2) Satkosia Tiger Reserve: The Satkosia Gorge sanctuary and the Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary together form the Satkosia Tiger Reserve which spreads across 964 sq K.M.s. It is also the place where the Deccan Plateau meets the Eastern Ghats. The Mahanadi river cuts across the reserve to form a gorge 7 miles long and is home to the Gharial and Mugger. To spot the tiger one needs to be patient and might need repeated visits or long visits. You can use the nature trails within the reserve to trek around or indulge in boating on the Mahanadi River to spot elephants. The banks of the Mahandi river offer magnificent views of the landscape around with the river flowing through the gorge and mountains on both sides. Do try angling if permissions are granted by the forest department. Once it is dark, there’s nothing much to do here. Light up a bonfire on the banks, enjoy your meal, lay back and watch the stars take over the night sky. To get here, you have to travel via Angul. Get your permissions sorted at the DFO office at Angul and proceed to Pampasar, the entry point to the reserve. For accommodation options and booking details, visit satkosia.org. The Tikarapada nature camp is most recommended one for overnight stays in the reserve.