In & Around Simlipal
Simlipal is one of the best places to visit for those who wish to explore the rich wildlife heritage of the region. Some of the famous sights of attractions in and around Simlipal are accounted below:
Khiching (149 Kms)
Khiching located around Simlipal is famous for the temple of Kichakeswari, which is one of its kinds to be entirely built from chlorite slabs. Apart from this famous temple, the place is also home to ancient temples and a museum that has numerous specimens of the art and sculpture.
Deokund (65 kms)
Deokund is an amazing tourist spot that is highly visited for its impeccable beauty, lush green forests and picturesque waterfall. Atop the hill, there is a temple dedicated to Goddess Ambika, which is a famous tourist spot.
Baripada is the District headquarters of Mayurbhanj. The Mayurbhanj Palace, temples of Lord Jagannath & Mata Ambika are situated here among others.
Bhimkund is a natural water tank that is believed to have measureless depth. The water tank is associated with the Mahabharata epic. It is believed that the water came into being after one of the Pandavas brothers hit the ground to quench their thirst. As a result, the water tank was named as Bhimakund.
Manatri is a famous temple that was built in honor of Lord Shiva. The Lord resides here in the form of Kakharua Baidyanath. The temple has water channels that surrounds its from all sides and thus add up to its beauty. The temple attracts numerous devotees during the famous the Shivaratri festival that lasts for 10 days.