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Baripada is a small town in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa). This is the district headquarters of Mayurbhanj.

Get in[edit]

Baripada is on the junction of NH 5 and 6. It is 270 km from Bhubaneswar, 240 km from Kolkata and 55 km from Balasore and 16 km from Pithabata. This is an entry point for Simlipal forest.

1. Luxury buses ply from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Kolkata. By bus it takes 5 hrs from Bhubaneswar and the same time from Kolkata also. One can also come to balasore by train and catch local buses plying between Balasore to baripada every half an hour.

2. Train connectivity is also there from Bhubaneswar - Baripada- Bhubaneswar Express

Get around[edit]


  • The famous Jagannath Temple Rathyatra in Baripada is considered to be second best after that of Puri.
  • Palaces of the Maharaja of Mayurbhanj District. One of the Palaces has been converted in to a Govt. College.
  • There is a beautiful temple The Jwalamukhi Temple displaying splendid colourful glass work.




The famous "Mudhi & Mansa" - Roasted crispy rice and meat curry.




Go next[edit]

Baripada is the entry point to the Similipal National Park, famous for "The royal Bengal Tiger". One can contact the Tourism Office for visiting Similipal and staying there. Private vehicles like SUMO, QUALLIS are easily available.

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