Cattle Island is nothing but a sub-merged hill. Prior to the Dam construction, it was a developed village. The specialty about the island is that it is inhabited by the cattle group of animals. During the resettlement period, villagers left some of their cows and bulls in the village. When the dam construction was over and the village was submerged, the cattle settled down on the hilltop, which looks like an island. Being away from mankind, the cattle are wild in nature and they never allow themselves to become the prey of human-beings. As they spend whole of their life on the hill filled up with dense forest, their shape and size are quite bigger in comparison to the normal cattle. The island is about 90 kms from Sambalpur town by road and 10 kms by water way from Hirakud Dam.
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