Satokosia Gorge Sanctuary

Satokosia gorge, where the nature in its primitive wild disposition houses all the phenomena including flora and fauna is a rare place. For, it remains untouched by the lust of civilization.

If the wild animals including Sambar, barking deer and wild boar have made the sanctuary their home, leopards and Royal Bengal Tigers stalk the area in their inimitable style.

Up tin the forest near Barmul lies a cave where a 16-feet King Cobra leads a majestic life with his family. The site of the snake king slithering from a tree trunk and drinking from the gorge below where crystal clear water gushes through would send a chill down the spine of any adventurer.

The tranquility of the nature is broken at times by the sweet chirping of rare birds like Horn bills, Fishing Eagles, Crested Serpent Eagles, Racket-tailed Drango, Hill Hyenas (Sunakani an Rupakani) while one can see the rare flying squirrels, Malabar giant squirrels and reptiles like Star Tortoise, King Cobra, Rocket Python, Monitor Lizard, Gharial and Mugar Crocodile. Sitalpani is a spot atop a hill where ice cold water is available throughout the year. It also has sthe costliest timber species—Rosewood.

Satkosia can be approached from Chhamundia, a 30-km drive from Gania in Nayagarh district and 120 km from Bhubaneswar . At Badmul near Chhamundia, the Mahanadi Wildlife Division has constructed an observatory, where one gets a panoramic view of the spectacular gorge and the Amazonian expense of the Mahanadi . Eight Km form Badmul lies Kuturi, where the habitat development for natural breeding centre for animals is located.