Indian Wildlife >> East India >> Orissa >> Tikarapada


Location : 58-km from District Angul, 211-km from Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Coverage area :
Main attractions : The Gharial Crocodile Sanctuary
Best time to visit : October to March
Accommodation : Forest Rest House - D.F.O. (Wildlife), Angul
Arrival information : 
-- By rail : Angul railway station.
-- By air : The nearest airport for approaching Tikarapada is Bhubaneswar (160-km), which is connected with New Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Nagpur by Boeing flights.
-- By road : Connected with a good motorable road, the place is 120-km from Dhenkanal and 58-km from Angul on the road which branches off the Cuttack-Sambalpur road at Badakera situated 14-km west of Angul.
Nearby excursions : 
Nearby cities : Angul: 58-km ,Dhenkanal: 120-km ,Talcher: 78-km

The site of one of the most fabulous vistas of river and forest, the 'Satkosia Gorge' where the great Mahanadi river crashes in with monumental force is a dizzyingly enervating experience for the visitors.

The meandering pace of the sensuous river, 22-km of thick forest, offers scenic delights of the frothing, boiling water as it wends its way through the fabulous gorge, considered to be one of the most enchanting spots in the world. It is the ideal place for boating, angling and other adventure sports. The forest and hills around the village have varieties of fauna to fascinate the visitors.

The Gharial sanctuary at Tikarapada is a must for wildlife fans. Located at about 211-km from Bhubaneswar and 58-km from Angul, it offers forest bungalow accommodation at strategic places. If one wants to camp inside the sanctuary then he has to take special permission to do so.


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