Nestling in low hilly terrain, at an average altitude of 1800 ft. (615 metres) this 183.89 sq. kms National Park has an abundance of wild animals, i.e. wild Boar, Sambar, Nilgai, Chital, Sloth Bear, tiger and Panthar. The 1970 census has established the presence of 14 tigers, 25 Panthers and 400 Sambars. Trip to the park starts at 1700 hours from the Divisional Forest Office, West Division, Hazaribagh and it ends at 2200 hours. Rs.50 per head.
|Hazaribagh at a glance|
|Temperature (deg C)|
|Summer||Max. 41.1, Min. 19.4|
|Winter||Max. 25.5, Min. 7|
|Best Season||October to March|
Reservation: Divisional Forest Officer, West Division, Hazaribagh.
The nearest airport Ranchi (91 kms) is connected with Calcutta, Patna, Lucknow and Delhi by regular Indian Airlines service.
Nearest railway station is Koderma which is 59 kms away or alternately one can apporach the National Park from Hazaribagh Road railway station (67 kms) on the Howarh-Delhi Grand Chord line.
The Hazaribagh National Park is 19 kms from the Hazaribag town. Regular bus services connect the town with Koderma, Hazaribagh Road rly station, Patna, Gaya, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Dalotongunj and other nearby places. Unmetered Taxis, Auto Ricksaws, Cycle Ricksaws and Taxis are available for the park from the Hazaribagh town. Hazaribagh town is connected by road to Ranchi 91 kms, Dhanbad 128 kms, Gaya 130 kms, Patna 235 kms, Daltonganj 198 kms, Calcutta (via Asansol-Govindapur-Barhi) 434 kms.
For the eco-tourist, nature lover and wildlife enthusiast, hills, deep nullahs, thick tropical woodlands, grassy meadows. 'Sal' is the dominant tree spices. Wild bear, sambhar, nilgai, chital and kakar are populous. Sloth bears, tigers and panthers also prowl. The ten observation towers in the sanctuary make it all the more easier to have a closer encounter with wild life. A number of rest houses in the sanctuary provide comfortable accommodation.
Close to the town lies the Canary Hill which has a well-laid out park and is studded with three small lakes. It has an observation tower. From the top of the hill one can have a panoramic view of the town.
Offers superb water sports and peaceful picnics and outings.
Across the Barakar river, the reservoir and the hillock offer fantastic sights.
Urwan Tourist Complex
Offers adventure sports like boating, parasailing, rock climbing, drive to Hari Har Dham at Bagodar, famous for the 52 feet tall Shiv-Ling shape like temple of Lord Shiva.
51 kms from Hazaribagh.
A hot spring almost 72 kms away from Hazaribagh. Buses are available from the town.