Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
Dalma Sanctuary Flora & Fauna
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is a haven for both flora and fauna. There are 84 species of birds and 300 species of flora found here in the sanctuary. Various species of trees such as Semal, Jamun, sal, Kendu, gamhar, Dhaura, Terminalias, mahua and Karam are found here. Animals found here include mouse deer, leopard, monkey, barking deer, giant squirrel, porcupines and sloth bear and many more.
Tourist Attraction of the Sanctuary
The sanctuary was inaugurated by Sanjay Gandhi in 1975. It is called so as it is situated in the lap of scenic Dalma hills. Trekkers can enjoy a gala time here on the steep slopes of the Dalma hills. You can view animals in their natural habitats from small hideouts inside the sanctuary premises. There are varied flora and fauna found in the sanctuary.
Hanuman Temple and Shiva temple are situated atop the hill. The Shiva temple attracts many devotees especially during ''Shivratri''. The serenity and peace of the place encompasses you. Subernarekha river flows close by to add to the scenic beauty of the place. Subernarekha literally means ''streak of gold'' and is so called because gold was mined at ''Piska'' --- the place of origin of this river.
No doubt, the sanctuary is thronged by school children and executives from Steel city among other tourists.
Accommodation & Time to Visit
A convenient time to visit here is from the months of October to June. Tata Steel Guest house is available for tourists. Other lodging centres are those belonging to the Forest Department. Chandil Railway Station is the nearest from this sanctuary.
Season: October to March
STD Code: 0657
Significant Facts About the Sanctuary
Location: East Singhbhum and Saraikella-Kharswan districts, Jharkhand
Altitude: 154m-928m (max)
Temperature: Summer 22oC – 38oC, Winter 5oC – 28oC
Permits: For overnight stay at the 2-room Pindrabera Forest Rest House, one has to acquire permit from:
Range Forest Office,
Mango (Opp. Payal Talkies), Jamshedpur
Divisional Forest Office,
Entry Fee for Adults: Rs.2, Children Rs.1
Photography : Still Camera Rs.50, Video Camera Rs.200
Vehicles – 2 wheelers -Rs.20, Tempo - Rs.60, Car/Jeep - Rs.80, Mini Bus - Rs.120, Bus/Truck - Rs.200, Guest house - Rs.300/room
How to Reach Dalma Sanctuary
By Air: Bisra Munda Airport at Ranchi is the nearest airport. It is well connected by flights from Mumbai Bhubaneswar, Delhi and Patna. Kolkata.
By Rail: Chandil Railway Station is the nearest railway station.