Similipal Nature Camp, Similipal, Odisha

Similipal Nature Camp & Tiger Reserve, which covers 2750 square kilometers, is part of the Central Indian Landscape. Similipal is more than just a Tiger Reserve; it is also a National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary, Biosphere Reserve, and part of the Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve. Similipal gets its name from the profusion of Semul or Red Silk Cotton trees that blossom brightly in its forests.

The huge areas of Similipal forest are a unique combination of deciduous, semi-evergreen, high-level Sal, grassland, and savannah. It is home to about 1253 blooming plant species, 99 non-flowering plant species, 21 amphibian species, 62 reptile species, 361 bird species, 55 mammal species, and other unidentified flora and fauna.

Similipal Nature Camp, Similipal, Odisha

Similipal Tiger Reserve, located in the state’s northern region, is also home to beautiful waterfalls such as Barehipani, Joranda, and Uski, as well as Sitakund-Deokund-Bhimkund waterfalls, high cliffs, and verdant valleys interspersed with sylvan Sal woods. It is home to 94 orchid species, the majority of which are indigenous and endangered, as well as 72 Himalayan species.

There are numerous species of rare, endangered, threatened, and fragile plants and animals. This rare biodiversity includes mahaseer, hornbill, Chowsingha, mouse deer, giant squirrel, flying squirrel, ruddy mongoose, mugger crocodile, and Rufus-tailed hare. Similipal is well-known for its tiger and elephant populations. It is the country’s sole Tiger Reserve with Melanistic Tigers. It alone is home to 75% of the tigers and 25% of the elephants in Odisha.

Similipal Nature Camp, Similipal, Odisha

Other fauna found in Similipal include bison, sambar, chital, porcupine, pangolin, pythons, wild boar, leopard, barking deer, jungle cat, giant squirrel, and common languor. In addition to Hornbills and Trogons, the most frequent birds include peafowl, jungle fowl, hill myna, parakeets, a variety of eagles, and others. Snakes, crocodiles, and turtles are among the many reptiles found in the area.

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Destination Attractions, Destination Facilities, Transportation, Accessibility, How to Reach

Open Time

Similipal Nature Camps’s opening time is Monday to Sunday 7.00 am to Evening 7 pm

The best time to visit

The best time to visit Similipal Nature Camps is from November to March, during the winter season.

Nearest Bus Stand & Distance

Baripada Bus stand is the nearest bus stop to the waterfall which is 65 k.m far from the destination place.

Nearest Airport & Distance

The nearest airport to Similipal Nature Camps is Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar, about 192 kilometers away. From there, you can take a taxi or a bus to the park.

Nearest Railway Station

The nearest railway station is Baripda, which is about 50 kilometers from the park. To get to the park, take a taxi or bus from the station.

 

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