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Simlipal National Park

Simlipal

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Simlipal National Park Overview

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Simlipal National Park is a popular attraction of Orissa. The park, named after Semul or red silk cotton trees, covers about 845.70 sq km of deep forests.

Simlipal was originally an elephant reserve and a hunting ground for the royal family. It was declared a tiger reserve in 1956 and was included under Project Tiger in 1973. It was elevated to the status of a National Park in 1979. UNESCO enlisted Simlipal as a Biosphere Reserve in 2009.

Simlipal National Park, which lies at an average altitude of 560 m above sea level, is home to 1076 species of plants, 42 species of mammals, 242 species of birds and 30 species of reptiles. The prime attractions of this reserve are royal Bengal tigers, Asian elephants and gaurs (Indian bisons). Simlipal, since it is the natural habitat of about 96 species of orchids, also has an orchidarium.  There is also a Mugger crocodile farm, which is situated on the banks of River Khairi.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Sandipan Panda

Sandipan Panda3.9/5

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A lonely jungle

My first jungle safari in life .. Along with my friends ...Its has two entrance on pithabhata once jashipur .. We stayed in baripada 22 km from pithabhata. Baripada is a nice town. We stayed in hotel ambika hotel is just OK type but resurant is nice and also have a great location. We visited in early march. Usually there is rush bin dec-jan .. We were the lonely traveller at that day.As per rule hey allowed only 20 car a day from each gate. Very few times its happen(even they allow more).We unable to find any tiger but see some.Guide is must. If you eneter in a gate exit will be on another gate to visit the falls and other place barehipani/joranda etcNo food available. Only you get biscuits and dry food in a shop in a tribal village at no extra cost. Take plenty of water and food ...No Mobile network.

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