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1For its rich fauna
For its rich fauna

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sandipan Panda adds, “It was my first jungle safari in life along with my friends: It has two entrances. One is Pithabhata, and the other is Jashipur. We stayed in Baripada which is 22 km from Pithabhata. Baripada is a nice town. We stayed in Hotel Ambika. The hotel is just average but the restaurant is nice and has a great location. We visited in early March. Usually, there is rush between Dec-Jan. We were the only travelers on that day. As per rules, they allow only 20 cars a day from each gate. We were unable to see any tigers but saw some animals. A guide is a must. ”

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2For it's tiger reserve
For it's tiger reserve

HolidayIQ Reviewer SANDIPAN PANDA shares, “My first jungle safari in life, along with my friends: It has two entrances - Pithabhata and Jashipur. We stayed in Baripada, 22 km from Pithabhata. Baripada is a nice town. We stayed in Hotel Ambika. The hotel is average but the restaurant is nice, and it is on a great location. We visited in early March. Usually, there is rush between Dec-Jan. We were the only travellers that day. As per rules, they allow only 20 cars a day from each gate. We were unable to see any tiger but saw some other animals. A guide is a must. ”

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3Orissa
Orissa

HolidayIQ Traveller Shouvik Chowdary shares, “It is a fantastic forest to visit. Two mammoth waterfalls, surrounding cloudy hills, small remote localities, dense sal jungle, the sudden view of deer and the complete silence, Simlipal is a complete package of adventure & fun.”

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Pranabandhu Nayak

Pranabandhu Nayak4.6/5

5 reviews

One of the least explored national parks of India

This is the largest National Park of Odisha. Similarly includes a Tiger Reserve consisting of around 90 Royal Bengal tigers, number of small and large waterfalls, many precious trees and several flora and fauna. Barehipani waterfall which is the second highest waterfall is situated inside this park.
The most visit places inside the park are Barehipani falls (1308 feet), Joranda Falls, Chahala (elephants), gurguria etc. Some peripheral attractions like Ramatirtha, Sitakund, Lulung, Hitching also can be included in the trip.
No food is available inside the park hence it is recommended to take your own food and water. You will find some local tribal market inside the park where you can buy some tribal stuffs and can buy some tribal foods but these markets run on weekly basis hence not open everyday. If you are taking the Pithabata entry gate don't forget to eat "Mudhi-Mansa" (puffed rice with mutton curry) at Baripada.
You can do trekking (inquire about this in entry gate), swimming in the streams flowing through the park (Do take advice form your guide), sightseeing etc. Inside the park. Just keep cool and do enjoy the beauty of the nature. Don't expect to spot a tiger as the park is huge and it is extremely difficult to spot wild animals but if you are lucky there is no surprise if you spot tigers or elephants.
Hire a good travel guide at the entry gate (mandatory), Don't roam around in core area of the forest, Don't jump into the water if you don't know swimming, take your own food, try to enter the park early in the morning so that you can cover all the attractions before evening.

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Sudipta Nandy

Sudipta Nandy4.3/5

31 reviews

Some unforgettable moments

One of the lesser travelled destination can surprise you with the secrets hidden inside. Located hardly at a distance of 90 km. From Jammshedpur it has got two entry points from Jasipur and Baripada in Odisha. The forest department also conducts package Tours, the details of which can be obtained from the OFFICE OF THE FIELD DIRECTOR, SIMLIPAL TIGER RESERVE CUM, PHONE 06792-252593 or through e-mail. Com The dense sal forest is bound to cast a spell of magic on you the moment you enters from the Kaliani gate as you have got the feel of dense mystic forest ready to surprise you any time. There are different spots specially inside the biosphere reserve open for visitors include Chahala, Joranda and Barehipani and you can have the magnificent view of a waterfall from the log hut at Joranda. If you are opting for the package offered by the forest department, you will be provided launch en route in a village located in the buffer zone of the park limit, prepared by a village self help group. The simple food offered in plates made up of the fresh sal leaves are definitely going to add up your forest experience by many miles. The best sight of animal sighting is Chahala, where a salt lick is managed by the forest department and invariably some animals are attracted to that provides you an opportunity for sighting of animals specially cheetals, hog dears, peacocks and wild boars. The resting camp at Jamuani is well equipped with no. Of Bungalows, tent houses and log huts and you can have a bonfire to add up some more fun to your wild tour.

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Simlipal Overview

Situated by the Bay of Bengal, in the eastern coastal region of the country, Orissa is the eleventh largest state of India in terms of population. It is also the ninth largest state in terms of area. Modern day Orissa was established on 1st April, 1936 as a state and this date is celebrated as Utkal Day or Orissa Day. Bhubaneshwar is the capital and the largest city of Orissa.

In ancient times, Orissa was named as Kalinga. Emperor Ashoka of the Maurya Dynasty invaded it in 261 BC and it became a part of the Maurya Kingdom. The modern name of the state is derived from the Sanskrit word Odra Vishaya or Odra desa. Odra refers to the native people of Orissa. Odra people are also mentioned in various ancient literatures; most prominent among them is the epic Mahabharata.

Orissa was inhabited since a very early age and there are paintings which prove the existence of human civilization in the pre-historic era. After the fall of the Maurya Dynasty in 185 BC, the Jain emperor Kgarvela took over Orissa. Subsequently, various dynasties ruled over Orissa, such as Satvahana Dynasty, Durjayas, etc. In the medieval era, Orissa saw a significant growth in terms of architecture and monuments.

In recent years, economy of Orissa has seen a significant growth thanks to its tourism destinations and natural resources which are in plenty in this state. Orissa contains a fifth of India's coal, a quarter of its iron ore, a third of its bauxite reserves and most of the chromites.

Some of the famous tourist destinations of the state are Puri, Chilka Lake, Chandipur, Simlipal, Panchalingeshwar, etc. Orissa is also famous for its pilgrimages and rich culture. The world famous Jagannath Temple is situated in Puri, a holy city of Orissa. The famous rath yatra takes place every year in Puri which draws thousands of devotees and tourists. The Konark Sun temple is also a famous heritage site and a major tourist attraction in the state.

The best time to visit Orissa is from October to March. The state is also easily reachable with air, road and rail transportation. Bhubaneshwar, the capital city is situated on the Kolkata-Chennai Highway. It is also well connected by flights to major cities. Apart from Bhubaneshwar, there are several other destinations in the state which are connected by railways.

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Simlipal National Park, Simlipal

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Simlipal National Park, Simlipal
Simlipal National Park, Simlipal

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Simlipal National Park, Simlipal
Simlipal, Odisha

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Simlipal, Odisha
Simlipal, Odisha

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Simlipal, Odisha

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