While some wildlife sanctuaries in Orissa provides you with relaxed encounter with nature, others present to you the wilderness factor at its best and you get to see the animals at their natural best. Located in Baliguda subdivision, Kotagarh Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal place for nature lovers and animal enthusiasts.
Spreading over 400 square kilometers of forest, the Kotagarh Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the important wildlife reserves of Orissa. The Government of Orissa implemented methods to increase the animal population of the place. Annual reports, research work, planting trees, and a healthy breeding program have already showed the resultant effect. There is a tribal village around Kotagarh Wildlife Sanctuary. It was notified in the year 1981.
The main vegetation of the place consists of dense deciduous forests with grasslands. The lush greenery of Kotgarh coupled with the serene ambience is ideal for tourists who want to enjoy a leisurely vacation.
The animal population of Kotagarh Wildlife Sanctuary consists of tiger, nilgai, sambar, barking deer, peafowl, wild pig, gaur etc. It also has a rich avian life. The different variety of vegetation in Kotagarh also deserves special mention. The area also shelters different hued birds. A tour to Kotagarh Wildlife Sanctuary will infuse you with a sense of adventure and thrill.