Balukhand Konark Wildlife Sanctuary near Lotus Eco Beach Resort, Konark

A few kilometres away from Lotus Eco Beach Resort, Konark, the Balukhand-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary draws in nature lovers from all around. Encompassing 73 square kilometres of land, the Balukhand-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary is pinched between Puri and Konark along the Bay of Bengal and offers a unique take on similar wildlife reserves. The popular Marine Drive Road traverses through this area.

One side of the stretch overlooks an endless sea while the other side showcases the dense vegetation of Odisha. Pristine and undulating sand dunes, desolate beaches and native herbs, shrubs, and plantations lined across the beach offering a verdant scenery. The ecologically sensitive wildlife sanctuary also houses two rivers, the Nuanai and the Kushabhadra. These rivers under tidal influence pass through the sanctuary area supporting more than three hundred plant and animal species in the forest area. Blackbucks, spotted deer, striped hyenas and the extremely endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles are the main attractions in this wildlife sanctuary. 

Blackbuck Lotus Eco Resort Konark Resort in Konark near Sun Temple
Olive Ridley Turtles Lotus Eco Resort Konark Resort in Konark near Sun Temple

Situated 2.7 kilometres away from one of the best resorts in Konark, Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha, India was established in the year of 1984 in order to protect the shoreline which is the nesting site of green sea turtles and the extremely endangered Olive Ridley turtles. Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary of Orissa covers an area of about 72 square kilometres. The sanctuary houses an assortment of vegetation. A portion of the vital fauna that you can see here comprises of spotted deer, blackbuck, monkey, squirrel, striped hyena, jackal, wild cats, and mongoose. We, at Lotus Eco Beach Resort, strive to sustain the balance of nature and strongly advocate the preservation of all the flora and fauna of the sanctuary.

This haven is additionally a home to an extensive variety of fowls and reptiles. Huge vegetation housed in Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary are Anacardium, Casuarina, neem, and tamarind to name a few.

Nature retreat at Lotus Eco Resort Konark Resort in Konark near Sun Temple