Bhitarkanika National Park is a prime habitat of leopard cat, fishing cat, jungle cat, hyena, wild boar, spotted deer, sambar, porcupine, dolphin, saltwater crocodile including partially white crocodile, python, king cobra, water monitor lizards, terrapin, marine turtle, kingfisher, woodpecker, hornbill, bar-headed geese, Brahmany duck, pintail, white-bellied sea eagle, tern, seagull, waders and a large variety of resident and migratory birds.
Bhitarkanika National Park
Bhitarkanika is connected to the world through air, water, and rail. Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata are the nearest airports to Bhitarkanika. Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, and Bhubaneshwar are the nearest railway stations. But Bhitarkanika being an island can be approached only through the waterways.
The best route could be Howrah – Bhadrak – Chandbali – Kanikarange – Dangmal – Ekakula (Bhitarkanika)