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Trekking, Nature & the only place in India - famous for Crocodiles

The National Park in the country is very famously know for Crocadile and trakking and Wildlife photography.

Orissa. JAN 2/ UITV. 

Bhitarkanika National Park, Odisha


A large trak group on their way in the wildlife sanctury


White breasted Kingfisher is not a rare site for Indian but such animals are present in Bhitarkanika National Park, Odisha


Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is home to eight species of kingfishers. Salt water crocodiles  that are the flagship species of this little known sanctuary located in the Kendrapara district of Odisha, on the eastern coast of India.



The preservation of all the Crocadiles in the National Park is commendable Job. Taking care of them is our duty.


There is a boat that takes you past the mangrove forests, through a chain of riverine channels, crocodiles of all sizes basking along the muddy banks can be seen. There were birds aplenty. Bhitarkanika is also home to leopard cat, fishing cat, jungle cat, hyena, wild boar, spotted deer, sambar, porcupine, dolphin, etc.


Talking about the crocadiles in the National park is too main stream. There are deers as well. Don't be surprised.


Gahirmatha, one of the key nesting grounds of the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtle, is also part of the Bhitarkanika Sanctuary.

Cruising past the forests, you can dock at a place called Dangmal. By crossing the jetty, we could see families of red crabs scurrying around in the muddy bank. A 4-km nature trail has been laid out through the Bhitarkanika Forest Block here for a closer look at the forest. We caught sight of spotted deer, wild boar, several kinds of birds and a monitor lizard.


The resorts and the place where you can stay i simply out of the world experiences.


The walk came to an end at the tourist complex in Dangmal. A visit to the Interpretation Centre here acquainted us with the local flora and fauna. There is also a staying facility and a restaurant here. All that walking had made us hungry and the lunch packed for us by the resort was a welcome sight as we boarded the vessel.


After another round of the sanctuary by boat, we returned to Khola and drove back to our accommodation.


Valuable Information for Travelers from all across the Globe:

Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Kendrapara district of Odisha. The best time to visit is between November and March.

There are two entry points – Khola and Gupti – from where you have to obtain permits to enter the sanctuary. Rajnagar is also a convenient point from where a four-hour boat ride can take you to Dangmal.

Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport and a major rail-head with onward connections to rest of the country. Cuttack is also a convenient road and rail link. The Khola forest gate is around 130km by road from Bhubaneswar.

Stay Info:


A representational picture showing the cozy bedrooms where you can drift off to a deep sleep.


Besides a few private resorts in and around the sanctuary, the forest department operates simply furnished accommodation in Dangmal and Gupti (Wildlife Warden Division Office at Rajnagar; Ph: 91-6729-272460, FAX: 91-6729-272464).

One can even  stay at the Sand and Pebbles Bhitarkanika Jungle Resort (http://www.sandpebblestours.com/).