sanctuary also popularly known as Usakothi, located
in the district of Sambalpur, 48 km. from Sambalpur
on the NH-6 under Bamra Forest Division.
Its prominent and attractive location in western Orissa
with hilly undulating areas and rich dry deciduous
mixed forests and wide variety of fauna including
tiger, leopard, elephant, hyena, wildboar, spotted
deer, sambar, bear, porcupine and a number of birds,
reptiles etc, make it very beautiful.