Simlipal National Park is a national park and a tiger reserve situated in the Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is part of the Similipal-Kuldiha-Hadgarh Elephant Reserve popularly known as Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve, which includes 3 protected areas i.e. Similipal Tiger Reserve (2750.00 km2), Hadgarh Wildlife sanctuary (191.06 km2) and Kuldiha wildlife sanctuary (272.75 km2).
Simlipal National Park derives its name from the abundance of Semul or red silk cotton trees that bloom abundantly in the locality Palpala River near lulung, Similipal National ParkThe park has a protected area of 845.70 square kilometres (326.53 sq mi) and has some beautiful waterfalls like Joranda and Barehipani. Simlipal is home to ninety-nine royal Bengal tigers and 432 wild elephants .
This Is 78 K.M. distance from Arpita Beach Resort.
Besides Simlipal is famous for gaurs(Indian bison), chausingha as well as an orchidarium One can enter into Similipal through Pithabata (22 kilometres (14 mi) from Baripada) and 98 km via Jashipur. Entry permits can be obtained from the Range Officer, Pithabata check gate upon paying prescribed fees. Day visitors can enter between 6 AM & 12 Noon and visitors with reservation between 6 AM & 9 AM. Similipal National Park remains open from 1 October to 15 June only.
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Got a good deal from go ibibo. Executive rooms were great. Food was decent. Hotel is a bit far from main beach, but there is a beach near hotel backside. Overall good stay. Go for executive rooms as they are pretty big & comfortable.