Adventure at Odisha’s Wildlife Sanctuary

Adventure at Odisha’s Wildlife Sanctuary


Elephant at Chandak
Get ready for some adrenaline rush in the sylvan surroundings of Chandaka during summer break. Adventure-loving students would love it. The authorities of Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary, abutting the city, have mooted adventure sports in the lap of nature from March first week.The sports include rock climbing, mountain rappelling, river crossing and net walking. Trained forest staff will guide the students.This article is sourced from THE TIMES OF INDIA ,please click here to read the rest of it)
Birdlife at Chandak

Each person will have to pay Rs 100 to avail the facility, official sources said.Known for its splendour and pristinely home to many species, the Chandaka-Dampara sanctuary signifies a tale of success. Spread over an area of 193.39 Sq.Km on the up land of North-Eastern Ghat of biotic region, Chandaka- Dampara sanctuary is a treasure house of biodiversity. The park is known for successful conservation of elephants which is the principal species here. It is also a home to a number of threatened wild animals and birds. Chandaka landscape got a sanctuary status in 1982

About Sanctuary?
Approach and Access

The sanctuary lies partly within Khurda and partly in Cuttack Districts of Orissa state and in close proximity of the state capital, Bhubaneswar. The District boundary runs SW-NE roughly in the middle of the sanctuary. The sanctuary is well served by roads. Nandankanan-Jayadev Vihar road (Gangadhar Meher Marg), NH-5, Khandagiri ? Kateni road, Kateni- Khurda (MDR 77 or Orissa Trunk road), Khurda- Haladiagarh road, Haldiagarh- Pathapur road and Pathapur- Trisulia and Trisulia-Barang roads form a round about on its periphery.
Vishakhapatnam – Balasore section and Bhubaneswar ? Sambalpur sections of East coast Railway run on the east and NE of the area. Godibari, the main entrance gate of the sanctuary is respectively about 20 Km. and 16Km. west of Bhubaneswar railway station and air-port.


The climate of the area is tropical climate with three distinct and well marked seasons i.e. summer, Rainy season and winter.

Temperature a summary of year round pattern

Maximum and minimum annual temperature averages for the years 1994 to 2001 is 42.37? C and 11.77? C respectively.

Peacock at Chandak
Divisional Forest Officer
Chandaka Wildlife Division
Gaja Vihar, Baramunda
For information on ecotourism contact:
Chandaka Wildlife Division

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