The startling biodiversity of Simlipal is the major draw for tourists from around the world. Spread over an area of 2,750 sq km of dry deciduous and evergreen forests in the Mayurbhanj district of Orissa, Simlipal National Park is home to nearly 1076 species of animals, 29 species of reptiles and 231 species of birds.
Simlipal National Park is particularly famous for its tiger reserve that extends protection to about 100 tigers within the premises. Tourism of Orissa provides specialized packages for tour to Simlipal so that you can enjoy the bio-diversity that is a trademark of Simlipal National Park.
The Simlipal National Park is a maze of densely forested hills and fertile plateaus with rivers such as Burhabalanga, Palpala Bandan, Kahairi and Deo running through its landscape. The resulting rapids, cascades and waterfalls such as the Barehipani and Joranda waterfalls are popular tourist attractions for their scenic beauty and trekking opportunities.
Khairiburu and Mageshwari, the taller peaks amidst the gently rolling hill slopes are not only popular for trekking but also for the panoramic view of Simlipal National Park that they afford.
On your tour to Simlipal with Tourism of Orissa packages, you can also go for jeep jungle safaris, tiger tracking, bird watching and nature walks. The animals that you are likely to encounter on your journey through the Sal woods and green meadows include tigers, leopards, sambars, langurs, deers, Indian bisons, wild boars, sloth bears, elephants, antelopes, wild doge, hyenas and porcupines. Of the 231 species of birds inhabiting the Simlipal National Park, the popular sightings include that of hill myna, peafowl, red jungle fowl, crescent serpent eagle, hornbills and parakeets.
Beside Chahala, where prey-predator hunting games are a regular sighting, the crocodile-rearing center at Ramtirtha, near Jashipur, is another tourist attraction that you can visit on your tour to Simlipal with Tourism of Orissa packages.
Tours to Simlipal would be a memorable adventure with Tourism of Orissa packages whether you wish to go on a wildlife tour of Orissa, India or a tribal tour of Orissa, India. The Santhal tribal community, dwelling on the fringe of the Simlipal National Park, is worth interacting with. If not a life changing experience, it will surely change your attitude towards cultures that are not the same as yours.
Easily approachable by road and rail, there are many hotels and lodges where you can stay comfortably on your tour to Simlipal.