Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park – An Adventurous Trail

Every wildlife lover must flock to the Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha which is blessed with a vast mangrove ecosystem, which is spread across a vast area makes it second largest in the world. As per the latest news reports,  the park will remain closed for general public and tourists from May 1 to July 31 for nesting and breeding activities of Estuarine Crocodiles. Spread across an area of 672 sq km, this national park is one of the most remarkable national parks in India, which is blessed with Baitarani Delta, estuaries, Brahmani, backwaters, and creeks.

Designated as a national park on September 16, 1988, Bhitarkanika supports vital biodiversity, including rare white crocodiles, dense mangroves, king cobra, a variety of migratory birds, otter, wild boar, spotted deer, fishing cats, and much more.  This national park has all the components to attract both domestic and international tourists.

What makes this park even more intriguing is that it shares its borders with the famous Gahirmatha Beach and is surrounded by the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. You can also opt to go on adventure trails through the dense forests along with exciting boat rides. One of the best ecotourism destinations in Odisha, Bhitarkanika National Park offers you pristine ambiance along with an opportunity to watch exotic species of plants and animals.