Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary

The Ushakothi Sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the state of Odisha(Orissa). Established in 1962 over a forest area of about 285 square kilometres, the Ushakothi Sanctuary is situated at a distance of about 22 kilometres from Sambalpur.To the west of the Sanctuary lies Hirakud dam. dense deciduous forest flanked by the Wardha and Penganga rivers covers 130 sq. km and is one of the smaller sanctuaries of Odisha(Orissa). 

Animals In Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary

tigers, elephants, sambar leopards and bison.

Plants In Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary

sal, sandalwood, arjun, neem, acacia, casuarinas are of frequent occurrence.

Region

Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Sambalpur district, Odisha(Orissa).

Area Of Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary

304.03 Sq Kms.

Year Of Establishment Of Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary

1962.

Best Time To Visit

October to May.

Nearest Town

Sambalpur (45 kms), Odisha(Orissa), India.

How To Reach Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary

By Air

The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar about 300 kilometres away.

By Train

The nearest town and railwaystation is Sambalpur.

By Road

About 45-km from Sambalpur, the nearest rest house is at Badrama situated just 3-km away from the sanctuary.

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