Lose yourself in the wildlife of Orissa. Get a chance to glimpse the white tigers moving with abandon in Nandankanan, while the elephants stopping your way in Simlipal!
Gear up for unlimited Adventure at the Satkosia gorge. Experience the unique cocktail of wildlife trekking, adventure trip and serene environment.
Meticulously chiseled stones of the edifice defies logic and stupefies the senses!
Take on to adventure boating or simply submerge yourself in resonating sounds of clashing waterfalls in Machhkund
Experience the serenity spread all around in the soft lambent rays of sun dancing over the sea in Goplapur.
On to Mother Nature’s lap with amazing view of waterfalls that remind of Niagra falls!
Watch the waves recede 5 kilometer back every day here in the silvery beaches of Chandipur.
Spiritual abode of India, the temple of Lord Jagannath bestows bliss on the pilgrim who arrive here in search of enlighten.
Take a tour to the tribal dominion of Orissa and discover a world hidden beyond the realms of the modern man!
The Largest brackish Salt water lagoon of Asia mesmerizes with panoramic view and migratory birds swarming on unending expanse of water.
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Bhitarkanika National Park

                   Bhitarkanika in a Nutshell 

Total area

672 sq km

Protected area

145 sq km



Best time to visit BhitarKanika

Mid Oct-Mid April

Entry Point

Chandbali, 50 km from Bhadrak and Rajnagar, 30 km from Kendrapara

Extending for over more than 600 square kilometers, Bhitarkanika is the second largest compact mangrove ecosystem in India. More than sixty varieties of mangrove plants are found here that houses a plethora of rare and endangered species.

The forest is in fact a fertile delta that is made by rivers Brahmani, Baitrani and Dhamara before they fall in Bay of Bengal. This deltaic region comprises a couple of tiny islands formed by the meandering creeks. With Dangmal at the centre (the others being Ekakula, Habalikhati etc), Bhitarakanika is a natural habitat of a lot of wild creatures like Crocodiles, King Cobra, Pythons, Wild Pigs, Rhesus Monkey, Sambars, Spotted Deer etc. 215 species of birds including winter migrants from central-Asia and Europe and eight amazing species of kingfishers make Bhitarkanika sanctuary their dwelling place. The chirping of birds nesting at Baga Gahana is an enthralling experience in itself and is sure to leave an indelible impression in any one’s mind. Watching the wildlife in their natural habitat while cruising through the forest is another thrilling experience.

bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary145 square kilometers of exclusive region under this deltaic heaven is declared a national park by the central Govt. The sanctuary an important national park of Orissa is a must visit site for tourists who are on Orissa tourism. The park is bordered by the Gahirmatha Beach in the east that is known as the largest rookery of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Twice every year, between January and March there is a mass congregation of these turtles to the sea beach to lay eggs en masse. This entire beach turns into a colorful cover of dotted specs of black and white and the scene is worth watching.

olive ridley at bhitarkanika sanctuaryClose to this national park of Orissa, lies a place called Dangmal which is known for a Crocodile Breeding Farm that houses the White Crocodile Sankhua, a very rare species in the World. Apart from its rich marine life, Bhitar Kanika National Park is also home to Wild Pigs, Rhesus Monkeys, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Wild Boar, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Otter, Chital, King Cobra, Indian Python, Water Monitor Lizard and a variety of resident and migratory birds. An unexpected additional attraction is the remains of the 9th century monument - a temple dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva and the other, a Shakti Shrine at Dangmal.

Away from the blinding lights and deafening sound of city life, Bhitarakanika is a different world altogether. A real retreat in the lap of nature, a trip to Bhitarkanika is not only enriching but also rejuvenating.

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