Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary Ratings & Reviews

Anandhi Ramamurthy

Anandhi Ramamurthyratingratingratingratingratingrating0.7/5

4 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

One of the nice place to visit

Hospitality of local people is welcoming which is the only plus point Many other good places are there in Orissa to visit. Nothing special to see here; only thing new is seeing crocodiles in natural habitat which you get to see in Nandakanam Zoo itself


Shouvik choudhury

Shouvik choudhuryratingratingratingratingratingrating3.9/5

52 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

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

  • 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
    +4

Na .

Na .ratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

4 reviewsPosted 5 years ago

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.

  • 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
    +6

Sumit Karmakar

Sumit Karmakarratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

3 reviewsPosted 5 years ago

Perfect Holiday in the lap of nature

Travelers, those who like nature would like this destination as a perfect one for their holidays. Its a huge area full of dense forest with wildlife sanctuaries, one can enjoy watching Crocodiles and Gharials in the Mahanadi Gorge as well as the wild animals in the jungle Most interesting part is the arrangement for stay at this destination. Its really a different experience all to gather to be in a community run nature camps that has been developed at Chhotkei, near Purunakote. Its managed by Ecotourism group. Besides catering facilities optional activities like boating (on availability) in Mahanadi, Jungle safari both in day as well as in night, trekking, bird watching can be arranged Camp stay can also be availed at Tikarpada, the camps are pitched along the river banks of the breathtaking gorge of river. Overnight stay is fascinating and unforgettable Camps have double beaded tents having toilets with running water supported with security and catering. Mail id. Dfosatkosiawl@yahoo. Co. In; web. Satkosia. Org phone no. 06764-236218 & Mobile ; 8763102681. Please remember to carry id proof as the entry in the core area subject to id proof. Animals can be seen during Early Morning and late afternoon. Best time is November to March


Sumit Karmakar

Sumit Karmakarratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

3 reviewsPosted 5 years ago

Perfect holiday in the lap of nature

Travelers, those who like nature would like this destination as a perfect one for their holidays. Its a huge area full of dense forest with wildlife sanctuaries, one can enjoy watching Crocodiles and Gharials in the Mahanadi Gorge as well as the wild animals in the jungle Most interesting part is the arrangement for stay at this destination. Its really a different experience all to gather to be in a community run nature camps that has been developed at Chhotkei, near Purunakote. Its managed by Ecotourism group. Besides catering facilities optional activities like boating (on availability) in Mahanadi, Jungle safari both in day as well as in night, trekking, bird watching can be arranged Camp stay can also be availed at Tikarpada, the camps are pitched along the river banks of the breathtaking gorge of river. Overnight stay is fascinating and unforgettable Camps have double beaded tents having toilets with running water supported with security and catering. Mail id. Dfosatkosiawl@yahoo. Co. In; web. Satkosia. Org phone no. 06764-236218 & Mobile ; 8763102681. Please remember to carry id proof as the entry in the core area subject to id proof. Animals can be seen during Early Morning and late afternoon. Best time is November to March


Sujit Kumar sengupta

Sujit Kumar senguptaratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

1 reviewPosted December 2011

SATKOSIA FOREST TOUR

Recently I and my other 4 Friends visited Satkosia Forest range. There are tourist spots like LABANGI, HATIGIRJA, SAPTASAJYA, TIKARPARA, BHIMDHARA, TULKA etc. We received maximum attention and co-operation from the Forest Officer Mr Manoj Kr Patra, Labangi. We stayed at Tikarpara Forest Bunglow for 2 days. It is a beautiful experience. We invite all interested tourists to visit at least once the SATKOSIA FOREST.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We took rations ( rice, dal, oil, atta, vegetables, egg etc) from Angul. At Tikarpara Fish/Chiken etc are avaiable. The persons at Tikarpara Bunglows helped us by cooking the Food etc. Our suggestion to carry 'drinking water', if possible. There are small Tea/Grocery shop etc at at a distance of 3/4 Kilometers.

Activities & things to do: We also suggest to select a good car ( like Ballero / Scorpio etc ) for travelling in the Jungle area with a dedicated and faithful driver Without the car it is not possible to travel in the forest including the Night Safari.There are restiriction to enter in the core area without permission. During the visit at the dense forest it is always suggested to 'keep silence'.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Bhubaneshwar to Angul, and then to Tikarpara by car. Details reoute map is available in website of Satkosia.

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