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Padmatola Sanctuary & Satakosia Gorge

Padmatola Sanctuary &  Satakosia Gorge
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The district is rich in wild life resources. The Padmatola Sanctuary in the district can be approached from Charichhak,43 km. east on the Bhubaneswar to Balangir road and by a fair weather road from Daspalla. The distance of this place from Boudh town is 80 Km. To the end of this sanctuary the majestic Satakosia Gorge with its lush green forests and rich wild life is located. The crocodile sanctuary set up at Tikarapada ,located on the left bank of the gorge is an added attraction of this place. The meandering Mahanadi, flowing amidst the hills forms here the mightiest gorge in India, measuring 22 km long. This is an ideal place for boating, angling and adventure. Goddess Binikeyee, the presiding deity of Satakosia gorge is enshrined at the entrance. She is seen in the form of a four armed Chamundi and is worshipped according to Tantric rites. A forest IB at Sitalapani which is near to this place provides excellent accommodation for those nature loving people who want to spend a day or two.

District Headquarter : Boudh
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Rairakhol
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar
How to Reach :  
Boudh is well connected with road and rail with other district headquarter and the state capital Bhubaneswar. The distance of Boudh from Bhubaneswar is 240 Km. One can come to Boudh via State Highway No. 1 and 14 via Nayagarh to Charichhak or can come by National Highway No. 42 . via- Angul.Regular train services are available from Bhubaneswar viz. Bhubaneswar to Sambalpur Intercity Express,Hirakud Express,Puri to Sambalpur passenger train. To reach Boudh one has to get down at Rairakhole station. From here one has to travel around 27 Km. either by Bus or taxi to reach Boudh. The nearest Airport is at Bhubaneswar. Taxi or auto rickshaws are to be hired from Boudh to go to Padmatola Sanctuary and Satakosia Gorge.
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Contact Person : B P Praharaj (District Tourist Officer )
Contact Person Phone : 9437278504
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Last updated on: 06-01-2015
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