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Friday, September 19, 2008

Wildlife in Orissa : Ushakotih Wildlife Sanctuary - 23

Guys, this sanctuary is 48 kms. east of Sambalpur on National Highway No. 6.

Among various fauna of tropical forests, the sanctuary preserves wild elephants, leopards, gaur, sambhar, deer, wild boar, bisons, black panthers and many more species of animals and birds. There are watch-towers for visitors near the saline tank or the waterholes for viewing the animals, Photography is strictly prohibited and prior permits need to be obtained to enter the sanctuary.

When to visit:

The best time to visit is November to June

Where to stay:

Forest Rest House (Badrama), Panthanivas (OTDC).

Reservation Authority:

D.F.O., Bamra, Dist. Sambalpur

How to get there:

By Air:

Nearest Airport is at Bhubaneswar, 321 kms., which is connected with Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Vizag.

By Rail:

Sambalpur has town rail heads on the S.E. Railway having direct train service with Chennai, Jharsuguda (in between Kolkata and Mumbai) via Nagpur, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Tatanagar.

By Road:

Connected with good all-weather motorable roads, regular bus services are also available.

Contact:

Tourist Office, Govt. of Orissa, Department of Tourism Sambalpur Panthanivas, Sambalpur - 768001, Tel. : 0663-411118

India Tourism, Bhubaneshwar, B-21, B.J.B. Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751014, Tel / Fax (0674) - 432203. Tel. : 1913, E-MAIL : itobbs@ori.nic.in

Related Links :

01. Nature and WildLife of India : WildLife Protection Act 1972 - 1
02. Wildlife in Jammu and Kashmir - 2
03. Corbett National Park (Project Tiger) : Wildlife in Uttaranchal - 3
04. Rajaji National Park - 4
05. Wildlife in Uttar Pradesh : Dudhwa National Park - 5
06. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Bharatpur National Park - 6
07. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Ranthambore National Park (Project Tiger) - 7
08. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Sariska Tiger Reserve - 8
09. Wildlife in Gujarat : Gir National Park and Sanctuary - 9
10. Wild Ass Sanctuary - 10
11. Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh : Bandhavgarh National Park - 11
12. Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh : Kanha National Park - 12
13. Wildlife in Bihar : Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary - 13
14. Wildlife in Jharkhand : Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary - 14
15. Wildlife in Jharkhand : Palmau Tiger Reserve - 15

16. Wildlife in Jharkhand : Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary - 16
17. Wildlife in West Bengal : Sunderbans National Park and Tiger Reserve - 17
18. Wildlife in West Bengal : Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary - 18
19. Wildlife in Assam : Manas Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve - 19
20. Wildlife in Assam : Kaziranga National Park - 20
21. Wildlife in Arunachal Pradesh : Namdhapa National Park (Project Tiger) - 21
22. Wildlife in Orissa : Tikarpara Gharial Sanctuary - 22
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