The Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district Orissa was given status of Tiger Reserve in 1956 and in 1972 it became a part of the Project Tiger Scheme followed by the stratus of the national park in 1979. This national park and tiger Reserve in northern Orissa is covered with the wide stretches of sal forests. The national park is home to twelve rivers and innumerable waterfalls and the native Santhal tribes of Orissa.
Mammals:The Park also holds tigers, leopards, elephants, sambhar, chital, chausingha and mouse deer which is the tiniest kind of the deer family. Simlipal National Park is known for the spectacular Mangesheri mountain range that spreads itself evenly throughout the national park. The tourists in the park can observe the herds of deer by the side of rivers most often.
Birds Life:230 bird species, which are Red Jungle Fowl, Alexandrine Parakeet, Crested Serpent Eagle, Grey Hornbill, Indian Pied Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Indian Trogon Hill Mynah, Peafowl, etc.
Reptiles:The reptilian population in the Simlipal National Park includes snakes and turtles. The Mugger Crocodile has survived and flourished well in the park.
Mode of Safari: Jeeps and private cars are allowed inside the park