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, 18 varieties of reptiles and 81 species of birds.
Some of the endangered species such as Asiatic Lion, Three Indian Crocodilies, Sangal Liontailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Indian Pangolin and Mouse Deer can be found at Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary. Tigers and White Gharials are the main inhabitants of the sanctuary.
One can enjoy the wildlife at Nandankanan on a safari bus which is specially designed to keep you safe and sound as you travel via the tiger and lion territory.
Besides its rare flora and fauna, Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary is also famous for its scenic beauty. Boat and Toy Train rides can also be enjoyed at Nandankanan wildlife sanctuary.