Wild life — Mayurbhanj

Simlipal National Park

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Simlipal National Park

Simlipal National Park is a national park and a tiger reserve in the Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is part of the Similipal-Kuldiha-Hadgarh Elephant Reserve popularly known as Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve, which includes three protected areas — Similipal Tiger Reserve (2750.00 km2), Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary (191.06 km2) and Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary (272.75 km2)). Simlipal National Park derives its name from the abundance of semul (red silk cotton trees) that bloom here. The river Palpala, Budhabalanga, Khairi and Salandi flows through the Simlipal national park. Two awe-inspiring waterfalls Barehipani and Joranda cascade down the hills here and are a sight to behold....

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