Palamau is one of the districts of Jharkhand state and renowned for its Tiger reserves. Palamau, located in Palamau district, is bounded by Son and Bihar rivers on the north, Chatra and Hazaribagh districts on the east, and by Latehar District and Garhwa district on the south and west, respectively.
The Palamau National Park also known as Betla National Park, gives the opportunity to see wide variety of species apart from Tiger. The park basically is a tiger reserve; however, it has many other wild animals like chinkara, Indian dogs, langurs, elephants, chintal, leopards, sloth bears, wild boars, porcupines, etc.
The park is also a home to 140 species of birds, which includes partridges, peafowl, and jungle fowl. The area of the reserve is spread over an area of 1014 km2. The reserve is located 180 kilometres away from Ranchi.
Other attractions include the Palamau forts, which were constructed by Vanvasi kings of the Chero Dynasty. The fort has walls that cover the fort from three directions and has three main gates. The walls of the forts still have bullet marks. Known by the name of Naya Kila and the Purana Kila, it is located in the forest of Aurangabad on Sher Shah Suri path near Daltonganj.
Apart from the Tiger Reserve and forts, there are other places like Kund waterfall, Sugha Bandh waterfalls, Barwadih (a hot water spring), located close to Palamau. Kund waterfall, the smallest waterfall in the region, is located near the Ghaghra village. The water falls from a height of 30 feet. Suga Bandh waterfall is situated at a distance of 60 kilometres from Betla.
The nearest airport to the place is located in the city of Ranchi at a distance of 171 kilometres. The Ranchi Airport is connected to cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Daltonganj is the nearest railway station at a distance of 25 kilometres from Palamau. Daltonraj is the closest transit point and is connected to places like Patna, Hazaribagh, Ranchi and Netarhat by road.
The climate of the destination stays pleasant and dry during winter. The best time to visit this place is between the months of October to March, as the climate of Palamau is tropical and the winters stays mild and dry.