Vetnai is a small village located in Ganjam district of Odisha. Nestled in the laps of the Eastern Ghats, the place is home to innumerable black bucks which roam freely in the mountain slopes. The local people consider the black bucks as a symbol of sanctity and good will. You can also visit the nearby Monglajori Bird Sanctuary. Various species of birds including Whistling duck, Grey-headed lapwing and Asian openbill are sighted in this sanctuary. Chilika Lake is another attraction near Vetnai which you shouldn't miss out.

Black Bucks at Vetnai

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How to Reach

Trains are running from Howrah to Brahmapur. It takes around 9 hours to reach Brahmapur from Howrah. Aska is 50 km from Brahmapur. Regular bus service is available from Brahmapur to reach Aska. Vetnai is 12 km from Aska. Minibuses and trekkers are plying from Aska to Vetnai.


No proper accommodation facilities are available at Vetnai. You can stay in one of the village houses or your own tent. You can also consider spending the night at one of the few budget hotels in Aska.
Suite Home Lodge, Aska. Tariff - Rs. 1200-2200. Tel: 9238773999.
However, the best option is to stay at Berhampur (50 km) or Balugaon (75 km).

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