Bhubaneswar Experience: Similipal National Park- A famous tiger reserve in India, with lush green mountain valleies and picturesque waterfalls - A land unexplored till date. Have a tour like this.
Kolkatta- Baripada- Bhubaneswar or
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Must buy a typical orissa handloom sharee-'bomkei', but from the state handloom emporium Bayonica-bhubaneswar, Buy handicrafrs from 'Utkalika'-bhubaneswar all at fixed prices. Must taste typical oriya sweets 'Chenapoda' found allover the state, taste rasagola of 'Pohala' a place in between cuttack and bhubaneswar on NH 5. Taste 'Ukhuda' near lingaraj temple, Bhubaneswar.
Activities & things to do: Dont miss to have a picnic at Devkund or luloong or Sana-ghagara in Similipal national park. watch wild life at Chahala. Visit ancient temples in and around Baripada, Khiching temple is worth seeing. If you are interested in tribals have alook at their hamlets in and around Similipal. On return from Baripada-Similipal visit the cultural - modern capital town - Bhubaneswar and other popular tourist destinations of orissa like Puri, Konark, Chilika lake etc.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nearest town Baripada,250km from bhubaneswar connected well with roadways(NH-5).Cheep hotel are available in this town, A three day trip to this area is enough. Dont come during monsoon times , November to february best time to visit. Contact hotels or recognised travel agents before hand for smooth tour, hotel Ambica at Baripada a good one arranging similipal tours. Its better to opt Baripada based travel agents for similipal tour. visit site www.orissatourism.gov.in for more detail.
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