Simlipal National Park Refreshing Attraction for Tourists
Simlipal became a national park in 1979. The place is home to more than a hundred tigers. One also comes across Indian Bison, antelopes, chevrotains, deer, leopards, langurs, sambhars, sloth bears, hyenas, wild boar, porcupines, hyenas, monkeys and wild dogs while touring this reserved area. If you are a bird lover, then this is just the right place to be at. More than 230 species of flying inhabitants can be seen chirping around the forests of Simplipal. This national park in Orissa is also a dwelling place of reptiles.
Beauty of the place is enhanced by its rich soil cover. More than five hundred and one plant species can be seen growing on the rich terrain. Sal trees are found in great numbers. The rich plant life is a source of medicinal plants which are used to make different types of medicines. Deciduous trees and semi-evergreen trees cover the open land to provide shelter to herbivorous and carnivorous animals.
The national park can be found 900 m above sea level on a big plateau. It is in the Mayurbhanj district of Orissa. Tribal people still inhabit the park. Tourists visiting the place often get to participate in the tribal celebrations and other festivities.
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