Satkosia Wildlife sanctuary ( south)- Badmul
Badmul is a small village in Nayagarh,(110 km from Bhubaneswar) on the foothills of majestic mountains and on the other side one would see the serenity of magnanimous Mahanadi River meandering through the golden sand bars. The alarm call of Spotted Deer & Sambar makes one realize that Satkosia is a Tiger Reserve after all. It’s the jungle of Leopards, Dholes and Wild Cats. The crocodiles basking on the white sands on a winter morning, with the backdrop of rising sun is a picture that is real here.
Feel the joy of spending nights in the Tents amidst the wilderness of dense and shady forests in your backyard. The whispering sounds of ripples of the following river, mixed with the melodic chirping of birds makes its way through your luxurious tents, rejuvenating your mornings. The alarm call of Spotted Deer & Sambar outside the camp makes one realize that Satkosia is a Tiger Reserve after all. Gaze at the clear starlit sky, breathe in the fresh fragrance of the wild flowers and experience the warmth of your cozy tent at the “Satkosia Sands Resort”. It cannot get better than this for a nature lover. Go back with a smile and a sense of rejuvenation.
Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar-110km; Nearest Railway Station– Bhubaneswar-110km
Best time to visit: Nov. to April
Closing of the National Park– 15may to oct.
This site of Eco-tourism is easily approachable from Bhubaneswar, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Angul & Boudh. From Bhubaneswar – Via Baghamari, Gania & Chhamundia 2hr road drive
Safari- own vehicles; entry permit for the park- on spot
Accommodation: Satkosia Sand Resort/ eco tent (on the sand bar of river Mahanadi)
Due to limited accommodation to avoid the rush please book in advance.
Suggested tour itinerary
Tour code: 121/WLSB
Duration of Tour: 2Night / 3 Days
Day1- Bhubaneswar- Baghmari- Satkosia ( Badmul) ( 2hr drive+ visit)
Morning drive from Bhubaneswar to Badmul via- Baghmari enroute if time permit visit hot sulpher spring at Atri. Upon arrival check in the eco tent. Afternoon safari in the wildlife sanctuary.
Day2-Satkosia (Badmul)- river ride – Sidhamula- back
Early hiking & Jungle walk along Mahanadi River within the wilderness of Tiger Reserve (approximately 2 hr) during hiking watch a wide array of birds (Rare Indian Skimmers, Pied Hornbills and Hill Mynas and many more), crocodiles ( Endangered Gharial & Muggers), Butterflies and other wild animals.
After lunch drive towards Sidhamula (1.30hr drive) – Gokulananda temple enroute meets the roaming of wild animal on nature.
During dinner enjoy the mouth watering veg, non-veg food at the camp fire place on river bed.
Day4- Satkosia (Badmul)-Departure
Morning after breakfast departure for your onwards destination.
Caution: Try to obey the jungle rule accordingly in order. Respect the nature and enjoy the nature.
|Keep mineral water while hiking||Walk or drive night time in core area|
|Keep mosquito repellent||Take any arms and weapons|
|Keep silence||Take Crackles and music system|
|use green or grey color cloth and cap while hiking.||Feed the wild animal, birds and reptile|
|Keep binocular and camera||Disturb the animal, birds and reptile|
|Keep proper permit and entry document||Use plastic polythin|
|While hiking follow the guide||Dive or Swim in the water body|