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Satkosia, Cuttack

Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at a distance of 136 km from Cuttack. It is also known as the Satkosia Basipalli Sanctuary. It was established in 1976 in Odisha. The sanctuary covers an area of 796 sq km.

The sanctuary is situated on the banks of river Mahanadi. The place is a delight for any nature lover. The sanctuary is situated in the gorge formed by river Mahanadi. A rich and unique flora and fauna is witnessed in the forest. The thick deciduous and Sal forests are also home to several wild animals like tiger, elephant, mouse deer, gaur, nilgai, four-horned antelope, sambar, sloth bear, spotted deer, leopard, etc. Various kinds of birds, reptiles, fresh water turtles, various poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, etc. are commonly sighted in this sanctuary.

Trekking is allowed inside the sanctuary, which is a major attraction amongst the tourists visiting this place.