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Bhitarkanika Nature Camps

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.

See to Believe

Below is a visual treat of Bhitarkanika Nature Camps. Enjoy the immersive experience and experience the 360 degree views and virtual tours which are soon going to enhance your visual journey!


Other Things to Do

While you are at Bhitarkanika, be sure to experience the below list of must try activities. Boating – take the boat ride though the network of creeks and canals and watch the inhabitants of Mini Amazon of India. Birding - For bird lovers, Bhitarkanika spoils you for choices. There are eight varieties of Kingfisher birds alone, apart from a host of native and migratory birds.

Trails/ Packages Covering Bhitarkanika Nature Camps

Like what you see? Looking to have a well-rounded experience in Odisha? Presenting a list of some curated, pre-packaged tours covering some of the most coveted destinations in Odisha. Browse and see details of the trail/package which interests you the most. Reach out to the Department of Tourism (DoT) recognized travel agents, who are here to provide you with some memorable experiences and moments.

Getting There

  • Nearest Railway Station-Bhadrak
  • Nearest Airport-Bhubaneswar
  • Road Transport-Bhadrak is well connected by road service. From Bhadrak one can book a cab/auto to Bhitarkanika.
  • Distance from Bhubaneswar-172 KM

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Essentials Cheat Sheet

Nearby Destinations

Wish to make the best of your trip to Bhitarkanika Nature Camps ? Make sure your itinerary covers these below must-see destinations close to Similipal Nature Camp.Most of these are highly coveted on every tourists bucket list and can be reached from Similipal Nature Camp in a matter of hours. We have found 9 such places close to Similipal Nature Camp that will maximize your Experience-Odisha!


There's a variety of options for you to stay at. From Star Rated Hotels, Eco Tour Nature Camps equipped with state of the art swiss tents and facilities to OTDC Government Hotels, Bed Breakfasts and Homestays to choose from. Browse the list below to choose your preferred accomodation.

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