Padmatola Sanctuary, Satakosia Gorge, Boudh

The majestic Padmatola Sanctuary and Satakosia Gorge with their lush green forests and rich wildlife are located towards the end of this sanctuary. The sanctuary derives its name from Sata and Kosh meaning 14 miles or 22 km long. The majestic Satkosia gorge is acclaimed as one of the most enchanting spots in the country. The confluence point of Chhotanagpur plateau forests, dry deciduous forests and moist peninsular sal forests. This place is a stronghold of tiger, leopard, elephant, spotted deer, chousingha and sloth bear. There are varieties of migratory birds, Gharial, Mugger, Crocodile, Turtles, poisonous and non-poisonous snakes found here.

The place is ideal for boating and other adventure sports. A research and conservation unit was established at Tikarpada close to the gorge during 1995 for the rearing of gharials. So far 38 species of mammals, 128 species of birds, 27 species of reptiles, 4 species of amphibians and 183 species of fish have been recorded in the sanctuary. Padmatola Sanctuary is one of the tourist places in Boudh, Odisha.