Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary, Tiger Reserve, Angul

Satkosia tiger reserve is located in the Angul district of Odisha. Satkosia wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 988.30 km². Satkosia Gorge was created in 1976 with an area of 796 km². The Reserve was designated in 2007 as the Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary and the adjacent Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary. It has located where the Mahanadi River passes through a 22 km long gorge in the Eastern Ghats mountains.

The major plant communities are mixed deciduous forests including Sal and riverine forest. Mammals found include the leopard, Indian wild dog or the wild boars, striped hyena, sloth bear, leopard cat and the jungle cat. The major herbivores are the Asian elephant, Spotted deer, Sambar deer, barking deer, Langurs, porcupines and pangolins are the other herbivores found here. Satkosia wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist places in Angul .

The Mugger Crocodile and gharials. Other reptiles include the Indian python, which can feed on large mammals like spotted deer. The Indian giant squirrel is also found here. This place also has many fishes like catfish, which can weigh about 30 kilograms. There is also a nature camp available for visitors. Satkosia Sanctuary is the best tourist place in Angul, Odisha. (Source)