Debrigarh Sanctuary

Forest Division : Hirakud (Wildlife) Division
District : Sambalpur
Date of Notification : 08-02-1985
Notified Area : 346.91sq.kms

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, an important site for in-situ conservation of wildlife and its habitat in the state of Odisha is home to an immense array of biodiversity, a large number of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, odonates, butterflies and spiders are found here.The sanctuary is famous for its sylvan beauty and pristine wilderness. The dry deciduous forests with varied flora and fauna attract the nature-lovers of Odisha and neighboring states every year. The combination of dry deciduous mixed forests with rich wildlife, Hirakud reservior and attractive topographical features are the important features of Debrigarh wildlife sanctury.It is said to be one of the vibrant wildlife sanctuary of the state.

Quick Facts
  • It is one of the important sanctuary in Odisha, this is also known for the waterfalls falling down the hillsides in the monsoon season.
  • The Hirakud reservoir attracts large number of migratory birds during winter.
  •   Chausingha,Gaur,elephant,Sambar and Spotted Deer, Bear, Leopard, porcupine, Jackal, Fox, Wolf, Hyena, Wild Dog are the main species found only at the Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to reach

By Road : The Sanctuary can be entered through Dhodrokusum by the Hirakud reservoir and is situated 60 kms from Baragarh and 40 kms from Sambalpur.
By Rail : The nearest railway station is Sambalpur which is 40km Away.
By Air : The nearest airport is Raipur and Bhubaneswar.

Facilities available
  • There are 6 Eco-tourism Cottages in this Sanctuary which can be booked online from the site
  • Boating facility is available at Debrigarh Sanctuary only on prior intimation.
  • Accommodation is available at the Forest Rest Houses in Dhodrokusum and DechuaGeneral visitors are allowed to visit the sanctuary from 6:00am to 6:00pm from Dhodrokusum to Chourasimal on the forest road(21kms approximately)
Salient Detail
Geographic Extent: Longitude 83° 30' to 83° 46'(East) Latitude 21° 28' to 21° 44'(North)
Climate : Temperature - In summer: 45°C, In winter: 8°C(Approx.).
Villages : None
Contact officer: Divisional Forest Officer, Hirakud Wildlife Division, Sambalpur. Phone no: 0663-2548743 Email:
Best time to visit: November - March (Sanctuary remains closed from 15th June to 30th October)
Accommodation : 6 numbers of cottages(5 double-bedded and one 4 bedded)which can be booked online from the website

Debrigarh Santuary

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