(Last Updated on : 08-11-2014)
Palkot Wildlife Sanctuary is around 25 km away from Gumla and 92 km south-west of Ranchi
, the state capital. National Highway 23 connects the place with Ranchi. The nearest railhead is Bano Railway Station. The sanctuary was established in the year 1990 and is spread over an area of 184 sq km.
The Palkot Wildlife Sanctuary is full of forested small hills and undulating terrain. It is situated between 84degree25' and 84degree45'E longitudes and 22' 00' and 22degree40' N latitude. It is spread over an area of 183.18 Sq. Km., traversed by rivers like Sankh, Banki, Painjra, Palamara and Torpa, with adjoining Tapkara Irrigation Dam. The annual temperature varies here between 7degreeC and 40degreeC whereas the mean annual rainfall is 1030 mm. The sanctuary comprises dry Deciduous Forests and Dry Peninsular Sal bearing rich flora consisting of Sal and its associates like Asan, Gamhar, Salai, Piar, Amla, Mahua, Kusum, Mango and others. The mammal fauna consists mainly of Leopard
, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Monkey, Porcupine, Hare etc. Frequently seen birds here are Jungle Fowl, Patridges, Koel, Parakeet, Owl and Pheasants.
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