Balukhand konark wildlife sanctuary 

  • 4.5

    Location:  RVHR+4RP, Konark Road, Mohanipur, Odisha, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 To 2hours

    Phone number not available

    Situated in the Indian state of Odisha, The Balukhand-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary with about an area of 87 km². Between the towns of Puri and Konark, it is located along the Bay of Bengal. Along with sandy beaches, there are coastal dunes, groves of introduced Casuarina trees planted in 1916–17, and plantations, in the sanctuary. A very little amount of the native flora has remained.



    Balukhand konark wildlife sanctuary

    This is must visit place for any traveler who is interested in both nature and animals. Here you can enjoy a great time with your family, friend, and nearest and dearest ones. Besides, it is also a suitable place for family picnics and outings. So you must not miss the chance of visiting this sanctuary once, while in the Indian state of Odisha.


    Balukhand konark wildlife sanctuary

    In the year of 1984, the sanctuary was designated for the development of ecological tourism, this place is extremely suitable. To a herd of Blackbuck and spotted dear, the sanctuary is like a home. Monkeys, jungle cats, squirrels, hyenas, jackals, mongooses, and a variety of birds and reptiles, other animals are found in the sanctuary. On the beaches, the olive ridley sea turtles are nestled.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The sanctuary is surrounded by wealthy nature both internally and externally. The greenery of the sanctuary will no doubt make your mind refresh and give you a feeling of inner peace.

    Opening Hours

    • Monday         Open 24 hours
    • Tuesday         Open 24 hours
    • Wednesday  Open 24 hours
    • Thursday       Open 24 hours
    • Friday             Open 24 hours
    • Saturday        Open 24 hours
    • Sunday           Open 24 hours

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee needed to get access to the sanctuary.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar is the closest airport to Konark with about a distance of 64 km. To most main cities such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, and Kolkata, this airport is well-linked. From this airport, some of the major airlines operate, including  Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, and Vistara. After reaching the airport, You can travel to Konark to your desired destination by either bus or taxi.

    By Road: Run by the government, the Orissa Tourism Development Corporation has several buses regularly, a link Konark to other towns and cities within Odisha. They are not well maintained and can be quite uncomfortable, although are cheap. Although a tad bit pricier, private Volvo buses are much better. At Bhubaneswar or Puri, private buses can be boarded. From  Puri to Konark, Kishor Tours runs buses.

    By Rail: The closest railway stations are located in Bhubaneswar and Puri, as Konark has no railway station of its own. From  Konark, the Bhubaneswar railway station is at a distance of 61.7 km while the one in Puri is at a distance of 35.3 km. Both of these stations are well-linked to several major cities around India.

    Tips for Travellers

    Be careful about Your safety. Besides, you should take your drinking water with you.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes, photography is allowed here.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit the place? 

    Ans: You can visit the sanctuary any time throughout the year.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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