Betla National park is located in Latehar district of Jharkhand,previously know as Palamu Sanctuary. This park is the first national park which comes under the Project Tiger. Betla is an acronym of Bison, elephant, leopard and known for its forest and Wildlife.
The forest hosts 970 species of plants, more than 180 species of medical plants and 174 species of birds, 40 species of mammals apart from the reptiles and other wildlife species.
Wildlife in Betla National park: –
Betla has a variety of wild animals and Eco –systems. Elephant is the most common seen animal in this national park. Here is the name of animals-
- Wild Bear
- Wild Dog
The park host more than 174 species of birds including comb duck, hornbill, drongo, peafowl and black ibis. The Kamaldah Lake is the major attraction of water birds. Many local and migratory birds visit here to drink water.
Main Attraction of Betla National park: –
This National park is famous for waterfall and hot springs apart from that the park hosts two historical parks one is developed by Chero Kings in 16th centuary. These Monuments is other attraction of Betla national park.
How to Reach There-
Air- Nearest Airport Ranchi, daily flights to all major cities of India.
Road- Regular buses from Betla to NH75.
Rail- Nearest railway station is Barwadih which is 10 km far from Betla national park.