About PTR

The Palamau Tiger Reserve is located in the western side of Latehar district on the Chhotanagpur plateau in Jharkhand The forest is surrounded by the Netarhat Forest in the South, Auranga River in the North, Latehar Forest Division on the East and Garhwa Forest Division and Sarguja District

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The Palamau Tiger Reserve was constituted in the year 1974 under PROJECT TIGER. It is one of the first nine tiger reserves created in the country at inception of ‘Project Tiger’. Palamau Tiger Reserve has the distinction of being the first sanctuary in the world in which a tiger census

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According to Champion and Seth’s concept of classification of the forest types of India, the forests of Palamau Tiger Reserve fall under the following types and sub types: Type I – Moist Tropical Forests Groups 3 – Tropical Moist Deciduous forests Sub – Groups – 3C Northern Indian Moist deciduous forests Sub – Types – 3C 2(e) Moist peninsular Sal forests

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Palamau Tiger Reserve is headed by Chief Conservator of Forest & Field Director and it has two divisions namely PTR North Division and PTR South Division. Each division is headed by a Deputy Director. PTR North Division has four ranges while PTR South Division has three ranges. Each range is comprised of several

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Wildlife Sighting and Jungle Saffari

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.

‘Tataha’ Hot Water Spring

The Tataha hot water spring is located about 50 kms from Daltonganj. The spring is situated in the midst of the dense forest near Morwai.

The Nature Interpretation Centre

The Nature Interpretation Centre, located 25 kms. from Daltongunj has been built to educate tourists visiting Betla.

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