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Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in the state of Jharkhand. It was inaugurated in 1975 and covers an area around 195 kilometres square. The sanctuary contains significant population of Indian Elephants and is an ideal spot for trekkers. A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is also located within the sanctuary, which attracts a large number of devotees during the festival of Shivratri. The months from October to June are considered to be the best time to visit the place.

Dominant Flora

The flora of the sanctuary mainly consists dry mixed deciduous with few dry Peninsular Sal. The main tree species are Terminalias, Jamun, Dhaura, Kendu, Karam, etc.

Dominant Fauna

Mammals: sloth bear, barking deer, wild boar, porcupine, mouse deer, pangolin and mongooses.

Birds: falcons, golden oriole, Indian tree pie, paradise fly catchers, grey hornbills, Indian peafowl, king fishers, herons, egrets, mynas, pigeons, racket tailed drongo, magpie robins.

Reptiles: Various reptile species are spotted here.

Best time to visit

The ideal time to explore the sanctuary is from the months of October to March. The weather remains pleasant in winter with an average temperature of 26 degrees Celsius during the day and 11 degrees Celsius at night.

How to Reach

Nearest Train Station: The nearest railhead is Chandil Railway Station.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi, located about 124.6 km away from the sanctuary.

Road Accessibility : It is only 10 km far from Jamshedpur City. From there, A bus or a taxi can be hired to reach the sanctuary.

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