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Whether it is about culture or the serene beauty of the place, Baripada city in Odisha has all the right reasons to gain your attention. The city is largely famous for the biggest and second oldest Rath Yatra after Puri. The place is often referred to as Second Puri because of the beautiful temples and also the Rath Yatra. It is known for the extremely popular car festival in which only women pull the Rath of the goddess Subhadra and this is a huge crowd puller for people from all around the world. There are some quite ancient temples where devotees visit and show their utmost faith and devotion in the Gods.

Places to visit in Baripada

Simlipal National Park

One of the main tourist places in the city is the Simlipal National Park which has variety of wildlife species apt for wildlife lovers. Read more...

Jagannath Temple

This temple is devoted to the Lord of Universe and people call it as Bada Jagannath. It is an old temple which sees thousands of worshipers every year.

Baripada Museum

The museum here has some of the rarest artifacts, stones, historic sculptures and more.

Jwala Mukhi Temple

It is a very old temple devoted to Goddess of light and fire. People come here to see a blue flame in the temple which symbolizes the Goddess.

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Things to do in Baripada

Explore the ancient temples and feel the serenity and blessings of the Gods.

Shopping is a must and Chandipur market is where you to need to go to get the best of “tusser” fabric and a variety of handlooms.

Roam around the historical museum of Baripada and interact with the history.

Events and Festivals in & around Baripada

Puri Beach Festival

This festival which happens in the coastal city Puri wasn't known to many earlier but now it has become a talking point for many tourists and explorers. Read more…

Dhanu Yatra

This festival is dedicated to the stories of Bhagwat Purana and largely revolves around the character of Lord Krishna. Read more…

Jagannath Rath Yatra

This Rath Yatra is one of the major events in Orissa and many other parts of India. You can ask about it to anybody and you will get a satisfactory answer on how important it is for the devotees of Lord Krishna and their siblings. Read more…

Best time to visit Baripada

Months of November to February are considered to be the best time to visit Baripada city as the weather is quite pleasant in those months.

How to reach Baripada?

The nearest airports to the city are Bhubaneshwar or Kolkata which are both at similar distances from Baripada. The city has its own railway station but is only connected to a few nearby cities hence people can interchange from any major railway station to visit Baripada.

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here

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