One of India's earliest
tiger reserves (1974),Known as Belta features luxuriant tropical
forest cover and a rich variety of fauna.The Belta Natioanal
Park,first established as a sanctuary and later upgraded to its
present status.Average elevation is about 1000 feet and though the
park is open through out the year the best time to visit is between
November to April.
Spread over 250 sq km.,the park is covered with good roads criscrossing
each other,to enable the motorist to have a closer view of the wild
life in dense forest.
Gaur,Chital,Elephants,Tiger,Panther,Sloth and Wild
Bear,Sambhar,Nilgai,Kakar,Mouse Deer are permanent residents.Langurs
are present in large families.
Belta features waterfalls and natural hot sprigs on one hand, and
historical monuments,a 16th century fort of chero kings on the
other.The Koel and Burha rivers drain the area and empty into the well
known Sone River.
How to reach:
Air : Nearest airport: "Ranchi",Well connected by Indian Airlines
services with Kolkata,Patna,Mumbai and New Delhi.
Rail : Nearest Raiway Station is Ranchi 25 kms i.e. Daltonganj
Road : Easily accessible by road.It is 25 kms from Deltonganj