Betla National Park and tiger reserve , Palamau, Daltonganj Jharkhand , India

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Located in Daltonganj district, Palamau Sanctuary is spread over a zone of 979 The core region of 232 square kms of the forest was proclaimed as Betla National park in September 1989. The park possesses the western parts of the Chotanagpur plateau and was constituted in the year 1960 as an expansion of the Hazaribagh National park. Palamau is the forest where the first tiger census was commenced in 1932  in the world. The park turned into one of the first nine tiger reserves in India under Project Tiger during 1974. 

The forests of the park have an endless scope of vegetation comprising of tropical wet evergreen forests in the lower scopes, blended (moist and dry) deciduous forests in the central zone and  and temperate alpine forests in the upper achieves including Sal and bamboo as the real parts alongside various medicinal plants. Koel river and its tributaries go through the northern segment of the park. There are grasses in the river flowing plains, waterfalls and hot springs as well. There are two Chital historical fortresses built by Chero rulers, one of which is sixteenth century old and located inside the woods. The principle sentinel of the historic fort is noticeable high up on the slope with guards in three directions having three entryways.

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