As a part of Eastern Ghats hills rising .From 50 Mt to 1166 mt .The area of 2750 sq Km in northern most district of Odisha is the Similipal Sanctuary (core area of 300 sq. km is proposed National Park) as well as the only Tiger Project .The picturesque hills, fascinating waterfalls, vast stretches of meadows, stately Sal and Champ forests, Perennial streams, Varity or orchids (some rare & some common) are the natural setting of Similipal . This Supports a large congregation of Indian Elephant, Sambar, gour, barking deer ,Four horned antelope ,porcupine, pangolin, ratel etc. in mammals, hill myna, hornbill, peafowl, red jungle fowl, eagle, kite etc. In birds, python, king cobra, cobra, krait etc. in reptiles and above all the mighty predator Tiger. In total 42 species of mammals, 264 species of birds, 29 species of reptiles, 12 species of amphibians and 26 species of fishes are identified from this forest .The stay in any of the many forest rest houses inside the sanctuary is a never to forget experience.