Chandaka forest reserve is considered a safe haven for elephants in Odisha which is Located on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, the Capital City of Odisha. This Chandaka forest reserve spreads over an area of 193.39 sq km.
The reserve is a home to a total of 30 varieties of mammals, 27 varieties of reptiles and 120 varieties of birds.From this Park Visitors visit The Bharatpur Reserve forest and pitagadia as there are so many Watch Towers where visitors visit / watch Elephants during morning and afternoon.
The main entrance to Chandaka-Dampara Sanctuary is Godibari. The Government of Odisha has been undertaking successful conservation of elephants of the sanctuary.