Simlipal National Park is in a beautiful and scenic town in Odisha that reflects the natural beauty of the bygone era. The national park which is counted as the largest wildlife sanctuary of India is known for its verdant landscape, elephant reserve, tiger reserve, and many more. Located in Mayurbhanj, it was once a hunting ground for the rulers of the province. The region is blessed with dense forests, exotic grasslands, stunning waterfalls, and beautiful rivers. So, if you are in India to see the monuments like the India taj mahal and many others then don’t forget to visit Odisha one of the finest places in India that are enriched with so many natural wonders, and the land is blessed by Jagannath Puri.
Similipal national park is home to more than 1000 varieties of plants. It is blessed with great bio-diversity and vast varieties of fauna which makes it a great place to indulge in wildlife sightseeing along with 96 species of orchids that are endemic to the forest. After reaching the Similipal tiger reserve, you can stay in the forest rest house. For a safari into the forest, you can hire a jeep and enjoy the beauty of nature and wildlife. After that, you can enjoy the local cuisine. For more fun and exploration, you can combine the trip with Khichling or nearby towns like Puri, Konark, Chandipur, Bhubhaneshwar, etc. like tourists do by picking the golden triangle tour in India, in which you can explore Delhi and Jaipur also along with the city of Taj that is Agra because both the city is nearby. The next day you can go by bus or jeep to visit any of these places. Private buses and shared jeeps are available to Khiching, Jashipur which is 20 km from Simlipal on NH-6.
Best Time To Visit: Best time to visit the Similipal national park is winter months because in summer it is quite hot because of the temperature rising up. Avoid monsoons because this place received moderate to heavy rainfall. So, November to May is the best time to visit the national park of Odisha. Remember some points like avoiding playing heavy music, wearing neutral color clothes, and carrying water in the summer season.
How To Reach?
The Similipal National Park is located in Baripada city so, you have to reach there first. The Baripada is well connected with other towns and cities by all means of transportation. There are two airports at some distance from Baripada that is Biju Patnaik international airport in Bhubaneshwar and the second one is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose international airport in Kolkata. Baripada has its own railway station but not the major one and along with this, it is well connected with road transport as well with frequent services of taxis, and buses.