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BADRAMA SANCTUARY
the other name is "Ushakothi"
Location Located in theDistrict of Sambalpur between Longitudes 840-10’and 840.30’(east) latitude 210.20’ to 210.40’ (north)
Date of notification 17 December, 1987
Area 304.03sq.kms.
Forest type Teak, Sal, Piasal, Bamboo etc.
Villages 25 Revenue villages.
Climate Winter temp is approximately 100 C. In Summer temp rises above 450C
Wild animals to be seen Tiger, Leopard, Hyena, Wildboar, Spotted Deer, Elephant etc.
Suitable period for visit October- April
Convenient approach By road from Sambalpur 48km, from Rourkela 200km via Bonai-Barkot, 180km via Bamra-Kuchinda-Jamankira and 217km via Jharsuguda-Sambalpur
Officers to be contacted. D.F.O., Bamra Wildlife Division, Bamra.
Accommodation Forest Rest House (FRH) at Badrama
BAISIPALI SANCTUARY
the gateway to eastern-ghats
Location Located in the newly created revenue District of Nayagrh. It is contiguous with the Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary---.
Date of notification 07 Nov. 1981
Area 168.35sq.km
Forest type Sal, Karada, , Piasal, Kurum, Asan, Bamboo etc.
Villages See Satkoshia Gorge Sanctuary---
Climate Summer upto :450C , Winter (night temp. 5-60C). Average Humidity 80%, Rainfall more than 1000 mm per year.
Wild animals to be seen Leopard, Tiger, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Bear, Elephant etc.
Suitable period for visit October to March.
Convenient approach Entry points are at Takera (near Daspalla), Chhamundia (60km from Nayagarh) and Kusanga (60km from Boudh). Chhamundia is 100km from Bhubaneswar via Kantilo on the bank of River Mahanadi.
Officers to be contacted. Divisional Forest Officer, Mahanadi Wildlife Division, Nayagarh.
Accommodation FRH at Charichhak, PWD IB at Purunakatak and Adenigada.
Travel routes within the Sanctuary---/Tracks and Trails. Also see Satkoshia Gorge Sanctuary---
BALUKHAND-KONARK SANCTUARY
the green side of the marine drive
Location Located in the District of Puri between Longitudes 850-52’and 860.14’(east) latitude 190.48’ to 190.54’
Date of notification 23 April 1984, revised on 01 Sept. 1987
Area 71.71Sq.kms.
Forest type Casuarina, Tamarind, Anacardium, Karanja, Polanga, Neem etc.
Villages None
Climate Winter temp is approximately 100 C in Summer temp rises above 400C
Wild animals to be seen Spotted Deer, Blackbuck, Stripped Hyena, Jungle Cat, etc.
Suitable period for visit Round the year
Convenient approach The Puri-Konark Marine Drive road passes through this Sanctuary---. Puri is only 3 km from the Sanctuary--- entry point.
Officers to be contacted. Divisional Forest Officer, Puri Wildlife Division, Bhubaneswar.
Accommodation There is no accommodation within the Sanctuary---. Tourist can stay at Puri or Konark where a good number of hotels of different categories are available.
BHITARKANIKA SANCTUARY
the crocodile country
Location Located in the District of Kendrapara between Longitudes 860.30’ to 870.06’(east )and latitude 200.30’ to 200.50’ (north).
Notification date Sanctuary--- notified on 22 April 1975 National Park notified on 30 October 1988
Area Sanctuary--- area: 672.00sq.km It includes National Park area: 145.00sq.km
Forest type Mangroves: Bani, Sundari, Rai, Keruan, Hental, Sisu etc.
Number of villages and total population 381 villages 1.96 lakh people
Climate Minimumwinter temperature is around 100 C, summer temperature goes upto 430 C.
Wild animals to be seen Leopard Cat, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Porcupine, Pythons, Dolphins, King Cobra, Saltwater Crocodiles Including Partial White (Sankhua) Crocodile , Water Monitor Lizard, Terrapins, Marine Turtles, Kingfishers, Wood Peckers, Hornbills, Bar-Headed Goose, Brahminy Ducks, Pintails, White Bellied Sea Eagles, and a variety of resident and migratory birds
Suitable period of visit Winter and early summer months (October to mid April)
Convenient approach The Hd.qrs. of the Division administering the Sanctuary--- is located at Rajnagar approximately 130kms from the State Capital, Bhubaneswar. Gupti, 25kms by road from Rajnagar is also a convenient base for visiting the Sanctuary---. The Sanctuary--- is also approachable via Chandbali which is 174km from Bhubaneswar and 55km from Bhadrak on the Kolkata-Chennai Railway line.
Officer to be contacted. Divisional Forest Officer, Mangrove Forest Division (WL), Rajnagar, Dist-Kendrapara, Phone no. 06729-272460; Fax 06729-272464
Accommodation  1.     At Dangmal – One FRH (8 beds in fours rooms, a dining room and kitchen; 4 cottages (12 beds in 4 rooms)  2.     At Ekakula – One FRH (2 rooms with dining room) Dormitories (16 beds) with a common kitchen space.  3.     At Gupti- one Rest Shed with four beds.
Some ‘Travel Routes’ within the Sanctuary--- / Tracks and Trails
  •          Rajnagar-Gupti-Dangmal by river route (3 hrs. by boat).
  •          Rajnagar-Gupti-Ekakula by river route (4 hrs.).
  •          Rajnagar-Gupti-Habalikhati by river route (4½ hrs).
  •          Dangmal-Gupti-Ekakula (4 hrs)
                            (10) Dangmal-Gupti- Habalikhati (4 hrs)
                            (11) Dangmal-Khola-Dhamra (3½ hrs).
  •          Dangmal-Khola-Kalibhanjadia (3 hrs).
  •          Chandbali-Khola- Dangmal-Habalikhati-Ekakula (8 hrs)

Journey time and duration depend on wind, tides, water current and type / power of the boat.

  •          Visitors need Entry Permit to enter into the Sanctuary / National Park.
  •          Parking place available at Gupti FRH.
  •          Avail only registered boats to go to Bhitarkanika.
  •          Number of visitors are restricted during Dec.25 to Jan. 03.
  •          Out of the above routes which are all river routes the following rivers and creeks are inhabited          by Crocodiles: Khola creek, Suajora creek, Thanapati creek, Mahisamada creek, Pathsala river,          Bhitarkanika river, Dhamra river, Mantei river, Baunsagarh river, Hansina creek.

TRAILS IN KANIKA RANGE (across the river from Dangmal) Over 3.5km trail within the forest block of Kanika Range lead to the following places:

  •          Renovated ancient Shiva temple.
  •          Silted lotus pond
  •          Erstwhile shooting tower of Kanika Raja
  •          Watch tower overlooking the meadows of Bhitarkanika.
CHANDAKA SANCTUARY
pachyderm territory of the capital city
Location Located in the District of Khurda& Cuttack.
Date of notification 21 Dec. 1982
Area 175.79sq.km excluding mining area of 17.6sq.km
Forest type Sal, Piasal, Asan, Bamboo etc.
Villages 47 villages
Climate Air temp 100C- 410C, Rainfall 1200 mm. To 1400 mm.
Wild animals to be seen Elephant, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Ratel, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Crested Serpent Eagle, etc.
Suitable period for visit Round the year.
Convenient approach By road, Main gate at Godibari is 20km from State capital, Bhubaneswar.
Officers to be contacted. D.F.O., Chandka Wildlife Division, Asian Elephant Conservation and Research Complex (AECARC), Gaja Vihar, PO: Baramunda, Bhubaneswar-751003. Tel. 91-674-2384340
Accommodation Watch towers at Ambilo and Kumarkhunti can be occupied for animal watching during day time only.
Travel routes within the Sanctuary---/Tracks and trails Godibari-Kumarkhunti-Bualigarh and back Godibari-Kansakhol-Kheluachua-Ambakhali and back Godibari-Mahuriabari-Pitagadia and back
DEBRIGARH SANCTUARY
home for gaur and Chowsingha
Location Located in the undividedDistrict of Sambalpur (now Baragarh) between Longitudes 830-30’and 830.46’(east) latitude 210.28’ to 210.43’ (north)
Date of notification 08 Feb. 1985
Area 346.91sq.kms.
Forest type Bija, Sal, Asan, Aanla, Dhaura and other associates of Sal.
Villages  
Climate Winter temp is approximately 100 C in Summer temp rises above 450C            
Wild animals to be seen Tiger, Leopard, Hyena, Gaur, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Chowsingha, resident & migratory birds, Monitor Lizard, Chameleon etc.
Suitable period for visit Round the year
Convenient approach The Sanctuary--- entry point at Dhudurkusum adjoining Hirakud Reservoir is approximately 35kms from Sambalpur. Burla Towns and about 50kms from Sambalpur.
Officers to be contacted. D.F.O., Badrama Wildlife Division, Sambalpur.
Accommodation a)At Dhudrukusum:            Tourist cottage. b)At Dechua          :            FRH(2 suites) c)At Chaurasimal :               Tourist Cottage.
GAHIRMATHA MARINE SANCTUARY
haven for turtles, the largest rookery
Location
Located in Kendrapara revenue district between longitude 860 45’ 57’’ and 870 17’ 36” (East) and latitude 200 17’ 32”and 200 46’ 58” (North) extending by a width of 20 kms into the territorial waters.
Date of notification
27 September, 1997.
Area
1435 Sq. km including 27 km2 of land area. The geographical location can be visualized from topo sheet no. 74L/14 and 73L/15 of Survey of India.
Forest type
Mangroves
Villages
Nil
Climate
Winter temperature is approximately 100 C; in summer temperature rise above 400 C.
Wild animals to be seen
Sea turtles, Dolphins, Jackals, Hyena, Fishing Cat, Crocodile, Water Monitor Lizard, Terns, Vultures, winter migrants such as Sea Gulls, etc.
Suitable period for visit
October to March
Convenient approach
Chandbali (8 hrs.), Dhamra (2 hrs.), Chandinipal (1 ½  hrs.), Rajnagar (2 ½ hrs.) and Paradip (2 ½  hrs.). The timings and duration are influenced by prevailing wind, tides, water current and type of boats and or vessels.
Officers to be contacted.
DFO, Mangrove Forest Division (WL), Rajnagar, Ph-06729-272460, Fax-272464. ACF, Chandbali, Phone-06786-220072 ACF, Paradeep, Phone -06722-220905
Accommodation
Chandbali:     Port Guest House
Chandbali:     PWD Rest House, OTDC
Dhamra:        Port Guest House, Dangmal FRH
Chandanipal:DRDO Guest House
Rajnagar:      PWD Guest House
Travel routes within the Sanctuary---/Tracks and Trails.
Chandbali-Dhamra-Chandanipal-Sea
Chandbali-Khola-Dangmal-Ekakula -Sea
Paradeep-Sea
Paradeep- Ghanagalia - Hukitola- Sea
Rajnagar- Barunei Muhana – Hukitola- Sea
Rajnagar- Gupti - Ekakula- Sea
HADGAD SANCTUARY
forest link between Kuldiha and Similipal
Location Located in the District of Keonjhar between Longitudes 860-20’and latitude 210.16’ to 200.45’(north)
Date of notification 06 Dec. 1978
Area 191.06sq.km
Forest type Sal forest and its associates.
Villages 16 villages
6538 people
Climate Moderate
Wild animals to be seen Leopard, Wild Dog, Spotted Deer, Wildboar, Elephant, Nilgai, migratory duck and Mugger in Hadgarh Reservoir.
Suitable period for visit October to May
Convenient approach Entry through (a) Kathakata in Hatadihi Block (22km from Anandpur), (b) Hadgarh village 35km from Anandpur/15km from Hatadihi). Anandpur is 80km from Keonjhar (NH-6); 46km from Panikoili (NH-5), 35km from Jajpur Road (Nearest Rly. Station). Hatadihi is 30km from Bhadrak Rly. Stn.
Officers to be contacted. Divisional Forest Officer,Bhadrak Wildlife  Division, Bhadrak. Phone:
Accommodation Inspection Bungalows at Anandpur,Hadgarh and Keonjhar.
KARLAPAT SANCTUARY.
attractive camping at Jacom
Location Located in theDistrict of Kalahandi between Longitudes 820-45’and 830.15’(east) latitude 190.30’ to 190.50’ (north)
Date of notification 15 Oct. 1992
Area 147.66sq.kms.
Forest type Sal, Asan, Bija and other mixed vegetation
Villages 15 villages
1455 population
Climate Moderate
Wild animals to be seen Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Wildpig, Gaur, Sambar, Nilgai, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, varieties of colourful birds, and reptiles (snakes & lizards)
Suitable period for visit October- April
Convenient approach 12km from Bhawanipatna
Officers to be contacted. D.F.O., Kalhandi South Division,Kalahandi.
Accommodation Watch towers are located in strategic locations for viewing the Wildlife.
KHALASUNI SANCTUARY
long history of conservation
Location Sambalpur district (Rairakhol Sub-Division)
Date of notification 07 Jan. 1982
Area 116sq.km
Forest type Sal, Piasal, Asan, Bamboo
Villages Ten
Climate Elevation varies from 744’ to 2497’ above MSL,Moderate, climate.
Wild animals to be seen Leopard, Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, SpottedDeer, barking Deer, mouse Deer and Wild Dog, varieties of birds (Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Hornbill etc.) and reptiles.
Suitable period for visit October to April
Convenient approach By road 50km from Sambalpur via Padiabahal-Meghpal, 50km from Rairakhol via Naktideol-Girischandrapur-Kichinda; 55km from Deogarh via Riamal-Naktideol-Girischandrapur-Kichinda.
Officers to be contacted. Divisional Forest Officer, Rairakhol Division,At/PO Rairakhol,Dist.Sambalpur.
Accommodation Inside the Sanctuary--- there is no asccomodation facility.
KOTGAD SANCTUARY
heartland of southern Orissa Elephants
Location Located in the District of Phulbani between Longitudes 83-12’ to 84.0’(east) and latitude 19.0’’ to 19.56’’(north)
Date of notification 03 Dec. 1981
Area 399.05sq.km
Forest type Sal, Bija, Asan, Sidha, Bamboo
Villages 62 villages
9178 population
Climate Moderate
Wild animals to be seen Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Elephant, Sambar, Spotted Deer, varieties of birds (Peacock, Red Jungle Fowl etc.) & reptiles.
Suitable period for visit October to April.
Convenient approach  
Officers to be contacted. Divisional Forest Officer,Baliguda  Division, Baliguda, Dist, Phulbani,
Accommodation Inspection Bungalowsof PWD Deptt., FRH, Revenue Inspection Bungalows at Phulbani, Baliguda, Kothagarh, Belghar etc.
KULDHIA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
excellent potential in an ecotour-circuit
Location Balasore district.
Date of notification 04 Jan. 1984
Area 272.75sq.km
Forest type Sal, Bija, Asan, Bamboo etc.
Villages  
Climate This Sanctuary--- is linked with Similipal National Park through Sukhuapata hills and Nato hill ranges. The climatic condition is therefore same as the Similipal Sanctuary---.
Wild animals to be seen Elephants, Gaur, Sambar, Giant squirrel, Leopard, varietieis of birds, Hill Myna, Peacock, Hornbills and reptiles (Land Monitor, Cobra, Viper & Pythons).
Suitable period for visit October to May.
Convenient approach By road 16km from Nilgiri Subdivisional Headquarters and 35km from Balasore district Head quarters. A night halt in Kuldiha can fit into the ecotour circuit touching Chandipur-Remuna-Nilgiri-Panchalingeswar, all in Balasore district.
Officers to be contacted. Divisional Forest Officer, Balasore Wildlife  Division, Balasore.
Accommodation Available at Nilgiri & Balasore.
LAKHARI VALLEY SANCTUARY
still relatively unexplored
Location Located in the  District of Ganjam (now Gajapati) between Longitudes 840-15’and 840.25’(east) latitude 190.15’ to 190.25’ (north)
Date of notification 08 Feb. 1985
Area 185.87sq.kms.
Forest type Teak, Sal, Piasal, Bamboo etc.
Villages 23 villages
2145 population
Climate Moderate
Wild animals to be seen Tiger, Leopard, Bear, Hyena, Wildboar, Spotted Deer, Elephant, etc.
Suitable period for visit October- March
Convenient approach 60km from Berhampur, 80km from Parlakhemundi
Officers to be contacted. D.F.O., ParlakhemundiDivision, Paralakhemundi, At/PO. Parlakhemundi Dist,Ganjam.
Accommodation Available at Digapahandi and Taptapani( contact-OTDC)
NALABAN(CHILIKA) SANCTUARY
winter home of lakhs of migrant birds
Location Khurda, Puri & Ganjam district.
Date of notification 17 Dec. 1987
Area 15.53sq.kms.
Vegetation Type Nala (Phragmmites karka), Algal forms, weeds and other aquatic vegetation
Villages None
Climate Air temp: 160 C to 420C
Wild animals to be seen Chilika is rich in estuarine/marine fauna,. Attracts 95 species of migratory birds from far off countries. Varieties of reptiles (snakes, lizard) and aquatic mammal like Irrawadi Dolphins & Olive Ridley Turtles in sea coast near Chilika lake.
Suitable period for visit October- February
Convenient approach Can be approached via Puri Satapada. Balugaon & Barkul situated on the N.H.5. Balugaon & Rambha are the Rly. Stations, close to Chilika water source. The nearest air port is Bhubaneswar which is 100km from Balugaon & 110kms from OTDC Guest House, Barkul from the above locations. The sanctuary can be negotiated by the boat.
Officers to be contacted. D.F.O., ChilikaWildlife Division, Balugaon, Dist-Khurda.
Accommodation OTDC Guest Houses at Barkul, Rambha, Satapada & several hotels at Balugaon.
NANDANKANAN SANCTUARY
clear zonation with a zoo, botanical garden and a lake
Location Located in the District of Khurda between Longitudes 850-49’3” to 850.59’5”(east) and latitude 200.17’ to 200.23’(north)
Date of notification 03 Aug. 1979
Area 14.16sq.kms.
Forest type Terminalia arjuna, Adina cardifolia, Bridelia retusa, Kasi, Kurum. A number of plant species (common, rare and endangered) in the Botanical Garden.
Villages None
Climate Moderate
Wild animals to be seen Sambar, Spotted Deer, Rhesus Monkey, Hanuman Langur etc. living free outside the enclosures/exclosures of the Nandankanan Zoological Park.
Suitable period for visit Round the year
Convenient approach When you enter the Zoo campus, you are in the Sanctuary---. By road 15 km from the State Capital, Bhubaneswar Railway Station (Baranga 1km & Airport is 18km
Officers to be contacted. Deputy Director, Nandankanan Zoo, Dist- Khurda. 0674-2466075
Accommodation FRH & cottages in bothZoological Park and Botanical garden inside the Sanctuary--- which are utilized for tourists in the daytime only.
Travel routes within the Sanctuary---/Tracks and Trails. Within the Nandankanan Zoological Park and Botanical Garden.
SATKOSIA GORGE SANCTUARY
panorama of Mahanadi at its best
Location Located in the District of Angul, Nayagarh, Phulbani between Longitudes 850.35’ to 860.5’ (east) and latitude 200.25’ to 200.45’(north)
Date of notification 19 May 1976
Area 745.52sq.kms.
Forest type Sal, Karada, Dhawara, Piasal, Teak, Asan, Bamboo etc.
Villages 52 villages
Climate Winter temperature is around 4.50 C, Summer temperature is approximately 470 C. Average humidity 80% but during mid-day in summer this can be 10%. Number of rainy days 75, Average annual rainfall 1300 mm.
Wild animals to be seen Leopard, Tiger, Striped Hyena, Sambar, Wild Dog or Dhole, Indian Wolf, Sloth Bear, Chital, Barking Deer, Mouse Deer, Chowsingha (Four-Horned Antelope), Nilgai, Wildpig, Gaur, Elephant, Gharial, Mugger, Monitor Lizard, Chameleon, Terrapins, snakes and varieties of resident and migratory birds etc,
Suitable period for visit November to July
Convenient approach Nearest Town: Angul
Nearest Railway Station: Angul
Nearest Airport (Bhubaneswar): 176km
The Sanctuary--- is approachable from Angul, Nayagarh or Boudh.
From Angul on northern side (on NH 42): 30KM
From Daspala: (on south-east) 30KM
From Charichhak: (on south west) 40 km
Sanctuary--- Head quarters: Angul
Range Headquarters: Tikarpara
Pampasar (checkgate) – Purunakote – Tikarpara (32kms.)
Pampasar (checkgate) – Purunakote – Baghuamunda (31kms.)
Pampasar (checkgate) – Purunakote – Tulka (38kms.)
Tikarpara – Barmul/Baliput by river route (14kms.)
Tikarpara – Bininei by river route (5kms.)
Chhamundia – Barmul – Kuturi – Tikarpada (30kms.)
Charichhaka–Kusanga–Sitalapani R.H-Kankei-Tikarpara (22kms.)
Officers to be contacted. Divisional Forest Officer, Satkosia Wildlife Division, Angul. Phone: 91-6764-236218
Accommodation FRH at Angul (Contact: DFO, Angul); FRHs at Tikarpara, Baghmunda, Tulka, Purunakote, Labangi, Raigoda (Contact: DFO, Satkoshia Wildlife Division, Angul), and FRH at Chhamundia (Contact: DFO, Mahanadi WL Divn, Nayagarh, Phone: 91-6753-253971).
Travel routes within the Sanctuary---/Tracks and Trails. Labangi-Suasari damak and back: 7km;
Rasanda chhak-Kuadoli and back: 10.5km;
Bhurkundi-Kuadoli and back: 12.5km;
Raigoda-kuadoli and back: 8.5km;
Hatibari-Kandhaaida and back 10km;
Tikarpada-Ramgaon nala and back: 8km;
Majhipada-Kadalikhola and back: 13km;
Karadapada-Chupu nala and back: 12km;
Labangi-Tulka: 14.5km;
Rasanda-Bhurkundi: 11.5km;
Chhotkei-Katrang: 15km;
Majhipada-Bipradihi: 15km;
Majhipada-Baghmunda: 15km;
Tikarpada-Katrang:14.0km
SIMILIPAL SANCTUARY
nature's bounties and tradition of conservation initiatives

Location Located in theDistrict of Mayurbhanj between Longitudes 86.4’ to 86.37’ (east) and latitude 21.28’ to 22.8’(north)
Date of notification Sanctuary--- notified on 03 Dec. 1979. National Park Notification -Stage-I) issued on 06 August 1980 for 330sq.km and on 11 June 1986 for additional 515sq.km (total 845sq.km).
Area 2200.00sq.km
Forest type Mixed Sal, dry deciduous, moist deciduous and some evergreen patches.
Villages Villages 65 including four in the Core area (Proposed National Park).
Climate Minimum 20C (Dec. last week to Jan. Ist week) Maximum 480C (May) Relative humidity : Morning 70-100%mid day in Summer: 30%, Rainfall: Rainy days 100. 130 days 220 cm (88 inches)
Wild animals to be seen Tiger, Leopard, Chowsingha (Four-horned antelope), Hyena, Jungle Cat, Wildpig, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Wolf, Chital, Mouse Deer, Gaur, Elephant , Giant Squirrel, Peafowl, Hill Myna etc. and reptiles like Marsh Crocodile, Monitor Lizard etc.
Suitable period for visit Open from 01 Nov. to 15 June.
Convenient approach The Similipal Sanctuary--- is approachable by road from both Jashipur & Baripada. The nearest Railway Stations are Balasore (55km from Baripada), Badampahar (20 km from Jashipur) & Tata (120km from Jashipur), all in South Eastern Railways. Calcutta and Bhubaneswar are the nearest Airports (about 250km from Baripada and 280km from Jashipur).
Officers to be contacted. 1. Field Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve, Baripada, Dist-Mayurbhanj(Orissa) Phone No.06792-252593(O) Phone-252773 ® .

2. DFO,Baripada Division, At/PO-Baripada,Dist-Mayurbhanj, Phone:06792-25613 (O),252532 ®.

3. DFO,Karanjia Division, At/PO-Karanjia,Dt.Mayurbhanj Pho:06796-220226(0) –220232®.
Accommodation a) Barheipani (FRH log cabin)
b) Chahala (Villa/Dormitory)
c) Gudugudia FRH
d) Jashipur (Dormitory)
e) Joranda (FRH/Villa)
f) Nawana (FRH) (Detail:)
Travel routes within the Sanctuary---/Tracks and Trails. (1) Jashipur-Kalikaprasad-Gudugudia-Barheipani-Joranda-Chahala-Tulasibani-Jashipur.

(2) Baripada- Pithabata-Joranda - Barheipani- Chadala/Gurdgudia-Jashipur. A few trekking routes have been identified but it needs to be specially organized about 30 days in advance. The trekking routes are Pithabata-Sitakund-Kalipahad and back (20km); Gudugudia-Sunpokhari-Kumari-Gudgudia (14km); Chahala-Kairakacha and back (6km steep walk); Chahala-Ringroad-Haladia-back (24km); Chahala-Karkachia-Bhatunia-Bangiriposhi (30km).
SUNABEDA SANCTUARY
Tiger country with eleven waterfalls
Location Nuapada district. Longitude 820 20’-0” to 820 -34’-48” East. Latitude 200 - 06’- 0” to 200 – 44’-0”
Date of notification 10 May 1988
Area 591.75sq.km
Forest type Dry mixed deciduous mostly of Teak, Sal, Piasal, Bamboo and Boswelliaforests.
Villages 75 villages
Climate The average annual rainfall vary from 1100 to 1500 mm.
Wild animals to be seen Tiger, Leopard, Hyena, Barking Deer, Chital, Gaur, Sambar, and varieties of birds (Hill Myna, Peafowl, Partridge etc. and reptiles (snakes and lizards).
Suitable period for visit October- February
Convenient approach Approachable from Nuapada: Barkote 44 km, Bharuamunda 27 km, Tanwat 9km
Officers to be contacted. D.F.O., Sunabeda Wildlife Division, Nuapada. Phone- 91-6678-223372
Accommodation Inspection Bungalows of different Departments of the State Govt. in nearby places like Khariar & Khariar Road.