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The Similipal hill forest in Mayurbhanj district of Orissa is known as the Himalayas of Orissa.The tiger reserve is spread over 2750 sq km and has some beautiful waterfalls like Joranda and Barehipani. The park is surrounded by high plateaus and hills.The indigenous tribes who have been dwelling in this forest from time immemorial, are a part and parcel of the eco system, protecting, conserving and wisely using its resources.talking myna and dancing peacocks et al make Similipal a dreamland of Nature in the wilderness and an irresistible destination. Covering a vast are of 2750 sq. km out of which 303 sq. km from the core area, thick biosphere reserve is a sanctuary and one of the Tiger Projects and National parks.
As Per Wiki:
Simlipal National Park (Oriya: ଶିମିଳିପାଳ ଜାତୀୟ ଉଦ୍ୟାନ) is a national park and an elephant reserve situated in the Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Odisha. Simlipal National Park derives its name from the abundance of Semul or red silk cotton trees that bloom abundantly in the locality.
District Headquarter : Baripada
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Baripada
Nearest Airport : Bhubaneswar
How to Reach :
- Road – Baripada, the district headquaters of Mayurbhanj, on the junction of NH 5 and 6, is 170 km from Bhubaneswar, 240 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. Rail – Nearest railhead is Balasore (60 km from Baripada), served by major trains running on the South-Eastern sector. Air – Nearest airports are Bhubaneswar (270 kms) and Kolkata (240 km)