Located in the western part of the Chotanagpur Plateau of Jharkhand, Betla National park is one of the oldest wildlife parks in India. The rich and varied flora and fauna and its tropical forests is a major attraction for tourists.
It is among the nine tiger reserves of India under Project Tiger now. Herds of elephants can be seen specially during the monsoon season. Animals like Panther, Sambhar, Nilgai, Kakar, Mouse Deer Sloth Bear, Wild Bear. Peacock can also be observed.
The rivers Koel and Burha flow through the lush green forests of the area. It is a paradise for birdwatchers. The 16th century Betla Fort and other historical monuments are there inside the park.
A perfect place for wildlife photography as several watch towers are also there inside the park. Safaris and jeeps are available to travel inside. There are tourist bungalows and hotels in the vicinity and the park can be visited throughout the year.