Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary going students may have their industrial visit in Bhubaneswar. Bhubaneswar is an emerging Information Technology (IT) hub, the boom in the metals and metal processing industries have made Bhubaneswar one of the fastest developing cities of India in recent years. Bhubaneswar has around 105 engineering colleges. Bhubaneshwar houses 5 star IT parks with companies such as Infosys, Satyam, TCS, Mindfire Solutions, Wipro, IBM, Genpact, Firstsource, Mindtree, MphasiS, etc.the major industries located in and around Bhubaneswar includes Exide Industries Ltd, Finolex Industries Ltd, Kitply Industries Ltd, Polar Industries Ltd, for more information see state wise list of industries.
Nestled on Khurda uplands of north-eastern limits of Eastern Ghats biotic region, Chandaka forest is a premier wildlife destination in Odisha.
Established in 1982, a first of its kind to promote eco-regeneration of depleting environment, the sanctuary is the pachyderm country, an entrancing preserve for elephants.
The conservation management of the last two decades has manifested in the revival of vegetation, which was once rendered bushy. Chandaka forests once extended all over Bhubaneswar.
Today the sanctuary is a treasure trove of biodiversity spreading over an area of 194 sq km. It is a compelling destination for wildlife enthusiasts.
Sights to See
Flora diversity consists of semi- evergreen forests, moist kangada (Xylia Xylocarpa) forests, coastal sal forests, thorny bamboo brakes (Bambusa Bambos), planted teak and eupatorium scriubs. Main tree species are Kochila, Kalicha, Belo, Kangada, Giringa, Sunari, Sal, Kumbhi, Jamu, Karanja, Teak and Sidha. Male bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus) has a very restricted distribution. Common medicina plants of the sanctuary are Duramari, Baidanka, Brudhadaraka, Bhuinlimbo, Guluchi lata, Salpami, Satabari, Bhuin-kakharu, Indrajaba,Thalkudi, Apamaranga, Kurchi, Patalgaruda, etc. There are also few species of ground orchids.
The bird life of the sanctuary is no less significant. Kumarkhunti reservoir, in winter, serve as transient roosting and feeding ground for several migratory duck species, notably, Garganey and common Teal, Pintail, spot billed and bramhiny Duck and white eyed Pochard. Come July, the flocks of water birds, mainly storks, heron, egrets and cormorants abound.
For history buffs, the two forts of Bualigarh and Chudanga are the major attractions. Watch towers at Kochilaberana, Pitagadia and Charichhak are excellent for viewing wildlife.
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- Kitply Industries Ltd
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Among the fauna about 30 species of mammals, 27 species of reptiles and 120 species of birds can be sighted. Besides the flagship species — elephants — other prominent wildlife included leopard, chital, langur, rhesus monkey, mongoose, sloth bear, wolf and hyena, etc. Python, monitor lizard, some variety of snakes are quite common. Mugger crocodiles have adapted to large water bodies in the sanctuary.
How would you like to travel?
- 25 km from Bhubaneswar
- 20 km from Baramunda
- 60 km from Dhenkanl
- 16 km from Talcher
- 364 km from Raipur
- 387 km from Kolkata
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