Known for its splendour and pristinely home to many species, the Chandaka-Dampara sanctuary signifies a tale of success. Spread over an area of 193.39 Sq.Km on the up land of North-Eastern Ghat of biotic region, Chandaka- Dampara sanctuary is a treasure house of biodiversity. The park is known for successful conservation of elephants which is the principal species here. It is also a home to a number of threatened wild animals and birds. Chandaka landscape got a sanctuary status in 1982 notification of Government adjacent to temple city, Bhubaneswar popularly known as pachyderm country.