With a wide array of wild animals and plants, the wildlife of Odisha can really enchant a nature lover. Under the eco tourism drive of the state government, it has now become possible for the tourists to observe the Odisha Wildlife more closely. Stay arrangements have been made in some of the famous national parks and sanctuaries of Odisha.
There is a forest rest house at the Similipal National Park which can be accommodated with a prior permission of the Field Director of Project Tiger based at Baripada. There also is a stone lodge named Aranya Niwas Tourist Lodge at Lulung around 10 kms from the entry point of the park that offers good facilities for a comfortable stay.
Some comfortable rest houses are located at Dangmal, Ekabula and Gupti near the Bhitarkanika Sanctuary also. There are plenty of lodges and forest rest houses in and around the most famous Nandankanan Sanctuary and Biological Park at Odisha. The Director of the Biological Park may also allow the tourists to stay at his official abode upon his discretion.
The Forest Lodge at the Chilika Sanctuary can be accommodated with a prior permission of the Divisional Forest Officer of the sanctuary. To stay at any of the following Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary, Ushakothi Sanctuary or the Balukhand Sanctuary, it is necessary to obtain an official permission of their individual forest officers.