Betla

Almost 170 kms from Ranchi and surrounded by lush green forests, hills, valleys and waterfalls, Betla is a serene tribal village located in the Palamau District of Jharkhand bordering the jungle.

It’s the main tourism centre of the Palamau Tiger Reserve. The park boasts an exotic collection of flora and fauna spanning an area of around 1129.93 sq.km. Chital deer and bison can be seen grazing in the grasslands. Elephants are available for tourist ride. Mahouts lead their elephants into the forest area. Tourists can enjoy watching wild elephants and other animals on elephant back. A baby elephant who got separated from her herd is also a major attraction for tourists. The guided jeep safari organized in the Belta National Park to spot wildlife and birds is truly exciting. There are five watchtowers in the sanctuary, which offer unobstructed views of animals.

Present status

For accommodation, presently there are following options

  • Forest Rest House (Main) (A/C) (2 Rooms)
  • Tourist Lodge (A/C) (4 Rooms)
  • Forest Rest House (2 Rooms)
  • Tree House (2 Rooms)
  • Janta Lodge (5 Rooms)
  • Dormitory (15 beds)

Other than the accommodation buildings, there is a ticket counter, lounge, dining hall and a conference hall.

  • The first Betla Gate on the highway at Dubiakhanr is to be painted with tribal art and life size elephant statues are to be placed on both sides of the gate.