Nestled deep within the lush green Similipal National Park lies the awe-inspiring Sitakand Waterfall. Located just 2 km from the Park’s Pithavata gate and 25 km from Baripada, this stunning waterfall cascades down from atop a hill, its crystal clear waters accumulating in a gorgeous pool below.
Steeped in Mythology, As per legends, Goddess Sita rested for a few days here during her exile. Hence the name Sitakand, meaning “Sita’s pond”, after the revered Goddess. A small cave near the waterfall houses an idol of Lord Hanuman, where devotees offer prayers. Best Time to Visit, The winter months from October to February provide the ideal weather to explore Sitakand Waterfall and its surrounding verdant forests. From group picnics to weekend getaways, the waterfall sees scores of excited tourists this time of the year.
Top Attraction of Baripada, Owing to its natural beauty, rich history, and easy accessibility, Sitakand Waterfall has emerged as one of the most popular tourist destinations near Baripada. So if you’re looking for a rejuvenating getaway, head straight to this breathtaking waterfall set amidst Similipal’s spectacular wilderness.
Similipal Eco Cottage & Sitakund Forest Resort
Sitakand Forest Resort and Similipal Eco Cottage are located only 1-2 kilometers from the waterfall. Nature Camp makes various accommodations for travelers’ accommodation, food, housing, and security. The Eco Cottage is a calm location with a stunning view of the waterfall. The distance between Lulung Spring and Sitakund waterfall is around 5 kilometers.
Destination Facilities, Destination Attractions, Transportation, Accessibility, How to Reach
Similipal Sitakund Waterfall opening time is Monday to Sunday 8.30 am to Evening 7 pm and the cottage all time open
Best Time to visit
The Best time to visit Baripada Sitakund waterfall & Picnic spot is month of October to June and the winter season
Nearest Bus Stand & Distance
The nearest Bus stop is Baripada Bus Stand, which is located around 25 Km distance from Sitakund Waterfall
Nearest Railway Station
The Nearest Railway Station is Baripada, which is located around 19 Km distance from Sitakund Waterfall
Nearest Airport and Distance
The nearest Airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport, which is located around 273 Km distance from Baripada Sitakund waterfall