Chandaka Elephant Reserve

Spread in a region of 175 sq kms Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary is sprawling in the midst of the uplands of Khurda and Cuttack in Orissa in the biotic districts of the Eastern Ghat. The backwoods of Chandaka were announced an elephant hold in the year 1982 to ensure the jeopardized populace of these mammoth species. The lavish green hillocks of Chandaka maintaining the crowds of Asian Elephants are an incredible site for eco tourism. Among the fauna around 30 types of warm blooded animals, 27 types of reptiles and 120 types of winged creatures can be located. Other than the elephant, panther, chital, yelping deer, mouse deer, langur, rhesus monkey, mongoose, sloth bear, wolf and hyena additionally possess the asylum. An assortment of snakes, similar to the python, and the screen reptile can likewise be located there. Mugger crocodiles have adjusted to vast water bodies inside the haven. Come July, and water winged animals, principally storks, heron, egrets and cormorants can be watched.

Reptiles

Rock python, Bengal Monitor lizard, Chameleon, Common skink, Indian flap shell turtle, Russel’s viper, Bamboo pit viper, Common krait, Common vine snake, Kukri snake, Indian bronze back comprise the reptile population of Chandaka.

Total area 193.39 sq. km.
Best time to visit Chandaka Reserve October-May
Average rainfall 1400 m
Nearest town Bhubaneswar 20 km