The Mini Amazon
Bhitarkanika is India’s second largest mangrove ecosystem after the Sunderbans. The National park is essentially a network of creeks and canals which are inundated with waters from rivers Brahmani, Baitarani, Dhamra and Patasala forming a unique ecosystem.
Bhitarkanika is home to the largest congregation of the endangered Salt Water Crocodile in the country. The Salt Water Crocodile is the apex predator of the region, besides it, the park is home to numerous reptiles like the water monitor lizard, pythons to name a few. Bhitarkanika is also home to numerous animals like the deer, hyenas, wild boar etc and migratory birds which make it their home during the winter season lending a vibrant hue to the eco system.
The other unique phenomenon is the Bagagahana or the heronry near Surajpore creek. Thousands of birds colonise the creek for nesting and the aerial acrobatics performed prior to the mating makes for an impressive sight. Bhitarkanika is also home to eight varieties of Kingfisher birds which is also a rarity. The erstwhile hunting porch of the Maharaja adds to its heritage value.
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While you are at Bhitarkanika Nature Camps, be sure to experience the below list of must-try activties. Bird Watch the rarest of nature's avian beauties, Rough it out in the ocean with water sports, Get up close and personal with nature on organized treks, Soak in leisure and breathtaking views of Gorges while Boating or enjoy the evening enthralled by performers of Folk and Classical dance. There's lots to do in Odisha's wonderlands!
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