Famous Wildlife Sanctuaries in Orissa
Orissa is full of natural beauty and amazing wildlife sanctuaries. You can see beautiful animals and bard sanctuaries in Orissa. Some of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries in Orissa are NandanKanan Sanctuary, Similipal Tiger Reserve, Bhitarakanika Santuary, Satakoshia Tiger Reserve, Tikarapara Crocodile Reserve, Chandaka Elephant Reserve, Chilika Bird Sanctuary, Debrigarh Sanctuary, Khalasuni Sanctuary and many more.
Khalasuni Sanctuary of Sambalpur District Orissa
Khalasuni Sanctuary of Sambalpur is one of the best sanctuary of Orissa. It is located 50kms far from Sambalpur town. It is situated on area of 116 sq kms. It is coming under Rairakhol Sub division which is famous for its natural beauty. In Khalasuni Sanctuary of Sambalpur you can find many types of wild animals such as: Elephant, Bear, Deer, Wild dogs, Leopards, Tigers and other common forest animals.
NandanKanan Sanctuary of Khordha District Orissa
NandanKanan is one of the famous zoological park in Orissa. The name "NandanKanan" came from two tiger names "Nandan" and "Kanan". Its different meaning is "Garden in Heaven". It is located on the side of Kanjila lake.You can reach NandanKanan by Bus and Train. It is 20kms far from the capital of Orissa named Bhubaneswar. Nearest Railway Station of NandanKanan is Barang which is 2-3 kms far from this beautiful zoo. It was established on 1970 and became zoo on 1979. Specialty of NandanKanan zoo is white tiger reserve. This zoo comes first in the whole world in case of white tiger safari. This safari has covered more then 12 hectors areas. It has also a lion safari but now there are very few lions in it. Other specialties of Nandan kanan are Boating facility, Rope way journey, Toy train, Botanical Garden.
Nandan Kanan has also covered reptile parks and bard sanctuary. This famous zoo of Orissa has got international reputation for successfully breeding black panthers. You can find a number of Gharial crocodiles, Nilagiri Langurs, Indian Penguins, Mouse Deers and many types of small and large birds. You can also enjoy bus riding in Lion safari. This facility is also available in Nandan kanan with some nominal charges.
Botanical garden of Nandan kanan is famous for its unique collection of Cactus lies. In this garden you can find many types of roses, crotons and other natural plants and trees. Nandan Kanan is famous as a best picnic spot in Orissa.
Debrigarh Sanctuary of Bargarh District Orissa
Debigarh Sanctuary is located in Bargarh District and it covers more then 350 sq kms. It is a very good place for visiting and seeing the natural beauty of Bargarh District. In this beautiful sanctuary you can see hyenas, bisons, sambar, monitor lizard, tiger, bear and many more types of domestic and migratory birds. If you ever come to Orissa then you should sure visit Bargarh for seeing this famous sanctuary.
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