Simlipal Ratings & Reviews

Pranabandhu Nayak

Pranabandhu Nayakratingratingratingratingratingrating4.6/5

5 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

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.

Sudipta Nandy

Sudipta Nandyratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

31 reviewsPosted 4 years ago

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.

  • Some unforgettable moments
  • Some unforgettable moments
  • Some unforgettable moments
  • Some unforgettable moments

Subhasis Mukherjee

Subhasis Mukherjeeratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

1 reviewPosted August 2013

Excellent Offbeat Destination

Calm and quite environment. Excellent journey for them who hate crowds. Its an wonderful natural environment where the tribes live. Photographers will get a good opportunity to take shots of wonderful landscapes.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: No food is available within 10-15 km radius of the jungle. Even you cant get a shop selling Mineral Water.

Activities & things to do: The gate remains open till 5pm. So try to start your journey at least at 10 am. Tickets are required to enter in the jungle which is available at the main gate.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Baripada, Orissa, its about 30 km road distance. There is no bus or other public vehicle connection. Only way to hire a car from Baripada or using your own car. There is no hotel within 10-15 kms. So always carry plenty of food and water. Small cars are not allowed inside the jungle. If you have SUV, then you have to get a tour guide (which is mandatory) with you. Otherwise you have to hire a SUV from Baripada and the driver himself will be the tour guide.

Shouvik choudhury

Shouvik choudhuryratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

51 reviewsPosted May 2013

Silence amidst greenery

Fantastic forest to visit. two mammoth waterfalls,surrounding cloudy hills,small inside localities,dense sal jungle,sudden view of deer,horrible lonely silence : a complete package of adventure & fun.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: baripada,the nearest town-many hotels to stay,good quality food,mainly road transport available

Activities & things to do: a whole day trip inside simlipal is awesome, but if u stay inside forest in forest rest houses near joranda falls or at chahala it would be simply superb. the sunrise,sound of the waterfall in pindrop silence,sound of elephant or tiger or a quick view will be a lifetime event.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: baripada is well connected by bus to kolkata,bhubaneswar,cuttack & other train is bhubaneswar bangriposi sf exp. Enter through pithabata,contact with otdc or local cars.

stay at otdc baripada or lulung: many hotels available at baripada. follow the rules of forest,take dry foods,medicines,umbrella,water inside(no food available inside jungle).

  • barehipani falls
  • joranda falls
  • silence at simlipal

Aravind Prathi

Aravind Prathiratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

2 reviewsPosted April 2013


Nice place to go for a small family vacation. Do remember to carry ur Badminton racket, Cricket kit etc.. along with u.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The food in the Toshali Jungle Lodge is very good.

Activities & things to do: out door sports. like badminton, flying disc,etc.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Get down at Balasore rly. stn. and book a cab.

Dipankar Sarkar

Dipankar Sarkarratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

6 reviewsPosted March 2013


If you are thinking to see lot of animals then it is a wrong choice as govt have closed all interior points to view animals. not even much variation in flora and fauna. but overall an average experience

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nothing special. do not miss the elephant ride

Activities & things to do: campfire at night.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: balasore station to simlipal is about 5 hrs journey. so plan accordingly. cars are available near station for rent but u need to negotiate the rate.

Siddhartha Dash

Siddhartha Dashratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

2 reviewsPosted January 2013


Excellent spot of 2700 sq km.
Dense forest, royal bengal tiger, boar and beer....

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sight seeing is awesome with tiger and elephant.
Guest house are available...

Activities & things to do: Exploring waterfalls and virgin river in simlipal is awesome.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Anti malarial drug is must and rules regulation is must.
Suv with 4x4 is must.....
November-june simlipal is open..

Sks Sks

Sks Sksratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

2 reviewsPosted March 2012

Frustating Simlipal Tour

Visited Simlipal Forest during December 2011 with family, frustrated jungle safari covering 160 kms to and fro journey with zig-zaj muddy and dusty road, no sight of animals even at the core area of the forest, most of the forest habited by peoples on the safari rout and covered under various government welfare schemes, frequent disruption created by naxal movement ( may loose your precious days by not getting permit to enter the forest due to naxal movement), chances of seeing domesticated goat,cow,dog & buffalo inside the forest. I advise visit other places instead of Similipal.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nil

Activities & things to do: None

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Tata 115 kms by road.... excellent road condition.

Sabyasachi Das

Sabyasachi Dasratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

3 reviewsPosted April 2011

Tourist spots of Similipal

SIMILIPAL is in the district of Mayurbhanj of Orissa.Area of the district is about 10,000 squire kilometer, out of which 2700 squire kilometer about 27% area covered by world famous biosphere SIMILIPAL NATIONAL PARK. The SITAKUND REST HOUSE is a forest guest house situated at the foot step of SIMILIPAL NATIONAL PARK.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Mayurbhanj of Orissa is famous for puffed rice food item. The main attraction of the district is Similipal national park. Sitakund water fall is a beautiful water fall about 20 kilometer from Baripada situated at the footstep of Similipal.There is a tourist lodge namely SITAKUND REST HOUSE near by Sitakund water fall.
The Rest house has two bed room with attached latrine & bath, one large hall for meeting & conference, one portico for enjoying fall view. The rest house suitable for accommodation, picnic,honeymoon, conference, meeting, marriage, movie shooting & wild life watching.
Barehipani water fall is a another beautiful water fall about 70 kilometer distance from district head quarter Baripada. The water fall from hight about 650 feet hight in undulating movement .
Joronda water fall is also a beautiful water fall inside Similipal in which water fall from hight about 250 feet hight and converted to frost.

Activities & things to do: More advertisement is necessary to attract tourist for visiting the nice places of the Similipal.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nearest city is Bhubaneswar & Kokata. There are Always bus communication in every one hour from Bhubaneswar the capital of orissa to Baripada about 250 kilometer. A express train departure time is 5.45pm at Bhubaneswar & arrival time at Baripada is 10.15 pm except Saturday.
There are 5 nos of buses comes regularly from Kolkata to Baripada abot 200 kilometer . A express train Departure time at Shalimar 6am arrival time at Baripada 12 noon.
Best suitable time is for visit Similipal national park is from October to February.

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