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.
The name Devakunda literally translates to 'the bathing spot of gods'. This placid waterfall is a true marvel of nature. With crystal clear water that flows down from the hills and falls from a height of 51 ft., this waterfall is majestic in itself. Adding to its beauty is a lucid pond at the bottom that receives its water from Devkunda Waterfall. With lush greenery and a lively atmosphere, this is a true treat for your eyes.
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.
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!