Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary spreading across an area of 272.75 square kilometers is situated in the district of Balasore, Odisha. The forests of the region cover the Nato hills and the Sukhupada hills merging with the Similipal National Park.
The forest houses a variety of wild animals like Asiatic elephants, Leopards, Spotted Deer, Indian Bison, Malabar Giant Squirrels, Sloth Bears, etc and also a variety of birds and reptiles. I was even lucky to spot the rare and elusive Indian Wolf during this trip !
There are two Government Rest Houses in the forest, one at Kuldiha and another at Jorachua. The Jorachua FRH is sort of a small bungalow with two bedrooms and one dining space. Usually you won’t find many people over here and hence, the ambiance would be much more peaceful. If I had to choose between the two, then I would prefer Jorachua over Kuldiha (but, the infrastructure in Kuldiha FRH is better).
Best time to visit : October to May
Check this website to find more details regarding this place : www.kuldihatourism.com
Here are a few pictures taken during my first trip to Kuldiha (Nov’2012)