Here is updated list of National Parks and List of Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha which are famous and spread in hundreds of kilometers. When we think of visiting wildlife sanctuaries, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary and similar names come in our mind. The reason is quite obvious. These sanctuaries offer everything that has always been the desire of a nature and animal lover. Even botanists tend to visit these sanctuaries to experience the beauty of the wide species of flora that these sanctuaries offer.
Wildlife Sanctuaries in Odisha are really unique and are considered to be nature lover’s paradise. If you are going to visit the wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha. Let us help you out with it.
Top 21 Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha
There are 21 wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha but if you are short of time and cannot visit all of them.
|Sr.No.||Wild Life Sanctuaries||Area (Sq. Kms.)||Establishment|
|1.||Bhitarkanika National Park||145||1988|
|2.||Simlipal National Park||845.70||1980|
|3.||Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary||304.03||1962|
|4.||Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary||168.35||1981|
|5.||Balukhand Konark Wildlife Sanctuary||71.72||1984|
|6.||Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary||525||1975|
|7.||Chandaka Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary||175.79||1982|
|8.||Chilika (Nalaban) Wildlife Sanctuary||15.53||1987|
|9.||Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary||346.91||1985|
|10.||Gahirmatha (Marine) Wildlife Sanctuary||1435.00||1997|
|11.||Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary||191.06||1978|
|12.||Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary||147.66||1992|
|13.||Khalasuni Wildlife Sanctuary||116||1982|
|14.||Kotagarh Wildlife Sanctuary||399.5||1981|
|15.||Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary||272.75||1984|
|16.||Lakhari Valley Wildlife Sanctuary||185.87||1985|
|17.||Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary||14.16||1979|
|18.||Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary||745.52||1976|
|19.||Simlipal Wildlife Sanctuary||1354.30||1979|
|20.||Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary||500||1988|
|21.||Kapilash Wildlife Sanctuary||125.50||—|
We have listed the top 2-3 wildlife sanctuaries that you must visit. There are other several wildlife sanctuary located across India like Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary and Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary.
Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Unlike other wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha, this one is a dry forest and also has historical importance attached to it. It is also home to the endangered species of four-horned antelope. The Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary attracts a number of tourists every year especially during winters as people get the chance to experience nature’s beauty at its best along with the availability of several species of flora and fauna. One can expect to see tigers, leopards, bison, spotted dear and Indian hare apart from the migratory birds that visit the sanctuary
Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary
Out of the 19 wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha, Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary is considered to have the most number of animals and even many endangered species can be found. This sanctuary is characterized by waterfalls, canyons and plateau offering better living conditions to many wildlife animals. You will see tigers, swamp deer, gaurs, barking deer and many more adding to the scenic beauty of this place.
Hadagarh Wildlife Sanctuary
The main attraction of this sanctuary is the Salandi River, passing through the forests of Hadagrh Wildlife Sanctuary. It is home to a number of wildlife creatures including species of avifauna. It is mainly covered with dense sal forest and the flora and fauna adds even more to the picturesque view that this sanctuary has.
If you could visit these wildlife sanctuaries then you will surely be lucky enough to experience nature in a unique and soothing way.