BHITARKANIKA The Real Eco-System

An Invitation to the WILDLIFE LOVERS …

BHITARKANIKA National Park – Considered one of the most impressive wildlife sanctuaries of Asia, the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in Orissa is special due to reasons more than one. Housing the dynamic and salt tolerant species of trees, the Mangroves that generally grow in tropical and sub-tropical inter-tidal regions; Bhitarkanika has a luxuriant green, rich and pulsating eco-system.

Located in the estuarial region of River Brahmani-Baitarani, in the north-eastern place of Kendrapara district of Orissa, the sanctuary covers an area of 672 square kilometers of mangrove forests and wetland. Crossed by a thick network of brooks, with the Bay of Bengal on the east, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is home to over 215 species of birds, including winter migratory birds from Europe and central-Asia.

Apart from the Mangroves, another rarity that the sanctuary has to its account is the inhibition of its ecosystem by the Giant Salt Water Crocodiles and numerous varieties of other animal species. It is because of these specialties only that a vast expanse of forest around 145 square kilometers has been officially declared as the Bhitarkanika National Park. This park including mangrove forests, creeks, estuaries, rivers, accumulated land, backwater and mud flats is very significant for the ecological, biological and geomorphologic background of Orissa.

To add more, the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in Orissa is also rich in avifauna, reptilian and mammalian population. The mangrove forests in the sanctuary are also a good habitat for King Cobra, Water Monitor Lizard and Indian Python. An area of about 4 hectares is visited by a large number of water birds every year from June to October. The area near Suajore creek at the sanctuary is frequently visited by Asian Open Bill, Cormorants, Darters, Black Ibis, Egrets and many more.

ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES : “ K7 Holidays ” can book your accommodation in the Forest guest house or the ECO & Nature Camps near by .
Where you can get your lodging and barding facility. K7 Holidays assures you to make all your arrangements hassle free.

HOW TO REACH THERE : As it is 145 KM away from Bhubaneswar, one can stay in Bhubaneswar and can take a day Tour to Bhitarkanika and come back by evening. But it will be definitely hectic, therefore ‘ K7 Holidays ’ suggests you to go for one night stay with the nature there.

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