Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Sal forest in Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
Location of Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary in Jharkhand
LocationJharkhand, India
Nearest cityHazaribagh
Coordinates24°08′51″N 85°21′36″E / 24.1474°N 85.36°E / 24.1474; 85.36[1]
Area184 km2 (71 sq mi)
Governing bodyDepartment of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Jharkhand
A display at the entrance of the sanctuary giving relevant details in Hindi

Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary (earlier called Hazaribagh National Park) is a wildlife sanctuary in Jharkhand, India, about 55 miles (89 km) north of Ranchi.[2] It was established in 1955.[3] Nestling in low hilly terrain, at an average altitude of 615 metres (2,018 ft), it has an area of 184 km2 (71 sq mi) and is home to sambar, nilgai, chital, peafowl, sloth bears, black bears, hyenas and pigeons.[3]

Earlier it was home to tigers, leopards, and many more animals but now rarely animals other than nilgai and hyena are seen. It is known that many foreigners also used to visit the then-called National Park, but due to lack of care by government, it has become mere a forest. Very few tourists can be seen now. Hazaribagh, which was known as a tourist destination, is now losing its title.


The Hazaribagh National Park was established in 1955. It was demoted to the status of a wildlife sanctuary in 1976.[4]


  1. ^ "Hazaribagh Sanctuary". protectedplanet.net.
  2. ^ Educational Britannica Educational (1 July 2010). The Geography of India: Sacred and Historic Places. The Rosen Publishing Group. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-61530-202-4. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b Ramchandani, Indu (2000). Students' Britannica India. Popular Prakashan. p. 261. ISBN 978-0-85229-760-5. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  4. ^ Vatsa, Mihir (23 September 2017). "Tiger Fall, the waterfall that wasn't". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 1 July 2021.

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