Sunabeda Sanctury

The Sunabeda WildLife Sanctuary located on the border of Chhattisgarh in the Nuapada district of Orissa. The plateau on the hill top holds a slightly undulating flat land with good edible grass. Eleven beautiful waterfalls and seasonal streams which dry out during summer leaving few deep pools of water. Besides, the Maraguda Valley, Jumalgarh Fort with traces of ancient civilization and River Jonk are adding to rich cultural heritage of Orissa. This Sanctuary, being the source of origin and catchment of Jonk, Sunder and Indra rivers, plays an important role in socio-economic development of the locality. Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary adjoins the Sitanadi and Udanti sanctuaries of Chhattisgarh. Wild buffaloes travel from Chhattisgarh to Orissa through this beautiful sanctuary. The surrounding Ranimuhas caves, bird observatory at Jalki and some nearby archeological sites adds to the charm of the sanctuary. These are very fascinating attractions. Major wildlife species are : tiger, leopard, hyena, barking deer, chital, gaur, sambar, sloth bear, varieties of birds such as hill myna, pea fowl, partridge and a number of reptilian species.

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