Olive Ridley turtles at Rushikulya


Lakhs of endangered Olive Ridley turtles flocked the Rushikulya river mouth for their annual mass nesting in Odisha’s Ganjam district. These endangered species flock the place every year from the third week of February to the first week of March for nesting. Odisha is the largest mass nesting site for Oliver Ridleys in the world.
While last year more than 3.8 lakh turtles had flocked the river mouth, the number is expected to rise this year. The State Government and the Rushikulya Sea Turtle Protection Committee have taken a number of steps to ensure that the turtles are conserved during the period.
District Headquarter : Chatrapur
State Capital : Bhubaneswar

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How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Airport is Bhubaneswar

By Train

Nearest Railway Station is Chatrapur

By Road

On Road it is 11 k.m. away from Chatrapur