.:Visitors Information:.

  • AIR- Nearest airports are Bhubaneswar-270km and Kolkata-240km.
  • RAIL- Nearest railheads are Balasore(60km from Baripada), served by major trains and Badampahar(20 km from Jashipur) on the South-Eastern sector.
  • ROAD- Baripada, tha District Headquaters of Mayurbhanj, on NH 5 is 270 km from Kolkata and 60 km from from Balasore and 22 km, from Pithabata, which is an entry point.

The other entry point Jashipur is 94 km from Baripada on N.H.6. Both the places are well connected by regular bus services. Taxis and Jeeps are available. 

Entry Permits & Timings

  • Entry Ppermits can be obtained from the Range Officer, Pithabata Check Gate or the Assistant Conservator of Forests at Jashipur on paypent of perscribed fee.
  • Day visitors can enter between 6AM & 12 Noon and visitors with reservation between 6AM & 2PM.
  • Similipal remains open from 1st November to 15th June only.



  • Aranyanivas at Lulung(3 km from Pithabata) of the OTDC has 8 Double Rooms and 2 Dormitories(total 40 beds).
  • Panthasala at Bangiriposi(35 km from Baripada on the way to Jashipur) has 4 Double Rooms(8 beds).
  • Forest Bungalows- The Forest Department also provide accommodation in their Forest Bungalows inside Similipal at Chahala, Nawana, Joranda, Barehipani, GUdugudia, Jashipur, etc.
  • Reservation: Field Director, Similipal Tiger Reserve, Bhanjapur, Baripada, D.F.O.Baripada divison (Not more than 90 days and not less than 30 days notice required).
  • Hotels: Visitors can also stay at Baripada or Jashipur in private hotels.


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