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Shimlipal National Park, Baripada
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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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...  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....  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....