Odisha has a lot of forest cover which has been denuded lately. But even today, one of its greatest attractions is its vast expanses of unspoiled natural landscape that offer a protected yet natural habitat to the state’s incredible wildlife. There are many wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha like Simlipal National Park, Chilika Lake, Bhitarkanika Wild life Sanctuary, Nandankanan Zoological Park, Ushakothi Sanctuary, Satkosia Sanctuary, Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary, Ambapani Sanctuary, Khalasuni Sanctuary and Balukhand Sanctuary, etc. Visit Odisha and explore the exclusive flora and fauna with sanctuaries tours Odisha
Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary:
Spread over an area of nearly 672 square kilometres, it is located under Kendrapara district of Odisha. The major fauna in Bhitarkanika is – leopard, fishing cat, hyena, jungle cat and many more. Enjoy the Wildlife tours Odisha boat cruises.
Similipal National Park:
Located about 320 kilometres from state capital Bhubaneswar in the north-eastern part of Odisha, Simplipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district was declared a reserve forest for tigers in the year 1973.
Brackish water coastal lagoon on the Bay of Bengal and located on the south of the mouth of River Mahanadi River, Chilika Lake is the largest coastal lake in India.
Nandankanan Zoological Park:
Nandankanan Zoological Park, established in 1960 over an area of 14.16 square kilometres is located in the Khurda district of Odisha in the outskirts of the capital city Bhubaneswar.
The Satkosia Sanctuary is an oasis of idyllic green that sprawls across a generous expanse of 745.52 square kilometres in districts of Angul, Nayagarh and Phulbani. The sanctuary came into being in the year 1976 and is a hit with all nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and adventure freaks.
There are so many other sanctuaries in different regions of Odisha like Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary, Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary, Balukhand-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary, Hadagarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary and many more……