Simlipal National Park spreads over 2,750 sq km. It is a sanctuary and a Project Tiger Reserve. Simlipal National Park gets its name from the abundant Semul or red silk cotton trees that look extremely beautiful. Simlipal National Park boasts of some waterfalls like Joranda and Barehipani. Tourists can enter into Similipal through Pithabata and Jashipur. Simlipal National Park is home to 95 tigers and species such as elephant, deer, leopard, gaur, bison, sloth bear, langurs, crocodiles and reptiles apart from a whopping 200 bird species.
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