Greeting travellers with its refreshing floral beauty is one of the top tourist attractions of Odisha, Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary. Finding its origin in the year 1962, the wildlife sanctuary offers a soulful experience to wildlife lovers as it shelters a large variety of fauna. Spread over an area of 304.03 square kilometers, the deciduous forest makes way for the travellers to explore and get a sight of the rich avifauna and mammals and also gives a detour option to sightsee the Hirakud Dam on the west. The ones who plan their sightseeing tour to Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary in winters are in for a great time as its the best time to spot the flying squirrel and racket-tail dragons the wildlife sanctuary is famous for in Odisha.
Flora and Fauna
Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary exactly knows how to bring joy to the heart of wildlife and nature lovers. The forest area which is deciduous type brims with floral species like arjun, acacia, sandalwood, neem and more. But what the sanctuary is counted as a must-visit place in Odisha for are the flying squirrels and racket tail dragons. On a jungle safari, one can also spot tiger, elephant, sambar leopard, bison and many more species. The tiger and elephant population in the sanctuary is 15 and 35 respectively.
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Best Time to Visit
The most ideal time to visit Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary for a safari is between the months of October to May. The weather stays quite pleasant for wildlife tours.