Similipal National Park going students can have their industrial visit in Mayurbhanj, the major industrial setups in the near by area includes Jagadamba Iron Steel (P) Ltd,Radha Gobinda Industries, Eastern Feeds, NICCO Corporation Ltd, Kalinga Footwears, New Modern Technomech (P) Ltd, Brite Glass Works (P) Ltd, MCI Spices etc
Occupying an area of 2,700 square km in the Mayurbhanj district, Similipal National Park is wild and beautiful. Once the personal hunting grounds of the Mayurbhanj maharajas, the park is now a Project Tiger reserve — India’s homegrown initiative to protect the tigers’ dwindling numbers.
Other than tigers, this wild life sanctuary is also the abode of wild animals like leopards, elephants and rare reptile like mugger crocodiles. Thanks to its varied terrain and abundance of water bodies in the form of hills, waterfalls and rivers, the avian population in the park is also rich.
Sights to See
Simlipal National Park: A Wildlife Wonderland
The lavish bounds of Simlipal National Park provides natural habitat to a rich variety of flora and fauna which included 1,076 species of plants including 94 species of plants including 94 varieties of orchids, 42 species of mammals, 231 species of birds and 29 species of reptiles.
Apart from the elusive tiger, this biosphere reserve boasts leopards, elephant, spotted dear, mouse deer, ruddy mangoose, Pangoline, giant squirrel, flying squirrel, otter, hanuman langur, Rh. Macaque, mugger crocodiles, striped necked mongoose, honey badgers, small Indian otters, sloth rears, wild dogs, barking dears, wolf, pangolins, rhesus macaque, hanuman languor, hyena, bison, sambar, cheetal, four-horned antelope, porcupine, ratel, pangolin, wild boar, giant flying squirrel etc.
The species of birds that include the alexandrine parakeet, home bill, grey wagtail, hill myna, hornbill, peafowl, red jungle fowl, owl, kites, parakeets, crested serpent eagle, trogon, malabar pied hornbill.
The range of reptilian fauna will leave you amazed- from the Indian lap shell turtle, Indian tent furtle, Indian pond terrapin, forest calotes, chameleon, bonded rock elecks, snake skink, spectacled cobra, monocled cobre, bamboo pittviper, python, king cobra, cobra, krait, monitor lizard etc.
The park houses a treasure of over 500 species of plants belonging to 102 families. The type of vegetation is mixed with northern tropical semi-evergreen trees and northern tropical moist deciduous trees. The forest is also a treasure house of innumerable medicinal and aromatic plant, which provide a source of earning for the tribals.
How would you like to travel?
Similipal National Park is:
- 290 km from Bhubaneswar
- 270 km from Kolkata
- 80 km from Balasore
- 175 km from Jamshedpur
- 22 km from Pithabata
- 32 km from Baripada
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- MCI Spices
- Radha Gobinda Industries
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Panchalingeswar (85 km):
Situated on a hillock Panchalingeswar is a tranquil place with its captivating beauty in the lap of nature. The place derives its name from the five lingas (Phallus) enshrined on a hill top. A place of pilgrimage, it also offers a heavenly pleasure in the spectacular beauty of the Devgiri mountain range. A perennial spring is the added attraction here. A trekking route is also there from Panchalingeswar to Kuldiha jungle.
Haripur (16 km):
To the south-east of Baripada and connected by regular bus-services, this former capital of Mayurbhanj state was founded by Maharaja Harihar Bhanja in the year 1400 AD. Temples of Rasikaraya, Radhamohan, Jagannath and Ranihansapura ruins are the places to visit.
Located 8 km north of Baripada on NH5, the place is connected by private bus-services from Balasore, Baripada, Kolkata, Tatanagar. The excavated pre-historic site of Kuchai is known for yielding Neolithic possessions of man.
It is rich with Paleolithic artifices.