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The Spirit of Freedom Reigns Here


Nestled between the Hirakud Dam and Reservoir makes for a picturesque setting, the sanctuary finds a special mention because of noted freedom fighter Veer SurendraSai. During his rebellion against the British Veer SurendraSaimade his base at ‘Barapathara” located within the sanctuary.

Spread over 347 Sq KM, the beautiful sanctuary is known for its easy sightings of animals particularly Indian Bison’s, Wild Boars, Sambhar and Peacocks to name a few. The dry deciduous forest attracts a host of winged visitors during the winters.

The four-horned antelope or Chousingha as it’s called is one of the endangered animals also inhabits this sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to more than 40 species of mammals, 234 species of birds, 41 species of reptiles, 12 species of amphibians, 42 species of fishes, 39 species of odonates, 85 species of butterflies and is important Internationally because of significant population of Leopard, Bison and Chousingha. The sanctuary is also famous for magnificent waterfalls.

The sanctuary offers a panoramic view of the Hirakud Dam which surrounds the sanctuary. The strategically located cottages of the Nature Camp offers breathtaking view of the surroundings and wildlife makes it a popular destination for nature lovers.

The spirit to live free and without fear is what reigns in the animals that inhabit this wonderful landscape.

See to Believe

Below is a visual treat of DEBRIGARH NATURE CAMP (HIRAKUD). 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 Debrigarh Nature Camp, be sure to experience the below list of must-try activities. Birding – see the native and migratory birds go about their daily chores. Get up and personal with nature on guided Jungle safari  and treks. Soak in the breathtaking views of the magnificent delta of Mahanadi.

Getting There

Nearest Railway Station-Sambalpur

Nearest Airport-Jharsuguda

Road Transport-Sambalpur is well connected with road and rail network. Get down at Sambalpur and hire a cab to Debrigarh.

Distance from Bhubaneswar-289 KM

Essentials Cheat Sheet

Nearby Destinations

Wish to make the best of your trip to DEBRIGARH NATURE CAMP (HIRAKUD) ? Make sure your itinerary covers these below must-see destinations close to DEBRIGARH NATURE CAMP (HIRAKUD).Most of these are highly coveted on every tourists bucket list and can be reached from DEBRIGARH NATURE CAMP (HIRAKUD) in a matter of hours. We have found 2 such places close to DEBRIGARH NATURE CAMP (HIRAKUD) that will maximize your Experience-Odisha!


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