Simlipal National Park
Simlipal Tiger Reserve is a national park and a tiger reserve in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. It is part of the Similipal-Kuldiha-Hadgarh Elephant Reserve popularly known as Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve.
Khiching is about 149 km from Baripada and 55 km from Jashipur. It is famous for the shrine of Kichakeswari and Stone Crafts made of different colour stones. There is a Panthasala here.
Chandipur is about 60 km from Baripada and 16 km from Balasore District. It is unique beach resort with a vanishing sea. The sea water recedes to a distance of about 5 km twice a day. It is a marvel of nature with the 5km sea shore area and it is the best place to have a holiday.
Panchalingeswar is about 85 km from Baripada and 30 km from Balasore. It is a panoramic place on the lap of Nilagiri hills with a perennial stream flowing over five Lingams.
Remuna is about 60 km from Baripada and 10 km from Balasore. It is famous for the shrine of Khirachora Gopinath, visited by Sri Chaitanya.
Deokund is 65 km from Baripada and 110 km from Balasore. It is an enchanting place with a series of waterfalls and a Shakti shrine set against the outer periphery of Similipal.
Simlipal National Park is easily accessible from Puri, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Howrah and West Bengal. Baripada is the district headquarters of Mayurbhanj District, on the junction of NH 5 and 6, is 170 km from Bhubaneswar, 240km from Kolkata and 60 km from Balasore and 22 km from Pithabata, which is an entry point. The other entry point Jashipur is 94 km from Baripada on N.H.6. Both the places are well connected by regular bus services. Taxis and Jeeps are available. Nearest railhead is Balasore (60 km from Baripada), served by major trains running on the South-Eastern sector. The nearest airports are Bhubaneswar (270 kms) and Kolkata (240 km).
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