Best Sightseeing Places in Baripada
Goddess Kichakeswar Temple:
Known for its stone carvings, this place named Khiching is situated near Baripada.
It used to be the capital of Bhania rulers. Goddess Kichakeswar temple is the most
popular temple amongst all. This temple is made out of chlorite slabs. The temple
contains brilliantly carved sculptures.
It is a very intriguing site. This museum displays historic artifacts and ancient sculptures,
which were found within the area of Mayurbhanj.
Simlipal National Park and Tiger reserve:
The Simlipal National Park and Tiger reserve is a protected wildlife site and carries
out Project Tiger initiatives. This national reserve has 95 tigers, along with elephants,
leopards, crocodiles and 230 species of birds. It also has several stunning waterfalls,
but the most beautiful ones are Barehipani falls (399 meters) and Jordan Falls (150
meters). So, make sure you visit this beautiful national park during your Baripada tour.
Deokund is a charming spot amidst green forests and has pictographic waterfall.
Another special attraction of this place is the temple of Goddess Ambika, which is
located on the hill top.
Baripada is also the host of second most popular Rath Yatra (Chariot Festival) of
Odisha (erstwhile Orissa) after Puri.
Other Tourist Attractions::
Bhimkund, Manatri, Haripur, Lulung, Devagram, Samibruksha, Simla, Kuchai and
Kuliana etc. are some of the other famous tourist attractions in and around Baripada.
Best Time for Holidaying in Baripada
Baripada experiences acute climate conditions with hot summer, cool winters and
humid monsoons. Thus, the mid season (winter season) i.e., from 'October to June' is
the best time duration to visit this city. So, plan your Baripada trip during this period of
time and enjoy sightseeing of the city.
Must Buy Things from Baripada
Baripada is mainly known for its textile heritage. You can buy Chandapur handloom
products attract huge crowds. These chandapur textiles come in vibrant colors and
exhibit variety of designs. Baripada is also often caalled as the "shoppers' paradise of
the tribal land". World renowned "Bandigiposi tusser silk" is found here. Although, you
can find a variety of this silk in Odisha and India, but here you will get at lower price with
finest quality. So, enjoy the most of your Baripada vacation by buying your favorite
items and handicraft souvenirs in the city.
Explore Options to Reach Baripada
Before booking Baripada holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how you
can reach to this beautiful city of Odisha.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport (184 KM) and Bhubaneswar Airport (205 KM)
are the two closest air links to Baripada. You can hire private taxis or board buses to
reach to this town.
The town has its own railway station (though it is not a major one) but is well
connected to a lot of cities.
Buses to Baripada are easily available from Bhubaneswar. The buses are of
all classes including AC, Non-AC, deluxe and semi deluxe. You can also rent a taxi. So,
select any of the traveling modes and enjoy comfortable Baripada travel.