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Shimlipal National Park, Baripada

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Simlipal National Park is a national park and a tiger reserve in the Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is part of the Similipal-Kuldiha-Hadgarh Elephant Reserve popularly known as Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve, which includes three protected areas — Similipal Tiger Reserve, Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary ). Simlipal National Park derives its name from the abundance of semul that bloom abundantly here.The park has a protected area of 845.70km2 and has some beautiful waterfalls like Joranda and Barehipani. Simlipal is home to 99 royal Bengal tigers and 432 wild elephants. Besides Simlipal is famous for gaurs, chausingha, as well as an orchidarium.One can enter Similipal through Pithabata and 98 km via Jashipur. Entry permits can be obtained from the Range Officer, Pithabata check gate upon paying prescribed fees. Day visitors can enter between 6 AM and 12 noon and visitors with reservation between 6 AM and 9 AM. Similipal National Park is open from 1 October to 15 June.This reserve is part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2009.
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  • Really you can call this place the paradise of nature . its a tiger reserve . plenty of elephants and dears you can found while visiting inside the national park . Avoid the rainy season . And also av...  read more »
  • Shimlipal National Park is full of beauty and advantures.It was onen only for Nov to March.It is famous for Bangle tiger.Only 25 vehicle are allowed perday so came early to enter this national park. 
  • Visited Simlipal after almost a decade. I was very pained to see human encroachment within the park. Looks like habitation is inching its way into the core area. We spent a full day across the forest....  read more »
  • I hv never been to Similpal. Difinitely I will go one day. Till then please keep the Tigers alive... Odisha Govt, please do something.
  • "This National Park is a home for some awesome flora and fauna species."
  • Its not about disliking a place I would say .. Rather it is due to the akhand shikar and the hunting practices which has almost got this place nullified of tiger.. The main umbrella species is put to near extinction here.. It is a very beautiful place considering the landscape and vast arrays of fauna specially the rarest of fauna specifically orchids that you would otherwise find in south american jungles! While on the way to chahala I came across a herd of chitals but unfortunately a group of drunk guys in their rented mahindra vehicle started throwing plastic water bottles and of course had no sense in keeping their decibal level low while playing music inside their car :D A matter of disgust though! You won't find a single animal except dogs and largely herding cows across the place.. But you'll definitely come across a captive elephant at the orchid zoo... There are 3 waterfalls here.. And very large sal tree which is said to be holding in the two swords at the top of the trunk whchi got stuck about 250 years ago.. And a naga champa tree which is too tall to be photographed. Beautiful meandering river khairi flows across the jungle.. But to the nearest of your luck you will not come across any wild animals except few spotted deers near salt luck at chahala.. N not to mention the langurs are common sight! You do not need to go to jungle to see one! :D overall this place is a jungle turned into a picnic spot!
  • One of the beautiful National ark in eastern India, situated in State of Odisha, Mayurbhanj District. Roads inside the forest are in very bad shape and full of dust. Total stretch to be covered is around 44 Kms and will be witnessed three beautiful falls like Joranda. OTDC guest house is at the entry point of the park just aside the River Palpala. Best time to visit is during winter. Trekking can be done and only SUVs are allowed to enter into the park. Don't expect any food availability inside the park.
  • Yes...this is the most beautiful place in odisha.