Bhitarkanika is one of nature’s most beautiful creations. It is lush with green mangroves, migrating birds and turtles, crocodiles, meandering water trails, chirping birds and abundant nature. Tourists love exploring Bhitarkanika because of its beauty. The wetland is represented by three protected areas - Bhitarkanika National Park, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary.
Bhitarkanika is one of the largest Mangrove Ecosystems in the country crisscrossed with creeks and mud flats. It is home to diverse flora and fauna. Close to Bhitarkanika is the estuary of the Brahmani, Baitarani, Dharma & Mahanadi rivers.
Bhitarkanika National Park is a home to leopard cat, sambar, porcupine, dolphin, crocodile, king cobra, water monitor lizards, fishing cat, jungle cat, hyena, wild boar, spotted deer, terrapin, marine turtle, kingfisher, woodpecker, pintail, white-bellied sea eagle, tern, seagull, hornbill, bar-headed geese, brahminy duck, waders and an extensive variety of resident and migratory birds.