Turtle Sanctuary :
This is a stretch of beach that is used for breeding the giant
Olive Turtles, who travel all way from Pacific Ocean to mate
and lay their eggs. Every year, thousands of wondrous creatures
are seen here. The Government of Orissa has made special arrangements
in order to protect the turtles. This is also the harbouring
ground for various kinds of migratory birds.
Baisipalli wildlife sanctuary was established 1981 in the
eastern ghats and rises from almost sea level to about 900
metres. It is situated at a distance of 60 kilometeres form
Nayagarh and extends over 168.35 square kilometres. Apart
from elephants and tigers there are also sambar, mouse deer
and a fascinating variety of fauna including migrating and
George Sanctuary :
This sanctuary was established in 1976 and the total sanctuary
area is about 745.52 sq.kms. This sanctuary is at a distance
of 58 kms from Angul. About 10 kms to the south of the george
at Purnakote and Labangi, Gharials have made their home in
the Mahanadi river and this sanctuary was established primarily
to protect these crocodiles, an endangered species.
Elephant Sanctuary :
The Chandaka elephant sanctuary, the first of its kind in
India, was established in 1982 with a view to promote eco-regeneration
of depleting environment. About 20 kms away from Bhubaneswar
it is a dense forest covering 190 sq. kms. where around 100
elephant roam freely. There are a number of watch towers set
for the visitors to watch these huge animals.
Hadgarh wildlife sanctuary is located in the district of Keonjhar
only ata distance of 20kms from Bhadrak on NH-5. It was established
in the year 1978 covering an area of about 191.06sq. kms.
Amidst the dense Sal forest there are leopards, wilddogs and
elephants etc. The dam here is an ideal habitat for the muggar
Kotagad wildlife sanctuary is sistuated in the Baliguda sub-division
og Kandhamal district covering an area of 399.05 sq. kms.
One can see here the important species that include tigers,
leopards, bisons, elephants,sambar, spotted deer, varieties
of birds(peacock, red jungle fowl etc.) and reptiles.