General Information :
Carry plenty of water along with you. Carry Personal medication and insect repellent. Carry Binoculars, Cameras, film rolls and Flashlight along with books and other reading material. Do not use flash or intrusive photography. Dont leave behind any litter and plastic bags are big hazards for animals. Comfortable walking shoes are appropriate than the fashionable ones. For winter travel heavy woolens are a must especially for open jeep safaris. Cottons are apt for summer months. Rain Gear is essential for the monsoons and the last Find about the habits of the animal you want to see to avoid disappointment.
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How to Reach Similipal Tiger Reserve
By Air :
Nearest airport is Kolkata which is 262 km, Bhubaneswar which is 270 km, connected by Indian Airlines from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
By Rail :
Balasore is the nearest railhead, connected to Baripada through regular deluxe buses. Delhi is connected to Balasore through the Purshottam Exp. & Kaligautkal Exp. while trains plying Bangalore-Balasore include YPR Howrah Exp.Trains from Chennai are Coromandel Exp. & Howrah mail.
By Road :
When travelling from Bhubaneswar, take the NH5 to Baripadavia Baleshwar, from where a forest road will take you to Pithabata. The route from Kolkata leads through NH6 to Jashipur via Panskura and Kharagpur. From here, take the forest road to Gudgudia/Chahala.