Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary Located in the Hazaribagh district of Bihar, an area of 186 sq. km was notified as a National Park in 1954. The park name is a paradox because while it signifies the park as an abode of tigers, there are hardly any tigers.
The vegetation is tropical dry deciduous type. Sal grows in abundance. The park supports a rich wildlife. Tiger (rarely sighted), Leopard, Chital, Wild cat, Wild pig, Nilgai etc., are some of its residents. The avian population is also a source of attraction for bird lovers.
The Patna-Ranchi highway runs through the park, providing the highway users with a glimpse of the wildlife. However, the highway causes disturbance to the animals residing in the park.
To Reach: Hazaribagh is accessible by the National Highway 33, while the adjacent railhead is the Hazaribagh Road. Ranchi, the nearest airport is 107km away. Besides cottages and dormitories at Rajaderwa, Forest Rest Houses are available at Rajaderwa, Salparni and Harhad. Halfway between the Betla National Park and Hazaribagh is the Lawalong Sanctuary that was once a prized place for hunters who gathered here in a big way for big sport.
The best time to visit the park is from Oct. - April. It is advisable to book accommodation in advance as it is limited. The nearest town is Hazaribagh (20km).
State Bihar District Hazaribagh, Area 186 sq. km
Year of notification 1954, Vegetation Tropical Dry Deciduous
Season Oct. - April
Air : Port Ranchi (115 km)
Rail : Station Kodarma (50 km)
Nearest Town Hazaribagh (20 km)