Located about 20 km from Bhawanipatna
, on the Bhawanipatna-Thuamula-Rampur road, Karlapat is a beautiful sanctuary with a dense patch of lush green dry deciduous forest.
Tiger, leopard, gaur,
sambar deer, nilgai, barking deer,
mouse deer, a wide variety of birds and reptiles have rich presence in the sanctuary.
Phuli Jharan waterfall is on the outskirts of the sanctuary.
Kesinga Railway Station is the nearest railhead.