Chandka Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary

Twenty kilometers from the centre of temple city of Bhubaneswar lies ChandM-Dampara Sanctuary (175.79 sq. km.). This small and attractive sanctuary with undulating topography presents a fascinating rejuvenated forest and rich bio-diversity.

The mixed tropical dry decidous and moist deciduous forests with miscellaneous species, bamboo and planted teak provide ideal habitat for elephant (83 nos.), leopard, hyena, spotted deer, wild dog, wild boar, ratel, pangolin, pea fowl, red jungle fowl, white ibis,dab chicks, open bill stork, egret, python, monitor lizard etc.

The natural water body and forests provide suitable nesting ground for 82 species of migratory and resident birds.