, one of the earliest to be taken under Project Tiger, is located in the forest
belt of northern Orissa. Once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of
the Park is set in an expanse of fine sal forests.
Twelve rivers cut across the
attractive terrain and there are innumerable waterfalls.
covering an area of 2,750 sq kms has been declared, in 1973, as one of the nine tiger project
The evergreen forests, the rolling hills and water falls cascading down the
verdant slopes make it a nature lovers paradise.
The mugger is quite often
seen along many of these riers. The Park also holds tigers, leopards, elephants,
sambar, chital, chausingha and mouse deer, the tiniest member of the deer family.
Simlipal can be explored by jeep and the deer are especially seen in the
grasslands along the rivers.
more than 223 species of birds. The sight of wild animals moving
casually in their natural habitat is a refreshing experience.
time to visit
to early June
( 50 km)
elephant, gaur, chital, leopard, mouse deer, flying squirrel and