Located about 135 kilometers north of Ranchi, the capital city of the state of Jharkhand, Hazaribagh National Park is a sanctuary adorned with a blessed scenic beauty. Spread over a 184 square kilometer area, the topography of this Park consists of undulating terrain and steep hills with dense tropical forests and grass meadows. A thriving wildlife of the Park consists of Tigers, Panthers, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Bison and a variety of other mammals. Other animals often spotted inside the Park include the Chital, Kakar, Nilgai, and Wild Boar.
The Forest Department has constructed quite a few Watch Towers as sighting posts near strategic water-holes where animals are found to frequently visit in order to quench their thirst. This Park has a built-in 111 kilometer all weather metal road network within the sanctuary which takes tourists to the remotest corners and purposefully erected masonry towers of the Park. There is a tribal population dwelling around the sanctuary, taking comfort and sharing from the economic benefits that tourism brings along for the people of this region.
The Hazaribagh National Park is located at a distance of 19 kilometers north of the Hazaribagh Town, which in turn is connected through regular bus services to the other important stations like Koderma, Hazaribagh Road Railway Station, Patna, Gaya, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Daltongunj and other nearby places. Unmetered Taxis, Auto Rickshaws, Cycle Rickshaws and Car Rentals are available in Hazaribagh Town for the tourists desiring to explore the Hazaribagh National Park. The climate of this region is tropical, with pretty hot summers and cold winters, however, the monsoon months of July to mid-September better be avoided for visiting this National Park.