Odisha: World’s largest white crocodile park reopens


Odisha: World’s largest white crocodile park reopens

Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park, which is home to the world’s largest white crocodile park in Kendrapara district, is now open for tourists.

As per the news reports, a huge footfall was reported on the first day of reopening. Many people visited the spot with family and friends. While talking to the media, a tourist stated that their group visited the spot for a picnic at Bhitarkanika National Park. He added that the weather is pleasant, and is hopeful of the fact that with the park’s opening, the spot will definitely witness a boost in tourism.

Bhitarkanika National Park with its rich, lush green eco-system lies in the estuarine region of Brahmani-Baitarani River.

Bhitarkanika is home to India’s second largest mangrove ecosystem after the Sunderbans. It is essentially a network of canals and creeks that are swamped with waters from rivers Baitarani, Brahmani, Patasala, and Dhamra forming a unique ecosystem. It is also home to the largest congregation of endangered saltwater crocodiles in the country.

How to reach Bhitarkanika National Park?

Odisha: World’s largest white crocodile park reopens

To reach the spot, you will first have to reach Cuttack, which is situated around 140 km from Bhitarkanika National Park. You can also either take a train, bus, or a cab from Cuttack to reach Bhadrak, which is situated around 70 km away from Bhitarkanika.

All in all, a trip to Bhitarkanika will be a memorable one. Make sure you make a prior booking for accommodation before visiting Bhitarkanika. Highlights of this place include mangrove vegetation, pristine landscapes, white crocodiles, rivers, and colourful birds that will keep you engaged throughout.

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