DALMA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IN JHARKHAND
The Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary situated in East Singbhum and Saraikela-kharsawan district of Jharkhand, along NH-33, is spread over about 193 sq.km. This sanctuary is a favoured abode of Indian elephants due to availability of water even duringsummers. Leopard, Barking Deer, Sloth Bear, Monkey,Giant Squirrel are also found. he nearest airport is at Ranchi which is about 131 kmsand takes two & half hour to reach Dalma. The nearest railway station to Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is at Jamshedpur/Tatanagar. Jamshedpur town is about half an hour driving distance away.
The sanctuary boasts of about 160 odd elephants during May-June. There are many good hotels on NH-33 at 15 minutes driving distance.
How To reached Dalma Forest?
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, located approximately 33 kilometers away from the nearest city, Jamshedpur, can be accessed via NH-33. There is no direct transportation to the sanctuary, but you have the option to hire a private car or taxi for your journey. The rugged terrain leading to the sanctuary from Makulakocha Check Post is best suited for SUVs.
If you’re coming from Kolkata, it’s a convenient 7-hour drive to reach the wildlife sanctuary, making it easily accessible by car.
For travelers coming from further distances, here are your transportation options to reach Jamshedpur:
By Air: The nearest airport to Jamshedpur is Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi. You can take a flight to Ranchi and then avail public transportation, such as a bus, to reach Jamshedpur from the Ranchi Bus Station, which is approximately 5 kilometers from the Ranchi airport. Alternatively, there are direct train services connecting Ranchi and Jamshedpur as well.
By Rail: If you are traveling from Delhi, there are several weekly trains running to Jamshedpur Junction. The Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani is the fastest train option, covering the journey from Delhi to Jamshedpur in approximately 17 hours.
For nature enthusiasts seeking a serene retreat in the midst of wildlife, Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary offers the perfect setting to connect with nature. All you need to do is plan your trip, pack your bags, and embark on a memorable journey into the heart of this picturesque sanctuary.
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary Entry Fee
Entry fee for tourists: INR 05/-
Entry fee for school children: INR 02/-
No fee for the disabled
Entry fee for buses/trucks: INR 350/-
Entry fee for mini-bus/matador: INR 250/-
Entry fee for car/jeep: INR 150/-
Charge for the camera: INR 80/-
Charge for videography: INR 500/-
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary Timings
Summer Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Winter Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM