Satkosia offers something for everybody. Families can relax and enjoy the splendour of nature. Nature lovers and bird watchers can explore the diversity of the wilderness. The reserve is studded with mountains, creeks, caves and waterfalls. Temple of Goddesses Binikei is famous and attracts any pilgrims. Forest rest houses are available at Tikarpada, Purunakote, Labangi and Chhamundia. Luxury hotels are available at Angul. The magnificent view of the gorge attracts thousands of tourists into the tiger reserve throughout the year.
Tikarpada is the main attraction for visitors. One gets a panoramic view of the Satkosia Gorge. Tikarpada has been a favourite place for local picknickers. The erstwhile Gharial Conservation and Research Centre is located here where one can see live specimens of Muggers and Gharials. Picknickers can avail the facilities at ‘River view Picnic’ at Gaindi on the banks of River Mahanadi. Visitors can avail boat rides and see the basking crocodiles and the majestic view of the Satkosia Gorge. Guests can also check into the Forest Guest houses or relax at the Nature Camp on the sprawling sand banks. The Temple of Lord Shiva on the banks of river Mahanadi is a pilgrims delight.
Labangi is famous for its pristine and tranguil natural setting. It is highly preferred by visitors. The forest guest house is located on a hill top overlooking the majestic forests. Visitors can do numerous trekkings on the forest roads and can visit the Takarsingha Water hole. Many wild animals frequent here.
Purnakote is located 10 km from Tikarpada on the Main PWD road. One can enjoy the beauty and intensity of the forests at Purnakote. There area many trekking paths from Purnakote. One can stay at the Nature Camp at Chhotkei or the Forest Guest House.
Temple of Goddess Binkei on the bank of river Mahanadi is 8 kms west of Tikarpara is a famous pilgrimage destination.
Baliput is a tiny village located on the banks of river Mahanadi in Cuttack District. The area is famous for its scenic view of the river along a chain of towering hills on both sides. Baliput is 20 kms from Tikarpara. Visitors can enjoy picnicking and boating here.
There is a dam at Sisupathar village on Suhagi nala. Picnic spots are near the dam site. Tourists can sight wild elephants during summer.
This is in the zone of tranquility and is a cooler place. The scenic beauty of the place is really enjoyable. A water reservoir is present here. Many wild animals can be sighted here.
Badmul is located opposite to Baliput in Nayagarh district. It is a favourite picnic spot on the banks of river Mahanadi. One can stay on the irrigation I.B. from where visitors can view the river Mahanadi.