Fast Facts :
Location : It is located in the district of Cuttack and khurda
Area : 175.79sq.km excluding the mining area of 17.6sq.km.
Forest Type : Sal, Piasal, Asan, Bamboo etc.
Villages Climate : 47 villages
The Chandaka Elephant Reserve is famous wildlife reserve which is famous for its Elephants
If you and your family are of fond of elephants then you must make a visit to the Chandrika Elephant Reserve. The reserve is at a close proximity of 20 kilometers from the city of Bhubaneswar in Orissa and this sanctuary has mix of moist deciduous as well as tropical forests. Those who’ve visited this place will tell you about the amazing experience they’ve had visiting this reserve.
The Wildlife reserve serves as Ideal place for Elephants and for several other species that reside in the reserve. Some of the other wildlife found in this sanctuary includes the wild dog, Barking Deer, wild boar, red jungle fowl dab chicks, hyena, python and open bill stork, pangolin, monitor lizard, etc. You will even find the pug marks of cheetahs inside the forest. Dhawda, Sal, Bija and Babul are some of the types of trees commonly found at this reserve. Elephants move majestically from one place to another and are found showering water to their kind, with their trunk.
The vegetation and forests make the sanctuary an ideal nesting place for more that 80 different varieties of birds both resident and migratory.
Visitors will be able to frequently view the wild animals of the park. The Chandaka Elephant Reserve is located in the Bhubaneswar. Apart from the Elephants one can also find the Crested Serpent Eagle, Great Horned owl, Red Jungle Fowl and the Stone Curlew etc.
The fascinating natural landscapes and wildlife of the Chandaka Elephant Reserve regularly attracts a huge number of tourists from different parts of the country as well from across the globe which in fact leaves them with mind boggling experience.
Rock python, Bengal monitor lizard, common skink and chameleon etc.
Watch Towers :
The Wildlife reserve has many watch towers which enables visitors to get a bird eye view of the wildlife in the Sanctuary. Visitors who wish to rest a while or are looking for accommodation after tiresome day of touring the park, have the option of living the comfort of rest houses.