Bhitarkanika national park is a Mangrove forest situated in the Delta of Brahmani river at the Bay of Bengal in Odisha. Bhitarkanika is a top tourist attraction place in Kendrapara District. It is 30 km through waterways from Rajanagar and 130 km distance from Bhubaneswar. The total area covers 650 sq, kris with a forest covering 380 sq km including 115.50 sq. km of mangrove forest. The forest is so thick sunlight can hardly pass the forest floor. There are 60 varieties of mangrove plants on isolated beaches. Bhitarkanika is famous for white Crocodiles (Gori) and Gharial crocodiles. Bhitarkanika National Park is a natural zoo of wild animals, not only in Odisha but in India.
It was notified as a sanctuary in 1975 and Bhitarkanika National Park in 1998. The place is surrounded by the river Brahmani and Baitarani. The sanctuary and national park 600 sq. km founded by the river on three sides of only the sea in the east attract the tourist for crocodile breeding farm at Dangamala and the mangrove forest with exciting flora and fauna Besides a variety of other reptiles like Lizarcic. Pythons and King cobra and also found wildlife of wild Pigs, Rhesus, Monkeys, Sambars, Spotted Dear and many other animals.
It is a great place to visit and boating in Bhitarkanika. Crocodiles, birds, snakes, deer and much other wildlife can be seen on the riverbank while sailing. Various wildlife turtles, crocodiles and sand, creeks, wildlife animals, and the Mangrove forests enhance the beauty of Bhitarkanika Park. Bhitarkanika Park and Nature Camp is the Best tourist place in Kendrapara, Odisha.