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Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary

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A place for self realisation & peace of mind in the lap of nature

The scenic beauty is excellent. With small hills all around with clouds at their heads, the dense forest, the unpolluted environment, the simple but happy lifestyle of the people (without TV, Mobile, bank and other facilities), the huge Mahanadi is something that its attraction can not be avoided . One must visit forests of Labangi, Tulka ( full of Butterflies), Baghmundi, Tikarapada ( the Satkoshia Gourge), and Cottages of Chhotekei at hilltop and surrounded by hills. Also boating at Mahanadi must be undertaken . There are very few shops. Most shops sells kirana goods for daily use. We could not found any readymade food corner or restaurant. Some tea shops cells some "bhujiya", samosa etc. Fish loving people must taste fishes of Mahanadi. We also bought and ate them after cooking by the staff there. They are cheap and very tasty . We went to Tikrapada and saw there crocodile centre and watch tower and forest bunglow, the site where the tents are arranged. At afternoon we went to Labangi forest and bunglow. The Labangi forest is dense and approachable only by forest road and so bouncy. But the forest and the forest rest hose is memorable. Next day morning we moved from Puranakote rest house to Chhotkei Nature Camp and dropping our belongings there went to Tulka forest. There is Vimgarah falls in the midst of forest which is very much wonderful. But the thing which attracted me most was so many butterflies of different colours. We could see 100s of them at a time sitting at a time on the ground and again flying.

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  • A place for self realisation & peace of mind in the lap of nature
  • A place for self realisation & peace of mind in the lap of nature
  • A place for self realisation & peace of mind in the lap of nature
  • A place for self realisation & peace of mind in the lap of nature
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Shouvik choudhury

Shouvik choudhury3.9/5

52 reviews

A gorgeous & lonely river gorge inside reserve forest. Pure natural beauty

Satkosia gorge is purely gorgeous & peaceful natural wonder. Huge Mahanadi travelling through hills on both banks making the gorge. An awesome 30km journey through tiger reserve from Pampasar entry gate to Tikarpada river side. Full of greenery & hills. Thrilling boating & walking. Uncanny sounds pure oxygen. Really nature's paradise. Permit easily available at gate. A forest rest house is there at Tikarpada on river bank in dense jungle with backdrop of hills. A mini-zoo of crocodiles & ghorials. A watch tower. A small temple. Local & Govt. Boats are available for river safari be aware of crocodiles in water . Never put hands in river during boating. Also on walking through large sandbanks. A local shop is there for lunch with good cooking quality. Stay in Angul (nearest town) or Dhenkanal or Kapilas (another tourist spot) to visit it. Enjoy the greenery & feel the serenity & tranquility of the place

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  • A gorgeous & lonely river gorge inside reserve forest. Pure natural beauty
  • A gorgeous & lonely river gorge inside reserve forest. Pure natural beauty
  • A gorgeous & lonely river gorge inside reserve forest. Pure natural beauty
  • A gorgeous & lonely river gorge inside reserve forest. Pure natural beauty
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Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary Overview

Satkosia-Gorge-Sanctuary is located in the districts of Nayagarh, Angul and Boudh in the state of Orissa. The sanctuary is spread over a vast geographical area of around 750 sq km. Before falling into the Bay of Bengal, River Mahanadi passes through the hills of Orissa forming a 22 km long gorge where the sanctuary is located.

The wildlife sanctuary was established in 1976 for preserving a wide variety of endangered flora and fauna, which is also counted among the best ecosystems of the country. The name of the sanctuary Satkosia is a combination of two words, in which 'sat' means seven and 'kosk' means two miles. The combination of these two words indicates the length of the gorge, which is 14 miles or 22 km.

In 2007, the area was declared as a Tiger Reserve and is known as Satkosia Tiger Reserve. The reserve is obtained by adjoining two wildlife sanctuaries namely, Baisipalli Sanctuary and Satkosia-Gorge-Sanctuary. At present, the reserve is spread over four districts including Cuttack, Angul, Boudh and Nayagarh. The sanctuary is situated at the meeting point of the Eastern Ghats and the Deccan Peninsula, thus having a rich biodiversity.

Covered with dry deciduous forests and moist peninsular Sal forests, the sanctuary also provides habitat to leopard, spotted deer, sloth bear, elephant, nilgai and wild dogs. Besides various species of resident and migratory birds, the reserve also has reptiles such as mugger crocodile, fresh water turtle, poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. The most prominent activities are wildlife exploration and birdwatching.

Travellers can reach the sanctuary by buses operated by the Orissa Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) from Athagarh. The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar Airport in Orissa, which is located at a distance of around 125 km. Angul Railway Station is the nearest railway station, situated at a distance of around 113 km.

Satkosia-Gorge-Sanctuary is best visited during the months of October to June, when the weather is pleasant and favourable for exploring the sanctuary.

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Sujit Kumar sengupta

Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary
Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary, Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary

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Sujit Kumar sengupta

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