Khalasuni Sanctuary

Forest Division : Bamra (Wildlife) Division
District : Sambalpur
Date of Notification : 07-01-1982
Notified Area : 116

Khalasuni Wildlife Sanctuary with its panoramic greenery and serene landscape, cascading waterfalls, and variety of flora and fauna, is one of the most attractive places in Odisha. It is situated from N.H-42 at a distance of 60.0 Km in North-west of Rairakhol and 50.0 Km in North-east of Sambalpur. It is also accessible from Deogarh side, which is about 80.0 Kms. With the adjoining Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary, this sanctuary offers a good habitat with carrying capacity of a large number of elephants.The Sanctuary harbours a rich treasure of flora and fauna. The meandering footpaths take the visitor through dense forests and provides a thrill of wilderness to anyone who ventures this far. The sighting of wild animals in untouched forests adds to this thrill.

Quick Facts
  • The Khalsuni-Satkosia corridor is also an important elephant corridor in the state. The Sanctuary is a part of Sambalpur Elephant Reserve also.
  • Khalasuni Wildlife Sanctuary comprises of mostly Sal dominated forests along with its associates and miscellaneous species.
  • This Sanctuary is a dwelling place of the carnivorous animals such as Leopard, Jungle Cat, Wolf, Jackal, Civet, Small Indian mongoose reflecting the beauty nature of the Sanctuary .
How to reach

By Road : This Sanctuary is 340.0 Km away from State Capital Bhubaneswar
By Rail : Nearest railway stations are Sambalpur and Rairakhol.
By Air : Nearest airport is in Bhubaneswar.

Facilities available
  • The Sanctuary offers systematically planned trekking packages and one day nature camps
Salient Detail
Geographic Extent: Longitude 84° 15' to 84° 35'(East) and Latitude 21° 15' to 84° 25'(North)
Climate : Moderate
Villages : 10 villages
Contact officer: Divisional Forest Officer, Bamra Wildlife Division Ph.No.06642-229211 E- mail:
Best time to visit: October to April
Accommodation : Inside the Sanctuary there is no accomodation facility.

Khalasuni Santuary

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