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Simlipal National Park

 

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Simlipal National Park

Package

DAY 1 : ARRIVAL AT CUTTACK- RATNAGIRI

On arrival at Cuttack Railway Station, pick up & proceed to Ratnagiri. Visit famous and great Buddhist attraction and Buddhist history of sculptures at Ratnagiri and Udayagiri and Lalitgiri. Check in hotel, after refreshment half day excursion to Paradip. Back to hotel, en route visit Baladev Jew Temple overnight @ Ratnagiri.

Ratnagiri - Udayagiri - Lalitgiri - These are also famous as the name of ‘Diamond Triangle of Odisha” and enriched with typical engraved Buddhist monuments and ancient sculptures. A number of antiquities including stone cultural peices , monolithic votive stupas, terracotta seals and sealings , bronze objects , coins, glass bangle items are also defines the gone era of Buddhist monastery for these two sites.

Ratnagiri

Paradip:- - "Paradip is one of the largest ports on east coast and only major port in odisha". On the confluence of the river Mahanadi and the Bay of Bengal, ParadIp is a beautiful beach. The beach is famous for its clear blue water, green forest, stones alongside the beach, a good marine drive and the biggest port. Visitor can spend some hours by frolicking in the lovely indigo water. The scenic location of the beach gives an ideal destination for tour.

paradip

Baladev Jew Temple:- - Baladev Jew Temple is situated in Ichhapur (Tulasi Khetra), Kendrapara, Odisha. The present shrine of Siddha Baladeva Jew was constructed during the Maratha rule in Orissa (1761 AD) of Ichhapur (Kendrapara). It was constructed by the king of Kujanga, Raja Gopal Sandha and Zamidar (land lord) of Chhedara killah, Srinivas Narendra Mahapatra.

Baldevjew

DAY 2 : RATNAGIRI – TO - BHITARKANIKA

After early breakfast proceed for a full day excursion in the Lap of the Nature at Bhitarkanika. This trip will take you close to the Nature & its beautiful creation. At Khola (Entry point of Bhitarkanika National Park) enjoy boat riding and visit different creeks to see spot crocodiles, bird sanctuary, trekking to hunting tower of ancient king, crocodiles breeding centre, spotted deer, Lotus pond, many kinds of Jungle animals and museum. Then back to hotel. Overnight @ Ratnagiri

bhitarkanika

DAY 3 : RATNAGIRI TO BHUBANESWAR AIRPORT DROP

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Bhubaneswar. En route visit Chhatia Baat. Then proceed to Cuttack, visit Maritime Museum. Then drop at Bhubaneswar Airport for onwards journey with sweet memories.

Chhatia Baat :- - Chhatia is popularly known as Chhatia Bata as sacred place of pilgrimage. The shrine of Lord Jagannath at Chhatia is a modern piece of Odisha Temple Architecture. It is the saint Mahapurusa Hadi Das Samadhi Pitha. The trinity of Jagannath, Balabhadra Subhadra in militant form seated on horseback. The three deities brandish their sword in their hand.

chatia

Maritime Museum:- - The Odisha State Maritime Museum, which has been set up at this Jobra Workshop, has 10 nos of galleries along with its ancillary components, as required in a modern museum. This location, which has a beginning around 1869 has the unique distinction of being the only workshop, which catered to the requirement of three provinces of Bihar, Bengal and Odisha under the Bengal Presidency of British India. It was set up by the then PWD department of British administration through the efforts of one Scottish Engineer Mr. G. H. Faulkner immediately after the great famine of 1866 in Odisha, known as “Naa Anka Durviksha”.

Maritime Museum

**TOUR END**

Package Inclusions Details :
  • Welcome drink on arrival (Non-alcoholic).
  • Accommodation in AC Deluxe room for 2 Nights in Ratnagiri.
  • 3 Buffet Breakfast 1 lunch , 1 Pack Lunch , 2 Dinner , 2 Evening Tea/Coffee with Veg Pakoda / Cookies
  • All menu will be TDS menu / Fixed menu / Thali
  • Boating at Bhitarkanika National Park.
  • Vehicle will exclusive on your Tour Package duty as per itinerary (From pick-up to drop)
  • Above mention car for above mention program with Driver charges, Night halt charges, Toll, Parking, Diesel expenses & Govt. tax.
  • GST
Package does not include :
  • Train Fare/Air Fare
  • Any kind of Entry Fees
  • Any kind of personal expenses like telephone, Laundry beverages (Both Hard & Soft) etc.
  • Anything which is not included in the above cost includes sections.

In case of any clarification, please feel free to call me.

With Warm Regards,
Mr Naresh | Contact - +91- 9937011826

The abundance of red silk cotton trees called Simul in the forests of this sanctuary has given it its name Simlipal. The sanctuary lies on the Chotnagpur Plateau in the Mayurbhanj district of Orissa. The dry burning forests of this sanctuary are known for being the home to around 100 fierce Royal Bengal Tigers. The erstwhile hunting grounds of the Mayurbhanj Royal family, this sanctuary has been declared a tiger reserve in 1956 and became an integral part of the project tiger launched to save these royal beast from extinction since from the initial phases of its implementation in 1973. The woods of the sanctuary are also known for being the dwellings for around 432 wild Asian elephants.

Pithabata and Jashipur are the main entrances for this sanctuary spread in an area of 845 sq kms. Spread in an area covered with dense forests and hillocks around 12 rivers crisscross the plains of Simlipal. The waterfalls of Barehipani and Joranda renders picturesque beauty to the park and make them popular picnic spots while the rock beds of Rivers like Ramathirtha, Burhabalanga, Deo, Palpala Bandan and Kahairi serves as trekking points.

 

Fauna

 

Mugger crocodile scheme was launched in the Ramathirtha River to save the population of Muggers from extinction in the year 1979 in Simlipal. Apart from the Royal Bengal Tigers, Wild Asian Elephants and Mugger Crocodile which are the flagship species of the sanctuary, it is home for 42 species of mammals, 242 species of avian and 30 species of reptiles.

 

Mammals

 

Leopards, Barking Deer, Sambar, Wild Boar, Chausinghas, Gaur, Chital, Chevrotians, wild dog, sloth bear, monkey, mongoose, hayenas, porcupines, Jungle Cat and common langurs are the commonly sighted mmalians of Simlipal.

 

Birds

 

Red Jungle Fowls, Hill Mynah, Peafowl, Alexandring Parakeet, Peacock, Crested Serpent Eagle, Grey Hornbill, Indian Trogon, Indian Pied Hornbill and Malabar Pied Hornbill are the significant birds nesting in the forests of Simlipal.

 

Reptiles

 

The reptilian population of the sanctuary includes many breeds of turtels, snakes like python, monitor lizards, crocodiles, flying squirrels and giant squrrels.

 

Flora

 

1076 species of various plants belonging to 102 families are found in the forests of Simlipal. The forest type of Simlipal has been categorized into five segments. Viz. semi evergreen forest found in the areas of heavy rainfall, tropical moist broad leaf forest, tropical moist deciduous forest, dry deciduous hill forests and high level sal forests. The long strech of savanna grasslands serves as food for the herbivores and hiding place for the predators. It also has 96 varities of orchids. The trees of Eucalyptus planted by the Britishers around 1900 A.D can also be seen in the forests of Simlipal. These jungles of the sanctuary has numerous medicinal and aromatic plants which has been serving as a livelihood for the local Santhali tribes for ages.

 

Best Time to Visit

 

The park remains open for tourists between October to June. The heavy downpour during the monsoon resticts the movement inside the national park as most of the rivers remain overflow during this season, the sanctuary remains closed all through the monsoons.

The entry permits are avialable on payment of a nominal fees and the park remains open between 6:00 AM � 12:00 Noon.

 

How to reach

 

Jamshedpur is the neaest airport to Simlipal.

Baripada which is at a distance of 50 km from Simlipal is the nearest railhead and it is well connected with the rest of the cities of Orissa and all the major railheads of India through the network of India railways.

Simlipal is well connected through roads to Baripada, Jamshedpur, state capital Bubaneshwar and all the major cities of Orissa.

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