Palamau has the distinction Hi being the forest where the world's Into tiger census was enumerated in
A.D Gifted with thick tropical imosts and a rich variety of Fauna, Ins part of the country has laid wilily years a sleep thus avoiding limn ravager of maraucers and blood thirsted "sports men". The British incline had constituted reseved for-tints out of the area where the Gov-milers used to hold their annual °hoots.
The chero kings had their
place and forts along side Auranga river at the northeast corner of the park and Purana and Naya Quilas are mute evidence today of their pro¬gressive prosperity. A visit to purana guile reveals the damages caused by Aurngzeb's seigne of the fort before the Garison was over powered Kamaldah reservoir was a perennial source of sweet water for the inhabitants.
An excellents all weather black top road takes the visitor from Daltonganj or Ranchi, Right down the park from south with about an other 128 kms of fair weather Roads criss crossing the park for motorists to Roam about in the dense forests. Two masonary towers, two wooden towers and a treetop lowers afford excellent facilities for observing animals at different water holes, Tourists love the swiss family Rob mison. Tree top at Kamaladan while photographers would sung is the ground level hids under the towers.
The park at an average elevation of 1,000 feet is open throught the year although February to April are the best months. Large herds of Gaur and chital are commanly seen Elephants are present mostly after the monsoons up to the time. When the water holes begin to dry up in March Tiger, Panther, Sloth, Bear, wild bear,
Sambhanilga, Kakar, Chinkara Chowsingha, Mouse Deer, Dhole, Pangolin and peafowl are also permanent residents. Large families of langurs are an ever present attraction. Palamu is now one of the nine tiger reserves in India under project
Tiger. The total area of the park is 250 sq kms.