Baripada railway station

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Baripada
Indian Railway Station
Location 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
Platforms 1
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Station code BPO
Zone(s) South Eastern Railway
Division(s) Kharagpur
History
Opened 1905
Electrified NO
Previous names 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] 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[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