Showing posts from September, 2019

The beauty of Wilderness

Lush green forest – Check Gurgling Rivers – Check Sparkling Waterfalls – Check Pristine meadows – Check Towering hilltops – Check No cellular networks for digital detox – Check A luxury resort in the midst of this natural paradise – Check Gateway to Simlipal National Park at Pithabata, Odisha On my bucket list since long, my wish to visit the underrated Simlipal Tiger Reserve & National Park was finally fulfilled last weekend as my original plan of visiting the Vidharbh region during the Puja vacations was foiled due to non-confirmation of train tickets. After extensively googling the web-space for planning the itinerary and finalizing the available options for our stay there, we zeroed in on a gorgeous resort tucked away deep inside the National park – Aranya Nivas, Lulung .   Hills of the Simlipal National Park Known for its abundance of Semul (red silk cotton) trees, Simlipal forest is located in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, around 250 km from Kolk