Located in the district of Kendrapara, Bhitarkanika harbours amazingly rich and unique biodiversity. The sanctuary is caressed by rivers such as Brahmani and Dhamara and is dotted by several creeks and creeklets. Bhitarkanika supports vital biodiversity including dense mangroves,largest population of estuarine crocodiles, the rare white crocodile (Sankhua), water monitors,king cobra, python, varieties of resident and migratory birds, and a number of mammalianspecies like spotted deer, sambar, wild boar, fishing cat, otter, etc. Olive Reddy Turtles whichshores up the bordering sea beach in thousands for mass nesting during the winter fascinates the visitors. Bhitarkanika has taken a pivotal position as the best ecotourism destination in Odisha.
There are exemplary amenities in offer for the tourists. The pristine ambience splashed by green splendors coupled with exotic species of endangered flora and fauna attracts great tourist influx. The area of the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary is 672 Sq. Kms. The core area of Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary comprising of 145 Sq. Kms was declared asa National Par.
The area supports rich biodiversity including mangroves and mangrove associates (71 species), largest population of estuarine crocodiles (1358 as per 2004 census), the rare white crocodile (Sankhua), largest Indian lizards (water monitor), poisonous and non-poisonous snakes like king cobra and python, varieties of resident and migratory birds (217 species) and number of mammalian species (spotted deer, sambar, wild boar, fishing cat, jungle cat, otter etc.)
With eyes wet with tears of Joy and Happiness, we hereby place before you that the stay under your hospitable roof “Sand Pebbles Resorts” at Bhitarkanika is simply Superb- Superb - Superb and amazing. The pleasantness and the nature’s beauty is really worth-rewarding to the core to enjoy. The Maintainance of the resort is really good.
L.M. ANANTHA PADMANABHAN
KOLKATA 700 029
I was pleasantly surprised that the facilities at such a remote place were so good. Food provided was better that i had eaten at any five star hotel. The warmth and hospitality of the staff was unforgettable. Everything was taken care of including the boating and entry into the reserve. Overall an unforgettable experience and i will definitely come back and definitely recommend resort. I have to mention that we were served locally caught prawns, fish and crabs and chicken. I would like to thank the operator for their service.
Dr. Binati Debata
26 December 2013
Alok babu . We are extremely thankful to you and your team for the great hospitability . The entire trip responsibility had been taken by you and every little thing had been taken care of. I am also thankful you were accommodating as far as the cooking of crabs . We were very comfortable. The food quality was excellent and service was great. My personal thanks to you.
Dr S Debata
25 Dec 2013
The place is very nicely managed. During our trip, we were amazed by their hospitality and professionalism. Food served was very nice, hygenic. Management took care of every small requirement. Tents were very clean. Beds were very comfortable.
As we were still a few kilometers from the resort, we could notice a person on a two-wheeler guiding us to the lodge! The lunch was delicious! All the personnel here are very courteous and helping. The boat ride was simply superb! We are really happy with our experience at Sandpebbles - especially the human touch! Pabitra deserves a very special word of thanks!