The tiny village of Tikarpada is located at a distance of 58 km from Angul. The village offers some of the most exciting visuals of the Satkosia Gorge, India’s mightiest gorge, into which the turbulent Mahanadi River crashes with amazing ferocity through 22 kms of emerald forests, that seem to change their hues with every bend of the river’s meanderings.

The site is one of the most fabulous scene of river and forest, the Satkosia Gorge, where the great Mahanadi river crashes in with monumental. The gorge is considered to be one of the most enchanting spots in the world. Apart from offering gorgeous views from the pinnacles of the surrounding hills, there is an excellent potential for sportfishing, boating and trekking around these parts.

Apart from this, there is a Gharial Crocodile Sanctury amidst lush green forest by the side of the Mahanadi River. The Gharial crocodile population obviously enjoys this exotic environment and has an excellent breeding place in this sanctuary created to protect them.