Similipal National Park

Wildlife Reserve in Similipal National Park

Open again to visitors at the time of research after years of Maoist activity, the 2750-sq-km Similipal National Park is one of the last chunks of wilderness in eastern India. It is famous for its tigers, though sightings are relatively rare; wild elephants are easier to spot. You'll need your own wheels to do a safari. Several lodgings in Baripada, 25km from the park entrance, can arrange transport into the park, as can Odisha Tourism in Bhubaneswar.