Palamu District covers an area of 5,043 sq km. It is bounded by the river Son in the north, the district of
in the east,
in the south, and
and the state of Chhattisgarh in the west. Palamu is well known for rich mineral resources and distinct culture. The major tourist destinations are Palamu Tiger Reserve
, Amjharia, Betla Forest,
, Dundu, Gulgulpat, Kanti Falls, Kechki, Kulka, Loda Falls,
and Palamau Fort.