Baripada railway station

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Baripada
Indian Railway Station
Station statistics
Address Baripada, Odisha
India
Coordinates 21°55′24″N 86°44′15″E / 21.9234°N 86.7375°E / 21.9234; 86.7375Coordinates: 21°55′24″N 86°44′15″E / 21.9234°N 86.7375°E / 21.9234; 86.7375
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Line(s) Rupsa-Bangriposi line
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Platforms ?
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Parking Available
Baggage check Not available
Other information
Opened 1905
Station code BPO
Zone(s) South Eastern Railway
Division(s) Kharagpur
Formerly Bengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Baripada railway station is located in Odisha
Baripada railway station
Location of Baripada railway station in Odisha

Baripada railway station serves Baripada, the headquarters of Mayurbhanj district in the Indian state of Odisha.

History[edit]

Mayurbhanj State Railway linked Rupsa on the Howrah-Chennai main line with Baripada through a narrow gauge line in 1905 and then extended it further. The Rupsa-Baripada-Bangriposi line was converted to broad gauge between 1996 and 2006.[1]

Simlipal National Park[edit]

Jashipur, via NH 6 is normally considered to be the gateway to Simlipal National Park, but one can also go from Baripada, 50 km away.[2] Normal entry is through the Pithabhata check gate.[3] In addition to wildlife one gets stunning views of the spectacular waterfalls, Joranda Falls and Barehipani Falls in Simplipal National Park.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singh, Vikas. "Mayurbhanj State Railway". Express News Service, 11 June 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Simlipal National Park and Tiger Reserve". Wild India Guide. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Simlipal National Park". Orissa Tourism. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Simplipal National Park, Orissa". Retrieved 2013-01-02. 

External links[edit]

Simlipal National Park travel guide from Wikivoyage

Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
South Eastern Railway zone