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Bhitarkanika National Park is a large national park in northeast Kendrapara district in Odisha.

It is Ramsar site – means a protected site for bio diversity. The park which was surrounded by Chilka Lake spread over 672 sq.kms. Many rivers Brahmani, Baitarini and Dhamra flows through this park bringing a unique ecosystem of lakes, mangroves and evergreen forests.

The national park is home to Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), Indian python, king cobra, black ibis, darters and many other species of flora and fauna.

It is a haven for bird watchers – as more than 200 vareities of migratory /resident birds are spotted here.

To spot wildlife and birds, one has to take a boat ride with a large boat of 25 to 30 people. The boat rides takes around an hour to cover the lake.

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Parking Difficulty : Mild
Walking Needed : For 300 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 6:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kendrapara Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneshwar Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH53
Nearest Landmark : Rajnagar-Pattamundai Road

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