Dampara Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandaka, Khordha

Chandaka Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve located in the northwestern fringe of Bhubaneswar in the Indian state of Odisha. Chandaka –Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary comprises a major forest area, notified forest blocks of Chandaka Wildlife Division. It is a popular destination for solitude seekers, hunt for eco-tourists, laboratory for researchers and temple of learning for all. Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary was declared primarily to preserve wild elephants and elephant habitats. A variety of snakes, like the Python, and the monitor lizard can also be sighted there. The birdlife of the sanctuary is no less significant as a large number of species of birds can be sighted there. Chandaka Sanctuary is a premier wildlife destination in Khordha, Odisha.