Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
Watching The Wild
Numerous observation towers in the sanctuary make it all the easier to have a
closer encounter with the wild. The flak-top strip of National Highway 33
passes through the sanctuary by its main gate at Pokharia, 21 kms from Barhi
and 16 kms from Hazaribagh. 111 kms roads in the sanctuary take motorists to
the remotest corners and to masonry towers, strategically located, offer
excellent opportunities for viewing the wilds during the best months of
October to April. The sanctuary is surrounded by habitations of tribals.
Nestled in low hilly terrain, at an average
altitude of 1800ft. Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary stretches over 184 sq. kms.
of plains, undulating country, steep hills and deep nullahs with tropical
forests and grass meadows.
107 km from Ranchi. The best time to visit is February
- March and October-November.
Palamau Tiger Reserve
180 km from Ranchi, the Palamau Tiger Reserve is spread
over an area of 1026 sq.km. Though the Koel river and its tributaries run
through the reserve, the animals mostly depend on man-made water holes for their
needs and as a result, they can be easily viewed. Leopards, tigers, elephants,
the Indian wolf, gaur, sambar, munjtac and nilgai are some of the inhabitants of
The nearest railhead is Daltonganj (25 km) and the nearest airport
is at Ranchi (180 km).
The Tourist Lodge and Forest Rest Houses are available for accomodation.
Contact: Field Director, Project Tiger, Palamau Tiger Reserve, Daltonganj,
Bihar - 822101.
Interesting Wildlife Spots in Bihar:
Lawalong Wildlife Sanctuary
100 km from Gaya. The best time to visit is
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
10 km from Jamshedpur. The best time to visit is
Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary
102 km from Patna. The best time to visit is
Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary
100 km from Bettiah. The best time to visit is
Kabar Lake Bird Sanctuary
22 km from Begusarai. The best time to visit is
November - March