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Ansupa Nature Camp

The Horse Shoe Shaped Lake On The Foot Hills of An Ancient Fort


Ansupa is located 50kmfrom Cuttack and situated in the middle of the state highway connecting Athagarh and Banki block of Cuttack district.  Spread across 382 km, Ansupa is the largest fresh water lake in Odisha.The lake derives its name from its shape which is like a horse shoe (Ansupa). During the rainy season the many hues of the water makes for a beautiful sight and the presence of the migratory birds during winter adds to the vibrancy of the lake. Boating facilities available at the lake are an added attraction.

The ruins of an ancient fort on top of the Saranda hill adjacent to the lake adds to the charm of the place and provides a panoramic view of the lake. There is no definite history on the origins of the fort, one of the popular legends is that the King of Saranda had chosen to build a fort at the hilltop for his safety. The Baruda Ghar (ammunition store), two wells and metal door entrance to the fort along with a few structural remnants are all that remains today. 

Things to do

See to Believe

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Other Things to Do

While you are at Ansupa, visit the ruins of Sarandagarh, capture the stunning sun rise and the sunset view that the lake offers. Explore the vast expanse of the lake in a boat, strike a conversation with the boatman to collect anecdotes, observe the birds as they go about their chores, put on your trekking shoes and explore the nearby wilderness. There's lots to do in Odisha's wonderlands!

Getting There

  • Nearest Railway Station - Cuttack
  • Nearest Airport - Bhubaneswar
  • Distance from Bhubaneswar - 47 KM
  • Road Transport  One can travel to Ansupa either through Cuttack or Bhubaneswar. Best option is to take a cab to Ansupa.

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Nearby Destinations

Wish to make the best of your trip to Ansupa Nature Camp ? Make sure your itinerary covers these below must-see destinations close to Ansupa Nature Camp.Most of these are highly coveted on every tourists bucket list and can be reached from Ansupa Nature Camp in a matter of hours. We have found 10 such places close to Ansupa 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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