Debrigarh Eco Camps – an eco-forest tour destination on the bank of river and dams.
The daily routine-bound urban life along with the grinding and pollution is enough to strip away all the joy and passion from one’s life. In the cases like these, a vacation in nature can help a lot to regain the lost happiness. Odisha, a state, not only with natural resources but also with forests and wildlife, is the most suitable place for this. If the travelers want to feast their eyes with the mist rising from a huge water body, Debrigarh wildlife sanctuary, adjacent to Sambalpur, is the place to go. Nomadic Eco resort Debrigarh on the bank of the dam, is situated in an amazing location here. In addition to the wildlife viewing experience, the property offers luxury rooms overlooking the Hirakud reservoir and lake. Besides the beauty of the landscape, visitors can see wild animals and birds roaming in the nearby fields and water bodies.
Accommodation: There are One four bedded and Twelve double bedded rooms. About 28-35 people can accommodate easily.
Check In : 11:00 AM
Check Out : 10:00 AM
Jungle Trek : For the interested eco-tourists, there is the option of trekking with guides around the forest road from Dhodrokusum to Chourasimal. Travellers can see a variety of wild animals, as well as enjoy the beauty of the landscape.
Boating : In Hirakud Dam and reservoir, boating can be arranged if the weather is good.
Wildlife and Bird-Watching : Major fauna in this forest area are Leopard, Elephant, Sambar, Chital and Gaur etc. as well as aquatic wildlife too. Moreover, during the winter season, migratory birds visit the lake in large swarms.
Stargazing : The clear sky over the dam and lake is perfect for stargazing, due to the absence of any external light source.
Hirakud Dam : Built across river Mahanadi, Hirakud Dam is the longest earthen dam in the world. It is 25 Km long including 20 Km of Dyke and lies across the river Mahanadi spanning between two hills.
Zero Point : Close to the Debrigarh Nature Camp towards Jawahar Minar, is Zero Point. Tourists have to move along the twisted road to reach this place, from where they can see the vast Hirakud Reservoir on one side the Hirakud Dam and Debrigarh Sanctuary on the other side of the horizon from the Dyke itself.
Hirakud Reservoir : Hirakud Reservoir is the biggest artificial lake in India which is spread over 743 square km. The reservoir can be extensively viewed from Gandhi Minar & Nehru Minar. The other important local sightseeing places are the Power House, Nehru Park of Hirakud Dam, Ghanteswari Temple and Chiplima Hydroelectric Project at Chiplima etc.
Leaning Temple of Huma (Sambalpur) : The Leaning Temple of Huma in India is a major piece of architectural marvel and a religious place. Dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Huma, a village situated on the bank of the Mahanadi, 23 km south of Sambalpur in Odisha. While the edifice leans, the pinnacle of the temple is perpendicular to the ground.
Samaleswari Temple, Sambalpur : A Hindu temple in Sambalpur, dedicated to the goddess known as Samaleimaa, who is worshipped from the ancient times here. This temple architecture is an example of Sandhara order. It draws a huge devotee crowd throughout the year.
How to Reach
Rail : The nearest rail-station is Sambalpur. From there it is nearly 40 km away which takes 1 hour to reach by car.
Air : The nearest airport is Bhubaneswar (Biju Patnaik International Airport), 279km away and takes a car 6 hours and 30 minutes to reach the place.
Road :From Kolkata, the property is approximately 565 km away and it takes around 11 hours to reach by car.
Best Time To Visit
The sanctuary remains open during the months of November to March. The months of December and January are considered to be the best time to visit and enjoy nature here. In this time the animals come out and sighting occurs. The Sanctuary remains closed from 15th June to 30th October, owing to monsoon season.
AC Four bedded Room : INR 7788 + 15% GST + 15% GST and Convenience Fee (Per day per room)
AC Double Bedded Rooms : INR 5841 + 15% GST and Convenience Fee (Per day per room)
AC Double Bedded Deluxe Rooms : INR 6490 + 15% GST and Convenience Fee (Per day per room)
The above-mentioned tariffs include complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Kids between 1 to 3 years are complimentary
Kids from 4 years will be charged INR 1000 for foods and lodging. (To be paid at the destination)
INR 750 for foods and lodging Maximum. (To be paid at the destination)
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