Signs of Autumn
Bullock cart on the Marine Drive
Dead Olive Ridley
Washed away coast due to high tide
Some important facts about Balukhand–Konark Wildlife Sanctuary (collected from net).
This sanctuary is situated at convenient location along sea coast between Puri and Konark. The flora of the area includes casuarina, anacardium, neem, tamarind, karanja, etc. The prominent fauna include blackbuck, spotted deer, monkey, squirrel, jungle cat, hyena, jackal, mangoose and variety of birds and reptiles.
Covering an area of 72 square kilometres, this sanctuary was established in 1984 to protect the shoreline nesting sites of olive ridley and green sea turtles. There are various groups of black buck existing on land.
Accomodation-There is no accommodation within the Sanctuary. Tourist can stay at Puri or Konark where a good number of hotels of different categories are available.