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"The second Puri"

Baripada Tourism

At a distance of 248km from Kolkata and 256km from Bhubaneshwar, Baripada is a city, recognised by its beautiful culture and an essence of purity in nature. Its Rath Yatra is considered the biggest and oldest after Puri and thus Baripada is also known as Dwitiya Srikhetra (Second Puri)

It is host to the world famous Car Festival (Rathyatra) which allows only women to pull the Rath of Maa Subhadra and gathers huge crowds. One also finds here temples, known to be one of the oldest in Odisha and which see devotees coming from all over with a stong sense of faith and devotion. An event is organised here, during the mid of April that celebrates the best talents of Chhau, a world renowned dance form, indigenous to the region. Baripada is also known for its Bangripori "tusser" fabric, that can be found anywhere in its local markets. Also, do not miss the Simlipal Nature Park which has a tiger reserve, sparkling waterfalls, numerous species of animals and birds, Semul or red silk cotton trees and countless other things to leave you awestruck.

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The hub for art and culture

BBaripada is notable for its several important national wildlife parks. Baripada is also known for the ancient temples that have been established during the tenth century and represent the strong presence of art and culture during ancient times. It also regularly hosts a variety of traditional festivals, which are one of the main attractions here. Baripada is renowned for holding the second most popular Rathyatra (chariot festival) in the state of Orissa, the most popular being held in Puri. The Mayurbhanj Chhau Dance, which is an ancient martial form of dance, has originated in Baripada.

The official language spoken here is Odia. Santali, Ho and Mandari are some of the other local languages spoken in Baripada. Rangamatia is the base for the fifth battalion of the Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP). There are, along with these numerous ancient temples, some palaces built by the rulers ruling Mayurbhanj, and who had made Baripada their capital of the state, from the fifteenth century. Haripur, based at the distance of sixteen kilometres to the south-east of Baripada, is the place where many such places can be found. Some of them being the ruins of the Rasikaraya Temple, the Durbar Hall of the Bhanja Kings, the Collectorate building, the Maharaja Purnachandra College, the Maharaja Krushnachandra High School, etc.

Suggested Itinerary for Baripada

Day 1 - Start your excursion by visiting the Kichakeswari Temple. Post lunch, you can go to Lulung and enjoy the various goods and services that are traditional to that specific region of Baripada.
Day 2 - Spend the entire day at the Simlipal National Park and enjoy the beautiful landscapes it has to offer.

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How to Reach Baripada

How to Reach Overview

Baripada is well linked to other towns and cities by all means of transportation.

How to reach Baripada by flight

There are two airports which, almost at the same distance from Baripada. One is Biju Patnaik International airport (Bhubaneshwar) at a distance of 256 km another is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport (Kolkata) at a distance of 248 km. Baripada is well connected to other cities and thus there are options for frequent buses and taxis to reach there from the airport.

How to reach Baripada by road

Baripada is well connected to close by cities like Balasore, Kharagpur, Jamshedpur, Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar and many others through frequent bus services, taxis, chartered buses and trains.

How to reach Baripada by train

The city has its own railway station, but it is not a major one. Trains for Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar and other closer cities are available here. You can simply get off to any major railway station near the city and choose to interchange for Baripada station afterwards.

Local transport in Baripada

Commuting within or outside Baripada is convenient and there are different modes of transportation available.

Baripada Photos

Baripada, Odisha
Jagannath temple
Jwala mukhi temple
Palace of Mayur Bhanj

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FAQs on Baripada

What is famous about Baripada?

Baripada hs all the essentials needed for a great and enjoyable vacation.

What is not so good about Baripada?

May get crowded during the festive seasons.

Who should visit Baripada?

A perfect destination for those who want to spend a relaxing vacation with their loved ones.

What is the best time to visit Baripada?

The best time to visit Baripada is between the months of November to February.

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What is the local food in Baripada?

Baripada is famous for the puffed grain made from rice, known as Mudhi. People in this region have a special liking for sweet dishes like Rasgulla, Pithas and Gulab Jamun. Some of the famous dishes are Khichdi, Chungdi Malai which is a seafood curry and many others.
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What is the best way to reach Baripada?

Baripada is well linked to other towns and cities by all means of transportation.

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What are the things to do in Baripada?

The top things to do in Baripada are Simlipal National Park, Jwala mukhi temple, Jagannath Temple Baripada, Chandipur market, Palace of Mayur Bhanj, Baripada museum. You can see all the places to visit in Baripada here

What are the places near Baripada?

The top places near to Baripada are Chandipur which is 63 km from Baripada, Digha which is located 89 km from Baripada, Kolkata which is located 183 km from Baripada, Talasari beach which is located 85 km from Baripada, Bishnupur which is located 141 km from Baripada

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Devprasanna Kar

6 years ago
Baripada is the old town ruled by Bhanj dynastic. Similipal national park is one of the most attractive tourist places due to wildlife, waterfall & its Biodiversity.


6 years ago
Baripada is the city of joy of Odisha. It is marked for its food, hospitality and serene natural beauty....

Pallavi Siddhanta

6 years ago
- Carry a good mosquito repellent, as the region is prone to cerebral malaria.
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