Bhitarakania also has the Gahirmatha Marine Turtle Sanctuary. It is located around 3.3 kilometers from Dangamal and 86 km from Kendrapara Town. It’s an unusual ecological phenomenon. It also has the world’s biggest known rookery of Olive Ridley marine turtles. Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary is the sole mass nesting site in the Indian Ocean and the only turtle sanctuary in Odisha. Olive Ridley turtles migrate across the South Pacific to reproduce on the coast of Gahirmatha. Every year, millions of Olive Ridley turtles go to the shore to lay their eggs. Olive Ridley turtles normally nest at night. Gahirmatha Sea Beach is a tourist destination in Kendrapara.
The sanctuary is also home to a variety of flora and fauna. Wild boar, barking deer, bear, leopard, crocodile, jungle fowl, Samber, and wild dogs are among the other wildlife seen in the sanctuary. The Sea Beach It is an incredible sight memorable experience for the Tourist. Besides this, there is a beautiful Shiva and Shakti temple at Dangamala. Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist places in Kendrapara District, Odisha.
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Best Time to visit
The best time to visit the Gahirmatha sanctuary is from October to June and the winter season.
Nearest Bus Stop
The nearest Bus stop is Kendrapara, which is located around 55 KM distance from Gahirmatha Sea Beach
Nearest Railway Station
The Nearest Railway Station is Cuttack, which is located around 141 KM distance from Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary
The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar, which is located around 171 KM distance from Gahirmatha Sea Beach
Gahirmatha Sanctuary opening time is Monday to Sunday 9 am to Evening 6 pm