Baisipalli Sanctuary

Forest Division : Mahanadi (Wildlife) Division
District : Nayagarh
Date of Notification : 07-11-1981
Notified Area : 168.35sq.km
 

Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary Odisha, spread over 168.35 sq km entirely in Nayagarh district, makes a co-end with the Baisipalli Reserve Forest. It is Situated in the close proximity of the Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary, the Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary is lying in its south. Baisipalli Sanctuary is one of the eminent wildlife sanctuaries in Odisha that vividly illustrates the diverse natural heritage of the east Indian state. The sanctuary is home to bears, elephants, leopards, Sambar Deer, and spotted deer.

Quick Facts
  • The sanctuary is popular for its deciduous forests, dry deciduous forests and moist peninsular Sal forests.
  • Rich in flora and fauna, this place borders the Mahanadi River along the Satkosia gorge, which also includes the Gharial Crocodile Sanctuary of Tikarpara.
  • The sanctuary is blessed with a well-wooded hilly terrain, rendering abode to elephants, tigers, leopards, herbivores like Chousingha and water birds, and a few varieties of reptilian including Python and King cobra.
  • A stay at Tikarpara and cruise along the 25 km long gorge with beautiful forests on either side is a memorable experience.
  • The sanctuary is an ideal tourist destination.
How to reach

By Road : Tourists can reach Baisipalli Sanctuary by choosing the state highway that is connected from Bhubaneswar to Gania. It is located approximately 160 kms away from state capital Bhubaneswar.100 km from Bhubaneswar by bus.
By Rail : The nearest railway station is at Khurda Road Railway Station.
By Air : The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar

Facilities available
  • Accomodation is available at Kuanria Forest Rest House, Baisipalli Sanctuary,Mahanadi Wildlife Division, Odisha.
  • The tourists get recreational and educational facilities during their visit at the Deer Park at Kuanria.
  • Watch towers from where one can watch the free movement of wild lives during evening hours.
Salient Detail
Geographic Extent: Longitude 84° 35' to 84° 48'(east) and Latitude 20° 30' to 20° 24' (North)
Climate : Temperature - In summer: 45°C, In winter: 5-6°C(at night) Average Humidity - 80% Annual Rainfall - 1000mm
Villages : 18 villages inside sanctuary and 43 on the fringe area.
Contact officer: Divisional Forest Officer, Mahanadi Wildlife Division, Nayagarh. Address:- At- Collage Road Po/Dist-Nayagarh Tel No.06753-254015 FAX No. 06753-253971 Mobile:-9437202000 e-mail:- mahanadiwl.dfo@gmail.com
Best time to visit: October to March
Accommodation : Kuanria, Chhamundia & Badmul.

Baisipalli Santuary



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