Situated just 35 kilometers from Sambalpur, the Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary unfolds its scenic beauty nestled between the Hirakud Dam and Reservoir. This picturesque setting holds historical significance, notably linked to the valiant freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai. During his rebellion against the British, ‘Barapathara,’ located within the sanctuary, served as the base for Veer Surendra Sai’s courageous stand. Encompassing a vast expanse of 347 square kilometers, this sanctuary is renowned for its remarkable wildlife sightings, including Indian Bison, Wild Boars, Sambhar, and Peacocks, amidst a dry deciduous forest that attracts a plethora of winged visitors during the winters.
Adding to its allure, the endangered four-horned antelope, also known as Chousingha, finds refuge in this sanctuary. Boasting a rich biodiversity, the Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary is home to over 40 species of mammals, 234 species of birds, 41 species of reptiles, 12 species of amphibians, 42 species of fishes, 39 species of odonates, and 85 species of butterflies. Internationally significant for its notable populations of Leopard, Bison, and Chousingha, the sanctuary also boasts magnificent waterfalls that contribute to its fame.
Providing a panoramic view of the encompassing Hirakud Dam, the strategically positioned cottages at the Nature Camp offer a breathtaking perspective of the sanctuary’s surroundings and wildlife. This sanctuary stands as a cherished destination for nature lovers, where the spirit of living free and fearless resonates among the diverse inhabitants of this enchanting landscape.
Destination Attractions, Destination Facilities, Transportation, Accessibility, How to Reach
Sonamuni Jungle Beach’s opening time is Everyday Morning from 7 am to Evening 6 pm
Best Time to visit
The best time to visit Sonamuni Baitarani Beach is at all times of the year.
The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar, which is located around 185 KM distance from Sonamuni Jungle picnic spot
Nearest Bus Stop
The nearest Bus stop is Manohar Pur, which is located around 3 KM distance from Baitarani River Beach
Nearest Railway Station
The Nearest Railway Station is Keonjhar, which is located around 72 KM distance from Sonamuni Beach Picnic Spot