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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 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 reserve.
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.


Some other Interesting Wildlife Spots in Bihar:

Lawalong Wildlife Sanctuary

100 km from Gaya. The best time to visit is October-June.

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

10 km from Jamshedpur. The best time to visit is October-June.

Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary

102 km from Patna. The best time to visit is October-June.

Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary

100 km from Bettiah. The best time to visit is October-June.

Kabar Lake Bird Sanctuary

22 km from Begusarai. The best time to visit is November - March



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