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Rabi Banik

Rabi Banik5.0/5

3 reviews

Baripada and Simlipal National Park!

When we made this plan we had not so much time to arrange everything. We got to know buses are available from Esplaned to Baripada. Within two days we booked bus, hotel and also the car which we had in the hole trip. But the thing was everything we booked over phone and did not make advance for anything. The trip was only for two days. First day we visited Deokund(temple), Kaladamp, Bhimkund and next we have seen Barehipani Falls, Joranda Falls and went to Simlipal National Park. These places you must visit so can enjoy the beautiful nature and sometimes you can see monkey on the road in jungle. The experience was awesome to us.

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Padmini Rout

Padmini Rout4.6/5

38 reviews

Good and nice here

All things in Baripada are so good and nice, basically roads in Baripada are very high level that provides a better traffic, the roads are neat and clean. Hotel is nice and good that we stayed there. Therefore we enjoyed many more things and ate mudhi as famous food and shopped many things from local. I advise all travellers that they also visit this place and know some different that I like most.

Baripada Overview

A popular town in Orissa, Baripada with its lush greenery, dense forests and many ancient temples, is a captivating place. The headquarters of the Mayurbhanj district, Baripada is situated along the Burhabalang River, at the foothills of the Simlipal mountain range.

Baripada was the capital of the Bhanja dynasty in the 15th century and the ruins of the temples and palaces built then can be found at Haripur about 16 km southeast of Baripada. Among the ruins, the Rasikaraya temple and the Durbar hall of the Bhanja kings are the most significant and visited by tourists. The Collectorate Building and the Maharaja Purnachandra College in Baripada are also great examples of the Bhanja architecture.

The Jagannath Temple, Kichakeshwari and Ambica Temple in Baripada are considered important pilgrimage centres and many devotees flock here year after year. The sculptures and carvings in these temples are of historical significance and provide a visual treat to visitors.

Similar to the Rathyatra Festival held in Puri, Baripada also hosts an annual rathyatra. One of the special features of this festival is that the chariot of Subhadra, the female deity, is pulled forward only by women folk. This is an age old tradition in Baripada and is in practice even today.

Places of interest in Baripada include the Simlipal national park and tiger reserve, and the Barehipani and Jordan waterfalls. Baripada has also made a name for the exquisite handloom articles available here. Tourists can shop for the popular handloom products of Chandanpur and stone carvings of Khiching in Baripada.

Baripada is also recognised globally for the origin of Chhau, an Indian tribal martial dance. Based on the Ramayana and Mahabharata epic, this dance form shows the triumph of good over evil.

With the North Orissa University situated in Baripada, this town is also considered an important educational hub. Students from Orissa and neighbouring states study various technical courses in this university. Other popular educational institutions in Baripada include the Maharaja Purna Chandra College and the MPC Autonomous College.

Baripada has an excellent road network and is well connected to Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack and Kolkata. Baripad was also the first place to get a railway line in Orissa. H.H. Maharaja Krushna Chandra Bhanjdeo, the then ruler of Mayurbhanj is credited with connecting Baripada by a narrow gauge rail network to the Howrah-Chennai railway corridor.


Photos of Baripada

Khiching, Baripada

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Harpreet Singh

Khiching, Baripada
Khiching, Baripada

Photo by

Harpreet Singh

Khiching, Baripada
Khiching, Baripada

Photo by

Harpreet Singh

Khiching, Baripada
Khiching, Baripada

Photo by

Harpreet Singh

Khiching, Baripada

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