This wildlife sanctuary is regarded as one of its kind in Asia and is home to one of the rarest species of flora and fauna.
It is spread on a sprawling area of 650 sq. kms and has rich marine vegetation, salt tolerant varieties of trees and plants, rivers and creeks. The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary attracts myriad of migrant species like the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Asian Open Bill, Black Ibis, Egrets, Darters and many other species from Central-Asia and Europe. Various other animals which call this sanctuary their home are Indian Python, King Cobra, and Rhesus Monkey etc.