The Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) authorities have selected two more sites to be developed into eco-tourism hubs. Baliput in Satkosia Wildlife Division and Badmul in Mahanadi Wildlife Division would be developed as eco-tourism sites.
The Baliput site is known for its scenic view of the river and a chain of hills on both sides. At present, people visit the spot for picnic and bathing. Badmul is located opposite Baliput and it is also a favourite picnic spot.
STR is, at present, running three ecotourism sites at Tarva, Tikarpada and Anshupa, which are witnessing impressive tourist footfall.