Tikarpada (Satkosia Gorge) Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most important tourist sites in Odisha and spreads across an area of 795.52 sq km. It is located on the banks of River Mahanadi, about 140 km from Bhubaneswar. The sanctuary is famous for its gharial or crocodile species. Besides these, tourists can also spot tigers, pangolins, leopards, spotted deer, elephants, rhesus, macaques, snakes, turtles etc. The sanctuary is circled by the Satkosia gorge, which has been formed by River Mahanadi. The Gharwale Sanctuary located here is a breeding place for gharials. One can also spot a variety of snakes and turtles in it. There is also a preservation center here to help preserve the gharial population. On the left side of the gorge lies the Tikarpada Crocodile Sanctuary, known for its amazing forest and teeming wildlife. One can also take part in various adventure sports here like river rafting, trekking, fish angling, boating etc.
Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary-Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the largest wild life century in Odisha surrounded with lot of lush green forest.
Satkosia Tiger Reserve-Satkosia Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve located in the Angul district of Odisha, India covering an area of 988.30 km². It is located where the Mahanadi River passes through a 22 km long gorge in the Eastern Ghats mountains. The tiger reserve is located in the Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests ecoregion.
Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary-Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary owes its name to the narrow stretch of River Mahanadi i.e. “ Sat – kosh” or seven miles long near Tikarapada, 60 km south of Angul.
Nearby Places in Satkoisa
Deojhar Waterfall-About Deojhar Falls. Located 80 KM ahead of the Ansupa Lake along the same route is Deojhar. It’s a beautiful waterfall set amidst the forest of Eastern Ghats .
Champanath Temple-Champanath temple is famous in Cuttack, Narasinghpur, which situated at undivided Cuttack district’s Narasinghpur. The famous Shiva Peetha, Champanath of Champeshwar is very much popular in Odisha, Cuttack, Narasinghpur.
Bhattarika Temple-Bhattarika Temple is located on the Mahanadi River, in Sasanga village in the tehsil Baramba, Cuttack district, India. It is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Maa Bhattarika worshipped as a manifestation of Shakti.
Maniabandha Buddhist Temple-Maniabandha in Baramba block under Athgarh sub-division in Cuttack district will be the best place to be in, if you want to experience the Buddhist way of life. A tour down Buddhist lane- Visit Maniabandha in Cuttack for its weaving activities and temples.
Nilamadhab Temple Of Kontilo-Standing elegantly on the banks of the river Mahanadi, Kantilo is famous for the temple of Lord Nilamadhaba, on top of the twin hills with surrounding green forests. Lord Nilamadhaba occupies a prominent position in the cult of Lord Jagannath. This temple is a miniature form of the Sri Jagannath Temple at Puri and observes similar rites rituals.
How to Reach Satkosia
The Tiger Reserve is mainly accessible on the North from Angul town, the district headquarter via Pampasar, the main entry gate, which is about 30 kms. from Angul. Angul is 160 kms from State Capital, Bhubaneswar. Similarly, the Southern Part of the Tiger Reserve on the other side of River Mahanadi is approachable from Chhamundia. It is the main entry gate of Mahanadi Wildlife Division through Nayagarh, the District headquarter, which is 90kms away from the State Capital. Also can be approached from Kusanga which is 70 kms. from Boudh, the District Head Quarter. The nearest Rail head on the Northern side is Angul and Khurda Road in South. One can travel by air to the Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar to proceed to the Satkosia Tiger Reserve..
Satkosia Package Tour from Bhubaneswar
Day 1: Arrive at Bhubaneswar. Enroute Dhabaleswar and Saptasajya Hill. Day 2: Tikarapada crocodile project, Boating at Mahanadi, Safari Baghamunda forest. Day 3: Watching wildlife by foot. Departure.
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**GST 5% EXTRA ON THE TOTAL BILLING Package Includes: Accommodation in Wooden Leaf – Satkosia. Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner. All transfer and sightseeing as per itinerary in an Innova car at disposal. National Park Fees, Safari Guide charges (except Mahanadi Cruise ticket Rs 200/- per person to be paid directly).