Nature Tourism in Odisha :
Odisha is the land of famed forests, mountains, valleys, waterfalls, gorges, soaring peaks with stunning wildlife in their own natural habitats. The important wildlife in State are Elephants, Tigers, Leopards,Hyena, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Giant Squirrel, Crocodile, Jungle Cats, Hornbills, many migratory birds etc. A total of 110 species of reptiles including three crocodilian species, 20 species of amphibians, 479 species of birds, 86 species of mammals have been recorded so far in the State. For Nature tourists looking to experience wild landscapes in a sustainable way, from Camping to Eco-Resorts,from trekking to birding, from sightseeing to boating,Odisha offers something for everyone and the only thing surpasses the beauty of the State...is the experience of being here.


Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the favoured wildlife destinations in India. Lying on the cost of Bay of Bengal, it forms the estuarine confluence of three famous rivers of Odisha i.e. Brahmini, Baitarani & Patsal. It is the second largest Mangrove ecosystem in India after Sundarban.Millions of Olive Ridley turtles visit Bhitarkanika every year between Octobers to May for nesting at Gahirmatha. The only marine sanctuary of the state i.e the Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary ...
The Similipal Tiger Reserve is a compact block of elevated plateau located in central portion of the Mayurbhanj district. The hills with several peaks and valleys in between, rise steeply from the plains of Udala in the south and Baripada in the south-east and extend up to Jashipur in the north-west, Bisoi in the north and Thakurmunda to the west. There are several streams flowing in all directions and ultimately draining into the Bay of Bengal. Similipal the name of Hill Range is derived from t...
Satkosia Tiger Reserve is one of the best deciduous ecosystems which represent a diverse floral and faunal extravaganza. It is a magnificent gorge ecosystem having many rare and endangered species. Satkosia is the meeting point of two bio-geographic regions of India; the Deccan Peninsula and the Eastern Ghats, contributing immense biodiversity.The northern part of the Satkosia Gorge sanctuary along with the Mahanadi river bed is under the jurisdiction of Satkosia Wildlife Division, Angul comes u...
Badmul is a small village in District Nayagarh on the foothills of majestic mountains on one side and on the other side one would see the serenity of magnanimous Mahanadi River meandering through the golden sand bars. The alarm call of Sported Deer & Sambar makes one realize that Satkosia is a Tiger Reserve after all. It’s the jungle of Leopards, Dholes and Wild Cats. The Crocodiles basking on the white sands on a wintery morning with the backdrop of rising sun is a picture...
Debrigarh Sanctuary is situated near Sambalpur town, District headquarter and one major town of Odisha. Sanctuary is 40 kms away from Sambalpur with black top road. Sambalpur is 320 kms away from State capital Bhubaneswar .Sambalpur is well connected with Howrah, Bhubaneswar. The state highway from Bhubaneswar to Sambalpur and NH from Calcutta to Mumbai passes through Sambalpur. There is rail connectivity from Bhubaneswar and Howrah and super fast express trains are available. Jharsuguda is 40 k...
Chilika lake is a natural brackish water lagoon of marine origin spreading over an area of about 1100 km² in Puri, Khordha and Ganjam Districts of Odisha on the east coast of India. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and also the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent, which witnesses a fascinating global carnival of winged guests every year. It is also home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals.The lagoon has been an important habitat ...
Balukhanda – Konark wildlife sanctuary is strategically located along the marine drive road from Puri to Konark and is spread in a narrow long patch over 40.0km along the coast line. The entire stretch of the road along with the coastal forest and blue sea becomes the points of attraction for the tourists round the year. The marine drive road from Puri to Konark or vice-versa is commuted by millions of tourists / visitors every year. Nature Camp at Nuanai is located close to Puri town i.e....
Kuldiha a part of mega habitat located at trijunction of Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar District is a densely forested hill range. Kuldiha is not only a compact mass of hills, valleys and streams but a bounty of natural beauties of biological entities. Deeming the rich biological diversity and geological importance, Kuldiha declared as sanctuary vide Notification No.243/FFAH dt.04.01.1984 of Government of Odisha, Forest, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Department covering an area of 272.75 Sq....
Bichitrapur Mangrove, a unique gift of nature is situated close to the mouth of river Subarnarekha in the State of Odisha on the east coast of India. It is spread over an area of 563.00 Ha. along the coast of Bay of Bengal and is famous for the Marine ecosystem having a unique assemblage of floral and faunal resources. The pleasant view of Mangroves, vergin casuarina forests along the coast , the green sentinels of the neighbouring villages, salubrious silvering beach, plenty of Red Ghost Cra...
Daringbadi a beautiful hill station popularly known as “ Kashmir of Odisha” is part of Kandhamal District and is a Block headquarter. It is rightly located in the lap of nature. It is situated at a height of 915 mtrs from sea level. Its natural beauty, picturesque, landscape, lush green valleys, tall pine trees dense rain forest and the snow fall during winter justifies the title “ Kashmir of Odisha”. The forests of Daringbadi is home to the wild lives and different kinds of birds. Winte...
Belghar is actually the name of a tribal hamlet which is situated at an altitude of 2555 feet above the sea in Kandhamal District. It is 158 Kms away from district headquarter i.e. Phulbani. The hamlet is mainly inhabited by a particular tribe known as “Kutia Kandha”. The tribals believe in age old traditions of hut dwelling and food gathering. Though they are living in forests for years together yet they are hospitable and friendly. Belghar is surrounded by towering hillocks around. The t...
The Mandasaru Ecotourism site was initially developed as day tourism center under OFSDP. After the initial success as a day tourism center , it was decided to develop night staying facilities at the site. Accordingly funds were provided by the district administration of kandhamal under IAP scheme. The project included construction of wooden cottage ( Two rooms & dining ) , renovation of watch tower, provision of water , electricity, beautification etc.
Situated in the outskirts of capital city of Bhubaneswar Chandaka Dampara wildlife sanctuary is an abode of Indian Elephants and many other fauna. The Chandaka Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary, lies between 20°-12'-30" and 20°-26'-03” N Latitude and 85°49' 13" and 85°-34'-42" E Longitude in the Cuttack & Khurda District of Odisha. The sanctuary was notified vide notification no 8F (W) 16/82.35500/FFAH dated 21.12.1982. The t...
Imagine large tracts of Grasslands on the foothills of undulating hills with herds of graceful Blackbucks fleeing in a jumping gallop with short dashes making clucking noises. The Chermeria Nature Camp, Saluapalli Nature Camp and Bhanjanagar Nature Camp are the three destinations which offers its visitors an escape from the confines of the city life into the magnificent landscape of Blackbucks. Those Golden Deer’s in large herds hypnotize the spectators by their spectacular lyrical movement an...
Book a stay in the luxurious Tree House or in the cozy Forest Rest House at Kaliamba for a unique Wildlife experience of staying with Giant Squirrels. The Tree House gives a close view of those beautiful creatures nesting on the same Ficus Tree on which the house is perched atop. The Giant Squirrel with 2ft long colourful tail and dark red fur on the majestic slender body is seen hopping and jumping from one branch to other of the trees in the campus making loud calls . They rest in large gl...
Sana Ghagara Eco-Tourism Complex, Aanjar is situated adjacent to Sana Ghagara Water Fall of Keonjhar District at an Approximate Distance of 5 KMs from Keonjhar District Headquarter. The Eco-Tourism Complex flanks the verdant hill on one side with perennial flow of Machhakandana River and the Forested Landscape on other side marked by presence of NH 49. The landscape of the site is unique and picturesque owing to undulated terrain and uniform Sal growth. Perennial flow of river Machhakandana ter...
Khandadhar Eco-tourism site, famous for the Khandadhar waterfalls is situated amidst lush green surroundings of Khandadhar hills. The magnificent water fall originates from upper Khandadhar hills and falls down from an amazing height of about 244 Mt. Its wide range of flora and fauna is the main attraction. It is a magnificent site for eco-tourists, students, researchers and visitors. There is ample scope for study and research. The site is also a favourable destination for wild life writers an...
Mahavinayak Eco-tourism complex named as “Parbat Sova” which is close to Lord Shiva temple inside Mahavinayak RF within a reach of 5 km from Chandikhole Chhak towards west. The Complex having 3 Nos. of well furnished double bedded suits with attached toilet facilities is constructed on the slope of a hill covering total area 3.5 Acres inside Mahavinayak R.F. A tracking path over 5 Km is also created to the other site of hillock. It is perfect picnic spot for trekkers and religious people wi...
Olasuni Eco-tourism complex is situated on Olasuni Hill close to Saint Arakshita Das Ashram within a reach of 22 km from Chandikhole Chhak towards south. The Complex having well furnished 3 Nos. of cottages with attached toilet facilities is constructed on the landscaping of the slope of Hill. Besides, one common facility centre is also available.
Saptasajya is one of the Eco- Spiritual/ Eco- Tourism sites in the District of Dhenkanal. The name of Saptasajya is due to the conglomeration of seven numbers of hills with rich vegetation and nos. of perennial streams forming habitat for a wide range of animals, birds. The altitude of hills varies from 300 Mt. to 586 Mt. from MSL. The forest biodiversity has been further enriched with numbers of Medicinal herbs.As legend prevailing, it is believed that, during “Tretaya Yuga” Lord Ramachandr...
Nature’s exquisite exposition with varied bounties in the surroundings of the Sidhamulla at the distance of 25 KMs, away from Khandapada in the district of Nayagarh in the state of Odisha belies the relative insignificance of the place. The crystal blue waters of Mahanadi, the sprawling sands the fishing boats dotting the extensive water surface, the divining birds, the splendid hills and hillocks bordering the flanks and the greenery around inspire a creative visitor to sing an ode of the nat...
Sarafgarh Dam and Reservoir and spread over 7 Acre. Sarafgarh Nature Camp is very famous for having tranquil environment scenic beauty & serenity. It is 40 Kms from Sundargarh which is the district head quarter and is located in Lephripara block. The nearest railway station is Jharsuguda which is 37 kms. from Sundargarh and 77 kms from the Nature Camp. At present nearest Air Port is Bhubaneswar which is 440 kms from the Nature Camp site and Jharsuguda Air Port will be made operational s...
Ansupa Lake is the largest and one of the oldest fresh water wetland of Odisha located in Athgarh Forest Division (Banki Sub- Division). Lake is directly linked with the River Mahanadi by a channel called Kabula Nala, through which flood water of river Mahanadi enters the lake. There is another channel Huluhala Nala, which has also an opening to River Mahanadi which acts as outlet. Ansupa Lake is situated between 85-86’ Longitude East and 20-30’ Latitude North.Water spread area varies from 3...
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  • Closure of Bhitarkanika National Park
    Bhitarkanika National Park & Bhitrakanika Wild Life Sanctuary will remain close from 1st may 2019 to 31st July 2019 for Breeding & Nesting of Estuarine crocodile
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