Betla is the small village at the entrance to Palamau National Park, in the west of the state of Jharkhand, a scenic 170km drive from the state capital, Ranchi.

The park may lack accommodation amenities - the electricity supply is erratic at best, and only simple food is available from the few government run canteens which cater to visitors - but this is more than made up for by the opportunity to experience the landscape and wildlife of an area which sees very few foreign visitors.

What to see

Getting There

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