Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary is 38 km from Sambalpur town. Here is the free moment of wild animals like tiger, deer, leopard, Sambar, spotted deer and elephants etc. Visitors can see the natural scenery up close. The Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary comprises parts of Badrama Reserve Forests, Ushakothi Reserve Forests, Binjipali Reserve Forests and Additional Kansar Reserve Forests. The Sanctuary is located in the western part of the Hirakud Dam and is surrounded by the Moist Sal Forests and bamboo Forest. The Sanctuary forms a significant of Sambalpur Elephant Reserve. Ushakothi Sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist places in Sambalpur, Odisha.