Located in the state of Orissa in Mayurbhanj district, Baripada is a very beautiful city. In addition to being the commercial centre of the entire district, it is also very famous as a tourist spot and is located in close proximity to Simlipal (60 Kms), which is one of the most famous wildlife parks in India. Baripada is a heavenly place full of many breath taking scenic locations.
Baripada has always been high up on the tourist’s itineraries especially the foreign tourists due to its rich culture and heritage. Baripada city guide is full of references of the architectural marvels in and around the area. Baripada is also very popular for its ancient temples. One of the most prominent temples is the “Lord Jagannath Temple”, also known as “Haribaldev Temple” built by Baidyanath Bhanj in 15th century. Chariot Festival or Rath Yatra is the major attraction of Baripada. The city also organizes the second most popular Rath Yatra of Orissa, thus it is also known as ‘Ditiya Srikhetra’.Baripada is widely admired for its amazingly beautiful Art and Culture. It is famous for the Chhau dance form which is famous worldwide.