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Bhitarkanika National Park

Bhitarkanika National Park

Located in the Kendrapara District of Orissa in eastern India, Bhitarkanika national park is one of the famous tourist destinations in India. Covering the area of 672 km², there is a mangrove swamp called as Bhitarkanika Mangroves, lies in the river delta of the Brahmani, Baitarani, and Dhamra rivers. The Bhitarkanika national park is surrounded by Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary and is home for the endangered Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), White Crocodile, Indian python, King Cobra, black ibis, darters and many other species of flora and fuana. The national park was created in 1988 is the major part of Bhitarkanika wildlife sanctuary which, the second largest mangrove ecosystem in India. Bhitarkanika national park travel and tourism offers the best way of travelling to this wonderful place.

Lies towards the east of the park, Gahirmatha Beach separate the mangroves from the Bay of Bengal. The national park holds following important species of Mangroves, trees like sundari, thespia, casuarinas and grasses like the indigo bus. You can explore all of them though availing Bhitarkanika national park tour packages now on affordable prices.

The national park is one of the best places to have the sight of the giant Salt Water Crocodile that grows up to 23 feet in length. Other than that, eight varieties of Kingfishers are found here and can be spotted along the many creeks and riverines at the park. A boat ride from Khola to Dangmal is also one of the major tourist attractions at Bhitarkanika national park. There are various amazing places to visit at Bhitarkanika national park such as the historic Hindu temples in the region.

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