Top Places to Visit in Simlipal

Simlipal Tiger Reserve
Situated in Mayurbhanj district in Orissa, the Simlipal Tiger Reserve is a part of the Simlipal National Park, which spans over 2750 sq. km. Start your expedition on foggy mornings and witness the beauty of this reserve that is home to more than thousands of species of flora and fauna, a dozen rivers, some gorgeous waterfalls and a number of indigenous tribes. The most popular animal species of this area include the Bengal tiger, Asiatic elephant, gaur, hill mynah and chausingha.

Simlipal Tiger Reserve
Lulung Aranya Nivas Baripada devkund

Devkund Waterfall
Embark on a captivating journey from Aranya Nivas Lulung Resort to the ethereal Devkund Waterfall, located approximately 76 kilometers away, promising a scenic drive of around 2 hours and 20 minutes. Nestled in the heart of Mayurbhanj, Odisha, Devkund is a mesmerizing fusion of spirituality and natural beauty, renowned for its waterfall and Satipith.

As a revered site in Hindu culture, Devkund holds the significance of being the sacred bathing spot for Gods and Goddesses. Believers seek divine blessings by touching the waters, making it a spiritual haven. Atop the hill lies the revered "Satipith," offering an elevated vantage point from where the cascading waterfall can be marvellously witnessed.

Devkund's charm extends beyond its main cascade, featuring four additional falls, each forming a Kund or lake. The collective five lakes give rise to the name "Pancha Kunda," adding to the allure of this breathtaking locale. For those seeking a deeper spiritual connection, a climb beyond the steps from Devkund leads to the temple of Devi Ambika Mata (Durga temple) at the source of the river.

Chahala is a famous wildlife sighting spot in Simlipal National Park. If you are lucky, you might find a Bengal tiger lurking in the area. This place is also frequented by elephants, deers and peacocks along with many other animals.

Barehipani Waterfall

Barehipani Waterfalls
Cascading from a height of approximately 500 metres, the Barehipani Waterfall in Simlipal National Park is the second-highest waterfall in India. Originating from the Budhabalanga River, this waterfall splits into two tiers as it reaches the bottom. It is an awesome spectacle to witness and is, therefore, a favourite picnic spot among visitors as well.

Have a comfortable stay at Lulung Aranya Nivas and visit these places brimming with natural vitality and sporadic beauty, at your own leisure!