Kuldiha Wild Life Sanctuary, spread across an area of 300 sq km, is situated in the deciduous hilly terrain of the Kuldiha forests, in Balasore. Offering an appropriate environment for a variety of rare wild life, some of the animals that are seen in this sanctuary include sambar, elephants, gaur, leopard and giant squirrel. Also variety of birds like hornbills, myna, and peafowl cam be found here. This sanctuary is also home to an array of reptilian species that are mostly seen in the water streams flowing through the forest area. Indian wild dog or Dhole, a critically endangered species, is found in abundance in this sanctuary and it is also home to a variety of plant species.
Jeep safari is the best way to enjoy the forests with the whole family. Jeeps are available from the sanctuary gate and are operated by the Government of Odisha Forest Department.
The best season to visit the park is between November and February when animal sightings are more. One can also club a visit to the Simlipal National Park while visiting Kuldiha Wild Life Sanctuary.
Trekking enthusiasts can consider a trek to Nilagiri from the Kuldiha Wild Life Sanctuary.
How to reach:-
By Road : From Bhubaneswar to Nature camp site inside Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary 235 Km. /4hr. 15 min. From Cuttack to Nature camp site inside Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary 206 Km. /3hr. 30 min. From Bhadrak to Nature camp site inside Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary 95 Km. /1hr. 45 min. From Kolkata to Nature camp site inside Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary 290 Km. /5hr. 00 min.
By Rail : Bhubaneswar to Balasore 206 Km. /3hr. 30 min. Cuttack to Balasore 175 Km. /3hr. 00 min. Bhadrak to Balasore 70 Km./1hr.00 min. Howrah to Balasore 221 Km. / 4 hr. 00 min.
By Air : Bhubaneswar (Biju Pattnayak International Airport). Kolkata Airport (Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport).