Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary of Odisha is popularly known as “ The Land of Bisons”. Debrigarh Nature Camp is nestled amid deep dense forests of Debrigarh Sanctuary & on the bank of Hirakud Lake & Reservoir (743 Sq.Km). The Sanctuary is popular for easy sighting of wild animals (Bison,Leopard,Sambar, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer, Chousingha, Wild Dog, Porcupine, Nilgai etc) by the visitors. Debrigarh Nature Camp is 40 Km from Sambalpur town & 45 km from Bargarh town of Odisha. Zeropoint is the entry point to Debrigarh Sanctuary and Debrigarh Nature Camp is 5 km inside Sanctuary from Zeropoint (5 km motorable forest road through Debrigarh jungles).The Sanctuary spreads over 353 Sq Km. It is flanked by Hirakud Reservoir (right dyke of Hirakud Dam).Hirakud is a Wetland, Ramsar Site and International Bird Area. Tourists can see variety of wild animals grazing while trekking by foot or during Safari on the forest road upto Parbatitung (15 Kms) all along the reservoir. The sanctuary is home to more than 40 species of mammals, 234 species of birds, 41 species of reptiles, 12 species of amphibians, 65 species of fishes, 85 species of butterflies and is important Internationally because of significant population of Leopard, Bison and Sambar. The sanctuary is also famous for its beautiful landscape and magnificent waterfalls. Hirakud lake is one of the largest reservoir of India & more than 4 Lakhs  migratory birds of 110 varieties land every year. Debrigarh & Hirakud are -Photographers & Bird Watchers paradise.

Debrigarh Nature Camp has 20 luxury rooms of different tariff rates for night stay by tourists with all modern facilities.All the accommodations in the Nature Camp are Lake facing on one side and forest on the other. At night most often wild animals visit the backyard of the Camp foraging all through. 8 rooms in Bison Block have glass walls overlooking Hirakud Lake, Jungle and grasslands. 6 Stargazing rooms with glass roofs (with motorized retractable sliders below toughened glass roof) for viewing stars/constellations & planets at night sky. Another 6 Cottages with balcony also face Hirakud and forest on three sides. All the rooms are Air Conditioned and are with classy furnishings to make night stay comfortable, room service round the clock day & night. The restaurant cum dining adds beauty to the landscape. The beautiful view of the Hirakud lake from the rooms & dining adds to the indulgence making the Nature Camp an ideal holiday gateway.

Complementary for Night Stay visitors : Breakfast, Lunch, evening tea & snacks, dinner (Local cuisine both veg & Nonveg including Hirakud Fish, chicken etc). 10 to 15 minutes boat ride in Hirakud Lake (from nature camp toward Zeropoint) is complementary beside Trekking, Cycling, Birding. Stay for drivers is available free of cost.

Other sight seeing packages for day & night stay tourists (online & offline booking of package) : Wildlife Safari, Hirakud Cruise to Island Café/Bat Island/Cattle Island,Kayaking, Trekking, Safari to places outside Sanctuary (Barabakhra Pilgrimage Site, Veer Surendra Sai Memorial, Govindpur Birds Village), Hirakud Dam visit, Handloom markets of Sambalpur & Bargarh, Samaleswari Temple  etc. (for Package Booking:see near by destination & Contact us)

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For Details contact :,
Kishor Meher (ECO Cell)( 9438113285) –1pm to 11pm
Miss Salma Akhtar(8763373989) – 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Piyush Bhoi( 6372907291) – 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm


Recent Updates
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