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Shimlipal National Park, Baripada

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National Park
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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Reviews
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  • Simlipal National Park and Tiger reserve, as soon as I heard the name got super excited as I have never been to any jungle of its true sense. As a thought, we set out on a 2 night’s tour to Simlipal N...  more »
  • We stayed in Jamuani & Kumari and the stay as well as the food in both were great. Kumari infact was first class ( probably newly built). The waterfalls ( Barehipani & Jaranda) as well as a cycle ride...  more »
  • It was a great adventurous trip with my friends this year to the Similipal Wildlife Sanctuary which is famous for Bengal Tiger reserve and nature landscape. Ticket price is very low than other places.  more »
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  • It was just a beautiful experience.We started our Journey from Soro in Balasore Dist. It took 3 Hour to reach there.Its one of the beautiful park if u love nature. Specially the Waterfalls are awesome. Best place for refreshing.
  • It is a national park with full of natural beauty... you can see the wildlives.Basically it is known as tiger reserve centre. It is opened for the tourists approx. from November till the rainy season has begin.Apart from this you can find waterfalls inside the national park.It is a perfect place for picnics and researches on wildlives.
  • Best time to visit the place is winter season. This place need more attention from odisha govt in terms of tourism.
  • 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 is a beautiful and amazing place check it out....