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Betla National Park & Tiger Reserve in Deoghar

·  Summer: 28 to 47 °C (Extremely Hot)
·  Winter: -7 to 23°C (Extremely Cold)
·  Monsoon: July to September (Medium to Heavy Rainfalls)

Best time to visit:  October to March

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Weekly Holiday: Open throughout the year

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 10
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 200
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Accredited to be one of the first national parks in India to become a tiger reserve under Project Tiger, the Betla National Park is located in the Palamu district of the Indian state of Jharkhand. The park boasts a variety of wild animals, predators, resident and migratory bird species,and thick natural vegetation.
The park houses a large number of elephants, which are generally seen in herdsafter monsoon. A visit to this park is no less than a treat for wildlife enthusiasts. The large families of Langur and rhesus monkey, predators like Panther, Wolf, Sloth Bear, and Wild Bear are the biggest attractions of the park. Huge herds of Gaur and Chital are the common sight in the park.

Apart from wild residence, the park is also abode of rich and colourful birdlife. Bird lovers can expect the sight of hombill, swamp grey, quail, harial and doves. The nearby Kamaldah Lakedisplays a wide variety of water birds viz. the comb duck, geese, snipe and whistling and cotton teal. Jeep Safari Tours are organized by the State Tourism Department, which is also the most adventurous way to get a glimpse of rare tigers.

The Betla National Park exhibits wildlife and natural attractions equally, astounding the visitors. The thick deciduous forest, the unadulterated beauty of grasslands in the flowing area of the Koel River and glittering waterfalls and hot springs completes the tour tothe Betla National Park.

Other points of interest include 480 ft.Lodh falls in Mahuadar, Mirchaiya Falls, two historic forts inside the park – Purana Quila (Old Fort), and Naya Quila(New Fort), and elephant ride in the forest.

Road: Betla National Park & Tiger Reserve is connected byexcellent road condition. The national park can be reached through Khudia Morh (6 km.), Patna (about 384 km.), Hazaribagh (about 190 km.) and Kolkata (about 575 km.)

Railway: Ranchi Airport (about 189 km.) is the nearest airport to reach the district. The airport has regular connecting flights to major Indian destinations like Mumbai, Patna, and New Delhi.

Airway: Daltonganj Railway Station (about 34 km.) is the nearest rail head. Regular trains from the station connect to different parts of the country.