Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary
Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary:
Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary - Enclosing the mighty Satkosia gorge where the Mahanadi plunges into the Eastern Ghats, the Tikarpada Sanctuary is a very popular sanctuary visited by tourists. The Mahanadi cuts through 22 km of the multi-hued collage of sal trees in Tikarpada, and a visit to the sanctuary is an awesome experience.
Boating, white water rafting, fish angling and treks through the lush forest are activities one can indulge in at the sanctuary. The Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre is actively conserving and breeding the endangered species of the crocodiles in the Mahanadi eco system in Tikarpada. Though tigers are rarely sighted now, the wildlife within the sanctuary includes the Indian adjutant stroke, red jungle fowl and Indian pitta.
Located at a convenient distance of 120 kms from Dhenkanal and 58 kms from Angul, tourists can proceed to Saptasajya, a scenic picnic spot. The Saptarshi and Raghunath temples in the vicinity are also frequented by tourists visiting the sanctuary.
While the forest lodge is located within the forest, you can choose to camp out in the open with the special permission of the forest office.
|Total area||795.52 sq km|
|Nearest town||Angul 58 kms and Dhenkanal 120 kms|
|Best time to visit to Tikarpada||December-April|