Tikarpara is 58 km from Angul and 180 km from Cuttack. It has situated at the side of the river Mahanadi. It is across a land 22 km long gorge is attractive for tourists. The dense forest, rich wildlife and crocodile sanctuary are the most important of the place. The name of this sanctuary has based on the name of the Tikarpada village. This sanctuary spreads across an area of 795.52 square km. This place is one of the biggest Wildlife Sanctuaries in Odisha. This sanctuary is the home for many different types of animals and birds species like leopards, jungle fowl, elephants, Indian adjutants. The sanctuary is an ideal tourist destination. Tikarpada crocodile sanctuary is the best tourist place in Angul, Odisha.