Category Archives: Wildlife Sanctuaries in Odisha

Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary

A proposed Tiger Reserve stands proudly in the newly constructed Nuapada district close to the boundary of Chhatisgarh state on the western fringe of Odisha. Eleven magnificent waterfalls, mystic caves at Ranimuhas, splendid archaeological sites at Giribaman, the firm fort of Jumlagarh and the bird observation points at Jalki and Raital Bandh in Maraguda are… Read More »

Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary Orissa

Spread over 796 square kilometers, Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1976 in Odisha. Spread out in four districts of Odisha namely Angul, Budh, Cuttack and Nayagarh, Satkosia Gorge has an exclusive geomorphology feature as Mahanadi cuts it through the Eastern Ghats thus forming a wonderful gorge around 22 kms long. The sanctuary is… Read More »

Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary

Popular as the ‘Garden of Pleasure’, Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary is set amidst Chandaka forests in Khurda, Odisha. Located 13 kms from Bhubneshwar, the wildlife sanctuary was established in 1979. A fusion of an animal zoo, a botanical garden, Kanjia Lake and an amusement park, Nandankanan wildlife sanctuary is known for housing 67 kinds of mammals,… Read More »

Chilka Wildlife Sanctuary

Located to the south west of Puri, covering a widespread area of 1100 sq kms, Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most visited wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha. This wildlife sanctuary is home to various migratory and local birds such as Flamingo, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Spotbilled Pelican, Barheaded Goose, Openbilled Stork, Spoonbill, Brahimny Duck,… Read More »

Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary

Located 190 kms from Bhubaneswar and 160 kms from Cuttack, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most renowned sanctuaries in Odisha. Popular for its crocodiles and turtles, the sanctuary is spread over 650 sq kms and was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1975. Converted into a national park in 1998, to preserve the turtles;… Read More »