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Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary

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Bhitarkanika National Park 754225, India
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bhitakanika wildlife sanctuary

Bhitarkanika was notified as a sanctuary in 1975 and declared as a National park in 1998.It... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
nbbhagodiya2015
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Pune, India
Beautiful mangrove forests

This is a lovely estuarine sanctuary with wild marsh crocs and some animals that you can see from... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
AljarreauStuttgart
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Stuttgart
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good40%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“boat ride” (6 reviews)
“national park” (8 reviews)
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Bhitarkanika National Park 754225, India
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"the river"
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"nature lovers"
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"forest department"
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"salt water crocodiles"
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"early morning"
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"clams"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bhitarkanika was notified as a sanctuary in 1975 and declared as a National park in 1998.It provides a complete package for the entire nature lovers.It is situated 130 km from bhubaneshawar,odissa

Thank nbbhagodiya2015
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely estuarine sanctuary with wild marsh crocs and some animals that you can see from your boat. As with most things in India, one wonders how long this will be able to resist the onslaught of a growing population coupled with an...More

Thank AljarreauStuttgart
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The roads to the sanctuary could do with improving. Saw lots of young crocodiles but it was the wrong time of the year to see the large ones. There was a great variety of birds especially beautiful kingfishers.

Thank Tanatman
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We went during Jan 2018. This makes for an exciting boat top ride viewing various wildlife like crocodiles, monitor lizards, deer, pythons and many bird species including 4 types of kingfishers. Though Jan is not the best time to go but we still could see...More

1  Thank Roaming_loafer
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

It's fun going on a boat through the sanctuary but it's nothing spectacular. We saw plenty of crocodiles but nothing more. The Forest Department does not help matters by only allowing you to visit from 8 am to 5 pm. Office timings are of not...More

1  Thank ritu242014
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We could not book the guest house at the core of the national park, so we booked the guest house at one of the entry points and took a ride through the mangrove in a motor boat. Breathtaking views of the mangrove, with lot many...More

Thank Chinmay M
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The motorised Boats can be better and convenient, but it still looks to be very primitive. However the estuaries are nice place to see plenty of Salt Water Crocodiles ( of various size). We saw crocodile of every age starting from a juvenile one of...More

Thank AshimChak
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

For the nature lover types.. or those who have a slight inclination.. Come with a open mind to enjoy the flora and fauna of creek wildlife.. If you are wanting to view the migratory birds, choose the right time.. else you can enjoy variety of...More

Thank sharad k
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Visited BWS last week.We did 4 boat rides in all.Extremely amazing experience as far as sightings and photography concerns.Never a crowded place like any of the tiger reserve in India.Must must visit for birders. Plesae let me know about any information about th same.

1  Thank Hrishikesh P
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice place.... With full of natural beauty... It's a place u can see verity of crocodile and beautiful birds....

Thank Diptimayee P
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