Tourists can make night halt in 5 Nature Camps in Similipal i.e. Barehipani, Jamuani, Kumari, Gurguria & Ramtirtha. With different wild calls piercing through the silence of the forest, all Nature Camps in Similipal, criss crossing the dense forests in the heart of the park, offers a lifetime experience to its visitors. Barehipani Nature Camp is located near Barehipani Waterfall and is around 22 Km from the magnificent Joranda Waterfall. Jamuani Nature Camp is just in the contour line of similipal very close to picturesque valley & verdant forest of Similipal Forest. Kumari Nature camp is amid the beauty of wilderness and Gurguria Nature Camp is close to Pine Forest and one of the most beautiful Orchidarium of our country is here. Ramatirtha Nature Camp is located close to Similipal Tiger Reserve at Jashipur. The unique traditions & culture of the primitive forest dwelling tribes of Similipal is another attraction for the people visiting the landscape. As one moves from one Nature Camp to the other, the change in the type of vegetation and landscape is distinct. From birding to trekking or camping in the comfortable accommodations in the midst of forests beneath the starry sky, Similipal offers varied experience to all its visitors. During Monsoon and Winters visitors can see swirls of mist below over the hills, in lower reaches rivers and waterfalls swaying rhythmically in the forested valleys gives hair raising experience to the travelers. Summers are cooler in Similipal and the forest canopy displays different colours of vegetation and flowers during this period.
All the 5 Nature Camps are approachable via Jashipur on NH-49 (connects Kolkata to Mumbai) or via Baripada through Pithabata Entry gate. Jashipur is 99 Kms from Baripada and 280 Kms from Kolkatta. Barehipani Nature Camp near Barehipani Waterfall is 46 Km from Jashipur. Jamuani is 26 Km from Jashipur. The distance between Kumari & Barehipani is 22 Kms and Kumari is 28 Km from Jashipur. Barehipani Nature Camp has 12 numbers of well-furnished rooms (4 numbers of Santali cottages). Ramatirtha Nature Camp at Jashipur which is on the bank of river Khairi & Bhandan has 8 number of luxury accommodations (Four double bedded rooms in Devasthali Cottage, One 6 bedded Tribal hut, AC dormitory 2 nos. & Non-A/C dormitory 1 no.) Ramatirtha has a Crocodile Rearing Centre with interpretation center also. The place also has mythological importance in History of Odisha. Gurguria & Jamuani Nature Camps are 26 Kms from Jashipur. Jamuani Nature camp have well-furnished Santali cottages (9 Rooms), 2 Nos. of double-bedded luxurious tree house, 4 Nos of double bedded tents which gives premium luxury & cozy stay experience whilst in the lap of nature. Kumari Nature camp is located in the magnificent valley of Similipal with traditional cottages like Santali & Bamboo cottages for providing a lifelong experience to the visitors. 4 nos. of traditional Santali cottages (16 double bedded Non-A/C suits), 4 double bedded bamboo cottages are available for night stay. Within the vast stretches of Jungle and Pine forest, there are 7 nos. of cottages in Gurguria Nature Camp (4 nos. of double bedded Non-A/C rooms in Santali cottage, 2 double bedded premium cottages and 4 double bedded luxury cottages available for night stay. There is an Orchidarium in Gurguria with 70 indigenous Orchids which looks beautiful in Summer when these flowers. All the Four Nature Camps in Similipal have catering facilities and food is prepared and served to the eco-tourists staying in the nature camps by the community members. Similipal Nature Camps are famous for its local cuisine prepared by the natives. For entertainment & life long experience of the visitors, every nature camps are having sports & adventurous activities like table tennis, Ludo, Chess, Carrom, Badminton, cycling, Burma bridge, Tree course, Canopy walk etc. Children parks are also developed at Jamuani & Kumari for entertainment of children. All nature camps are remains open from 1st November to 15th June every year except Ramatirtha which open throughout the year. All nature camps can be booked online through www.ecotourodisha.com.