Baripada railway station
|Indian Railway Station|
|Elevation||36 m (118 ft)|
|Tracks||Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Zone(s)||South Eastern Railway|
|Previous names||Bengal Nagpur Railway|
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. At present Train No. 12891 leaves Baripada at 5:10 AM and reaches Bhubaneswar at 10:00 AM. The return train leaves Bhubaneswar at 5:10 PM and reaches Baripada at 10:00 PM
Simlipal National Park
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. Normal entry is through the Pithabhata check gate. In addition to wildlife one gets stunning views of the spectacular waterfalls, Joranda Falls and Barehipani Falls in Simplipal National Park.
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- "Simplipal National Park, Orissa". Retrieved 2013-01-02.
Simlipal National Park travel guide from Wikivoyage
|Preceding station||Indian Railways||Following station|
|South Eastern Railway zone|