In And Around
The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is surrounded by beaches, brooks, islands, rivers and canals making it an ideal location for vacation. The tourists after being welcomed by the incredible avifauna, reptile and mammal population of the sanctuary, there are the Mangroves ready to teach them to be adaptive, the best way to accept the challenges of life and if this area of 625 kms with 215 avian and further more population of flora and fauna was not enough to amaze you, then in and around the serenity of Bhitarkanika has much more to offer you, to quench your thirst for adventure, to make you feel contended.
Garhimata National Park/Beach: -
Your search for that perfect romantic spot ends here. The beautiful Garhimata Beach is the perfect destination for the couples and honeymooners searching for notable places to visit in & around Bhitarkanika. The beach becomes further thrilling between the months of January and March when the Olive Ridley Turtles which has been visiting the beach for ages, come to lay their eggs. It has now been declared as a national park to save these endangered species.
Shiva Temple: - The ancient Shiva Temple near Bhitarkanika has been the place of attraction for visitors form long. It has now been renovated which has enhanced the beauty of this ancient monument.
Kanika King Palace :- The palace of the earlier rulers of Bhitarkanika has now been developed as a tourist place.
Silted Lotus Pond :- The national flower of India blossoms in many colors in the silted pond near Bhitarkanika. This unique garden for the lotus presents a mesmerizing experience for the city dwellers.
Shooting Tower :- Bhitarkanika was once the hunting ground for the Zamindar family of Raj Kanika. The tower is the erstwhile shooting location for the hunters of the family.
Meadow Tower :- This watch tower has been constructed to keep an eye on the meadows of Bhitarkanika. The villagers save their gazing cattle form the predators by keeping an eye from this tower.
Simlipal National Park :- Simlipal national park is the natural habitat for the tigers and is a crucial part of the project tiger campaign. Crocodiles, Sloth bear, leopards, elephants, wolves and wild boars are the other attractions of this national park. Unlike Bhitarkanika, Sal trees dominate Simlipal and are a playground for twelve rivers. The picturesque falls of Joranda and Barehipani further beautifies the region.
Nandankanan National Park :- The Nandankanan National Park is the breeding location for many endangered species including the Asiatic and Sangal lions, Nilgiri langurs, Indian crocodiles, tailed macaque, several avian and mammals. The national park got international acclaim for its contribution towards the growth of the white tiger population, which is one of the rarest species in the world and was on the verge of extinction. The Nandankanan zoo has been instrumental for the successful mating of these aristocratic creatures and their number today has increased to 34.
Pushpagiri : The abode of the Buddhist remains, Pushpagiri is an awing place for a visit. While the stupas and monuments exemplify the Buddhist culture the scenic beauty will surely hold your breath. So save your days to visit the prominent place in Odisha and make your tour counted.
Udayagiri : In proximity of your staying destination are the famous monuments of Udayagiri that are dated back to the Buddhist era. The prominent region of the Buddhist region, Udayagiri has immense religious values. To make your tour a more pleasing one, Udayagiri is home to numerous local places of historical eminence.
Ratnagiri : Once a mahavihara site, the region has an array of Buddhist remains in the state. Along with Lalitgiri and Udayagiri, the region was once part of the Pushpagiri University. Located close to the Bhitarkanika National Park, the visitors can also visit the Ratnagiri Archeological Museum and get in touch with the historical facts and data.
Lalitgiri : A famous Buddhist complex, Lalitgiri is home to major monasteries and stupas. A notable excavation site since 1985, the place is of utmost importance in the eyes of the A.S.I.(Archaeological Survey of India). For public exhibit, the unearthed relic caskets along with other archaeological discoveries. So if you want to give a historical turn to your visit then don’t forget to be at Lalitgiri.
Puri : Home to the famous Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri is the one of the four main Holy centers (Dhamas) of the country and its natives. Located on the Bay of Bengal, the city is also the hub to some renowned temples such as Gundhicha Ghar Temple, Loknath Temple, Sakshigopal Temple to name a few. The notable Rath-Yatra in Puri will surely complete your tour followed by a visit to the Chilika Lake, the largest inland lake in India.
Bhubaneswar : The city with a 3,000 years old history is a major tourist’s attraction throughout the year for people from all parts of the globe. The largest city of Odisha, also known as the “Temple City of India” has tremendous religious value in the eastern parts of the nation. Any trip to Odisha remains incomplete without a visit to the most grandeur city. With multiple local transportation options, you will never have to wait to get to the place on your visiting list. Some of the major attractions in the city are Dhauligiri, Mukteshwar Temple, Lingaraj Temple, Khandangiri-Udayagiri Caves, Nanadan Kanan Zoo and many more.
Chilika Lake : Spread over 1100 sq. km. of area Chilika Lake is the largest coastal lagoon of the country. The Lake is widely popular for its variety of endangered and rare species. Truly a paradise, the lake is home to numerous migratory birds from across the globe. One of the famous attractions named the Nalaban Island is located within the lagoon, which disappears during monsoon due to inundation. Famous for fishing and angling, Chilika Lake is one of the best tourist spot for those in love with nature.