Mayurbhanj is a distance of 309 km from Bhubaneswar. Baripada is the headquarters of the Mayurbhanj district. Mayurbhanj district is a treasure of forest. It is a vast forest area filled with Sal, Piasal and other Varieties of woods, Besides other medicinal herbals are also available in the forest. The spring waterfalls of the mountains and different types of wild animals and birds are the scenic beauty of the district.

The Similipal National Park, Joranda waterfall, Devkund Waterfall, Barehipani Waterfall, Jagannath Temple, Bhimkund, Ambika Temple, Ramtirtha Temple, Jwalamukhi Temple, Kichakeswari Temple, Haripur Garh, Kalo Dam, Kuchai, Kakharua Vaidyanath, Kharkhai and Suleipat Dam are Top Attractions Tourist place in Mayurbhanj
The Mayurbhanja District covers an area of 10418 sq. Km. As per the 2011 census, the total population of the District is 25,19,738 with the total male population as 12,56,213 and female population as 12,63,525. The Mayurbhanja District has 4 subdivisions, 3966 Villages, 404 Gram Panchayats, 26 Tahasils and 26 Blocks, 2 Municipality, 2 N.A.C, 9 Assembly Constituency and 32 Police stations are there in the Mayurbhanja District.

Similipal is a paradise of wild animals. It is 60 km from Baripada and full of green forests. The area covers 275 sq km along with perennial springs and waterfalls. The Gov’t of India has established tiger protect at Similpal along with the varieties of wild animals, birds, waterfalls at Bareipani and Joranda extensive grassy land at Bachhuricchara and National Park at mountain Meghasani peak.

The Joranda waterfall is located in the core area of Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj. It is one of the highest waterfalls in India. The water plunges over a lofty cliff in a single drop, spreading out slightly as it falls. The Joranda waterfall is more than 150 metres high, and it runs up the hills. The Barehipani Falls is located close to the Joranda Falls. Top Attractions Tourist place in Mayurbhanj

Devkund is 58 km from Baripada. The place is nothing but full of natural sceneries. It is a hilly place having a perennial waterfall which creates a pool of crystal clear water. A series of waterfalls and Shakti shrines at Deokund is the main importance of the place. The natural stream, dense and thick forest and high mountain attract thousands of visitors a tourist place. Top Attractions Tourist place in Mayurbhanj

Barehipani Waterfall is a two-tiered waterfall located in Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district. It is one of the highest waterfalls in India. The waterfall is situated at on the Budhabalanga River flowing over Meghasuni mountain of the Eastern Ghats. The Barehipani Waterfall is more than 400 metres high, and it runs up the hills. Top Attractions Tourist place in Mayurbhanj

The temple is situated at just 11 km away from Baripada town. Kushaleswar Temple. The temple of Lord Jagannath at Baripada is universally known as Haribaldev temple. It was built by Shri Baidyanath Bhanj in 1575 A.D. on the same architectural principles of Kakharua Baidyanath temple.

It is About 40 km. from Karanjia, near Booring village in Thakurmunda P.S., is the sacred pool BHIMKUND” in the river Vaitarani. The legend reveals that Bhima, the second Pandava used to take his bath in this pool when the Pandavas were passing their incognito life in Birat Nagar, said to be the present Kaptipada. Top Attractions Tourist place in Mayurbhanj

The Ambika temple, Baripada is an ancient temple and the Bijesthali of the presiding deity. People of Baripada strongly believe her as ‘The Living Goddess’, who as a mother showers her blessings to all mankind. Peoples come to worship here from different states like Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Ramatirtha is located nearby Jashipur town of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha. Ramatirtha is located beneath the feet of Similipal National Park. It is the only Crocodile Rearing Center of Mayurbhanj district which attracts lots of tourists to visit. Ramatirtha of Mayurbhanj is very famous in Odisha due to its natural beauties and temple of Sri Rama

Jwalamukhi Temple has situated 2.5 km from Baripada Bus stand in Mayurbhanj District. Goddess maa Jwalamukhi is worshipped by the devotees. Maa Jwalamukhi Temple is one of the most famous temples in Baripada. The Temple is about 300-400 years old. Jwalamukhi Temple is one of the Shakti Pithas.

Kichakeswari Temple is situated 145 km away from Baripada. There are a group of temples and archaeological remains which belongs to the medieval period which looks very beautiful and attracts not only the visitors of Odisha but also in India and abroad. Goddess Kichakeswari is the presiding deity of the temple of Kichakeswari.

Haripur Gada is only 16 km from Baripada towards the south-east of Mayurbhanja and old capital of the Kings of Mayurbhanja. Though Haripura Gada now lies in ruins, it is a testimony of the prosperity and elegance of the Mayurbhanj Kingdom during the rule of the ancient Bhanja Kings. 

It is 18 km from Udala town and 55 km away from the nearest railway station Baripada. The purpose of Kalo Dam is to store water for irrigation. The dam Kalo is a medium Irrigation Project completed in the year 1982. It is built across river Kalo, intercepting a catchment area of 153 sq. km. The River Kalo is the tributary of river Sono in Budhabalanga basin. 

Kuchai is situated on the way to Similpal and 8 km from Baripada. It is a historical place which witnesses prehistoric implements of stone antiquities and age thereon. The excavated pre-historic site of Kuchai is known for yielding Neolithic artefacts in association with coarse grit-tempered redware, slipped and showing in addition incised or finger

Mantri is 36 km from Baripada and famous for Kakharua Vaidyanath. Previously it was dwelling place of the king Ramachandra Bhanj of Mayurbhanja who lived here for a short span of time. The place is a thickly populated town along with remains of ancient forts.


It is based at about 287 Kilometres from the state capital Bhubaneswar and 82 kilometres from the district headquarters of Baripada and about 73 kilometres from Jamshedpur. The Kharkhai (Suleipat) Dam and the Simlipal Tiger Reserve are the nearby local attraction at an approachable distance, attracting many foreign tourists here.