Hiking The Palamu National Park

The 36th most popular hiking trail in India.

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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 36th most popular hiking trail of all 42 hikes in India.

Palamu National Park Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Palamau Tiger Reserve +91(0)6562-22650; India Ministry of Environment & Forests +91(0)11-24361669; India Ministry of Tourism +91(0)11-23711995.

Recommended Book:  "Rough Guide To India" from Rough Guide

Recommended Map:  "Waterproof India Map" from ITMB

Best Season:  Mar. - Apr.

Base Camp:  Two Forest Rest Houses; Tourist Lodge; Janata Lodge, Shama Cottage

Luxury Loding:  Facilities in Betla

Reference Source:  click here http://www.moef.nic.in/

GPS:  23.89912, 84.29768

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  6/25/2016

ID:  21594

Palamu National Park Hiking Map


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