10 best eco-tourism wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha for tourists.
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Odisha is a state situated in the eastern part of the Indian peninsula.The stae is divided into 30 District and 314 blocks.The main river flows inside odisha are Mahanadi,Subarnarekha,Brahmani,BaitaraniandVansadhara, Budhabalanga.etc.The highest mountain peak  in the state is  Deomali ( 1672meter high), which is situated in Koraput district of Odisha.It is tallest peak of Odisha.Near about 37% are cover in Forest in Odisha.

Top 10 Wildlife sanctuaries & National Park of Odisha as Follows:-

1. Shimilipala National Park:-

Similipal Wild life Sanctuary of Odisha -Tiger-Reserve area of India
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Shimilipala National park is reflecting the natural beauty scene of Odisha. It is situated in the Mayourbhanja district of Odisha. Previously it was used as the hunting ground of rulers.

 Shimilipala is the largest wildlife sanctuary in India. It is also considered one of the principal tiger projects of India.It is a tiger reserve area in the Maurbhanj district in the Indian the state of ODISHA This park cover nearly 2750sq.km.


Shimilipala National Park derives its name from the abundance of red silk cotton trees growing in this area.It was formally designated a tiger reserve in 1956 and under project Tiger in May 1973. The Government of ODISHA declared Similipal a wildlife sanctuary in 1979.


This park is a treasure house of 1076 species of plants belonging to 102 families.96 species of orchids have been identified here. The Shimilipala forest have different types of  medicinal and aromatic plants, which provide a source of earnings for the tribal people of Shimilipala.


The highest peak of this park is 1165 meters. There are  12 rivers flowing across  the plain area. The prominent among them Budhabalanga river, Kharkai river,& Deo river. The prominent waterfalls are Joradha 181 meters, Barhai 217 meters.


10 best eco-tourism wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha for tourists.
Similipala National Park of Odisha in Mayurbhanj-Tiger Reserve Area of India.

A total of 42 type species of mammals, 242species of birds, and 30 species of reptiles have been recorded in Similipal National Park.

 The major mammals include tiger, leopard, Asian elephant, sambar, barking deer, gaur, jungle cat, wild boar, giant squirrel, common langur, and are found in this national park. Shmilipala is located Near about 200Km from Bhubaneswar.


2. Chilika wildlife sanctuary.

Chilika Lake Wild life sanctuary of Odisha-Beautiful birds of Odisha
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Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary lake is a brackish water lagoon spread over Puri, Khordha & Ganjam districts of Odisha state.On the east coast of India. Chilika is situated at the mouth of the Daya River flowing into the Bay of Bengal. Its total covering area is 1100 square km.

  It is the biggest lake in India. It is the largest saltwater lake in India.The lake is an ecosystem with large fishery resources. It sustains more than 1,50,000 fisherfolk living in 132 villages on the shore of the island. In 1981, Chilika lake was distinguished as the first Indian wetland of international importance under the 

Ramsar Convention.

Chilika wildlife sanctuary is home to various migratory and local birds such as Flamingo, White Bellied Sea eagle, Brahminy Kite, Spot-billed Pelican, Bareheaded Goose, Open billed stork, spoonbill, Brahmuny Duck, Wigeon, Pintail, Ibis, Heron Egret and King Fisher etc.



10 best eco-tourism wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha for tourists.
Chilika lake of Odisha -Migratory Birds Heaven

The sunrise and sunset of Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary are very popular among tourists. Lots of people especially visit the sanctuary for this splendid view. One of the famous tourist attractions near Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary is Kaligai Temple. Chilika is located near about 70 Km. From Bhubaneswar.


3. Nandankana Zoological Park:-

White-tiger-at Nandan Kana Zoological park in Odisha
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NandankanaZoological Park is the first zoo in India, with a white tiger safari. This park is 437 hector of the zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar., Odisha. This zoo was established in 1960. It was opened to the public in 1979.

 Nandankana means the garden of Heaven.The zoo is home to about 3517 individual animals representing 166 species, including 67 species of mammals, 81 species of birds, and 18 species of reptiles.


Nandankana is the first zoo in the world to breed white tigers and Melanistic tigers. Nandankana is the only conservation breeding centre for Indian Pangolins in the world.


Nandankana is the only zoological park in India to become an institutional member 

of the World Associations of Zoos and Aquarium(WAZA).


At present, there is 9 white tiger in the zoo, out of which 5 are male and 4 are female white tiger.


10 best eco-tourism wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha for tourists.
Nandankana Zoo in Bhubaneswar, Odisha-Wild life sanctuary of White TIGERS.

A botanical garden was opened in 1963. The first tiger arrived at the zoo in 1964 from the Alipur zoo in Calcutta along with a pair of African lions, a pair of Mugger crocodiles and a puma. The zoo includes 34 aquaria which are home to a large variety of freshwater fish.

 Nandankana zoological is the main attraction of Bhubaneswar city.

4. Bhitarakanika National Park.

10 best eco-tourism wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha for tourists.
Bhitarakanika Wild life santuary of Odisha -A natural Beauty of the Bhitarakanika sanctuary

Bhitarakanika National Park is 145 square km. Large national park in the northeast of Kendrapara district in Odisha in eastern India. It was designated on 16th September 1998.

Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary is spread over 672square km.This national park is the home of Saltwater crocodiles, Indian Python, King Kobra, Black Ibis, and many other species of flora and fauna.

 Bhitarakanika is one such location of rich, lush green vibrant ecosystem lying in the estuarine region of Brahmini-Baitarani in the Northeastern corner of Kendrapara district of ODISHA.


It is the second-largest viable mangrove ecosystem in India. It has 672square km of forest and wetland provides home to well over 215 birds including winter migrants from central Asia and Europe.


This park is the home to the saltwater crocodile, Indian python, black ibis, wild boar, rhesus monkey, chital, darter, cobra, monitor lizard nest on Gharmatha and nearby beaches.


It is a very good place to sight the giant saltwater crocodile, some growing to 23 feet in length, along with other reptiles like the water monitor Lizard and king cobra. Eight varieties of Kingfisher are found in this area. Bhitarakanika is located about 166 Km from Bhubaneswar


5. Tikarapada wildlife sanctuary.

10 best eco-tourism wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha for tourists.
Tikarapada Wild life Sanctuary of Odisha -Tikarapada a beautyful sanctuary of Odisha

Tikarapada wildlife sanctuary is one of the most important tourist places in Odisha. It spreads across 795square km. It is located on bank of River Mahanadi, which is located about 140 km away from Bhubaneswar.


Tikarapada wildlife sanctuary is full of animals like tigers, pangolins, leopards, spotted dear, elephants, rhesus, macaques, snakes turtles, etc.


This sanctuary is circled by the Satkosia gorge, which has been formed by River Mahanadi. It is a breeding place of Gharials. There is a variety of snacks and turtails located near the sanctuary.


The Gharial sanctuary located near Tikarapada is the breeding place of Gharials. which are later released into the Mahanadi River. This sanctuary is full of crocodiles, turtles and snacks.



6. Sunabeda wildlife sanctuary.

10 best eco-tourism wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha for tourists.
Sunabeda Wild life Sanctuary of Odisha-You can see Tiger and other animal in this Sanctuary.

Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and proposed tiger reserve located in the Nuapada district of Odisha. It has a total area of 600 sq km.

 This sanctuary forms the catchment area of the Jonk River, over which a dam has been constructed to facilitate irrigation of that area.Sunabeda has located 18 Km fromKoraput.Sunabedahasreceived“inprincipleapprovalof NationalTigerConservation Authority.


 Typical central Indian wild mammals such as tiger, leopard, Indian Gaur, Sloth Bear, barking deer, wild boar, blue bull, common langur and rhesus monkey are found in this sanctuary. Among the birds, the sanctuary is home to vultures, hill mynah, partridge and peafowls. It is located about 140 kilometres from Bhubaneswar


7. Kotagarh Wildlife Sanctuary:-

10 best eco-tourism wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha for tourists.
Kotagarha Wild life Sanctuary of Odisha is full of natural beauty and beautiful animals.

Kotagarh Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Baliguda subdivision of the Kandhamal district of Odisha.It is very deciduous forest of Eastern Highlands.

.Kotagarh is nominated tobe a part of the proposed 14 elephant corridors for the safe movement of the elephants which frequently come out of their habitation in search of food
and water. 
Its nearest airport is Bhubaneswar, whichis 291 Km from Balliguda. It is 180km from Muniguda. By road, Baliguraha is connected with Berhampur andother cities of Odisha.


Animal species present inthe sanctuary include Tiger, elephant, Gaur, Sambar, deer, spotted dear,peafowl, red jungle fowl, Blackbuck, Leopard and sloth bear etc. Kotagarha
wildlife sanctuary is located 290 km.From Bhubaneswar.


8. Baisipali wildlife sanctuary:-

10 best eco-tourism wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha for tourists.
Baisipali Wild Life Sanctuary of Odisha is full of beatul nature with all beautyful animals.

Baisipali Wildlife Sanctuary was created on 6th May 1981. It is located in Nayagarh, Odisha. It is about 168.35Square km. Of sanctuary land. This sanctuary is adjacent to the Satkosia Gorge wildlife sanctuary.


This sanctuary is located where the Mahanadi The river passes through a gorge in the eastern ghat of mountains. In 2007, the Satkosia Tiger Reserve was designed, which comprises Baisipali and adjacent to Satkosia Gorge wildlife sanctuary.


Due to flora and fauna and beautiful landscapes, this sanctuary is an ideal tourist destination. The jungle-clad  hills offer shelter to numerous species of wild animals. Baisipali sanctuary rests in tigers, elephants, mice and deer.


Myriads of tourists, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts are attracted by the scenic beauty of the vibrant vistas of the Baisipali Wildlife sanctuary. This sanctuary is located 100 km from Bhubaneswar.


9. Debrigarh Wildlife sanctuary:-

10 best eco-tourism wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha for tourists.
Dabrigarh Wild life Sanctuary of Odisha -A natural beauty of the Debrigarha sanctuary.

he Debrigarha wildlife sanctuary is located in the Bargarh district in the state of Odisha. This sanctuary covers a total area of 346.91square km. It is situated near Sambalpur Hirakud Dam.


The Debrigarha sanctuary is an important location for the conservation of various local wildlife.Over 40 species of reptiles, 12 species of amphibians and 42 species of fishes 85 species of butterflies and 38 species of spiders have been living in this sanctuary.


 Debrigarh wildlife Sanctuary is an Eco-sensitive zone in both ecological and environmental point of view.Wild animals like leopards, elephants, gaur, wild boar, sambar deer, a host of birds and other animals are found in the thick and dance forests of Debrigarh.


In winter the reservoir attracts more than 100000 migratory birds of more than 

avian species. About 300 Km from Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur it is 95 km.


10. Kapilasa Wildlife sanctuary:-

10 best eco-tourism wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha for tourists.
Kapilasha Wild life Sanctuary of Odisha-It is famous natural beautyful place of Odisha.

KapilasaWild life sanctuary is situated in the Dhenkanal district of Odishastate in India.It is spread across 125.5 square kilo metres. This wildlife sanctuary gotdesignated on 2nd April 2011.

 Itwas declared an Eco-sensitive Zone ( ESZ)by the Ministry of Environment &Forest.The Government of ODISHA declared its interest in developingKapilasha into a tourist hub in 2016.


 Ecocottage and boating facilities will be the first to be introduced as apart of ecotourism. It is nearly 85 km from Bhubaneswar. There is apresence of 45 elephants in this sanctuary, apart from elephants, jungle cats,sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, wild pigs, spotted deer, barking deer, hares,Mongoose, giants, and squirrels, porcupines, and monkeys are regularly seen inthis sanctuary.


Besides more than 150species are also foundin this sanctuary. Among them,peacocks, Jungle fouls, owls, parakeets,black-headed Oreos, Indian roller birds, Kingfisher, Indian great hornbills,and drongo jungle crows are seen in this sanctuary.


There are several cavesin this sanctuary which house of variety of bats for nesting. apart fromvarieties of scorpions are also seen here.

 The famous, jeronda Gadi known forthe followers of the Mahima cult whoworship” Sunya Brahma” or shapelessLord is very close to the KapilashaWildlife sanctuary of Odisha.


1. Question:-How many wild life Sanctuaries in Odisha?

1. Answer:- There are 21 wildlife   sanctuaries and two National Parks in Odisha.

2. Question:-Which is the largest Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha?

2. Answer:-Chilika is the largest saltwater lagoon in Odisha, India. Chilika wildlife sanctuary is home of the  numerius native  and  migratory   birds.

3. Question:-What is the richest district of Odisha?

3. Answer:-Khordha is the most developed and richest district in Odisha.

4. Question:-Which month is best to travel Puri at Odisha?

4. Answer:- From the month of October month to February month  Puri is the best palce for traveler.

5. Question:-What is the old name of Odisha?

5. Answer:-Kalinga- is the old name of Odisha. Another name is Utkal.

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