Orissa is a state in Eastern India that is replete with tourist attractions. The rich cultural heritage of Orissa and its romantic locations like beaches, parks, sanctuaries and religious places make this state a popular destination in the map of India. There are a lot of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries like Ambapani Sanctuary, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Belghar Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandaka Sanctuary and Padmatala Sanctuary in the state.
Padmatala Sanctuary proves to be true delight for the nature lovers. This sanctuary is located at a distance of 211 km from Bhubaneswar. It is 37 km from Phulbani, 58 km from Angul, 78 km from Talcher and 120 km from Dhenkanal.
The main attraction of the park is the Gharials. But the natural beauty of the park will leave you spell bound. The hills and forests of this place also attract the tourists from all over the country. Get ready to give a visual treat to your eyes with the river Mahanadi and 'Satkosia Gorge'.
Other than all these, the Padmatala wildlife sanctuary has some special thing for its visitors. This is the pond within the park. The picturesque beauty of the pond allures the travelers to spend quality time within the park. As evening approaches, the soothing sunrays falling on the water of the pond make it a captivating sight to view.
Besides the perennial beauty of the park, it also satisfies the thirst of the wild animals. They use it as their watering hole.
Best time to visit:
The most ideal time to visit this sanctuary is between the months of October to March. During this time you would get the best view of the wild animals roaming in the park.
You can accommodate in the Forest Rest House - D.F.O. (Wildlife), Angul.
If you want to visit the sanctuary while staying in a good hotel, then we give you a list of several hotels like- Ginger Hotel opposite Nalco Hqrs, Hotel Arya Mahal near Kalinga Hospital, Kasturi Guest Hotel in Ashok Nagar and Shriram Guest House in Nayapalli. Other hotels like Hotel Siddhath, Hotel Keshari, The Garden Inn, The Marrion, Hotel Swosti Plaza, Hotel Oberoi, etc. are also good for accommodation.
- The nearest railway station is Angul in SE Railway. Angul is in Central Orissa, around 136 km from Bhubaneswar by road.
- Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport that is 160 km away from the park. It is connected with Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Nagpur by Boeing flights.
- As mentioned in the beginning, Angul, Dhenkanal and Talcher are the nearby cities. All the major cities are connected by regular bus service.
The little hamlet of Padmatala, as it is commonly known will offer you a lot for an adventurous getaway. Don't miss a chance to unite with Nature in the Padmatala Sanctuary.