Betla Tourism

Betla Tourism

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Jharkhand Tourism Destinations
Destination Rating
5.4 / 7
39 Ratings & 28 Reviews

Betla Info

  • State: Jharkhand
  • Famous for/as: Jungle
  • District: Latehar
Betla is located at a distance of 25 km from Daltonganj and is around 170 km away from the state capital Ranchi. The destination is located in the state of Jharkhand and is well-connected with Ranchi. Betla is famous for the Palamu Tiger Reserve, sal trees and bamboo forests.

The Betla forest covers an area of about 226 sq. km, extending from Kechki till Neterhat. There are around 970 species of plants, 180 species of medicinal plants, 174 species of birds and various other species of reptiles and animals in the forest. Betla is also surrounded by hills, valleys, dense forests and waterfalls.

A popular tourist attraction, the Betla National Park is situated in the Chota Nagpur Plateau of Jharkhand state. It is one of the first national parks in India which became a tiger reserve, under Project Tiger. This national park covers an area of about 1,026 sq. km. In 1989, around 63 sq. km of the Mahuadar Wolf Sanctuary was added to the Betla National Park.

Travellers can enter this park from the Betla village which also features various waterfalls and hot springs. Jungle safari or jeep safaris are also organised at this national park by the local forest authorities. Betla is also known for its wide range of vegetation, which is possible in the tropical wet evergreen forests, along with deciduous forests and temperate alpine forests.

The northern part of the village is surrounded by the Koel River and its tributaries, as well as the ruins of the Chero King Fort which is around 120 metres high. Betla is one of the ancient forest areas in India which remained undisturbed for several years. This was the first forest region to be developed during the British colonial rule in India. The Aadiwashis, which is regarded as a Scheduled Tribe, reside in this region and is known for their strength and bravery.

The best time to visit Betla for wildlife exploration is between May and June. Moreover, the most suitable time, in terms of weather, extends from November through March.

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Travellers from Kolkata, Ranchi

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Betla Traveller Reviews

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Basab Ray chaudhuri

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"Betla National Park, for a jungle visit"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Dec 14, 2015
Betla National Park, situated in Palamau is one of the first nine tiger reserves in India. It takes about 6 hours to drive 156 kms long road from Ranchi to Betla, as there are some bad patches in between. The park is known for various animals like horned antelopes, tiger, leopard, elephant, bears, bison, chitals, deer etc. Spread over a vast area, the park enjoyed little elevation with tropical forests. The forest is having a network of motor able roads suitable for plying Jeep. We did the jungle safari in our own Jeep during afternoon. We could see bison, deer, monkey and antelopes. Although there are some tigers, but they could hardy be seen by travellers. Jharkhand Tourism's Lodge at Betla could be booked from major cities. Winter is the best time to visit this forest.
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Aamil Hussain

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"The place I expected to be was quiet different"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 21, 2015
The place I expected to be was quiet different. There is a wild life century in Betla which is the main attraction. But very poorly maintained the staff are not very friendly and the worst part in the tiger reserve forest. We hardly saw any animal except couple of deer here and there. The govt hotel was very shabby and ill-maintained. Overall had bad experience of this place.
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Arijit Majumdar

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"Enjoy at the jungle safari"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2014
Mesmerizing is the word which comes first to the mind while starting to write this review. Everything about this place has attracted me because this is a place where you can see nature very closely. It may not have man eaters but the deer, elephant safari, jeep safari will enthrall you for sure. If u can stay at the tree house then u can enjoy even more at night.
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Ankita Mazumdar

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Trip to Betla"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 7, 2012
Betla is really a nice place. The jungle safari,and specially the elephant ride was an excellent one.The atmosphere ,the scenic beauty was wonderful.I was there with my family and we stayed at Van Vihar.The hotel is really good.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Fooding is also available in Van Vihar.

Activities & things to do: Jungle Safaries

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nearest Station: Ranchi,
The road between Netarhat to betla via mohuador is fantastic
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