As a human being we all want to get some break from work spend some time with our family and friends.
One of the tourist place near me is Tikarpada wildlife sanctuary, Anugul. Tikarpada is a small town in Anugul district. This place is a small yet beautiful town located on the banks of Mahanadi.
Tikarpada consists of large number of species of fiore, waterways and green backwoods surrounds this town. Many animals like Leopard, Four horned antelopes, Tiger as well as breeding gharials are found in this are.
Today i am going to share some information about Tikarapada Wildlife Sanctuary, Anugul. You must visit and enjoy.
History of Tikarapada Wildlife Sanctuary
This place is famous for the Gharials(crocodiles) and other animals. The Sanctuary was established in 1975 with an area of 796 square km. In 2007, the Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary and bits adjoining Baisipalli wildlife sanctuary, covering a little over 900 square km in all. The ecosystem of Mahanadi was perfect for the survival of these animals.The famed wildlife sanctuary has the River Mahnadi crossing thought it that adds to the beauty of the landscape.
In the January 2003, one male and two female gharials were sighted/ counted in and outside of the breeding centre in Tikarpada. Only 14 gharials were spotted at satkosia gorge in Tikarpada in Anugul distric 2019, according to Sudhakara kar, herpetologist and former wildlife researcher in Odiasha forest department.
About of Tikarapada Wildlife Sanctuary
This place gives you immense pleasure to enjoy your day in the lap of nature. You can also enjoy Fishing, Trekking as well as can does river rafting across calm river of Mahanadi. Tikarapada is one of the areas which are free from pollution as well as any kind of industries. this is a perfect tourist place to spend our time.
This place has not gained so much attraction that other wildlife sanctuary has. The Uniqueness of Tikarapada wildlife sanctuary is this place is know for its beauty as well as for gharials people can see different size and ages of gharials here. Tikarpada also offer its tourists to see Crocodiles, Snakes and freshwater turtles.
There are several place to stay in the Satkosia Gorge area, operated by the eco-tourism division of Odisha forest Development Corporation (OFDS). Tikarpada nature camp, in the northern part of the tiger reserve, overlooking the gorge, is one of the best place to stay.
On the southern side of the tiger reserve you may opt for the satkosia sands resort in Badamul, Managed by the Mahanadi wildlife Division of Satkosia Tiger reserve.
Timing – 9AM to 6PM
Entry Fees – Rs. 30/- pre person
Best time to visit – October to February
Some of the beautiful place in Tikarpada Area
- Labangi is situated close to Tikarpada and well known place for Trekking
- Boat cruise in Mahandi
- Bird watching in the Tikarpada
- Beinki Temple lies on bank of river Mahandi. This temple is famous for Goddess Beinki
- Sishupathar is famous for beautiful landscapes and sceneries.
- Badamul is picnic spot on edge of Mahanadi river. It is located 20km way from Tikarpada
How to Reach ?
Tikarpada is 61.5 km from Anugul. Some of the option that are readily available to the traveler are Buses, Cabs, Auto.
By Air – The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar Airport in Odisha, which is located at a distance of 162km.
By Train – Anugul Railway station is the nearest railway station, situated at a distance of around 70km
By Road – Travelers can reach the sanctuary by buses operated by the Odisha Tourism Development Corporation(OTDC) from Athagarh.
If you are planning from anugul, must visit Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary and Enjoy. This place will be peace of mind and imprinted in you heart forever. I hope you all are getting more excited by reading this article, If you want to give any feedback you can suggest us in the comment box. Thank you