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Bhitarkanika National Park

In the District of KrndraparaOdisha in the eastern India there is national park called Bhitarkanika National Park. Bhitarkanika formed by two words ‘Bhitar' meaning interior and 'Kanika' meaning that which is extraordinarily beautiful. In the 1998 this Park has been designed as National Park. It covers 672 km2 and core area of 145 km of the Bhitarkanika Wild Sanctuary. The national park and wildlife sanctuary is flood by a number of rivers. These rivers are  Brahmani, Baitarni, Dhamra, Pathsala and others. In 1975 core area of the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary was created. This National Park is home to Saltwater Crocodile, White Crocodile, Indian Python, King Cobra and other species of Flora and Fauna. Bhitarkanika is a location of rich, green lush mangroves, meandering water courses in the North-Eastern corner of Kendrapara. The area is intersected by a network of creeks with Bay of Bengal.

Places to visit in Bhitarkanika

  • Bagganhan Bird Sanctuary
  • Boat Ride
  • Garhimatha
  • Natural Treks
  • Dangmal
  • Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ekakula and Habalighati Island

Flora and Fauna

Flora : There are number of Flora’s that are Mangroves, trees like sundari, thespia, casuarinas, and grasses like the indigo bush, and many more in Bhitarkanika National Park.

Fauna: There are number of Fauna that are Saltwater Crocodile, White Crocodile, Indian Python, King Cobra,  wild pigs, chitals, Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and many more in Bhitarkanika National park.


In winter : 14 degree celsius.

In Summer : 40 degree celsius.

How to Reach

By Air :  Bhubaneswar airport is the nearest airport. It is 160 km to Khola.

By Rail : Bhubaneswar,  Cuttack, Bhadrak are the nearest railway station.

By Road : You can take Buses from Bhitarkanika.