Ushakothi (Badrama) Wildlife Sanctuary
Ushakothi (Badrama) Wildlife Sanctuary:
Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary - Ushakothi or Badrama Sanctuary in Yavatmal, Odisha (Orissa) has a population of tigers, leopards, panthers, sloth bears and elephants in addition to the sambal, gaur, chital and nilgai. The dense deciduous forest flanked by the Wardha and Penganga rivers covers 130 sq. km and is one of the smaller sanctuaries of Odisha (Orissa).
The watch towers installed within the sanctuary provide a good view of the animals flocking the nearby watering points at night. Jeeps are also available from the forest office. Accommodation is available at the Forest Rest House, Badrama, 3 km away. Guide and spot lights are available with the Forest Range Officer against nominal charges.
|Total area||304.03 sq km.|
|Nearest town||Sambalpur (45 kms)|
|Best time to visit Ushakothi||October-April|
|Information||Badrama Tourist Office, Sambalpur|