Bhitarkanika Nature Camps

Bird Watching

Bhitarkanika Nature Camps

The Mini Amazon

Bhitarkanika is India’s second largest mangrove ecosystem after the Sunderbans. The National park is essentially a network of creeks and canals which are inundated with waters from rivers Brahmani, Baitarani, Dhamra and Patasala forming a unique ecosystem.

Bhitarkanika is home to the largest congregation of the endangered Salt Water Crocodile in the country.Bhitarkanika is also home to numerous animals like the deer, hyenas, wild boar etc and migratory birds which make it their home during the winter season lending a vibrant hue to the eco system.

The Salt Water Crocodile is the apex predator of the region, besides it, the park is home to numerous reptiles like the water monitor lizard, pythons to name a few.

Bhitarkanika is also home to numerous animals like the deer, hyenas, wild boar etc and migratory birds which make it their home during the winter season lending a vibrant hue to the eco system.The other unique phenomenon is the Bagagahana or the heronry near Surajpore creek. The erstwhile hunting porch of the Maharaja adds to its heritage value.

Thousands of birds colonise the creek for nesting and the aerial acrobatics performed prior to the mating makes for an impressive sight. Bhitarkanika is also home to eight varieties of Kingfisher birds which is also a rarity. The erstwhile hunting porch of the Maharaja adds to its heritage value.

Things to Do

  • Boating - the only way to tour the mangrove ecosystem is through boats.
  • Trekking – undertake short treks to the sanctuary from the designated halting points of the boats
  • Birding
  • Photography
  • For more information – log onto – www.ecotourodisha.com

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