History of Bhitarkanika National Park
The Bhitarkanika National Park possesses a rich historical tradition and famous culture as it served as the favourite hunting premises of the previous king of the region of Bhitarkanika. Even today, visitors to this national park will catch sight of the man-made watering holes and watering towers at several places consisting of Dangmal and Bhitarkanika trail. Numerable Hindu temples were also present here though the rich wildlife here is one of the most renowned tourist attractions of this national park.
Flora of Bhitarkanika National Park
The vast region of Bhitarkanika National Park is covered with a large quantity of Mangrove trees like Casuarina, Sundari, Thespia, different species of grasses, Indigo Bush and much more.
Fauna of Bhitarkanika National Park
Diverse kinds of fauna are existent in this national park comprising Darters, Indian Python, Saltwater Crocodile, Rhesus Monkey, Chital, Wild Pig, Water Monitor Lizard, White Crocodile, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Egret, Black Ibis, Asian Open Bill, Cormorant and many other creatures. It is said that as much as 700 Saltwater Crocodiles reside in the creeks and local rivers of Bhitarkanika. There are 215 species of Kingfisher dwelling here and are a treat to the eyes of its visitors. Some of the other animals who survive here include Wild Boar, Spotted Deer, Indian Cobra, White-Bellied Sea Eagle, various types of Stork and many more.
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