Baripada is a captivating town in the expanse of Orissa. It is the headquarters of Mayurbhanj district and has almost each necessary element for a beautiful holiday. In fact, your tour to Orissa (now Odisha) will be incomplete if you don't travel to Baripada. Situated in the foothills of the Similipal mountain range, Baripada is the ideal place to access the whole region of Mayurbhanj. Baripada is well known for its exclusive Rathyatra (Car Festival), the second most famous yatra after Puri Rath Yatra. This town is also famous for Mayurbhanj 'Chhau', an ancient martial and classical dance form. World renowned "Bandigiposi tusser silk" is the most famous buys for people who love the taste of silk. Moreover, the silk handloom is available at much lesser rate with good quality in Baripada. A trip to this tribal destination is truly an amazing experience in itself. Explore the Baripada holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and get ready to explore the tribal charm of this place!
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -240 cm
Late November To Mid-February
Goddess Kichakeswar Temple:
Known for its stone carvings, this place named Khiching is situated near Baripada. It used to be the capital of Bhania rulers. Goddess Kichakeswar temple is the most popular temple amongst all. This temple is made out of chlorite slabs. The temple contains brilliantly carved sculptures.
It is a very intriguing site. This museum displays historic artifacts and ancient sculptures, which were found within the area of Mayurbhanj.
Simlipal National Park and Tiger reserve:
The Simlipal National Park and Tiger reserve is a protected wildlife site and carries out Project Tiger initiatives. This national reserve has 95 tigers, along with elephants, leopards, crocodiles and 230 species of birds. It also has several stunning waterfalls, but the most beautiful ones are Barehipani falls (399 meters) and Jordan Falls (150 meters). So, make sure you visit this beautiful national park during your Baripada tour.
Deokund is a charming spot amidst green forests and has pictographic waterfall. Another special attraction of this place is the temple of Goddess Ambika, which is located on the hill top.
Baripada is also the host of second most popular Rath Yatra (Chariot Festival) of Odisha (erstwhile Orissa) after Puri.
Other Tourist Attractions::
Bhimkund, Manatri, Haripur, Lulung, Devagram, Samibruksha, Simla, Kuchai and Kuliana etc. are some of the other famous tourist attractions in and around Baripada.