Located at a distance of 80 km from Boudh town, Padmatola Sanctuary can be approached from Charichhak, 43 km East on the Bhubaneswar–Balangir road.
The majestic Satakosia Gorge with its lush green forests and rich wild life is located towards the end of this sanctuary. The sanctuary derives its name from Sata (seven) and Kosh (two miles) meaning 14 miles or 22 km long. The majestic Satkosia gorge acclaimed as one of the most enchanting spots in the country is in fact the meeting point of Chhotanagpur plateau forests, dry deciduous forests and moist peninsular sal forests and is a strong hold of tiger, leopard, elephant, spotted deer, chousingha, sloth beer and varieties of resident and migratory birds and different species of reptiles like gharial, mugger, crocodile, fresh water turtles, poisonous and non-poisonous snakes etc.
The place is ideal for boating and other adventure sports. A research and conservation unit was established at Tikarpada (close to the gorge during 1995 for rearing of gharials. So far 38 species of mammals, 128 species of birds, 27 species of reptiles, 4 species of amphibians and 183 species of fish have been recorded in the sanctuary.
Tikarpada is connected to NH-42 at Badakera (10 km from Angul). Goddess Binikeyee, the presiding deity of Satakosia gorge is enshrined at the entrance. She is seen in the form of a four armed Chamundi and is worshipped according to Tantric rites.