Buddhist circuit in Odisha
The state of Odisha which constitutes a part of the Eastern Ghat ranges of India has quite a diversified topography consisting of hills, valleys, dense evergreen forests, scrub jungles, estuaries and man-made forests. The forest area of the state is approximately 30 per cent of its geographical area. The diversified ecological riches and environmental situation provide with excellent habitat for a very rich and diversified fauna. Wildlife is very rich and in most of the cases, exciting. Odisha’s wildlife parks are a source of great attraction not only to Indian tourists, they also attract tourists from all over the globe. The Similipal National Park, Chilika, Bhitarkanika and Gahirmatha wildlife sanctuaries are already on the World map. Apart from them, Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary, Debrigarh, Hadgarh, Kotgarh and Sunabeda sanctuaries are also excellent conservation areas popular with tourists who wish to enjoy the wild, un-spoilt environment of nature.
Bhitarkanika National Park
Wlidlife destination in Odisha
A Considered as a mini Amazon, Bhitarkanika National Park is one of the most impressive wildlife sanctuaries of Asia. With its outstandingly unique biodiversity, and captivating natural beauty comprising the mangroves, an array of domestic as well as migratory birds and turtles, twisty water courses, the frightening estuarine crocodile, Bhitarkanika is the second largest Mangrove ecosystem in India. read more…
Chilika (or Chilka) lake is the largest lake of the country. The lake is surrounded with scenic beauty of nature. The naval training center is also situated nearby. Several types of migratory birds visit Chilika with advent of different seasons (mostly Winter). The lake is declared as a ‘Bird Sanctuary’ by the state govt. Inside the lake there are numerous islands, and one such picturesque island is called Kalijai, which hosts ‘Kalijai Temple’, an important place of worship for the surrounding population. Read more…