Betla National Park is a beautiful national park, located in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It lies on the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The park was a part of the Palamau Tiger Reserve. It was one of the first national parks in India to become a tiger reserve under Project Tiger.
The park supports a wealth of biodiversity and is home to many rare wildlife species. The term ‘Betla’ is an acronym of Bison, Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, and Axis-axis. The vegetation mostly consists of tropical evergreen forests. The park is home to a number of wild animals like Elephant, Panther, Leopard, Wild Boar, Tiger, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Chital, Small Indian Civet, Jackals and Porcupine. Elephants are seen in large numbers during the monsoon season. One can also find scenic waterfalls and hot springs inside the park. Sal and bamboo forests cover the area. River Koel and its tributaries add to the eco-system of the park.