Bhitarkanika National Park
Bhitarkanika National Park Timings, Boating, Entry fees
This is the second Largest Mangrove Eco forest after Sunderban. This park stretches over an area of 600 Sq. Km. This park is inhabited by birds Navrangi, Open-billed, Sea Eagles, Egret Heron, Kites, Sand Pipers, Darters, Whistling Teals, Sea Gulls, Kingfisher etc. Commonly seen reptiles are Salt Water Crocodiles, Monitor Lizards etc. It is estimated that 1600 – 1700 crocodiles are living in these waters.
Lakhs of Olive Ridley Sea Turtles lay their eggs twice in a year at Gahirmata seashore.
Best Time to visit: Oct-Jun.
Peak Season: Dec-Feb. The crowd will be high during this time.
Park Closing Dates: 1 May – 31 Jul.
Opening Timings: Dawn to Dusk.
Advance booking required for boating during peak season and Public holidays.
Bhitarkanika National Park Entry points
|Dhamara||40 Km from Jamujhadi|
|Chandbali||60 Km from Bhadrak|
|Rajnagar||30 Km from Kendrapara|
|Gupti||25 Km from Rajnagar|
Chandipur beach immersed in the sea waters twice in a day, which is 16 Km from Balasore.
How to reach Bhitarkanika National Park?
- The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar which is 190 Km away.
- The nearest Railway station is at Bhadrak which is 60 Km from Chandbali.
- Balasore station is 110 Km from Chandbali.
- The direct bus is available from Chandbali and Rajnagar bus stations.
Boating Details From nearby places.
|Dhamara||Dangmal||4 hours 30 mins|
|Gupti||Dangmal||1 hour 30 mins|
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