Devkund is located on the bank of River East Deo, while meandering on the hills, place of worship by the Hindus. The temple of Goddess Ambika was built up by the Royal Dynasty of Mayurbhanj in ancient period. The cascade touching the base of the temple falls on a gorge where the River rests awhile and further follows its course. It is the most lovable picnic spot. 
Similipal>> Hot Spot
Similipal is a densely forested hill- range in the heart of Mayurbhanj District in Odisha. Located in the Mahanadian Bio- geographical region and within the biotic province of Chhotanagpur Plateau, it spreads over an area of 2,750 kms
On the bank of River Khairi with planned landscaping and surrounded by wooded hillocks, Gurguria gives the feeling of a hill station. The orchidarium with indigenous orchids in pots is very attractive during summer when it flowers. The main attraction is elephant ride and hill trekking. Accommodation with catering facility and conference hall are available.




Barehipani waterfall resembles the shape of a rope locally known as Barehi. The rolling waterfall with a height of 217 mtrs presents a majestic view with reverberating sound in the gorge from where the River Budhabalanga runs to the plain land.
The waterfall from a height of 181 mtrs touches the ground on the gorge perpendicularly and nature unfolds its beauty through vast stage of green lush vegetation.




Kumari is a village inside Similipal situated at 2 Kms distance from  Gurguria within a back drop of hill ranges of Similipal with green paddy fields . Night stay cottage accommodations made of bamboo are available.


Other Places of Interest
Situated on the confluence of Khairi and Bhandan Rivers emerging from Similipal. It is a place of picnic with an Astral garden and Gharial Research Centre. Accommodations for the tourists in cottages with catering facilities are available throughout the year.The tariff includes night stay , activities except fooding. Fooding is available at nature camp on spot payment
A place of religious importance of Hindus, is a site of attraction for picnickers due to the picturesque beauty of a small waterfall and a gorge filled with water.
Lulung is situated at the entrance of the park on the bank of a tributary to River Palpala with perennial water flow. The crystal clear water with pebbles of different sizes on the River bed and dense forest on both sides of the River wins the heart of the people to assemble for picnic.
A place of pilgrimage for the Hindus, famous for granite carving temple of Goddess Kichkeswari built by the Maharaja of Mayurbhanj. Granite carvings are available in temple premises for sale.
River Baitarani pierces through a hill rock. A picnic spot and place of congregation during Makar Sankranti. Famous for scenic beauty.
Tourists are discouraged to walk inside the forest in view of danger to life from wild animals. For their convenience, watch towers have been constructed at safer places to enable viewers to have a closer look at animals in salt lick without disturbing them. Presently, three watch towers at Chahala, Berehipani and Joranda have been erected for tourist
The sanctuary remains open to visitors tentatively from 1st November to 15th June. Ideal season of visit is from November to March.
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