Bhitarkanika National Park

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

Entry Point Distance
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?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar which is 190 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest Railway station is at Bhadrak which is 60 Km from Chandbali.
  2. Balasore station is 110 Km from Chandbali.

By Bus

  1. The direct bus is available from Chandbali and Rajnagar bus stations.

Boating Details From nearby places.

From To Journey Time
Rajnagar Dangmal 3 hours
Chandbali Dangmal 3 hours
Dhamara Dangmal 4 hours 30 mins
Gupti Dangmal 1 hour 30 mins


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