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Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Orissa

Main Wildlife Attractions: elephant, leopards, sambar, bison, gaur,giant squirrels

Coverage Area: 300 sq. kms

Established: 1984

Best Time to Visit:November to February

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From warmth loving tropical mammals to reptiles and avian life, Orissa's wildlife population covers an entire spectrum. The government of Orissa has painstakingly identified all the resources, opened new sanctuaries, upgraded the old ones and maintain a healthy breeding and preservation program to uphold the cause of the animal kingdom.

Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal place for nature lovers and animal enthusiasts.Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the district of Balasore. The hilly terrain and the deciduous forest support the wide range of animal species that have made it their natural habitat.

The whole topography of the place provides ample scope for trekking and hiking. Interestingly Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary is connected to Simlipal through Sukhpada hills and Nato hills. Some of the animals that you might encounter while on a trip to the sanctuary are elephant, gaur, sambar, tiger, leopard etc. With some measure of luck, you can also view the rich avian life that consists of peafowl, myna, hornbills, and a wide species of reptiles.

There are two rest houses in Kuldiha that serves as your accommodation option. However make an early booking to avoid last minute rush. There is a perennial stream nearby which is an ideal picnic spot and serves as a welcome respite after the tiring trip in the Wildlife sanctuary.