Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary

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  • Address: Chandaka Reserve Forest Rd, Gadajit, Odisha 754007, Bhubaneshwar, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: 20 INR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Forest, Family And Kids, Dam

If you are done with your temple visit, it is time to take a glimpse of the wildlife of Bhubaneshwar. Away from the maddening crowd of the city, Chandaka Elephant Reserve is located. A tour into this reserve will let you come face-to-face with many animals like elephants, the Sambar, the bears, the wild dogs, the Pythons, the Pea Fowls and many more. If you love wildlife, you are definitely going to enjoy your journey through the wild forest of the reserve.

Other highlighted feature of this forest is Deras Dam. It is a small dam which is primarily used for irrigation. However, in recent time the area near the dam has become a popular picnic spots for visitors.

The small hillocks surrounding the reserve, vast greenery, calm water and narrow paths through the woods – makes the entire reserve a majestic place for exploration.

Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary Travel Tips

  • Best time to visit the sanctuary is between October and May.
  • Seek permission before entering the sanctuary.
  • Dress in color that blends with the natural environment.
  • Keep safe distance from the wild animals.
  • Maintain certain speed limit and avoid honking as it might frighten the animals.
  • Do not feed animals.
  • Avoid causing any harm to the flora and fauna.
  • Alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited.

Entrance Ticket Details For Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary

  • Seek permission before entering the sanctuary
  • For adults: Rs 20
  • For foreigners: Rs 1000
  • For group visits ( of 10 or more): Rs 10
  • For foreign group: Rs 200
  • For other ticket details: Visit official website

Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary Hours

  • Timings for Deras Dam: 10am – 5pm (everyday) 

How to Reach Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary

  • By car from Bhubaneshwar.

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  • Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary Address: Chandaka Reserve Forest Rd, Gadajit, Odisha 754007, Bhubaneshwar, India
  • Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary Timing: 24-hrs
  • Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary Price: 20 INR
  • Best time to visit Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary(preferred time): 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 26.2% of people who visit Bhubaneshwar include Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary in their plan

  • 71.43% of people start their Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary

People normally also visit Buddha Jayanti Park while planning their trip to Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary Reviews & Ratings

  • It was a pleasant experience for the family. The cars are an added advantage to the entire thing. Thanks to the pilot who took special care of us during the tour making all the endeavors to show us all the possible wildlife around.

  • It's a lovely place to visit surrounded by the Greenery of the nature and a beautiful water body across it. It's also a good place to visit with family and friends. You can have a picnic there also. It's a superb place for those who love to click pictures. If u are lucky enough you can find crocodiles alse there in the river.

  • Nice place to visit with family and friends. Normal ticket entry at 40 rupees per person and Safari is available at an additional cost. You can self drive and the roads are good leading to the place. Overall nice experience. Please keep the place green.

  • There is a nice forest and all places are eco-friendly there near that tropical region. There is such a nice atmosphere good for children of all age groups. Has a large parking area.

  • Very good place for the forest fist so nice pond beautiful place amazing experience for the natural fist.

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    • The closing time of Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary is 5 pm. 

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