Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is known as the "Mini-Amazon" of India. Lying on the coast of Bay of Bengal, it is the second largest Mangrove ecosystem of our country after Sundarbans. Dangamal Nature Camp, Habalikhati and Gupti Nature Camps are located inside Bhitarkanika with luxurious accommodations and different choices of cuisine and delicacies. World’s largest congregation of Salt Water Crocodiles are seen in the creeks of Bhitarkanika. Sighting of Crocodiles, Spotted Deers, Wild pigs and thousands of colorful birds including winter migrants from central-Asia and Europe is very common here. Eco-tourists can see lakhs of water birds visiting Bagagahana- heronery near Suajore creek from the month of August to October every year.
Vast stretch of blue water swarming with birdlife, magnificent islands and splendid shoreline on the backdrop of Eastern Ghat hills have made Chilika one of the finest wetlands on the Indian subcontinent with rich biodiversity and cultural heritage. Major entry points of Chilika for visitors are Satapada, Balugaon and Rambha.
Debrigarh Nature Camp nestled on the bank of Hirakud Dam and Reservoir (743 Sq.Km) is inside the famous Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Debrigarh Sanctuary is popular for having healthy population of wild animals and easy sighting of wildlife by the visitors. Debrigarh Nature Camp is 40 Km away from Sambalpur Town approachable from Hirakud and Burla township through right dyke of Dam.
Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary( District-Angul) spreading on both sides of River Mahanadi hosts some of the attractive tourism destinations with night stay facilities in luxurious Swiss Tents. Tikarpada Nature Camp (TIPPS) on the bank of the magnificent Satkosia Gorge gives you the experience far beyond your imagination. Boat ride on the Satkosia Gorge of River Mahanadi in between the forested mountains is an unearthly experience. Jungle Trek, Birding, Sports,Star Gazing etc on the bank of River Mahanadi are other memorable experiences available for the visitors.
Enroute to Satkosia (Badamul) falls the famous Kantilo Nilamadhaba Temple. Visit the temple to see the place from where the cult of Lord Jagannath originated. The Satkosia Sands Resort is a further one hour drive from the famous temple.
Similipal Tiger Reserve which spreads over 2750 Sq.Kms is a part of Central Indian Landscape. Not only a Tiger Reserve, Similipal is also a National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary, Biosphere Reserve and also a part of Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve. Similipal derives its name from the abundance of Semul or Red Silk Cotton trees that bloom vividly in its forest. The vast stretches of forest of Similipal is a unique composition of deciduous, semi-ever green, high level Sal, grass land & savannahs. It is the abode of more than 1253 species of flowering plants, 99 species of non-flowering plants, 21 species of amphibians, 62 species of reptiles, 361 species of birds, 55 species of mammals and many species of flora and fauna yet to be identified.
More than 10 lakh birds, around 200 species, one destination ChilikaRegister Now