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Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary




Wildlife in Debrigarh is situated in the Baragarh district of Orissa, India. Sprawled across an area of 347 sq km the sanctuary is located claos to the town of Sambalpur. One of the nearest attractions to this sanctuary is the Hirakud Dams, which is the highest dam in the world. Spread amidst the hills of Barapahada between the forest of Debrigarh and Loahara, the sanctuary is a must for see sight for every wildlife lover.



The Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a large variety of fauna that comprises Jungle tigers, sloth bear, leopards, Chital, gaur, sambar, spotted deer, Chowsingha, bison, neelgai and hyena.

Some of the most common reptile species found here are monitor lizards and chameleon.

Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most flocked wintering grounds of migratory birds in that visit the sanctuary from far off places. Some of the most prominent among them are crested serpent eagle, Flower Peckers, red vented bulbul, tree pie, drongo and white eye oriental.

The water bodies located in the sanctuary are dwelled with mugger crocodiles and fresh water turtles.




Most of the plant sanctuary is covered with mixed and dry deciduous forest. Sal, Asana, Dhaura, Bija and Aanala are the main trees of the forest.

How to Reach

  • By Train : The nearest railway head is at Sambalpur which is actively connected to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.
  • By Road : The Sanctuary can be entered from the south via Dhodrokusum (40 Kms away from Sambalpur) and Lakhanpur in the North ( 100 Kms away from Bargarh )

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the sanctuary is between October to March.

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