Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary-Nature Camps
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This sanctaury is a part of mega habitat located at tri-junction of Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar District is a densely forested hill range.
It is not only a compact mass of hills, valleys and streams but a bounty of natural beauties of biological entities. Deeming the rich biological diversity and geological importance, Kuldiha declared as sanctuary vide Notification No.243/FFAH dt.04.01.1984 of Government of Odisha, Forest, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Department covering an area of 272.75 Sq. Km. The sanctuary mainly covers three major Reserved Forests i.e. Kuldiha, Tenda & Devgiri alongwith some Revenue Forests at the fringe.
One can feel the wildlife of elephants, bison, sambar, giant squirrel, leopard, varieties of birds like hill myna, peacock, hornbills and varieties of reptiles here.This sanctuary is located in the district of Balasore and is blessed with a charming forest and a variety of wildlife such as tiger, leopard, elephant, gaur, sambar, giant collector, a numeral of bird species like hill myna, peafowl, hornbills and various reptiles.
Places to see : The Kuldiha Forest itself is the best attraction to watch out for. The forest is also the home to Tenda Elephant Sanctuary and a Lion Sanctuary.
Nearby attractions : Among the nearest destinations, you can definitely visit the Russia Dam or Rishia Dam as it is locally known. This is a great place to look for some seclusion. The dam is also the place to watch out for some elephants from the Tenda Elephant Sanctuary who come here for water. You can also visit Panchlingeswar on a short trip.Rissia Dam,Panchalingeswar,Chandipur,Simlipal
Things to do in Kuldiha Forest: You can go for an exciting trek from Nilagiri through the forests of Kuldiha. Plus, exploring the Kuldiha Forest Sanctuary along with the Tenda Elephant Sanctuary is a must when you are in this part of Balasore.
How to reach Kuldiha Forest: From Balasore, you have to reach Shergarh via the National Highway. Then from Shergarh, reach Sujangarh via Nilagiri and Panchlingeswar. Now, you need to turn left from Sujangarh to reach the Kuldiha Sanctuary.
Nearest Rail Head-Balasore/ Airport-Rissia Nature Camp(Gohirbhola), Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary(235 Km.)
Best time to visit Kuldiha Forest: You can visit Kuldiha Forest during anytime of the year except for rainy season when the forest becomes inaccessible.
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