Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary (earlier called Hazaribagh National Park), is about 135 km from Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand State, India, and is adorned with scenic beauties.
Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary is on the Chotanagpur plateau. It stretches over 184 km² of undulating countryside, steep hills, and deep drainage channels with thick tropical forests and grass meadows, at an average altitude of 615 m. There are small rivers and a number of dams have been constructed to form artificial lakes within the park.
The park has tigers, panthers, sambhars, spotted deer, bison, and a number of mammalian faunas. There are many watchtowers which make sightseeing in natural surroundings very easy. Watchtowers generally have been constructed above the pools of water, so that in summer visitors may sit on these towers and easily see the animals that come to drink water. Artificial salt licks have also been made for the animals.
The Cheetal, Kakar, Nilgai, Sambar, and Wild Boar are among the most easily and often spotted animals particularly near the waterholes at the time of dusk.
A 111-km long stretch of the road in the sanctuary takes the tourists to the remotest corners and masonry towers of the park. The road offers excellent opportunities for the view of wild animals.
The climate is tropical with hot summers and cold winters. The temperature during the summer months touches a high of 41 °C and a low of 19 °C. In the winter months, the temperature ranges between a maximum and a minimum of 19 °C and 7 °C. The monsoon months are July to mid-September.
Hazaribagh town is connected by road to Ranchi 91 km, Dhanbad 128 km, Gaya 130 km, Patna 235 km, Daltongunj 198 km, and Calcutta (via Asansol-Govindapur-Barhi) 434 km. The Hazaribagh National Park is 19 km from the Hazaribagh town. Regular bus services connect the town with Koderma, Hazaribagh Road railway station, Patna, Gaya, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Daltongunj, and other nearby places.