Nature Camps of Odisha

Nature Camps of Odisha


Odisha is an East India state, blessed with the stunning green forests, animals, birds, rivers, waterfalls, lakes and mountains. Odisha probably more beautiful than most people who haven’t gone there can ever imagine! To explore the beautiful and amazing places Odisha forest department build some nature camps for the tourists. These nature camps build inside the forest, some are near the river and mountains. These nature camps have all the modern facilities. And the most important thing is staying in the nature increase your inner peace. The forest stay in Odisha is an absolute thrilling experience for visitors.


Those Nature camps are:


1.     Bhitarkanika Nature Camp

2.     Similipal Nature Camp

3.     Satkosia Nature Camp

4.     Badmul Nature Camp

5.     Debrigarh Nature Camp

6.     Chilika Nature Camp

7.     Nuanai Nature Camp

8.     Rissia Nature Camp

9.     Bichitrapur Nature Camp

10.  Ddaringbadi Nature Camp

11.  Belghar Nature Camp

12.  Phulbani Nature Camp

13.  Chandaka Nature Camp

14.  Blackbock Nature Camp

15.  Giant Squirrel Nature Camp

16.  Sana Ghagara Nature Camp

17.  Khandadhar Nature Camp

18.  Mahavinakyak Nature Camp

19.  Olasuni Nature Camp

20.  Saptasajya Nature Camp

21.  Sidhamula Nature Camp

22.  Sarafgarh Nature Camp

23.  Ansupa Nature Camp

24.  Berbera Nature Camp

25.  Chitrakonda Nature Camp

26.  Satiguda Nature Camp


Bhitarkanika Nature Camp: 

Location: Bhitarkanika National Park, Kendrapada, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 175 Kms 

Nearest Railway Station: Bhadrak 

Distance from Railway Station: 56 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • 3 nature camps are inside the Bihtarkanika nature camp. (Dangamal, Habalikhati and Gupti) 

  • Guests can reach Dangamal by boat from Gupti and Khola of they can also reach by road via Rajnagar and Khola entry point. 

  • Habalikahati Nature camp located at the beach side. It have 9nos of room with all modern facilities. Guests can reach here by boat from Gupti. Main attraction of this place is Dolphins. 

  • Gupti nature camp located on the bank of river Patasala inside the Bhitarkanika forest. It is the enty point of Bhitarkanika national park. It has 6nos of rooms with modern amenities. 

  • All the nature camps serve their food according to guests preference. 


Activities: 

  • Boating 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Forest Stay

  • Crocodile Watch 

  • Dolphin Watch 

  • Olive Riddle turtles watch (When the turtles came to Odisha for hatching) 

  • Visit to Dangamal Museum 

  • Animal Sightseeing 

  • Birding 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 


Similipal Nature Camp 

Location: Similipal National Park, Mayurbhanj, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar/ Kolkata 

Distance From Bhubaneswar: 252 Kms 

Distance From Kolkata: 300 Kms Nearest Railway Station: Baripada 

Distance from Railway Station: 50 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Similipal National Park has 5 nature camps for night halt. (Barehipani, Jamunai, Kumari, Gurguria & Ramtirtha) 

  • Barehipani, Jamunai, kumara and Gurguria are located inside the Similipal National Park and Ramtirtha nature camp is located near to Shimilapal national park in Jashipur. 

  • All the camps have luxurios rooms with modern facilities. 

  • The Nature Camps have both AC and Non – AC rooms 

  • Barehipani Nature Camp has 8 no of beautiful eco cottages, 

  • Ramtirtha Nature Camp has a Crocodile Rearing Center and also has mythological story in the Odisha’s History. It has 10 no of Rooms (4 rooms in Debasthali Cottage, 3 Tribal Cottages, AC dormitory 1no & Non-AC dormitory 2 nos) 

  • Jamunai Nature Camp has 14 no of eco cottages (Santhali Cottage- 9 rooms, 4 nos of tents, Bamboo Cottage- 1no) 

  • Kumari Nature Camp have 14 comfortable eco cottages (8 nos of Santhali Cottages, 4 nos of Bamboo Cottages & 2 nos of Kumari Manchan) 

  • In the pine gorest Gurguria have 7 nos of cottages (4 nos of rooms in Pine Villa, 2 cottages and 1 Bamboo Hut) 

  • These nature camps serve local cuisine to the guests. 


Activities: 

  • Birding 

  • Jungle Safari 

  • Trekking 

  • Visit to waterfall 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Animal Sightseeing 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Wildlife Photography 

  • Farm Visits 


Satkosia Nature Camp 

Location: Nayagarh District, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 175 Kms 

Nearest Railway Station: Khurda 

Distance from Railway Station: 88 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary has 5 nature camps inside it. Those are Tikarpda, Chhotkei, Baghamunda, Purunakote, Tarva. 

  • Each of the nature camp built in unique style. You can’t compare one with other. Tikarpada nature camp locates on the bank of Mahanadi River. 

  • Chotkei nature camp locates on the top of the hill surrounded by green forest and valleys. 

  • Tarava Nature Camp and Bhagamunda Nature Camp are locates inside the deep forest and surround by hills. 


Activities: 

  • Boating in Mahanadi River 

  • Birding 

  • Trekking 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Animal Sightseeing 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Wildlife Photography 

  • Star Gazing 


Badmul Nature Camp: 

Location: Badmul, Nayagarh District, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 175 Kms 

Nearest Railway Station: Khurda 

Distance from Railway Station: 88 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Badmul Nature camps are named as Satkosia Sand Resorts. 

  • It locates near the bank of Mahanadi River inside the Satkosia Sanctuary. 

  • The nature camp have 3 types of accommodation (AC Cottage, AC Swiss Tents and Non AC Swiss Tents) 

  • These located on the bank of the Mahanadi River so view from nature camp is so wonderful. 

  • One side of the nature camp is river and the other side is amazing hill slope, It just look like it situated in the middle of the nature, 


Activities: 

  • Boating in Mahanadi River 

  • Birding 

  • Trekking 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Animal Sightseeing 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Wildlife Photography 

  • Star Gazing 


Debrigarh Nature Camp 

Location: Debrigarh Sanctuary, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 289 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Sambalpur 

Distance from Railway Station: 35 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Debrigarh Nature camp located near to the Hirakud Reservoir. So the view from the nature camp is so beautiful and pleasant. 

  • It has 13 no of well furnished rooms with all modern facilities. 

  • The rooms are lake facing and in the night wild animals are sometimes visit the backyard of the camp. 

  • This nature camp is managed by the local community. So they will serve you delicious local cuisines. 


Activities: 

  • Boating  

  • Birding 

  • Trekking 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Animal Sightseeing 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Wildlife Photography 

  • Star Gazing 


Chilika Nature Camp 

Location: Chilika Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhbaneswar (85 Km) 

Nearest Railway Station: Bhubaneswar 

Distance from Railway Station: 80 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Chilika is otherwise called as Birds paradise”. It is a lake where thousands of migratory birds are come in the winter season. 

  • Chilika has 3 nature camps inside it; Mangalazodi Nature Camp, Rajhans Nature Camp and Barhmpura Nature camp. 

  • All the camp’s rooms are well furnished and also have all modern facilities. 


Activities: 

  • Boating  

  • Birding 

  • Trekking 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Sightseeing 


Nuanai Nature Camp 

Location: Puri, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 73 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Puri 

Distance from Railway Station: 10 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Nuanai Nature camp locates near to Bay of Bengal beach with in the Balukhand – Konark Sanctuary 

  • The nature camp has 10 double bedded Ac tented accommodation. 

  • These tents are well furnished and beautifully designed. 

  • Odia local Foods are served to the guests. 


Activities: 

  • Boating  

  • Birding 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Sightseeing 

  • Sports and Games 


Rissia Nature Camp 

Location: Balasore, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 235 

Nearest Railway Station: Balasore 

Distance from Railway Station: 30 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Rissia Nature camp locates in the middle forest region of the Kuldiha Sanctuary. This sanctuary is the tri junction of Baleswar, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar District. 

  • The nature camp has 9 double bedded Non - Ac tented accommodation. 

  • These tents are well furnished and beautifully designed. Solar lights and Solar fans are fitted in the tents. 


Activities: 

  • Birding 

  • Trekking 

  • Animal Sightseeing 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Wildlife Photography 


Bichitrapur Nature Camp 

How to Reach: Location: Balesore, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar (290Km) & Kolkata (235Km) 

Nearest Railway Station: Balasore 

Distance from Railway Station: 48 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Bichitrapur nature camp locates under the mangrove forest of Bichhitrapur. This forest situated near to the mouth of River Subarnarekha. 

  • The nature camp has 4 Ac cottages.  

  • These cottages are well furnished and also have all the modern facilities inside it. 


Activities: 

  • Boating  

  • Birding 

  • Trekking 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Nature Photography 


Daringbadi Nature Camp 

How to Reach: 

Location: Darinbadi, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance from Airport: 250 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Berhampur 

Distance from Railway Station: 125 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Daringbadi is known as Kashmir of Odisha. This place is full off thick forest range with wild animals and beautiful landscapes. 

  • Daringbadi nature camp has 10 no of Cottages. (5 cottages and 5 tribal cottages) 

  • The nature cam located near to one of the nature park in Darngbadi. 

  • This nature camp is managed by local community. 


Activities: 

  • Birding 

  • Trekking 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Eco Tourism 

  • Meet with the tribal people 


Belghar Nature Camp 

Location: Belghar, Kandhamal District, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 291 Kms 

Nearest Railway Station: Kandhamal 

Distance from Railway Station: 45Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Belghar is situated about 2555ft above the sea level. . It is mainly inhabited by a particular tribe known as “Kutia Kandha”. 

  • The nature camp locates at on the hill slopes in the middle of forest. 

  • The nature camp has 4 Non AC well furnished rooms with basic modern facilities inside it. 


Activities: 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Interaction with tribal people 

  • Animal Sightseeing 

  • Birding 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places 


Phulbani Nature Camp 

Location: Phulbani, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 208 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Phulbani 

Distance from Railway Station: 30 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Phulbani is blessed with landscapes, valleys and nature trails. 

  • It has two types of nature camps (Mandasaru Valley Nature Camp & Phulbani Nature Camp). 

  • Mandasaru Valley Nature Camp has 7 Non Ac wooden cottages. 

  • Phulbani nature camp has 5 well furnished AC rooms. With all modem facilities. These nature camps are managed by local tribal people. 


Activities: 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Mountain Trekking 

  • Birding 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places 


Chandaka Nature Camp 

Location: Khordha, Odisha 

Nearest Airport - Bhubaneswar 

Distance from Airport - 21 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Bhubaneswar 

Distance from Railway Station: 16 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Chandaka is India largest Elephant Sanctuary Chandka Elephant Sanctuary and a wildlife reserve. 

  • The Odisha government has built 2 nature camps inside the Chandaka Sanctuary. (Deras Nature Camp, Godabari Nature Camp) 

  • Deras Nature Camp locates near to the Deras dam, It has 8 Non Ac cottages. 

  • Godabari nature camp locates in the middle of Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary. It has 8 well furnished AC rooms. With all modem facilities. 


Activities: 

  • Jungle Safari 

  • Boating at Deras Reservoir 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Animal sightseeing 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places 

  • Nature Walk 

  • Cycling 


Blackbock Nature Camp 

Location: Ganjam, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 200 Kms 

Nearest Railway Station: Berhampur 

Distance from Railway Station: 80 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Betnai is a small village in the hearts of Ganjam district of Odisha and home to numerous herds of Blackbucks. 

  • It has 3 no of Nature Camp for the visitors (Chermeria Nature Camp, Saluapalli Nature Camp and Bhanjanagar Nature Camp) 

  • All nature camp has well furnished A/C and Non A/C rooms for night stay. 

  • Chermeria Nature Camp has 2 rooms. 

  • Saluapalli Nature Camp has 5 rooms. 

  • Bhanjanagar Nature Camp has 2 rooms. 


Activities: 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Animal sightseeing 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places 

  • Nature Walk 

  • Cycling 


Giant Squirrel Nature Camp 

Location: Ganjam, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 206 Km

Nearest Railway Station: Ganjam 

Distance from Railway Station: 94 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • The most beautiful creatures of this place is giant squirrels. Kaliamba is a village located at Bhanjangar blessed with giant squirrels.  

  • The nature camp has 2 no of forest rest house and 1 tree house in the middle of forest range.  

  • These tree houses are standing 30 ft height from the bottom level. These are well ventilated and designed in unique style. 


Activities: 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Interaction with tribal people 

  • Animal Sightseeing 

  • Birding 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places 


Sana Ghagara Nature Camp 

Location: Keonjhar, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 230 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Keonjhar 

Distance from Railway Station: 10 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Sana Ghagara waterfall situated at Keonjhar District 

  • The eco tourism complex is locates in the middle of Machhakandana River & forest landscape. 

  • It has 5 double bedded room and 1 eight bedded room with all the amenities. 


Activities: 

  • Mountain trekking 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Interaction with tribal people 

  • Birding 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places 

  • Bonfire 


Khandadhar Nature Camp 

Location: Sundargarh, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 276 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Raurkela 

Distance from Railway Station: 68 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Khandadhar waterfall is the 12th highest waterfall in India locates at Sundargarh district. And the another attraction of this place is The Pauri Bhuiya tribes. 

  • It has 10 luxurious rooms for visitors to stay in the night. 

  • 6 on a hillock facing towards the Khandadhar waterfall and 4 inside the Eco Park 

  • Around 40 tribal people are engaged in maintenance work inside the nature camp. This total nature camp is plactic free zone. 


Activities: 

  • Mountain trekking 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Interaction with tribal people 

  • Birding 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places 

  • Bonfire 


Mahavinakyak Nature Camp 

Location: Chandikhol, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 100 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Cuttack 

Distance from Railway Station: 73 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Mahavinayak is one of the pilgrimage place of Odisha. The major attraction of this place is The Mahavinayak Siva Temple. 

  • For the devotees nature camp constructed on the slope of hills by Odisha Govt. 

  • It has 3 no of rooms with all modern facilities. 


Activities: 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places  


Olasuni Nature Camp 

Location: Jajpur, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance from Airport: 86 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Jajpur 

Distance from Railway Station: 63 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Olasuni Hill is popular as ancient Buddhist site of 1st century BC. And also known for the temple of Goddess Olasuni and Olasuni caves. 

  • It locates on Olasuni hill near to Arakhita Das Ashra. 

  • It has 3 no of well furnished cottages constructed in a unique style on the slope of hill. 


Activities: 

  • Trekking 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places 


Saptasajya Nature Camp 

Location: Dhenkanal, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhbaneswar (60 Km) 

Nearest Railway Station: Bhubaneswar 

Distance from Railway Station: 15 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Saptasajya is a range of seven hills and carries the ancient story of Pandavas. 

  • The eco cottages are made for the visitors on the middle of forest range of Saptasajya. 

  • It has 2 Double bedded well furnished AC Suites. 


Activities: 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places 

  • Nature Walk 

  • Cycling 


Sidhamula Nature Camp 

Location: Nayagarh, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 107 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Khodha 

Distance from Railway Station: 70 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Sidhamula has dense forest full of greenery, blue water of Mahanadi, huge Valleys. 

  • The nature cam situated on the between Mahukana Mundia and Malati Mundia. 

  • There are 4 well furnished rooms built with all the basic amenities. 

  • View from nature camp is so wonderful. 


Activities: 

  • Boating 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Birding 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 


Sarafgarh Nature Camp 

Location: Sundargarh, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Jharsuguda 

Distance From Airport: 25 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Jharsuguda 

Distance from Railway Station: 37 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Sarafgarh Dam and Reservoir surrounded by beautiful green forest which have excellent habitat for Leopard, Elephants, Wild Pig, Barking deer, Porcupine etc 

  • The nature camp is locates on the bank of the Sarafgarh Dam and Reservoir. 

  • It has 8 rooms. The rooms are well furnished and all the modern facilities are available here 


Activities: 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Animal sightseeing 

  • Birding 

  • Boating 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places 


Ansupa Nature Camp 

Location: Athgarh, Cuttack 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 55 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Cuttack 

Distance from Railway Station: 45 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Ansupa is a largest Fresh Water Lake of Odisha spread across 382 km. 

  • The nature camp has 3 no of Bamboo cottages. These bamboo cottages are non-ac rooms but very comfortable as those are situated on top of the hill. 

  • It is managed by eco tourism group. Here the night stay facilities are available for tourists. 


Activities: 

  • Boating 

  • Trekking 

  • Visit to Saranda hill fort 

  • Bird Watching( Migratory Birds) 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Explore Nearby Areas 


Berbera Nature Camp 

Location: Banpur, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar 

Distance From Airport: 100 Km 

Nearest Railway Station: Balugaon 

Distance from Railway Station: 20 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Berbera forest of Banpur famous for its natural habitat and the history of British officers. The forest also constitute with many rare medicinal plants. 

  • The forest is 2,500 feet above the sea level 

  • The nature camp locates at the middle of forest. 

  • The nature camp has 3 double bedded well furnished cottages for visitors. 


Activities: 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Animal Sightseeing 

  • Birding 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places 


Chitrakonda Nature Camp 

Location: Malkanagiri, Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Visakhapatnam (200Km), Bhubaneswar(606 Km) 

Nearest Railway Station: Malkanagiri 

Distance from Railway Station: 10 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Chitrakonda is famous for Balimela Dam and the local tribes. 

  • For the visitors eco tourism department eco cottages. 

  • The cottages has 4 AC rooms with all modern facilities and designed in a unique style. 


Activities: 

  • Boating 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places 


Satiguda Nature Camp: 

Location: Malkanagiri Odisha 

Nearest Airport: Visakhapatnam (270Km), Bhubaneswar (605 Km) 

Nearest Railway Station: Malkanagiri 

Distance from Railway Station: 10 Km 


Insights of nature camps: 

  • Satiguda is largest man made dam of Southern Odisha. 

  • This dam built to provide waters to the nearest cities. 

  • For the visitors some cottages built near to the Satiguda dam. 

  • The cottages have 4 no of well furnished A/C cottages with basic modern facilities. 


Activities: 

  • Boating 

  • Forest Trekking 

  • Interaction with locals 

  • Nature Photography 

  • Star Gazing 

  • Visit to nearby places






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