Apart from that, this island is also home for tiny red crabs.
The main parties active in the politics of Odisha are the Biju Janata Dal, the Indian National Congress and Bhartiya Janata Party.
Located in eastern India, it is surrounded by the states of West Bengal to the northeast, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and northwest, and Andhra Pradesh to the south.
Odisha has 485 kilometres (301 mi) of coastline along the Bay of Bengal on its east, from Balasore to Ganjam.
Later, the kings of the Somavamsi dynasty began to unite the region. 1025 CE, they had integrated the region into a single kingdom.