Entry Point to Bhitarakanika

Category Natural / Scenic beauty

Bhitara Kanika was under the jurisdiction of the erstwhile Kanika Estate. It is covered with deep mangrove forests and saline rivers and was declared a sanctuary on 21.04.1975. It is a world famous place for natural crocodile breeding. Located in the estuarial region of Brahmani-Baitarani , in the north eastern place of Kendrapara districts, the national park covers an area of 672 sq km of mangrove forests and wetland. Crossed by a thick network of brooks with the bay of Bengal on the east , Bhitar Kanika is home to over 215 species of birds , including winter migratory birds from Europe and Central-Asia as the park provides a congenial atmosphere and serene , pollution free environment , birds migrate thousands of miles to Bhitar Kanika to escape the harsh winter in Ladakh, ManoSarovar , Himalayan region, Siberia , Kazaksthan , Mongolia , Russia , Afghanistan , Iraq, Northen Asia and some central European countries. The area has designated as the second Ramsar Site of the state in August 2002. It is a unique area with rich biodiversity as it covers different eco systems such as landmass, tidal water bodies of the deltaic region , estuaries and teritorial waters of the Bay of Bengal along with their associated flora and fauna.

Accommodation, Food & Time of issue of passes:-

  1. Panthaniwas(Aranya Niwas) private lodgings are available.
  2. Wayside restaurant also available.
  3. From 7.00 AM in the morning upto 12.15 PM of each day.

Boat,tariff,Jetty House available & facilities :-

  1. About 20 private registered boats available.
  2. Rate per sortie for day visitors from Chandabali to Dangmal Rs- 4000/-
  3. Rate per sortie for day visitors from Chandabali to Dangmal including night halt-Rs-4500/-
  4. Each boat can carry 18 persons with two crew members.
  5. Cost of entry passes is regulated as per notification No.FE-WL-WLF-0052-2015 2340 dated 08.02.2016 of the F&E Dept.
  6. Floating Jetty for easier boarding on boats.
  7. Ticket house.
  8. Toiles with water facilities.
  9. Sitting facilities
  10. Parking facilities.
  11. Stationary shop and Bus stop adjacent to the Jetty House.

Photo Gallery

  • Gate of National Park of Bhitara Kanika
  • Migrated Birds of Bhitarakanika
  • Crocodile Nest

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Air Port : Biju Patanaik Air Port, Bhubaneswar - 132 KM, to Chandabali , Entry Point to Bhitara Kanika

By Train

Nearest Railway Station : Bhadrak Railway Station - 55 KM to Chandabali ,Entry Point to Bhitara Kanika

By Road

Bus facility available from Kolkata, Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Keonjhar etc. .Cabs, auto also available. Distance from Bhadrak by Road-52kms. Distance from Balasore by Road-116kms. Distance from Kolkata by Road-363kms. Distance from Bhubaneswar by Road-132kms. Distance from Andapur, keonjhar by Road-99kms.