Betla is the village where you must put up if you want to visit the National Park. The nearest town is Daltonganj (25 kilometers) and Ranchi is about 170 kilometers away. The simplest way to get to Betla is to arrive in Ranchi and then hire a car. Once in Betla, the best place to stay is the Van Vihar, the guest house operated by the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation. Book well in advance during the peak seasons.