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Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary


Description: Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is situated around the Dalma Hills.The sanctuary on paper is spread around in 195 sq km. The wildlife sanctuary has elephants, barking deer, sloth bear and porcupines as the main inhabitants. Famous for holding many elephants and other animals, which come downhill during the monsoons and winter and enter nearby villages and towns of Jharkhand and West Bengal.The animal population has severely declined because of the sinister practice of Desua Sangar which is a carnage of wild animals in summer under some animist religious garb and also due to the severely depleted forest cover.

Famous For: Elephants, Barking deer, Sloth bear and Porcupines. Also for Shiv Temple which is situated at the top of the mountain

Accommodation Available: Yes (Accommodation conveniences are available in the forest guest house)

Best Time to Visit: whole year

Local Cuisines: Pea nuts, channa and sesonal fruits



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