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September 19, 1995

Bhitarkanika: An Unexplored Treasure Trove of Nature

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Get greeted by Olive Ridley turtles that come to the shore at 35 kilometers long stretch of a beach at Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary which is a World Heritage site. This little known beach where the rare species of Oliver Ridley breed,s separates the Bhitarkanika mangroves from Bay of Bengal. Do you know what Bhitarkanika mean? It is made up of two Oriya words ‘Bhitar’ meaning interior and ‘Kanika’ means ‘something which is extraordinarily beautiful.’ The confluence of Brahmin, Patasala and Baitarani rivers is truly mesmerizing.     PRISTINE BEAUTY OF MANGROVES The pristine beauty of mangroves, the chirping of.....Read More