The Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary is
situated about 135 km from Ranchi in Hazaribagh. This wildlife
sanctuary is set in an ecosystem very similar to Betla
National Park of Palamu. The Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
covers an area of 186 square km and situated at an altitude of
615 meters in the low hilly terrain. This sanctuary is the
part of the Chotanagpur plateau and densely forested with
grass meadows, undulating countryside, steep hills, dense
tropical forests and deep
waterways. The sanctuary is surrounded by
Wildlife Attractions in the Hazaribagh
The Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary has the largest number of
sambars than any other wildlife sanctuary of comparable size.
Some other animals in the sanctuary are nilgai, deer, chital,
leopard, tiger, panther, sloth bear, wild boar, wild cat and
bear. The population of the tigers is very less. According to
1991 Census, there were 14 tigers in the park. There are 10
watchtowers to view the wildlife in this sanctuary.
Best time to visit Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
The best season to visit the Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary is
from February to April and October to March. The climate in
this region is tropical with hot summers and cold winters.
During the summers, temperature is about 41 degree Celsius and
in winters, the temperature remains at 7 degree Celsius. The
tourists should carry light cotton clothes for the summers and
light woolen for the winters. There are many watchtowers that
provide perfect hideouts to see the wildlife in its true
How to reach Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
The nearest airport to the Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary is
located at Ranchi, about 91 km away.
The nearest railway station is located at Koderma, which is
about 59 km away, or alternately one can reach the park from
the Hazaribagh Road railway station on the Howrah-Delhi Grand
Hazaribagh is connected by well-laid network of roads to
Ranchi, Dhanbad, Gaya, Patna, Daltongunj and Calcutta via
Asansol-Govindapur-Barhi. The Hazaribagh National Park is
situated about 19 km from the Hazaribagh town.