Wildlife in (Orissa) Odisha

Orissa has a rich wildlife treasure, providing all the thrill of the woodland in your life. Tourists come here from all over the world to observe the Wildlife in Orissa. Nandankanan Zoological Park, Ushakothi Sanctuary, Mahandadi Wildlife Division and Simplipal National Park are the most popular examples of Wildlife Orissa. You find a new level of relaxation during your visit to several Wildlife Sanctuaries including the Simlipal Wildlife Park Orissa, helping you get healed from all the pains accumulated from the rest of the world.

The Nandankanan Zoological Park, a popular Orissa wildlife sanctuary, is located around 17 km from Cuttack and 2 km from the railway station of Barang. This park is an abode to many species of wild animals including crocodiles, blackbucks, storks, ratels, pangolins, small Indian civets, mouse deer, chousinghas, sambars, hill mynas, panthers and brahminy kites, among others.

One of the most famous sanctuaries in the state is the Ushakothi Sanctuary lying in Yavatmal, around 48 km far from the place known as Ushakothi. You can find a big variety of plants including neem, arjun, casuarinas, sal, sandalwood and acacia, among others, in this sanctuary. Several species of many animals such as sambals, leopards, tigers, nilgaiands, elephants, chitas and wolves are also available in the sanctuary.

The Mahandadi Wildlife Division, among the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in Orissa, is lying around the south of the River Mahanadi. You can find here many species of tigers, elephants, striped hyenas, leopards, fishing cats and wild dogs, among others. Moreover, many species of plants like bija, bamboo, sal, asan, bahada, amba, rai, palas, amala and harida groe, among others, can also be sighted here.

Another most popular wildlife centaury in Orissa is the Simplipal National Park lying in the north-eastern region of the state, around 320 km far from Bhubaneshwar city and about 250 km away from Kolkata city. The other wildlife reserves located in Orissa are Satkosia Sanctuary, Ambapani Sanctuary, Khalasuni Sanctuary, Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary and Balukhand Sancturay.