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East India  >> Odisha  >>  Bhitarkanika
Bhitarkanika is a hot-spot of bio-diversity. It's home to largest population of giant salt-water crocodile in India. Also home to more than 21 5 species of avifauna, including amazing eight varieties of Kingfisher.

It is the second largest viable mangrove eco-system in India harbouring more than 70 species of mangrove and its associates. About 4 km away, Gahirmatha is known to be one of the largest rookeries for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles and many more...
The virgin stretching beaches, lush green mangroves, migrating birds and turtles, the

 
estuarine crocodiles, meandering water courses, tranquil surrounding intercepted by the chirpping of birds and the ever embracing Nature, enthralls visitors from near and far off places to flock to these unique places of tourist importance.

This unique bio-diversity beckons the visitors to the Nature's lap in the state of Orissa.
Rajnagar, in the district of Kendrapara, is the headquarters of Divisional Forest Officer and Mangroves-cum-Wildlife Warden, Bhitarkanika National Park. One has to obtain entry permit from here before entering the National Park.
 
Hot - Spot of Bio - Diversity  
 
How to Reach
 

Airport — Bhubaneswar (130 km via
Rajnagar).
Railhead - Bhubaneswar (130 km via
Rajnagar and 190 km via Bhadrak).
Waterway - Motor-launches available
at Chandabali to reach the spot.

 
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