The Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary is a paradise for the wildlife lovers. It is considered as one of the most enchanting spots in the state. Situated in the village of Tikarpada in Angul district, it is a famous sanctuary, a home to a varied flora and fauna.
The sanctuary is circled by the Satkosia gorge, formed by the Mahanadi River amidst the bounteous Hills. The Gharwale Sanctuary located within is a breeding place for Gharials released in the Mahanadi river. The sanctuary comprises various species of snakes, turtles, crocodiles etc.
One can indulge in adventure sports like ranging, angling and game sighting. Wildlife lovers and photographers can enjoy the various species of birds and animals, besides the greenary around. One can take a small trek to the green Sal forests. It is an absolute blissful location for the birdwatchers.