Near Betla, the Palamu National Park is known for hiking and trekking in the India state of Jharkhand. It is known for tigers, elephants and dhole.
To reach the Palamu National Park by air, use the airport in Ranchi (140km) which provides connects to Delhi and Calcutta.
The nearest important railway station is Daltongunj, connected to many places in the region with regular trains. Ranchi and Gaya are also convenient railway stations for the tourists coming from Delhi and Calcutta respectively.
A ride into the Tiger Reserve is quite exciting, if not always rewarding. One can hire a guide and a jeep from the forest department. The core of the forest is not open to tourists. Watch towers and ground hides have been created to see the wildlife in relative stillness and safety.
Note: In any national park known to have lions or tigers, hikers need to exercise extreme caution. It is highly recommended to us a park-approved guide prior to hiking or trekking in these regions.
Overall, Palamu National Park is the 41st most popular hiking trail of all 42 hikes in India.