Similipal Tiger Reserve which spreads more than 2750 Sq.Kms is a piece of Central Indian Landscape. Not just a Tiger Reserve, Similipal is likewise a National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary, Biosphere Reserve and furthermore a piece of Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve. Similipal gets its name from the plenitude of Semul or Red Silk Cotton trees that blossom distinctively in its woods. The tremendous stretches of timberland of Similipal is a one of a kind sythesis of deciduous, semi-ever green, abnormal state Sal, prairie and savannahs. It is the residence in excess of 1253 types of blossoming plants, 99 types of non-blooming plants, 21 types of creatures of land and water, 62 types of reptiles, 361 types of flying creatures, 55 types of vertebrates and numerous types of greenery yet to be distinguished. Similipal Tiger Reserve situated in the northern side of the state is additionally honored with superb cascades like Barehipani, Joranda and Uski, Sitakund-Deokund-Bhimkund cascades in its fringe, rough precipices and green valleys specked in sylvan Sal woods. It bears 94 types of orchids, a large number of them are endemic and jeopardized and 72 are Himalayan species. There are numerous types of uncommon, jeopardized, debilitated and powerless plants and creatures. Mahaseer, hornbill, Chowsingha, Mouse deer, Giant Squirrel, Flying squirrel, Ruddy mongoose, mugger crocodile and Rufus followed bunny are cases of this exceptional biodiversity.
Similipal is well known for Tigers and Elephants. It is the main Similipal Tiger Reserve in the nation to gloat of Melanistic Tigers. Only it is the home of 75% Tiger and 25% Elephants of Odisha. The other untamed life in Similipal are Bison, Sambar, Chital, Porcupine, Pangolin, Pythons, Wild pig, Leopard, Barking Deer, Jungle Cat, Giant Squirrel, Common Languor and so forth. Most generally discovered winged animals are Peafowl, Jungle fowl, Hill Myna, Parakeets, assortment of Eagles and so forth next to Hornbills and Trogons. The recreation center has a sizeable populace of reptiles including Snakes,Crocodiles and Turtles.