Bhitarkanika Visitor Information

Entry points:

Permission to visit Bhitarakanika can be obtained from Division Forest Officer,Rajnagar or Assistant conservator of Forest ,Chandbaii on pament of prescribed fees. Best season to visit – October to June.


Bhitarakanika can be approached only through water ways. Most convenient entry points being:

  • Chandbali (60 km from Bhadrak and 190 km from Bhubaneshwar)
  • Rajnagar (30 km from Kendrapara and 130 km from Bhubaneshwar)
  • Gupti  (25 km from Rajnagar)

Motor boats are available on hire:

  • Rajnagar to Dangmal- 3 hrs.
  • Chandbali to Dangmal-3 hrs.
  • Gupti to Dangmal -1.5 hrs.

Regular bus services are available to Chandbali and Rajnagar.

Nearest Rail Head:

  • Bhadrak (60 km from Chandbali).
  • Balasore (110 km from Chanbali).
  • Cuttack (110 km from Rajnagar).
  • Bhubaneshwar (190 km from Chandbali and 130 km from Rajnagar).

Nearest Airport :

Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata


Accommodation :

  • Aranyanivas ,Chandbali
                   Reservation : Tourist  Officer,Balasore

  • Forest Lodge-Dangmal,Ekakula,Gupti and Habalikhati.

                   Reservation: Divisional Forest Officer,Mangrove forest division Rajnagar.


Bhitarakanika  is in itself a complete package. But if you like ,you can visit a few more places around it.

Ratnagiri-Lalatgiri-Udaygiri-Buddhist  Complex (100 km from Bhubanswar).

The unique beach at Chandipur where the sea vanishes twice a day (16 km Balasore).


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