Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary also known as Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Sambalpur district of Odisha. Established in 1962 over a forest area of about 304.03 square kilometres, the Badrama/Ushakothi Sanctuary is situated at a distance of about 22 kilometres from Sambalpur. To the west of the Sanctuary lies Hirakud Dam. Principally dry deciduous forest type, floral species like sal, sandalwood, arjun, neem, acacia, casuarinas are of frequent occurrence. The fauna includes, amongst others, tigers, elephants, sambar leopards and bison. Presently there are about 15 tigers and 35 elephants in the sanctuary. It is rich in avifaunal wealth and the main attraction of this sanctuary are racket tail drangos and flying squirrel. For night halts there is one two roomed forest rest house inside the sanctuary. The reservations can be done through the Divisional Forest Officer of the same sanctuary, Sambalpur. Read more about Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary
Zone A, Zone B
Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
By Air : Bhubaneswar air port is about 300 kilometres away.
By Train : Sambalpur is the nearest railway station. (40 kms)
By Road :Sambalpur is the nearest town and well connected via road network. you can avail buses and taxis to reach the Sanctuary.