Kotgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is 140 km from Phulbani town. Most of the inhabitants of this place are Kutia Kandha and Adivasi. The sanctuary has surrounded by hills and forests and covers an area of 399.5 square km. The vegetation of this place consists of dense deciduous forests with grasslands. A Large number of mammals, reptiles, elephants, gaur, sambar, spotted deer, peafowl, red jungle fowl and Various reptiles appear in Sanctuary. It is one of the most famous and attractive picnic spots for tourists during winter. The Belghar Nature Camp is around 9 km from the Kotgarh Sanctuary. Kotgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the tourist places in Kandhamal.