Simlipal National Park | How To Reach Simlipal National Park | Hotels At Simlipal National Park
Simlipal National Park is the second largest national park in India. It is not only a national park but also a tiger reserve. Located in Mayurbhanj district in Odisha. The national park is sprawling over an area of 2750 sq km out of which the protected area is about 303 sq km. It is a part of the Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve.
The national park possesses dense forests, picturesque meadows, Winding Rivers, and rich vegetation of Sal trees. The appealing feature of the National Park is pristine waterfalls like Barehipani and Joranda. It is an abode for 99 Royal Bengal Tigers, 432 elephants, abounding gars and several other wildlife species.
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Wildlife Species And Avifauna In Simlipal National Park:
Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Bison, Giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Otter, Langur, Porcupine, Pangolin, Leopard, Bear, Ratel, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Barking and Spotted Deer, Sloth Bear Mongoose etc.
Red Jungle Fowl, Hill Myna, Grey Hornbill, Crested Serpent Eagle, Indian Pied Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Alexandrine Parakeet, Grey Wagtail, Alexandrine Parakeet, Indian Trogon, Peafowl, and Serpent Eagle.
Python, King Cobra, Viper, Forest Calotes, Chameleon, Banded Krait, Monitor Lizard, Mugger Crocodile, Black Turtle, Rat snake, Common Krait, Russel’s viper etc.
Avail Orissa Tourism Development Corporation accommodation facilities in Aranyanivas which is at Lulung, and Panthasala at Bangiriposi. In addition to that one can find numerous private hotels which offer the best accommodation amenities.
Best Time To Visit:
The Simlipal National Park remains open from 1st November to 15 th July. Idle time to visit the National Park is between November and May.
How To Reach Simlipal National Park:
The nearest airports are Bhubaneswar airport(270 km) and Kolkata airport(240 km).
The nearest railhead is Balasore which is about 60 km from Baripada.
The Simlipal National Park is well connected via roadways with all the major cities of India.