Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary

Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary is famous for its Gharial breeding project. Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary was established in 1976 and including a 22 kilometre long gorge where the Mahandi river cuts through the Eastern Ghats,Covering an area of 1330 sq km,This \'fairyland\' is made fascinating by the millions of micro organism found on the fringes of the islands. This is beautifully gifted from flora and fauna. A stay there and trekking in the long gorge is a fascinating experience.

Animals In Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary

Leopard, Tiger, Striped Hyena, Sambar, Wild Dog or Dhole, Indian Wolf, Sloth Bear, Chital, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Chowsingha (Four-Horned Antelope), Nilgai, Wildpig, Gaur, Elephant, etc.

Plants In Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary

Sal, mahua and bahera.

Birds In Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary

Pea fowls.

Reptiles In Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary

Monitor Lizard, Chameleon, Terrapins, Snakes, Gharial, Mugger Crocodile, Fresh water turtle and poisonous and non-poisonous snakes.

Region

Located in the District of Angul, Nayagarh and Phulbani.

Area Of Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary

795.52 Sq Kms.

Year Of Establishment Of Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary

1976.

Best Time To Visit

October to June.

Nearest Town

Similia, Odisha(Orissa), India.

How To Reach Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary

By Air

Nearest airport is at Bhubaneshwar which is 210 km away.

By Train

Nearest Railway station is at Angul at a distance of about 60 km.

By Road

It is also well connected by roadways with Angul.

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