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Accommodation in Simlipal

Being the major centre for tourists, the city possesses a number of medium to budget hotels that allow travellers to have an enjoyable and trouble free stay. Some of the famous hotels in the city include Toshali Jungle Lodge (Ramatirtha and Gurguria), Lulung Forest Lodge (Similipal), Nawana Forest Rest House (Nawana) and Khairi Resort (Near Similipal National Forest).

Events / Festivals in Simlipal

The festivals in Simlipal are celebrated with great delight and religious sentiments. The festivals here are extremely colourful and their celebrations exude a sense of unity and feeling of brotherhood.

Rath Yatra: Rath Yatra, also known as Car festival of Lord Jagannath is a very prominent festival of Simlipal city. Rath Yatra is popular for its distinctive culture and feel. One of the unique customs of this Yatra is women pulling the Ratha of Maa Subhadra and the devotees gather from every corner of the country to enjoy this festival.

Dussehrra: It is another festival that is keenly celebrated in Simlipal. It generally falls in the month of October or November and marks the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana. It is marked as the victory of good over evil.

Diwali: One of the most important festivals of Hindus, Diwali, is also well known by the name of “Festival of Lights” or Deepavali. It is celebrated in the month of October or November. Diwali in Simlipal is celebrated with great pomp and show. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this festival.

Monsoon Season in Simlipal

Simlipal experiences monsoons between the months of June to September. Moderate rainfall is the characteristic of the season and light cotton clothes are just enough for the city weather.

Summer Season in Simlipal

The summers in Simlipal are hot and generally avoided by the tourists. The month of March marks the start of summer season and lasts till June. Temperature ranges between 22°C to 40°C during these months.

Best Season in Simlipal

The best season to visit Simlipal is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for visiting the monuments and other places of interest in Simlipal. The best months to visit are October, November, December, February, April and May.

Winter Season in Simlipal

The Month of December marks the start of winter season in Simlipal. Temperature ranges between 13°C to 25°C. Winters last till February in Simlipal. This is one of the best seasons to visit Simlipal as the place seems washed and beautiful after the rains.


Quick Info

  • Attractions

  • Altitude

    1165 m
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  • Best Season

    Winters, October to May
  • State/Code


    Hindi, Oriya and English
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