Similipal National Park, Baripada

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Simlipal National Park is a national park and a tiger reserve in the Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is part of the Similipal-Kuldiha-Hadgarh Elephant Reserve popularly known as Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve, which includes three protected areas — Similipal Tiger Reserve (2750.00 km2), Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary (191.06 km2) and Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary (272.75 km2)). Simlipal National Park derives its name from the abundance of semul (red silk cotton trees) that bloom here. It was the second largest national park in India
The park has a protected area of 845.70km2 and has some beautiful waterfalls like Joranda and Barehipani. Simlipal is home to 99 royal Bengal tigers and 432 wild elephants. Besides Simlipal is famous for gaurs (Indian bison), chausingha, as well as an orchidarium.
One can enter Similipal through Pithabata (22km from Baripada) and 98 km via Jashipur. Entry permits can be obtained from the Range Officer, Pithabata check gate upon paying prescribed fees. Day visitors can enter between 6 AM and 12 noon and visitors with reservation between 6 AM and 9 AM. Similipal National Park is open from 1 November to 15 June.
This reserve is part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2009.
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  • We went to Shimlipal Forest a day trip started in the morning , viewed 3 nice waterfalls , nice forest trip and wild life . We could view some Deer in the Forest . Our bad luck we could not see any wi...  more »
  • We entered Shimlipal Forest through Jashipur. In fact we had a friend working there at Jashipur who took us inside the forest. We liked the forest and the undulating landscape a lot. However, we could...  more »
  • People who love to be close with nature can have a visit but as per the claims do not expect to shake hands with a leopard or see a herd of deer. We had vision of a peacock, 2 deer and few giant squirrels. At night stay one may be luckier to see some more animals. Around 90km within the jungle where you'll come across lot of flora. You can also envision 2 waterfalls from very far off place.
  • So beautiful 😍 and sweet dreams... amazing Forest Park... I looked deer and beautiful Peacock .. and most wonderful water falls looking for my eyes first time... I love the place and people ❤️💙💙💙😍😍😍
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