In Odisha there are many spectacular waterfalls covered with lush green trees, huge rock walls and dense forest. Among these , Barehipani Waterfall which is located in the core area of Similpal National Park in Mayurbhanj district is India’s 2nd highest and Odisha’s highest waterfall. It is a tiered waterfall with two drops and the height of tallest single drop is 259 meters or 850ft. Barehipani fall is originated from the river Budhabalanga and situated at 21.932759N and 86.380145E over Meghasuni Mountain. The total height of Barehipani waterfall is 399 meters or 1,309 ft.
When to Visit?
The ideal time to visit this place is between the months of October to June.
Visiting Time: 7A.M-5P.M
How to Reach?
- By Road: Barehipani waterfall is well connected by motorable roads and you can hire a private taxi from Baripada. If you’re travelling from Bhubaneswar, then luxurious Buses are available to reach this place. You can get local bus from Baripada too.
- Baripada- 70Km
- Rourkela- 160Km
- Jamshedpur- 140Km
- Bhubaneswar- 300Km
- By Rail:
Nearby Railway Stations:
Baripada Railway Station (67km)
Balasore Railway Station (95km)
- By Air:
Nearby Air Ports:
- Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar (288km)
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata (297km)
Other Tourist places near Barehipani waterfall:
Joranda Waterfall, which is situated near to the Barehipani waterfall, is the 19th highest waterfall in India. It has a total height of 150m (490ft) and is less high than Barehipani waterfall. The water gushes out from a lofty cliff in a single drop, spreading out slightly as it falls.
Both the Barehipani and Joranda waterfalls are situated in the core area of Similipal National Park, which is a must visited place when you’re in Mayurbhanj district. It is the safe heaven for flora and fauna and on your visit you can see Bengal tiger, Sambar deer, Giant squirrel, Barking deer and wild elephants.
- The unique thing about Barehipani waterfall is the water plunges over a cliff and split into two visible tiers. Then it is ended up at the pool below. The entire process of the fall from the cliff to the pool will leave you awestruck.
- As Barehipani waterfall shares land with the Similipal National Park, so it is also famous for housing animals like Royal Bengal tigers, white tigers, Wild elephants, Indian Bisons (Gaurs) and Four horned antelopes (Chausingha).
- Moreover, this gorgeous fall is surrounded by dense forest and the picturesque beauty of this tallest water fall creates a breath taking ambience.
The State Government is giving more emphasis and taking utmost care to preserve the Barehipani and Joranda waterfalls since these waterfalls are located within the protected boundaries of Similipal National Park. Large number of visitors comes every year to experience the mesmerizing beauty of this waterfall.