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Lakhari Valley Sanctuary:

            Located in Ganjam , it has a huge concentration of elephants and other wildlife.Blackbucks abound in  then Bhetnai region.


            About 35km from bhabanipatna, the district headquaters of Kalahandi, on Bhabanipatna-Thuamula-Rampur road is karlapat famous for charming wildlife. Tigers, Sambers, leopards, gaur and chitals have rich presence in these forest tracts.

Ushakothi Sanctuary:

          This is situated 22 kms from Sambalpur. It covers a forest area of about 285 square kms and the Hirakud Dam lies to its west. One can see elephants , tigers , panthers , sambers etc from strategically placed watch towers or from on boarding a jeep. The main attractions of this sanctuary are the rocket tail dragons and flying squirrels.

Bhitarakanika Sanctuary:

            It is called 'a slice of paradise on the earth and is one of the best sanctuaries in India .It is situated in the second largest mangrove forest in the country and provides an ideal habitat for reptiles including crocodiles, sea turtles and water monitor Lizards. This sanctuary which is located slightly away from the Gahirmatha Sanctuary, has protected the estuarine crocodile and its habitat since 1975.

            This is located at the top of green delta formed by Mahanadi , Bramhani and Baitarani rivers. The picturesque location of this sanctuary, its mangrove forest, numerous varieties of wildlife particularly crocodiles in water, herds of deer on the bank and migrating birds on the sky is really a place of attraction.. It has not only the world's biggest salt water crocodiles but also white crocodiles. The mangrove supports a large variety of bird life such as storks, Egrets , White ibis ,six pieces of Kingfishers, as well as migratory ducks from Siberia and Hungary . This sanctuary can be visited by special permission in order to maintain the Eco-system of the place.

Kuldiha Sanctuary :

            The Kuldiha wildlife sanctuary is located in the district of Balasore with an area of 272.75 sq.kms. This sanctuary is linked to the Similipal National Park through Sukhupata hills and Nato hill ranges. On ecan feel the wildlife of elephants, bison, sambar, giant squirrel, leopard, varieties of birds like hill myna, peacock, hornbills and varieties of reptiles here.

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