Belghar, Kandhamal

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Belghar is situated 155 km from Phulbani and is located at a height of 2555 feet from sea level. Gifted with towering mountains, thick forest and exquisite wildlife, Belghar is home to its primitive inhabitants ‘Kutia Khandas’. The Belghar sanctuary has a good collection of wild and endangered species of flora and fauna specially the white tusk elephants. The wooden inspection bungalow of Forest Department is also an attraction of the place which is lighted by using solar power.

A huge crowd of peacock can be seen in the Ushabali valley which is situated nearby. The valley adds to the beauty of the place. Belghar has another attraction to its credit and that is the cane work made by the tribal people. Kotagarh Sanctuary is located in close vicinity to Belghar which has a diverse collection of wildlife like tiger, gaur, sambar, spotted deer, elephant, peafowl, red fowl and other wide variety of reptiles.

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