Marking the eastern fringes of the Simlipal National Park, at 25 km. from Baripada, Aranya Nivas at Lulung is a quaint little resort on the banks of the River Palpala. A convenient spot to explore Simlipal from, the resort boasts of a wide array of activities for the adventure seeker while ensuring quality accommodation and an eclectic menu that’s bound to stimulate your taste buds.
Aranya Nivas is more than just a resort though. It’s an avenue to experience the forgotten beauty of Simlipal, the people of the forest, and a life - far simpler, far more meaningful. Come on and join us for a day or two. The forest beckons you!
With multiple categories of rooms to choose from, Aranya Nivas has some of the finest resort suites, possessing all the necessary amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The resort also boasts of a pool room, badminton and volleyball courts, a plant nursery, a star-gazing center, and a library to cater to your literary needs.
A trek to the nearby mountain is just the start. There are jungle tracks to be explored on cycles and picnics to be had on the banks of the Palpala. For bird and orchid enthusiasts, the neighborhood forest is heaven. Star-gazing from the resort is a treat and a tribal dance performance by the bonfire rounds off your day.
From the picturesque waterfalls with rocky backdrops to the Maharaja’s hunting lodge, the Simlipal bucket list spreads far and wide. If evenings are for watching peacocks at Chahala, mornings can be for lounging in the balcony at Lulung, watching the Palpala river meander by.
Like everything at Aranya Nivas, food is a mix of tried-and-tested dishes, with samples of the unknown thrown in. The local Mayurbhanj cuisine finds a special place in our menu. There are other unique preparations which are a treat for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.
We are a team of nature lovers working hard to make your stay with the nature comfortable and pleasing.
“After multiple solo trips to Lulung, I have come to experience how seamlessly does time stop in these parts of our world. I have spent half a day venturing into the nearby forest, a whole day on rocks in the middle of Palpala, and I would do these again, for the experience is unique and new, every single time.”
Sourav Pattnaik, Writer, Traveller
A massive 520 sq kilometers, this includes diverse terrain from the sparkling rivers, to steep hills and of course dense forest.
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