Heritage 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.