in summers to quench the thirst.