Satkoshia Wildlife Sanctuary Industrial Visit

Satkoshia Wildlife Sanctuary going students can have their industrial visit in Angul, Angul provides an ideal platform for industrial visit with numerous industrial setups, the major industrial setup in Angul includes  National Aluminium Co.( NALCO), Mahanandi Coal Fields limited (MCL) , National Thermal Power Corporation( NTPC) ,  Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), Talcher Thermal Power Station, Fertilizer Corporation of India, Indian Aluminium Product Ltd, Bhusan Steels Ltd., BRG ltd. etc. are situated in the district.

Spread over four districts of Odisha — Angul, Cuttack, Nayagarh and Boudh — Satkoshia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary came into existence due to the amalgam of three sanctuaries of Raigoda, Padmatola and Mahanadi.

Set amidst the incredible landscape comprising the 22 km long gorge formed by Mahanadi, this premier wildlife destination is home to 128 species of birds and 38 mammals species including sizeable population of elephants and tigers. Pangolin, mouse deer, barking deer, spotted deer, samber, chousingha, Nilgai, gaur, elephant, wild boar, jackal, wild dog, wolf, leopard and other species also roam Satkoshia’s open plains and waterways. The rich flora comprises of 400 species of plants. It is the second tiger reserve of Odisha.

Sights to See

FLORA:
The vegetation of Satkosia largely comprises to Northern tropical most deciduous forests and most peninsular low level sal. The main trees species are asan, kurum, dasi, piasal, rose wood, kochila, hinjal, sisoo, mahil, gambhar, siris, amala, kindu, karada, patal garuda, etc. Plain lands and gentle slopes have been planted with teak. So far 400 species of plants (126 trees, 98 shrubs, 125 herbs, and 51 climbers) have been recorded in the sanctuary.

FAUNA:
Major fauna of the sanctuary include pangolin, mouse deer, barking deer, spotted deer, samber, chousingha, Nilgai, gaur, elephant, wild boar, jackal, wild dog, wolf, leopard, tiger etc. (sizeable population of elephants and tigers are seen in this sanctuary).Varieties of colourful birds such as Malabar pied hornbill, hill myna, shaheen falcon, emerald dove, great stone plover, stork billed kingfisher and the migratory birds (brahminy duck, bar headed geese, pintail, tufled poachard, etc.) are seen in this sanctuary.

Besides there are numerous species of reptiles that include gharial, mugger crocodile, gecko, king cobra, banded krait, rock python, rat snake, etc., amphibians and invertebrate fauna (giant wild spider, butterflies, etc.) Satkosia George of the river Mahanadi is one of the best habitats of the endangered gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) in the country and few such habitats in the entire world. A Research and Conservation Unit was established at Tikarpada, close to the Gorge in 1975 for rear and rehabilitation of Gharials.

So far, 38 species of mammals, 128 species of birds, 27 species of reptiles, four species of amphibians and 183 species of fish have been recorded in this sanctuary. 

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Industries

  • NTPC
  • NALCO

And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries

GRACU:
Tourist can go around Gharial Research and conservation Unit at Tikarpada. They can see the pioneering work done on rehabilitation of endangered Gharials along with mugger. This is the site where wild female mugger namely ‘Basanti’ volunteered captivity in search of a mate in GRACU. A trained educated guide can be employed from Tikarpada fishermen community.

Watch Towers:
You can visit Kandhaida, Kadalikhola, Kantarsingha where there are watch towers, game tanks and salt licks maintained for wild herbivores.

Camping:
Sanctuary has tremendous potentiality for organising nature camps involving tourists, students, etc. Nature camps can also be organised by various youth clubs, nature clubs in Labangi, Tulka (Bhimadhar water fall), Majhipada, Binkei Katrang ghat, etc. Camping facilities and camp gears can either be provided by sanctuary management or private sector.

 

How would you like to travel?

AIR
The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar that is connected to major cities in India.
RAIL
The nearest railway stations are Angul and Bhubaneswar
ROAD
Both the entry points of the sanctuary are well connected by motorable road with Angul and Nayagarh which are about 160 and 87 km from Bhubaneswar, respectively.
Satkosia is:
  • 30 km from Angul
  • 87 km from Bhubaneswar

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