Bhitarkanika National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhitarkanika National Park is located in the state of Orissa and Khola and Gupti are the two entry points to the Sanctuary. You will have to get entry permit to get into this much sought after tourist destination. You can reserve accommodations too and stay in the jungle in the night along with the wild life. To know more about Bhitarkanika Wild life Sanctuary read through the resource.

Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is a salt tolerant complex and dynamic eco system where in you can find Mangroves that occur in the tropical and the sub tropical inter tidal regions. Bhitarkanika is of a rich and lush green as well as vibrant eco system which lies in the estuarine region of Brahmani and Baitarani in the north eastern parts Kendrapara District of the state of Orissa in India.

Birds in the Bhitarkanika National Park

You can find a network of creeks in the area which intersect Bay of Bengal and the alley which forms between the creeks and the rivers houses the largest mangrove eco system in India. The area of the mangrove forest and the wetland is about 672 square kilometers. The Park provides home to more than 215 species of birds including migrating birds or the winter from Central asia as well as Europe. One can also see salt water crocodiles and other wildlife that inhabits in this type of Eco system.

Within this Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, an area of about 145 square kilometers have been notified as the Bhitarkanika National Park. This includes mangrove forests, rivers, estuaries, creeks accreted land and mud flats
Bhitakanika National Park is an important habitat of leopards, fishing cat, sambar, hyena, wild boar, spotted deer, jungle cat, porcupine, salt water crocodile including partially white crocodile and reptiles like python, king cobra, water monitor lizards, dolphin, terrapin, marine turtle, as well as birds, namely kingfisher, white bellied sea eagle, hornbill, bar headed geese, wood pecker, pintail, brahmany duck, tern, sea gull, waders and a large variety of other resident and migratory birds.

Salt water crocodile in Bhitarkanika National Park

Accommodation facilities provided at the Bhitarkanika wild life Sanctuary

Dangamala - inside the National Park
1 Bamboo House (Double Bed)
2 Luxurious Swiss Cottages (Tent)
8 Swiss Tents

Ekakula - On Sea beach close to Gahirmatha
2 Nos Forest Rest Houses.
4 Nos Tent.

Habalikhati - On Sea beach
2 Nos Four Bed Cottages.
1 Ten Bed Log House.

Gupti (On Riverbank)
03 Nos Double Bed Room.
01 Ten Bed Dormitory.

Contact the only authorized Agent for Reservation

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M5/23, Acharya Vihar
Tel No- +91 674 2541120 / +91 674 6574661 / +91 94370 27574 / +91 94370 27475 / +91 99370 47574
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The National Park remains closed during the 2nd week of January every year for census of crocodile and from 15th May to 31st July for crocodile nesting and breeding.

Kingfisher at the Bhitarkanika National Park

How to Reach Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary

Khola ad Gupti are the two entry points to enter the Bhitarkanika National Park. You will have to take an entry permit from the Forest office Check Gate at Khola and Gupti. You can find boats belonging to the Forest Department as well as other private parties at both Khola and Gupti.
Private boats are available at Jayanagar and Chandabali also.

If you are travelling by air
Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport which is located at about 160 kilometers away from Khola and Gupti.

If you are travelling by rail
The nearest Railway Stations to the Sanctuary are Bhadrak, Cuttack and Bhubaneswa.

If you are travelling by Road
Bhadrak is placed at 55 kilometers from Chandabali and 70 kilometers fro Jayanagar. Cuttack is placed at about 140 kilometers from Khola and Gupti while Bhubaneswar is at about 160 kilometers away.


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