Bhitarkanika is an island enclosed by the Brahmani River from one side and the mighty Bay of Bengal from the other. It’s one of the many National Parks in India, but it does not house any big animals such as tiger, bear or even bison. What Bhitarkanika stands out for is its crocodile population. The island is basically a delta for the river Brahmani and hence full of small channels and streams of water. This suits perfectly to the lifestyle and breeding of crocodiles. And so it’s a great place for reptile lovers. Of course one can expect variety of birds as well given the perfect eco-system of an island.
Bhitarkanika is most well-known mangrove forest located in Odisha. The main attraction is watching birds, this place is famous for saltwater crocodile and other animal species as well as resident and migratory birds. It is most significant and renowned places in Odisha for ecological and biological significance.
The second largest feasible mangrove Eco-system in India is situated in the beautiful land of Bhitarkanika. The wetland and mangrove forest provides residence for over 215 bird species. This also includes few of the winter migrants travelling to India from Europe and Central-Asia. Bhitarkanika is now treated to be one of the most picturesque wildlife areas with numerous wildlife inhabitants and Giant Salt Water Crocodile