Simlipal is Orissa’s principal wildlife sanctuary. There are tigers, elephants and several types of deer among the many species here. The scenery is beautiful and varied with hills, waterfalls and undisturbed forest. Due to the inaccessibility of Simlipal, tourist facilities are not well developed, and accommodation is very simple. Since there is no restaurant, we have to bring food and a cook along from Bhubaneshwar.The park is open from November to mid-June.

What to see

Getting There

Air: The nearest airport is at Bhubaneshwar (320 km).

Rail: The nearest stations on the South eastern railway lines are Tatanagar and Balasore.

Road: The sanctuary is connected to Baripada and Joshipur.

General information

Area: 2750 Sq.Km Temperature varies from 45 Deg.C to 5 Deg.C. Rainfall: 200 cm. STD Code: 06792

Excursions