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Get Bhitarkanika tour package at Hotel Golden Anchor Dhamara


Bhitarkanika is one of nature’s most beautiful and serene creations- a true spectacle to behold. Surrounded by lush green mangroves in the estuary of Brahmani, Baitarani, Dharma and Mahanadi river systems, the place boasts of a plethora of diverse migrating birds and turtles, the magnificent estuarine crocodiles, and greenery all around. It amazes visitors from faraway places, who can’t help but praise the beauty of the place, making it an important destination for tourists. It is a place of never ending interest for nature lovers, scientists, and tourists. The wetland is represented by 3 protected areas, namely “Bhitarkanika National Park”, “Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary” and “Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary”. 

The core area covers a total of 145 km, spread across 672 square km. It has been designated as a National Park since 1998. The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest mangrove eco system in India.   It is one of the largest Mangrove eco systems in our country, giving shelter to flora and fauna of all kinds. 

The place is famous for being the nesting grounds of the Olive Ridley Turtles, who come to the Gahirmatha beach and other beaches around the place to lay eggs. As per the 2014 survey of mammals, there are 1,872 spotted deer, 1,213 wild boars, and 1,522 monkeys living in the place. 12 hyenas, 3 fishing cats, 7 wolves, 10 foxes, 11 jungle cats, 305 jackals, and 38 otters have made the place their home.
Every year close to 80,000 migratory birds come to the place to lay eggs during the monsoon season. Many rare and exquisite birds like the Black Ibis, Asian Open Bill and Cormorants have taken shelter here. 

But Bhitarkanika is most famous for its saltwater crocodiles. It has one of the largest populations of saltwater crocodiles in India. Nearly 700 saltwater crocodiles inhabit the rivers and creeks. In the 2014 annual breeding and nesting season, around 3,000 saltwater crocodiles were born. The crocodiles are known to grown up to 23m in length. It found its name in the Guinness Book of World Records for its 23 feet long saltwater crocodile, which has been listed as the largest in the world. 

Khola and Gupti are the two main entry points to Bhitarkanika National Park. Boats can be taken from the Bhitarkanika Boating Point at Dhamra, 3kms from our hotel. Entry fees to the National Park are required, and are arranged by our hotel.

How To Reach Dhamra :

Dhamra is at a distance of 211 kms from Bhubaneswar, the nearest airport. The nearest railway stations are at Bhadrak (85 kms), Cuttack (189 kms), and Bhubaneswar (211 kms).

Where To Stay At Bhitarkanika :

Hotel Golden Anchor is the only hotel closest to Bhitarkanika National Park, a 2 star property, and providing comfortable rooms, and a restaurant serving Indian, Chinese and Continental food. Providing the most convenient stay for tourists wanting to visit Bhitarkanika National Park, because of the proximity of the hotel to the park.





  • Accommodation
  • One Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Service Of Car From Hotel To Boat Pick-up Point
  • Service Of Boat To Visit Bhitarkanika Sanctuary
  • Entry Fees To The Sanctuary


Day-1 : Arrival at Golden Anchor. After check-in at our Hotel, enjoy our delicious snacks & dinner. Overnight stay at Golden Anchor.
Day-2 : After Breakfast, leave for the visit to bird sanctuary, trekking to Hunting Tower of ancient king and cruise to different creeks on countryside boat approved by wildlife department to spot crocodile. After lunch, depart for onward journey.


  • National park time – 7am to 2pm
  • Park out time – 5pm

The park remains closed for census during first week of January.
Please check with us in time to know the exact dates.

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