SatakosiaThis is the second Tiger reserve in Odisha after Simlipal. Satakoshia, the word which is originated from two words i.e. “Sata” means 7 and “Kosa” means 2 Miles in Odia language. So Satakosia literally means 14 Miles or almost 22 Kilometers. It is a 22 KM long gorge created by the mighty Mahanadi river while passing through the Eastern ghats. Satakosia gorge is one of the largest and most beautiful gorges in the world. The dense forest in the both the sides of the gorge is notified as the Satakosia Tiger Reserve. This Tiger reserve is one of the best Eco system in the whole India comprising of numerous Flora and Fauna. A boat ride in the gorge is highly recommended to witness the beauty of this place. Satakoshia is easily accessible from Bhubaneswar, the state capital of Odisha throughout the year but the best time to visit this place is the winter starting from November till February.
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Satkosia Tiger Reserve
This place was finally ticked off from my wish list after a long wait. River Mahanadi accompanied mid way through our journey from Kantilo as we drove from Khandagiri to Satkosia. We were completely exhausted but the camp and the fresh river water soothed us with its mesmerizing beauty. Camp Fire, Bird watching and clicking photos of some endangered species are some of the major activities at this camp.