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Hazaribagh Sanctuary

Location : 19 kms from the Hazaribagh town (Bihar).
Coverage area : 184 sq. kms.
Main attractions : Wild Bear, Nilgai, Cheetal./ October To April.
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Arrival information : 
-- By rail : The nearest railway station is Koderma (59 kms), Hazaribagh railway station (67 kms on the  Howrah-Delhi Grand Chord line).
-- By air : The nearest airport Ranchi (91 km) is connected with Calcutta, Patna, Lucknow and Delhi by regular  Indian Airlines flights. 
-- By road : Hazaribagh town is connected by road to Ranchi 91 km, Dhanbad 128 km, Gaya 130 km, Patna 235  km, Daltongunj 198 km.
Nearby excursions : Canari Hill-5 km, Rajrappa-Falls 89 km, and Suraj Kund hot spring-72 km.
Nearby cities : Hazaribagh

Nestled in low hilly terrain, at an average altitude of 1800ft. Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary stretches over 184 sq. kms. of plains, undulating country, steep hills and deep nullahs with tropical forests and grass meadows.

Fauna :
An abundance of wild animals is a very pleasant sight. Wild bear, Nilgai, Chital and Kakar can be seen at dusk and dawn, gambolling and enjoying themselves in the waters of the lake. The tiger and panther, exclusive attractions at this sanctuary demand extreme patience from the viewer. Hazaribagh perhaps holds more Sambhars than any other area of comparable size. The 1970 census has established the presence of 14 tigers, 25 Panthers and 400 Sambars.


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