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Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Orissa

Main Wildlife Attractions: leopard, hyena, bison, Royal Bengal tiger, sambar deer, chousingha,chameleon, crested serpent eagle

Coverage Area: 346.91 sq.kms

Established: 1985

Best Time to Visit:November-June

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The diversified ecological niches and environmental settings of the state provide excellent habitat for a very rich fauna, not to mention a variety of flora as well. So, it's quite natural that the Wildlife in Orissa draws a lot of people from near and faraway lands. One such place worth a visit is the Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Orissa.

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary in Orissa, India is located about 40 kms from Sambalpur in Orissa's Baragarh District. To reach this place, the nearest railhead lies at Sambalpur while the closest airport is at Raipur. The best time to visit Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary of Orissa is between November and June.

Spread over 347 sq kms of dry deciduous mixed forests, Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary forms part of the famous Hirakud Dam that attracts numerous migratory birds during winter. Prominent species of fauna that you will get to see here are the leopard, hyena, bison, Royal Bengal tiger, sambar deer, chousingha, spotted deer, chameleon, crested serpent eagle and monitor lizard. Besides the migratory birds, this sanctuary also plays host to many resident birds.

So, in order to see all these and more, plan a visit to Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Orissa at your earliest.