Bhubaneswar: The Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary near Capital City, Bhubaneswar is all set to offer a unique night safari experience for visitors soon.
Department of Forest, Environment and Climate Change has decided to launch ‘nocturnal trail’ or night trail in the Bharatpur section of Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary from January 29, by Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Susanta Nanda told Media here today.
“Many people find it difficult to enjoy the safari at Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary during the day due to their work commitments. With the introduction of the night safari, these individuals can now experience the sanctuary’s beauty after dark, observing wild animals such as deer, wild boars, and elephants,” the PCCF Wildlife said.
The tourists can enjoy the night safari till 9 PM. It will remain closed from 9 PM to 9.30 AM. The Department of Forest will take adequate precautions to ensure that wild animals are not disturbed due to the trail, ace nature lover Shri Nanda said.
He said this initiative is expected to greatly benefit wildlife enthusiasts, researchers, and students, providing them with an opportunity to witness and closely observe nocturnal animals during the night safari at Chandaka.
This innovative approach aims to cater to a broader audience, offering a convenient and exciting wildlife experience beyond regular daytime hours.
Earlier ACS Forest, Environment and Climate Change Satyabrata Sahu and PCCF 7 HoFF Debidatta Biswal along with Chief Wildlife Warden Susanta Nanda visited Godibari areas.
Team Forest found out that there is ample opportunity for the Night Trail as suggested by PCCF Wildlife Shri Nanda.
After taking over as PCCF Wildlife, Shri Nanda has been taking innovative projects in Nandankanan, Debrigarh, Similipal and latest is Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary.
This initiative will make happy the wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, said a former PCCF Wildlife.