The land of lush green mangroves, migrating birds and turtles, the menacing estuarine crocodiles, meandering water courses, tranquil surrounding intercepted by the chirping of birds and the ever embracing nature, entrails visitors from near and far off places to flock these unique places of tourist importance. Scientists, Scholars, Nature Lovers and Tourists have abundant food for thought and exploration.Bhitarkanika represents one of the finest creations ever. The wetland is represented by as many as 3 protected Areas, namely The Bhitarkanika National Park, The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary.
Bhitarkanika is a unique habitat of Mangrove Forests criss-crossed with numerious creeks and mud flats located in Kendra Para district of Odisha (Formerly Orissa).One of the largest Mangrove Eco system in India, Bhitarkanika is home to diverse flora and fauna. Bhitarkanika located between 86’-45” To 87’17” East longitude and 20’-17” to 20’-47” North latitude in the estuary of Brahmani, Baitarani, Dhamra & Mahanadi river systems,has unique attraction and a boast of nature’s most picturesque sites. The unique bio-diversity attracts visitors to the nature’s lap.
Bhitarkanika National Park is a prime habitat of leopard cat, fishing cat, jungle cat, hyena, wild boar, spotted deer, sambar, porcupine, dolphin, salt water crocodile including partially white crocodile, python, king cobra, water monitor lizards, terrapin, marine turtle, kingfisher, wood pecker, hornbill, bar headed geese, brahmany duck, pintail, white bellied sea eagle, tern, sea gull, waders and a large variety of resident and migratory birds.
Discover the Mini Amazon :-
Eco-Friendly Accommodation, Amazing Sightseeing & Scenic Boat Cruising
Major Attractions of Animal World are :-
22-feet Crocodile ( Gauri ), Basking Crocodiles on Mud flat, Spotted Deer, Monitor Lizard, King Cobra & Pythons, Wild Pigs.
Major Attractions of Bird World are :-
170 species of birds, 08 magnificient sub-species of Kingfishres, Open Billed Stork, Sea Eagles, Kites, Sand Pipers, Darters, Whistling Teals & Sea Gulls especially at the BAGA GAHANA in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sancturary.
Activities and Services offered :-
Great Accommodation, Mouth watering Food, Scenic Boat Cruising, Bonfire, Angling, Corporate Events, Get-togeters, Outing, Team Building Activities & Ice Breaking Sessions, Theme-Based Entertainment.
Khola and Gupti are the two main entry points to enter Bhitarkanika National Park. Visitors should take entry permit from the Forest Check Gate at Khola and Gupti.Both Forest Dept. and Private Boats are available at both the places.
Private Boats are also available at JAYANAGAR & CHANDABALI.
How To Get There:-
By Road :
Bhubaneswar - Khola / Gupti entry point : 160 kms
Cuttack - Khola / Gupti entry point : 140 kms
Bhadrak - Jayangar entry point : 70 kms ( Via Chandbali ) .
Nearest Railway Station :
Bhadrak - 70 Kms from Jayanagar entry point
Cuttack - 140 kms from Khola / Gupti entry point
Bhubaneswar - 160 kms from Khola / Gupti entry point
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar - 160 kms from Khola / Gupti