Tours to Baripada is a major tourist attraction for its textile heritage. Of particular interest to the tourists in Baripada are its pick of Chandapur handloom products that come in vibrant colors and variety of ethnic designs. Kitching stone carvings are another source of delight for the shopping enthusiast within each tourist.
On your tour of Baripada, which may also be called as the shopper's paradise of the tribal land, it would be a mistake not to grab hold of Bangiriposi tusser silk. Though available in all the major cities of Orissa and India too, the quoted price at Baripada is far cheaper than those quoted in the cities.
Easily accessible by road and air, tour to Baripada with Tourism of Orissa packages is an ideal way to explore the other tourist attractions in the Mayurbhanj region namely Kiching and Simlipal. Though you can tour Baripada anytime of the year, October to March is the ideal time for tours to Baripada.
Once the ancient capital of Bhania rulers, Kiching, near Baripada, is famous for its temple complexes. The most prominent among the many temples that are still in use as places of worship, is the temple dedicated to the Goddess Kichakeswar. Built of chlorite slabs, the temple was once the pilgrimage site for Mayurbhanj chiefs and is adorned with intricately carved sculptures. Also worth visiting at Kiching, on your tour of Baripada, is the Baripada Museum that houses historically significant sculptures and artwork from the Mayurbhanj area.
Simlipal National Park and Tiger Reserve makes for an adventurous excursion that can last from anywhere from a day to many more. One of the initial target parks under Tiger Project for conservation of the fast depleting population of Indian tigers; today Simlipal boasts of 95 tigers, besides leopards, elephants, crocodiles and 230 species of birds.
Waterfalls of Simlipal are equally enchanting. Barehipani Fall (399 m) and Jordan Fall (150 m) are the scenic attractions that you ought to visit on your tour to Baripada.
Jashipur, at the beginning of the Simlipal National Park and Tiger Reserve, is also a popular spot for spotting mugger crocodiles in their natural habitat.
There are many hotels and lodges available at Baripada as well as Kiching and Simlipal where you can stay comfortably on your tour to Baripada.