Situated on the heart of the national park, it is the centre of tourism activity in the national park. It is also a place of the highest biodiversity. Most of the administrative and tourism facilities are located at Dangmal.
Forest Block :
A walk on the nature trail over a stretch of 4 km is a thrilling experience and a must for all nature lovers. Mangrove species gradually give way to its associates like Mankadakendu, Kochila, Ficus as one move away from the creeks.
One of the major creeks in Bhitarkanika area. Some of the largest crocodiles are seen in this creek.
It is the heronry spread over 4 hectare of saucer shaped Sundari and Guan forests. During monsoon, about 15,000 nests are formed by 11 species of resident water birds. It is one of the largest heronries in Asia.
Once famous site for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Research Centre, Habalikhati is approachable from Baunsagarh River through a winding 3 km long nature trail. Long stretches of lonely beach are an added attraction.
Khola Creek :
Artificially created during the Zamindary period, Khola creek joins Bhitarkanika to river Brahmani. It is the place of highest mangrove diversity. Rare species like Paniamba, Singada, Pitambari, Pitakorua and Masitha are seen in this area alone
It is the most secluded part of the National Park facing the Bay of Bengal on one side and Maipura River on the other. It is also important as a potential nesting ground for Olive Ridley Turtles. Miles of tranquil beach are a nature lover’s paradise.