Welcome to Betla (Palamau) National Park
Wild elephants freely roam the virgin forests of this lovely, rarely visited national park, spread over the hilly landscape of picturesque Palamau district, some 190km west of Ranchi. Tiger sightings are extremely rare, but a trip to this primeval region of Jharkhand offers a glimpse into the rich tribal heritage of the state. The park covers around 250 sq km, much of which comprises the Palamau Tiger Reserve. Hiding behind dense stands of teak forest, rich evergreens, sal trees and bamboo thickets are about six tigers (going by unofficial 2018 estimates), 52 leopards and 216 elephants. You'll also see plenty of monkeys, spotted deer and possibly some gaur (Indian bison).